200 arrested during Saturday protests in Tehran: Official

200 arrested during Saturday protests in Tehran: Official

TEHRAN: An official in said on Sunday that 200 people were arrested during the previous night‘s protests in the Iranian capital, the semi-official news agency reported. “These individuals are now with the judiciary and some others have been freed out of clemency,” , a security deputy for Tehran‘s governor, told ILNA. He said 40 of those arrested were “leaders” and that their protests had not been related to the economy. […]

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Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

Iran has moved to restrict social media networks that have been used to organise four days of anti-establishment protests. The “temporary” restrictions on the apps Telegram and Instagram were imposed to “maintain tranquillity”, state news agency Irib reports. The protests have been the biggest show of dissent since huge rallies in 2009. President Hassan Rouhani has said Iranians have the right to protest, but not cause disorder. The protests began […]

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Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from. These are the decorated boxes into which the wrapped body of the deceased was placed before it was put in a tomb. They are made from scraps of papyrus which were used by ancient Egyptians for shopping lists or tax returns. The technology is giving historians a new insight […]

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