State Dept. strengthens Iran travel warning to U.S. citizens

By Lisa Daftari

U.S. citizens traveling to Iran, particularly Iranian-Americans, risk arrest and detention in the Islamic republic, the U.S. State Department said in a travel warning Friday. The notice, which was previously issued in August, updates the last warning specifically for dual citizens, a State Dept. spokesperson told The Foreign Desk. “We just strengthened the language,” the…

Telegram Messenger shut down 78 ISIS-linked channels

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Telegram Messenger has shut down 78 ISIS-linked channels that the terror group was using to spread its propaganda message across the Internet. Using a recently-launched “Channels” feature that allows messages to be sent to unlimited users and followers, the Islamic State has used the platform to create the “Nashir” channel, meaning ‘purveyor’ in Arabic. ISIS…