Iran’s Persian Gulf Campaign Takes to the Skies

Iran’s war to keep people from calling the Persian Gulf by another name — the Arabian Gulf — has opened a new front: map displays on airplanes’ in-flight monitors, with the Iranian government threatening to ban airlines from Iranian airspace if they use the “forged term,” as they call it. Via Matt.

Update, Feb. 28: The Persian vs. Arabian Gulf thing also cancelled the Islamic Solidarity Games, which would have been held in Iran in April (via Stefan).