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Iran Closes Newspaper Over Cartoon Furor

The government closed one of the country’s top three newspapers Tuesday, detaining its editor and cartoonist for publishing a caricature that caused members of Iran’s Azeri minority to riot in protest. State television reported that the Press Supervisory Body had closed the state-owned newspaper Iran “due to its publication of divisive and provocative materials.” The closure was indefinite, the television reported. It was the first time a newspaper had been banned since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took office last year. Full Story

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