ISIS releases video in Hebrew with a “message to the Jews”

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ISIS has released a video featuring a militant speaking in Hebrew. In a video seen by The Foreign Desk, a jihadist announces a “clear and important message for all Jews, the first enemy of Muslims.” Addressing “Jews who conquered the land of the Muslims,” he warns that the “real war has not started yet,” with…

Telegram Messenger app blocked in Iran

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Popular messaging app Telegram Messenger was blocked in Iran for a full two hours, following a week’s interference, according to the app’s founder Pavel Durov. Durov tweeted Tuesday that “Iranian officials want to use Telegram to spy on their citizens. We cannot and will not help them with that.” @CDA Iranian ministry of ICT demanded…

Iran State media: Jason Rezaian "confessed" to running spy ring

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Jason Rezaian has “confessed” to leading a network of spies in Iran, working directly with the U.S. to “topple the Iranian regime,” according to Fars News, Iran’s state-run media outlet. In a detailed article, the Revolutionary Guard-backed media outlet accused Rezaian of being the stealthy ringleader of a network of informants working closely with the…

Sorry Syria: Iranians apologize for country's involvement in Syria

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Iranian activists have launched a new online campaign to protest Tehran’s involvement in the Syrian civil war and to condemn their country’s support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Launched with a Facebook campaign called “Sorry Syria,” the group highlights the explosion of the Syrian migrant crisis and humanitarian conflict in recent months as “a small…