An Attack on Albanian Government Suggests New Iranian Aggression

In mid-July, a cyberattack on the Albanian government knocked out state websites and public services for hours. With Russia’s war raging in Ukraine, the Kremlin might seem like the most likely suspect. But research published on Thursday by the threat intelligence firm Mandiant attributes the attack to Iran. And while Tehran’s espionage operations and digital … Read more

Iran nuclear talks to resume Thursday – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article VIENNA — The European Union is making a final push to save the Iran nuclear deal, convening all negotiators for an unexpected and sudden resumption of talks on Thursday, three sources familiar with the situation told POLITICO. The goal — as it has been for months — is … Read more

‘Call a spade a spade’ — Latvia urges terror sponsor label for Russia – POLITICO

The EU should designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said, after an attack that killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war on Friday renewed calls to further isolate Moscow on the international stage. “We see all the brutality of Russian forces, that actually resemble a lot of ISIS, … Read more

A Play Aiming to End Solitary Confinement Comes to St. Louis | Arts Stories & Interviews | St. Louis

COURTESY PHOTO Sarah Shourd’s play The BOX comes to St. Louis this week. The BOX is a critically acclaimed play with a powerful message about solitary confinement as torture written by playwright Sarah Shourd, a social justice activist and journalist who suffered through 410 days of solitary in an Iranian prison from 2009 to 2010. … Read more

Vladimir Putin possibly used body double in Iran: Ukraine official

Someone may have been Putin on an act. Russian leader Vladimir Putin may have been replaced by a lookalike body double during a trip to Iran this week, a top Ukrainian intelligence official said. The Russian president, who has long been rumored to be ailing with an illness and possibly cancer, appeared more alert and … Read more

Instagram Slow to Tackle Bots Targeting Iranian Women’s Groups

IRANIAN women’s rights groups have for months faced a deluge of bots following their Instagram accounts and disrupting their digital outreach operations. Activists say that while they have repeatedly asked Meta, Instagram’s parent company, to stymie the flood of junk followers, more keep coming, totaling in the millions across dozens of organizations operating in Iran … Read more

Vladimir Putin Visits Tehran For Talks With Leaders Of Iran, Turkey

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Iran on Tuesday for a visit intended to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow’s challenge to the United States and Europe amid its grinding campaign in Ukraine. In only his second trip abroad since Russian tanks rolled into its neighbor in February, … Read more

Fed guilty of economic malpractice: Steve Forbes – Fox Business

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Russia visited Iran to view drone capabilities: US official

Satellite images show a Russian delegation visiting Iran to view unmanned weapons-capable drones that could be purchased for use in the war in Ukraine, a senior US official said Saturday. The disclosure by the US is intended to bolster the assertion by US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan – made without details of the underlying … Read more