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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  International

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The conservative Islamic Coalition Party and North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party have called for the formation of a “resistance front” by parties from Asian countries against what they termed “imperialism” and the “interfering policies” of the US in the region. The Iranian delegation, headed by Hamid…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  International

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The Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee reviewed Iran’s relations with Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast attended the meeting and presented a report on the major foreign policy issues, including the Syrian crisis, talks with 5+1 and Iran-Egypt ties. The Committee also discussed Iran’s ties with…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  International

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Iran assumed  chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) group countries in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In a meeting at the headquarters of UNESCO with NAM member countries, the chairmanship of the group was transferred from Egyptian Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  International

Ahmadinejad is scheduled to pay a visit to the Iraqi capital in November in a bid to take part in an international conference on terrorism.  …

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Military

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General Manouchehr Yazdani, Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force for Training, said that despite Western sanctions, Iran is not having problems procuring training jets. “Kowsar 88 and Azarakhsh training jets are among the projects that are underway… and the blueprints have been prepared,…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Economy

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An online member affiliated with Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani referred to the wave of rumors sweeping Iran in recent days over fuel prices, making it difficult to tell fact from fiction. Some claim that oil prices are supposed to be determined at a fixed price, and…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Economy

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A member of the Iran-Romania Parliamentary Friendship Group, Abbas Fallah, said in a meeting with the Romanian Ambassador to Tehran that Romania is eager to invest in Iran’s energy, agriculture and petrochemical sectors. Fallah added that Romania is willing to initiate cooperation with Tabriz Tractor manufacturing…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Economy

Member of the Majlis Planning and Budget Committee, Oalam Reza Khatab, accused the Organization of Islamic Martyrs of lack of transparency in their financial statements of Imams’ graves. Other members of the committee criticized the management of the Organization of Martyrs, claiming that it would submit…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Economy

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The Iranian judiciary officially started legal proceedings against Norwegian Statoil after Mehdi Hashemi, son of former President and current Expediency Council Head, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, sued the company in a corruption case. Seyed Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabayee, Hashemi’s lawyer, said that “After nine years an indictment has…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Tehran after his condition deteriorated. However, he was not admitted to the hospital and was returned to Evin. Despite the deterioration in his medical condition, the authorities have not yet approved medical leave so that…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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A 26-year-old man found guilty of adultery was given a public flogging of 99 lashes in Taleqani Square in the city of Kashmar. He was also forbidden from holding public, municipal or government posts for ten years.  …

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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The four are Babek Saran, Mehdi Samdi, Homan Armand and Wahid Barki. Wahid Barki was released on bail after one week, but the three others are still being held in temporary detention in Wing 209 of Evin Prison. Babek Saran  is the son of Amir Hussein…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Hosseynali Taheri, Managing Editor of the weekly, Kavir, was summoned to court in Semnan Province. His summons comes on the heels of publication of a short item in the weekly regarding private ownership of archaeological sites throughout the province by unnamed individuals….

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Human Rights

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Abdolnaser Mahimani has been released on furlough from prison. Mahimani was arrested on February 11, 2011….

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Domestic

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In a meeting at Elm-o Sanat University of Science and Industry attended by Majlis Speaker Larijani, one of the students spoke about what he called the tremendous gap between Islam at the time of the Prophet and the way that Islam is implemented in practice in…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Following the tragic road accident in which 26 Iranian schoolgirls were killed on their way to visit the Iran-Iraq war zones (as part of a school program), the Head of the Student Basij, Hussein Momtahen, said the students had in no way been obligated to participate…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Ali Falahian said that “If people want, I will be a candidate in (the presidential) election” (June 14, 2013). Falahian served as Intelligence Minister during Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s presidency. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 2001.  …

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Domestic

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Houshang Shahbazi, the Iranian airline captain who saved the lives of more than 100 passengers and crew by making an emergency landing in Tehran said, “Authorities in charge have [prevented] me from flying and have confined me to my home under the excuse that I have…

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Friday, 26 October 2012  /  Domestic

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The Police Commander for Security of Public Places in Isfahan announced that as part of the campaign to increase social and moral security, visits were made to women’s hair salons to ensure compliance with the morality rules (e.g. to prevent men from entering the shops), Islamic…

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