Category Archives: Iran

New Year

New mob: And then Iranian President Rouhani calls for unity as death toll rises in unrest Eliza Mackintosh and Alanne Orjoux, CNN, January 1, 2018. Rouhani has acknowledged that Iranians have the right to protest legally but urged national unity … Continue reading

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Angles III

So China has oil interests in Myanmar, where the Rohingya are potentially in the way. So Saudi Arabia has interest in funding coordinated Rohingya terrorist acts in Myanmar. Wondered what the current relationship is between China and Saudi Arabia, since … Continue reading

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As it then was

Came across this 2014 Associated Press story by Ali Akbar Dareini, based in Tehran, as extracted from the Times of Israel coverage, November 24, 2014: Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists: At international conference, Sunni and Shiite scholars … Continue reading

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Sonita Alizadeh. What one didn’t know. Afghani female rapper, in relation to child sale and marriage: Nearly 800,000 views. Saw 2016 film about her, Sonita, by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, reflecting 8,500 views of the rap video shortly after release. Film also … Continue reading

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Shaghayeh Djodat

Recently watching this 1996 Persian film, Gabbeh. Fascinated by actress who plays the principal character, being a spirit, muse, or both: Shaghayeh Djodat. Image from the film that captures the sprit: A mood that won’t let go:

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Came across this Ottawa Citizen article from July 1, 2003, concerning the funeral of Neda Hassani at Pinecrest Cemetery, in Ottawa. Wanted to write about her, find out what had happened, over ten years later. Then found that she had … Continue reading

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