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Iran’s Khamenei quits Telegram

5 months, 29 days ago
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services.

Russia starts blocking Telegram messenger

6 months, 1 day ago
MOSCOW: Russia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to Telegram messenger after the company refused to comply with an order to give Russian state security access to its users’ secret messages.…

Iran lifts block on Telegram app imposed during unrest: report

9 months, 3 days ago
DUBAI: Iran on Saturday lifted restrictions on the messaging app Telegram, the state news agency IRNA said, after blocking the popular service as security forces sought to contain the most widespread public protests in the country since…

Afghanistan overturns suspension of WhatsApp, Telegram

11 months, 11 days ago
KABUL: Afghanistan on Monday overturned a temporary ban on WhatsApp and Telegram following an outcry among social media users who had branded the move an attack on free speech. Internet providers had been ordered by the industry…

Afghanistan moves to block WhatsApp, Telegram messaging services

11 months, 13 days ago
KABUL: Afghanistan’s telecoms regulator wrote to internet service providers this week ordering them to block the messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram but it was not immediately clear whether they had complied. Use of social media and…

Iran apprehends 450 social network users

2 years, 1 month ago
TEHRAN: Iran has "arrested or summoned" around 450 social media users over their online activities, a website linked to the powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday.