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IRAN

Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN: The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian faces trial for espionage and three other charges including "collaboration with hostile governments", his lawyer told AFP on Monday...

21 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

IRAN

Minister admits Iran cannot block Facebook forever

TEHRAN, IRAN: Iran will not be able to keep up its ban on legal access to Internet hubs such as Facebook, which has four million Iranian users, Culture Minister Ali Janati admitted.

3 Mar 2014

IRAN

Police chief slams use of social media by Iranian officials

TEHRAN, IRAN: Iranian police chief Esmaeel Ahmadi Moghaddam has criticised government officials who "cross red lines" by using banned social media networks, according to the Mehr news agency.

3 Dec 2013