November 22, 2017

5 Facts About Iran That Will Probably Surprise You

Image rights Iran gets a lot of negative press here in the West. But, as with many situations in life, things aren’t always what they seem. Here are five facts about Iran that might surprise you. They accept gender reassignment Middle Eastern attitudes to homosexuality are well-known. We - rightly - condemn the beatings, stonings and oppressive … [Read more...]

Major Issues Affecting Iran’s Economy Today

Iran has one of the most interesting and complex economic systems in the world. That’s because sanctions placed on the nation after their revolution had meant they had to think outside of the box. Thankfully, Iran has a thriving nationalized oil industry that helps to boost growth. It has helped the government to pay for first-class universities … [Read more...]

Iran swapping internet for intranet in August (update)

There's dealing with internet comments, and then there's this. According to a statement from Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology, Iran will be shutting off access to the world wide in around five months, as it flips the switch on a nationwide "intranet" that'll act like one of the more strict corporate … [Read more...]