Topics :: Iran

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Iran Seeks Revival of Caviar Industry in Post-Sanctions Era

By Ali Akbar Dareini | Nov 15
On the shores of the Caspian Sea, an ambitious project is underway to produce a pricey delicacy that could boost Iran's economy as sanctions ease: Caviar.

Log Cabin Republicans: Obama Administration Ignoring Iran's Human Rights Abuses

By Justin Snow | Mar 29
Log Cabin Republicans accused the Obama administration of ignoring Iran's human rights abuses against gay people and other minorities in an ad unveiled March 20.

Reports: 2 Gay Men Hanged in Iran

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 13
According to reports, including one by the Daily Beast, two gay men were hanged in Iran on August 6.

Iranian Pop Icon Releases Song About Gay Love

By Toby Sterling | Mar 4
Iranian pop star Googoosh has released a video that addresses homosexual love - a major gesture by one of the country’s top cultural figures in exile - causing a stir in the Islamic republic, where the topic is taboo and being convicted of homosexuality

Iran’s HIV Cases Increase Dramatically

Dec 1
Iranian state television is reporting that the number of HIV-positive citizens in the country has risen by 80 percent annually over the last decade.

Pistachios Plummet

By Nasser Karimi | Apr 5
Sometimes you feel like a nut. And sometimes you don’t, as is the case with Iran’s plummeting pistachio market. The beloved nut is the latest casualty in the country’s sanctions-battered economy.

Four Iranian Men to be Executed for Sodomy

By Jason St. Amand | May 17
Four men in Iran have been sentenced to death because they committed sodomy.

Iranian Gays Coming Out on Facebook

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
The recent reported executions of three gay men in Iran took place against a backdrop of protest: Gay Iranians are emerging from the closet, at least on Facebook.

Report: Iran Executes 3 for Being Gay

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 8
Iran has executed three men for gay sex, according to a Sept. 7 report in Irish newspaper the Independent.

2 Men Sentenced to Hanging in Iran

By Steve Weinstein | Jan 20
The charges may (or may not) trumped up, but the punishment is all to real: Two men have been sentenced to death for allegedly ’raping’ a man and other gay-related crimes.

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