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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  International

Iran has released a number of Saudi boats along with their crews in response to the release of 15 Iranian nationals, who had been detained in Saudi Arabia for trespassing.    …

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  International

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A Jomhouri Eslami editorial headlined, “The World’s Last Absolute Monarchy” covers the recent unrest in Saudi Arabia following the trial of Sheikh Al-Namar, a Shiite cleric, and unpredictable consequences. The daily maintains that all the Arab Spring indicators of a revolution like in other Arab countries…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  International

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Mohammad Reza Morshedzadeh, Foreign Ministry’s Director General for Commonwealth States and Caucuses Affairs, and Russian Foreign Ministry Director General for Regional Affairs, Zamir Kabolov,  met in Moscow.  …

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  International

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The statement issued by the Cyber Police reads:  “Law Enforcement Force Cyber Police (FATA) condemns one-sided and unbalanced acts by the EU and the US Department of the Treasury for imposing sanctions against the police force… The Iranians have cooperated with official organizations such as Interpol…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Military

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In his speech to mark Nuclear Technology Day at a ceremony that took place in the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency, President Ahmadinejad said that the nuclear field is rapidly advancing thanks to the efforts of Dr. Fereydoun Abassi and his colleagues. Discussing the use of nuclear…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Military

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Mahmoud Jafari, Bushehr Nuclear Plant Project Manager, said that the earthquake that shook Bushehr had no effect on the activities of the Bushehr nuclear power plant (NPP). Ahmadinejad issued a condolence message over the earthquake that killed at least 32 and injured hundreds more in the southern…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Military

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Seyyed Hesam Bustani, the official in charge of research and technology of Ahmad Ibn Musa Basij Resistance Center Shiraz, said that the center’s inventors have designed and manufactured white arms (non-firearm type weapon). He added that the 50cm weapon has a range of 100 meters, weighs…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Military

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Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, IRGC Navy (IRGCN) Commander, said that “We have built the necessary defensive and security infrastructure in the Persian Gulf region and are fully aware of enemies’ strategic weak points. We have not ignored them in our calculations… We have managed to set…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Economy

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Mahmoud Bahmani, Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Governor, said that the reference (subsidized) foreign exchange rate will be removed; concerning the goods affected, he said, “We have certain plans for these goods that we will announce.” Mohammad Hossein Barkhordar, head of the forum for the import of…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Economy

Deputy Oil Minister and Managing Director of the Iran National Oil Company, Javad Owji, announced the Ministry of Oil’s plan to triple Iran’s gas exports in order to increase its foreign currency revenue. He added that next year, revenue from gas will replace revenue from sale…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Economy

In an interview with  ISNA,  Secretary of the Professional  Association of Welding Industry Plants, Abdalhamid Kadimi, discussed the decline in manufacturing and employee layoffs in the manufacturing plants this past year, adding that projections indicate that this year, the Iranian market will suffer stagnation and the…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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There is concern that in many cases the executions are being carried out secretly and without being reported. According to the report, in this past year: -       At least 580 executions in Iran, half of which were reported by official Iranian sources. -       The report includes…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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The query session was held several months after Sattar Beheshti died under torture while in the custody of Tehran’s Cyber Police (FATA) in November 2012. Ali Motahhari, Majlis member, demanded an explanation about why Beheshti had died after one week in the custody of the Cyber…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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In the one month since the arrest of Hosro and Masoud Kurdapour, two Kurdish rights activists, there is still no information about the condition of the two, who have made no contact with their family. Hosro was arrested by security forces in his home and when…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Human Rights

The party took place in a private home in one of the coastal cities when security forces broke in and arrested the people there, including the well-known film actor….

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Highlights from first press conference of Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam: This past year saw 321 kidnappings and hostage-taking events This past year, 760 armed robberies took place During the Nowruz holiday, there were 95 murders Every day, 2,800 robberies take place in Iran Over the past year, 18,873…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Tehran’s Prosecutor’s Office will carry out the execution of four men convicted of embezzlement after their death sentences were upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. Judge Saraj said that Tehran’s Prosecutor’s Office would decide when the executions would take place. The Prosecutor’s Office sentenced the four men to death…

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Official statistics reveal a growing trend of men marrying older women. In most cases, the women have more stable jobs and economic stability than the man. One reason is economic and the men’s desire to achieve economic stability and security. According to the statistics, in the…

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