Tropical Depression 12W (12W) formed on July 23 in the Philippine Sea, near the northeastern tip of the Luzon region of the Philippines. The storm intensified into a tropical storm as NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead at 03:00 UTC (July 22 at 11 p.m. EDT). The Moderate Resolution Imaging SpectroradiometerContinue Reading

Executions in Saudi Arabia

Drug trafficking, rape, murder, apostasy (abandonment of religious faith) and armed robbery are all punishable by death in the Gulf nation. Executions are carried out in public, mostly by beheading with a sword. Saudi authorities have already carried out 90 executions since the beginning of 2015, more than the 88Continue Reading

This article originally appeared on Global Voices Author: Small Media From top to bottom, the logos of Parsijoo, Yooz, and GorGor. Mixed by Amin Sabeti. This post was written by Small Media researcher Kyle Bowen, and is based on Small Media’s latest Iranian Internet Infrastructure and Policy (IIIP) report. A versionContinue Reading