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  • Al Qaeda Deputies Harbored by Iran

    08/27/2002 8:08:00 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 299+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/28/2002 | Peter Finn
    Pair Are Plotting Attacks, Sources Say JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 27 – Two figures who have assumed critical roles in the al Qaeda hierarchy in recent months, including one reported dead by the Pentagon, are being sheltered in Iran along with dozens of other al Qaeda fighters in hotels and guesthouses in the border cities of Mashhad and Zabol, according to Arab intelligence sources.The two – Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian on the FBI's most-wanted list, and Mahfouz Ould Walid, also known as Abu Hafs the Mauritanian, whom U.S. officials reported had been killed near the eastern Afghan city of Khost...
  • Iran: The Ayatollahs fear home churches

    04/13/2013 7:21:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 4/13/13 | Marco Tosatti
    The phenomenon of Christians worshipping at home concerns the regime and the number of arrests for converting from Islam to Christianity has increased. The government of Tehran is launching a new offensive against the so-called home churches, small groups of Christians who meet in private houses to celebrate their faith because they cannon join the Churches officially recognised (and controlled) by the State, Iranian Christian news agency Mohabat reports. Khorasan, a government journal has published a long statement by Bahman Amiri Moghaddam, chief of police for the Khorasa-Ravi province, in which he says security forces “had taken care of a...
  • Iran: Another 30 Hanged At Vakilabad Prison On Drug Charges

    07/17/2011 8:41:28 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    Iranian authorities have hanged another 30 prisoners at Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad on drug-related charges, says the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The campaign cites “local knowledgeable sources” saying 12 prisoners were executed on Wednesday June 29 and another 18 were hanged on the following Sunday. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran say the executions once again were carried out in secret and en masse, with no prior notification of families and attorneys and no official announcement from the judiciary. The report indicates that on June 29, the judiciary announced the execution of one convicted murderer...

    12/30/2008 2:31:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 75 replies · 2,242+ views
    THE AUSTRALIAN via JIHAD ^ | December 30, 2008 | n/a
    RESIDENTS at certain addresses in the Gaza Strip have been receiving unusual phone calls since the Israeli air assault began on Saturday - a request that they and their families leave their homes as soon as possible for their own safety.
  • 80 killed when Iranian jetliner catches fire

    09/01/2006 5:27:05 AM PDT · by rightgrafix · 112 replies · 4,113+ views
    CNN ^ | 8:18 a.m. EDT, September 1, 2006
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian state TV reported 80 people were killed when their passenger plane caught fire as it was landing Friday in Mashhad, northeastern Iran.</p> <p>The fire began after a tire blew out as the aircraft was landing, television reported.</p>
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 2/22/04-Mashhad,Qom,Tehran,Archangelsk

    02/22/2004 5:58:11 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 36 replies · 629+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, AFP, and the usual suspects | 2/22/04 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 2/22/04 - Mashhad, Qom, Tehran, Archangelsk, Meridiani Planum, Plesetsk cosmodrome, Fallujah BREAKING: Mashhad, Iran - deserted polling for the fixed election BREAKING: Tehran, Iran - A visit to terrorists BREAKING: 'Archangelsk' - Putin at the failed demonstration BREAKING: Meridiani Planum, Mars - US technology rocks QFN ==== QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU MAY NEVER SEE IN THE GENERAL MEDIA ========= Mashhad ========= BREAKING: FIXED ELECTIONS In Mashhad, Iran, a deserted public polling station in a boycott after the conservative [Iranian Conservative = American leftist] Islamic theocracy banned ~2,400 candidates.Only the...
  • Prostitute killer goes to the gallows [Iran

    04/17/2002 1:36:02 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 6 replies · 277+ views
    Iran Mania ^ | April 16, 2002 | AFP
    TEHRAN, April 16 (AFP) - The convicted serial killed of 16 prostitutes in city of Mashhad in 2000 and 2001 was hanged at dawn on Wednesday, IRNA reported. Saeed Hanai, who confessed to killing women ranging in age from 20 to 50 and all with drugs and prostitution records, is to be executed inside Mashhad prison. The serial killer strangled his victims with a scarf before abandoning their bodies around the northeastern city. Prostitution, a thriving industry under the former shah but banned after the 1979 Islamic revolution, has been making a comeback as Iran experiences unemployment and economic woes....