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The 'Beauty' and the Horror of the Iran-Iraq War
Offbeat  (tags: horror, beauty, War, Military, Iraq, Iran )

Ray
- 300 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thirty-five years ago this week, Iraq invaded Iran and what has been described as the 20th Century's longest conventional war began. Both sides suffered terrible casualties but they had different motives for fighting and now, looking back, two soldiers
On This Day 1979: Kurdish Revolt Grows in Iran
Offbeat  (tags: Revolt, Iran, Kurdish )

Ray
- 336 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Kurds in Iran have ousted government troops from a large area near the Iraqi border.
The Dealbreakers The Expendables A Congressional Parody   video
Offbeat  (tags: Republican Senators, The Deal Breaker, The Expendables, Congress, Iran, parody )

Dandelion
- 365 days ago - youtube.com
Wars Do not Start Themselves. They are old. They can not fight. But that does not mean they are beneath starting a war.
Iran Allows Women to Watch Volleyball - But Not Football, Swimming or Wrestling
Offbeat  (tags: Iran, Muslims, religion, women spectaters, sports )

Beatrice
- 410 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A limited number will be allowed into the stadiums of Tehran as part of a move to lift a ban on women at male sporting events. But some sports remain strictly off limits.
Show: Jon Stewart Destroys Netanyahu Over Speech to Congress (March 4, 2015)   video
Offbeat  (tags: The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, satiric commentary, Congress, Boehner, Netanyahu, Obama, Iran )

Evelyn
- 496 days ago - youtu.be
Boehner was ridiculed for poking the White House in the eye, Obama was mocked for his calm public reaction, Netanyahu was lampooned for getting Iran and Iraq wrong so many times before, members of Congress were teased for their ridiculously long standing
Iran's 'Happy' Dancers Sentenced to 91 Lashes, Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Iran, whipping, prison, dancing, Islam, religion )

Beatrice
- 673 days ago - foxnews.com
Iran's latest crackdown on freedom includes lashes and prison for seven young adults who posted a video of themselves dancing to the American pop hit "Happy" and a death sentence for a blogger accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad
An Iranian Artist Is Beautifying Tehran With Surreal Street Art
Offbeat  (tags: trompe-l'oeil, street art, wall painting, murals, Teheran, Iran, Mehdi Ghadyanloo )

Evelyn
- 768 days ago - policymic.com
Like dream sequences, Ghadyanloo's murals tell a fictional "endless story." Unsanctioned graffiti is illegal in Iran, though Ghadyanloo's work is sanctioned -- and even supported -- by the municipality.
Mother's Love Helped Actress Overcome War, Poverty and Bullying to Find Fame in Japan
Offbeat  (tags: violence, war, Iran, orphaned, Sahel Rose, Japan, love )

Naoko
- 881 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Orphaned at the age of 4, Sahel Rosa celebrates her birthday every Oct. 21 and Oct. 23, although she will never know for sure on what date she came into this world.
IAPMC Petition for A Nuclear Weapons Free Middle East
Offbeat  (tags: middle-east, UnitedNations, war, israel, iran, prevention, protection )

Abdessala
- 1363 days ago - iapmc.org
Peace loving people must speak out. We are calling for support of the Conference to be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations together with Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, in Helsinki, Finland in December, 2012, to be at
Injured Iranian Cat Brought To San Francisco For Treatment
Offbeat  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cats, rescued, U.S, Iran, interesting )

R.
- 1547 days ago - sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
Although the U.S. and Iran are at odds politically, a partnership between animal care groups in the two countries helped to save a cat found seriously injured in the Iranian capital of Tehran by sending it to San Francisco for treatment.
How To Create Enemies, Persian Style
Offbeat  (tags: Iran, opinion, government, interesting, news, educations, odd )

Sally Ann
- 2138 days ago - newsblaze.com
It seems more and more likely that a bunch of Iranian teenagers are in charge, guided by an extremely poor translation of How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Pets in Iran Driven Underground By Religious Rulings
Offbeat  (tags: iran, pets, dogs, maglined, dog owners, religious rulings, unfairness )

Simone
- 2154 days ago - animals.change.org
Earlier this summer, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi issued a fatwa against dogs, calling them "unclean." Dog owners have spent the summer in fear of being stopped by the police and fined for such offenses as taking their dogs to the park or for a
How An Oil Company Helped Destroy Democracy
Offbeat  (tags: BP, Iran, democracy, history of BP )

Bev
- 2215 days ago - pacificfreepress.com
My decision not to give BP my business started a long time ago in another kind of ``spill`` entirely- the destruction of Iran`s democracy more than a half a century ago. **Tom Engelhardt **Stephen Kinzer
Iran to Hold Asiatic Cheetah Festival
Offbeat  (tags: iran, cheetahs, festival, conservation, endangered wild cats, awareness )

Simone
- 2265 days ago - presstv.ir
The Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah (CAC) project is planning to hold a festival in an attempt to increase public awareness about the endangered species.
Blowing Them Away Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry
Offbeat  (tags: 2008, americans, bizarre, children, crime, culture, environment, ethics, government, health, humans, interesting, odd, news, off-beat, safety, technology, unusual, usa, women, world, iran, russia, missle )

Todd
- 3049 days ago - tomdispatch.com
Imagine, for a moment, that you live in a small town somewhere near the Southern California coast. You're going about your daily life, trying to scrape by in hard times, when the missile hits. It might have come from the Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle
 

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