Richard N. Frye’s final request has been to be buried to his beloved city of Isfahan. Even the noted conservative president Ahmadinejad agreed to this honor. Frye’s hope has been that his burial in Isfahan would help unite the two countries he loved so.
Articles tagged “iran”
2013 was a bloody, difficult, unraveling year for many Muslims around the world. May 2014 be a year that sees the discomforted comforted, the orphans cared for, the hungry fed, the naked clothed, the homeless provided with shelter. May there be a widening of the circle of compassion, may there be a real peace rooted in justice, and above all else, may all of us be participants in making it so.
Listen to this talk (with stunning images) about the history of Iran and US-Iranian relations over the last century.
The #Iranjeans campaign, and those like it, are profoundly anti-tyrannical, anti-tyranny, and disruptive. These campaigns, grassroots, spontaneous, sarcastic, humanistic, humorous, and intimate, abhor tyranny, both of the type manifested by Netanyahu and the American Empire and of the variety manifested by the conservative factions of the Iranian regime.
Horrific accounts are emerging from a chemical attack on the outskirts of Damascus (Syria) which if true would mark one of the worst chemical weapon assaults since Saddam Hussein’s assault in 1983.
Hassan Rouhani takes over the office of the Presidency in Iran, and utilizes the power of social media in dealing with Iranians, Israel, and United States.
This photo-essay offers a survey of unexpectedly beautiful destinations in Iran. With all this aesthetic temptation, who wants to go to Iran?
Thousands are willing and eager to go. Now let’s see if the governments (United States and Iranian) are ready to catch up to the good will of their people.
Iranians are going to the ballot box to choose their next president. After 8 years of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, it is an opportunity to chart a new direction for the country. Oddly, amazingly, and somewhat surprisingly, reformists and moderates/centrists have come together in their support for Rouhani.