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By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Naghmeh Abedini: Pastor Saeed’s arrest stopped her ‘selfish’ ‘fearful’ lifestyle

The wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American pastor jailed in Iran, wrote a piece on True Woman detailing her emotional transition and how her husband’s plight has changed her life. “I finally learned More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Jay Sekulow, ACLJ on Pastor Saeed Abedini: ‘Extremenely Dangerous’ times as threats come from IS terrorists

Just ahead of the two-year anniversary of Pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran nears, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reports that Saeed now faces new death threats from Islamic State (IS) More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini’s children, Rebekka and Jacob, call for Obama to help in new video

Pastor Saeed Abedini, the U.S. citizen jailed in Iran for two years, is getting public support from his own children, who are pleading with President Obama to help release their father. In the video that is now More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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State Department on Christianity in Middle East: ‘shadow of its former self’

The State Department issued a shocking report on the state of religious freedom around the world this week, noting that Christianity in the Middle East, especially Syria, is becoming a “shadow of its former More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini visits with mother, John Kerry calls for his release from Iran

Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini was permitted to see his family, his mother in particular, as part of a “physical visitation” which means there was no barrier and the family could pray and fellowship More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Iran arrestes three more Christians, Mohammad Roghangir, Suroush Saraie, Pastor Matthias Haghnejad

Three more Christians have been arrested in Iran after a raid on a Pastor’s home and now all sentenced to years in prison.   “Iranian Christians Mohammad Roghangir, Suroush Saraie and Pastor Matthias Haghnejad More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Saye Yabandeh talks ‘Silk’ ‘Blunt Force,’ her film festival advice and life in Iran

In a short time she’s an actress, producer and film festival organizer so The Global Dispatch was thrilled to get to speak with Saye Yabandeh about her many projects. After working on 5th and Alameda with More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 26th, 2014
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Iran confirms two MERS cases in sisters from Kerman

The Iranian Ministry of Health have reported two confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in two sisters from Kerman, according to a news release (computer translated). The Minister More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Family witnessed Pastor Saeed Abedini removed from hospital, beaten says wife

The American pastor was receiving treatment for injuries he reportedly received from guards and fellow inmates at Rajai Shahr prison in Iran. Relatives say Abedini was abruptly removed from the hospital and taken More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini offers an Easter message from the Iranian hospital

Pastor Saeed Abedini is an American pastor still jailed in Iran and is currently in an Iranian hospital healing from the beatings and abuse he endured in the country’s jails. Saeed sent an encouraging and More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini refused medical treatment again as he is shackled in Iranian prison

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been shackled by the guards at an Iranian hospital and told he must return to prison without receiving vital treatment, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Pastor More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Israel’s navy captures ship carrying rockets from Iran, made in Syria

On Wednesday the Israeli navy captured a ship in the Red Sea which was carrying dozens of rockets made in Syria, supplied by Iran, reports SRN News . The ship was headed to the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Iran, US nuclear deal not going to happen as crowd chants ‘Death to America’

The United States may have good intentions, but Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the man who has the final say on all matters of state in the Islamic Republic, declared again on Monday that talks More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini’s release from Iranian Prison may reside in ‘clemency measures’ says official

US Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini remains jailed in an Iranian prison, recently separated from inmates jailed for murder and violent crimes, but a release may be in Iran’s “clemency measures,” says an Iranian More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Pastor Saeed Abedini moved our of ‘murderer row’ and back with political prisoners in Iran jail

American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for more than a year because of his Christian faith, has been moved from the murderer ward to the political prisoner ward in Rajai Shahr More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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President Obama, Vladimir Putin discuss 2014 Olympic security in Sochi, Syria and Iran

President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday amid safety concerns about the upcoming Olympic games in Sochi.  The White House said the two leaders “discussed how best to advance More...

By Stephen Nevets On Sunday, January 19th, 2014
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Bill Maher tells ‘Duck Dynasty’ fans they’ve been ‘fooled’ and may want to move to Iran

Late night comedian Bill Maher returned to television Friday night and took aim at the popular show Duck Dynasty, asking Americans to give it up for the new year – along with pennies and the War on Drugs. “And More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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AG Pastor David Alijani released from Iranian prison

A pastor at the Assemblies of God Church of Ahwaz, imprisoned for his faith in Iran has been released. According to a story by Mohabat News, David Alijani (also known as Davoud), was released from Karoon Prison More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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This Day in History: ‘Hello Dolly’ opened, Ike took control and the Shah in Iran fled to Egypt

A few moments in time have been carved out on January 16. In fact, seventy years ago, during World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower formally assumed command of the Allied forces in London. It was twenty years More...

By Laura Jones On Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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Christian Pastor Farhad Sabok-Rouh suddenly freed from Iranian prison, no word on 3 others

Pastor Farhad Sabok-Rouh was freed from the Karoon Prison in Iran earlier this month, says Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN) in a new article. Pastor Farhad Sabokrouh (right) was released on Dec. 4, 2013 along More...

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