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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

By Laura Jones On Friday, December 13th, 2013

Naghmeh Abedini testifies before Congress, ‘bring Saeed home’ and her kids ‘want Daddy home’

Pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, testified before Congress Thursday calling for Congress to make the release of Saeed a priority. Saeed has been detained and jailed for over a year, beaten and tortured, and More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 13th, 2013

Neoconservative patriarch, Norman Podhoretz, urges Israeli attack on Iran

For not the first time, one of the godfathers of the neoconservative movement has again encouraged Israel to attack Iran. Commentary’s Norman Podhoretz said in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed that the result More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Donald Trump meets with Naghmeh Abedini, criticizes Obama administration for Saeed Abedini deal not being done

The real estate mogul Donald Trump met with the wife of the American pastor jailed in Iran on Tuesday and then attacked the Obama administration for not working out a deal to have Saeed Abedini freed. Pastor Saeed More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, December 1st, 2013
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Tony Perkins says Benjamin Netanyahu calls Iran-US deal a ‘historic mistake’ during visit with Congressmen

Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council head, traveled to Israel with a delegation of seven members of Congress and described the response to the recent US-Iran deal on the Iranian nuclear program as a mistake. In More...

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