Monday, November 20, 2006

Tehren Bloggers Keeping Iranian Students Alive: DBI

Monday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
How the Bloggers of Tehran are Keeping Iranian Struggle For Freedom Alive.
  • The Observer reported that Farsi has made it into the top 10 languages on the net, a reflection of an extraordinary phenomenon: the way Iranians, especially women, use the net to combat government control of conventional media.
Russia, U.S. leaders say they are keen to tackle Iran, N.Korea.
  • The Star reported that Russia and the United States , upbeat after striking a breakthrough bilateral deal on Moscow 's entry into the WTO, appeared keen on Sunday to cooperate in handling other tricky issues like Iran or North Korea.
IAEA likely to block Iran atomic aid at meeting.
  • Reuters reported that the U.N. nuclear watchdog is likely at a politically charged meeting this week to put on ice Iran 's request for help with a heavy-water plant due to fears it could yield plutonium for atom bombs, diplomats say.
Iran's neighbors are getting nervous.
  • Yahoo News reported that Iran 's Gulf neighbors are worried and nervous about its nuclear program, British State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kim Howells has said.
Iran approves bill to fingerprint US citizens.
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran 's parliament on Sunday approved a bill requiring immigration officials to fingerprint US passport holders despite President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's opposition to the measure.
Iran Plays The Time Game Well.
  • Tariq Alhomayed, Asharq Alawsat provided insight into the Iranian mindset in negotiations. A worthwhile read.
Here is a news items you may have missed.
  • The Guardian reported that religious fundamentalists in Iran are demanding separate university classes for men and women in a drive to impose puritanical Islamic values on the country's campuses.
Thank you Doctor Zin and Team for going out and getting the news, as dangerous is it is. We appreciate you all for this. Have a nice day.