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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  International

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Ahmadinejad left Niger for Ghana.  …

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  International

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Ahmadinejad will travel to Caracas later this week to attend the inauguration ceremony of newly elected Venezuelan President, Nicholas Maduro….

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  International

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  Military

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Fereydoun Abbasi Davani, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that “At present, we have no plans to enrich uranium to a levels above 20%, but when it comes to certain needs, for example, for some ships and submarines, if our researchers need to have…

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  Military

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Deputy Defense Minister General Majid Boka’i said Iran designed and developed homemade anti-ship ballistic missiles, because this kind of missile can target enemy vessels easily.”We managed to employ the ballistic missiles which had previously been designed and produced for ground-to-ground missions for targeting enemy ships.” Boka’i added, “The…

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  Economy

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Majlis has approved the draft budget bill in principle, and referred it to its Consolidation Committee for further review. Out of 235 Majlis members present in the open session, 191 voted for the budget bill, six voted against it, and 13 abstained. The Consolidation Committee is…

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  Economy

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A delegation of the international exhibition of the Ministry of Oil Industry headed by Minister Pae Hak will take part in the 18th international exhibition of oil, gas and refined and petro-chemical goods to be held in Tehran….

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Sahar Beheshti, sister of Sattar Beheshti, the blogger who died while undergoing interrogation at a police detention center in November 2012, has been receiving constant death threats to remain silent about his case. Five months after his death, the investigation into his death has still not been submitted…

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, said that his ministry is not going to issue permits for opposition-minded musicians to perform concerts, citing “Music has improved considerably over the last four years. We issued several permits to stage concerts in Tehran and other…

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  Human Rights

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Iran executed seven people convicted of armed robbery, rape and murder in the southern province of Fars on April 16.  Four of the convicts were hanged in public while the other three were executed at Adel Abad prison in Shiraz….

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Unlike previous general elections, which involved the two mainstream political factions - principlists (right-leaning conservatives) and reformists (leftist radicals), the upcoming election will see at least three political tendencies run for the presidency. They are classified as follows: principlists (coalitions, independent candidates and Perseverance Front), reformists…

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013  /  Domestic

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Fars is reporting the spreading use of crystal meth sold in women’s hair salons in Iran as a way to lose weight. According to Fars, the desire to lose weight among women has recently spread in Iranian society, leading women in some cases to harm their…

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