With less than two years to go before the next presidential election in Iran a power struggle to determine its outcome is in full swing.
Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.
Condemnation is mounting in response to severe sentences handed down June 22 against 21 leaders of ongoing anti-government demonstrations.
WikiLeaks has released yet another cache of highly secret, highly controversial documents - this time about the U.S. detention facility at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Hunger strikers in Iran's notorious Evin Prison are approaching their third week without food in protest at being transferred to solitary confinement, inhuman prison conditions and violent treatment.
The passing of the anniversary of the June 12, 2009, election, which returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to office, has been marked by intensification of the crackdown on opposition voices in Iran.