Iran blocks Internet access

Iran has cut off access to the Internet, leaving millions of people without access to email and social networks. A source inside the country confirmed this morning that Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo email are no longer available. Ditto for Facebook. So far, the government has not made any announcement about the service interruption.

‘Bodies on the streets’ in Syrian crackdown

Human rights activists and residents of Homs, Syria’s third largest city, are reporting intense gunfire as security forces conduct raids and arrests. A resident told the Reuters news agency by phone that the army fired at worshippers in eastern Khalidiya district as they left the Khaled Ibn al-Walid mosque