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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  International

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Mehdi Safari said, “Iran is planning to develop tourism cooperation with China as the secondary priority after export of Iranian goods to China… Placing Iran on the list of tourism attractions for Chinese tourists is a great achievement… If necessary, infrastructure for attracting Chinese tourists will…

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  International

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Yusuf Bin Alawi will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, and hold talks on bilateral relations and regional developments….

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  International

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Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, addressed a report by the head of the Truth Commission established by the ruler of Bahrain, denying any Iranian involvement in the internal affairs of Bahrain and added that the Bahraini king asked Iran to mediate between the rebels and…

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Military

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Ali Bagheri, Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said in a meeting held at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at Tehran University that the upcoming elections will most definitely accelerate Iran’s nuclear technological progress and would also give it a freer hand…

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Economy

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In a closed session of the Majlis on Tuesday morning, Majlis members along with the government’s Economic Committee examined the reasons for the increase in the price of basic commodities in recent months. The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Minister of Agriculture and Minister…

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Economy

Concurrently with the launch of ventures to increase Iran’s gas production in the Persian Gulf, the heads of the Ministry of Oil report on negotiations with UAE and Oman on the export of natural gas exports to those countries. According to the sources, the negotiations with…

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Kurdish political activist and former political prisoner, Shirzad Bijzade, was arrested two weeks ago in Urmia. Since his arrest, he has not been in touch with his family, who has contacted the authorities several times but have not given the opportunity to speak with him. They…

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Human Rights

Babak Roghani was arrested last year and charged with harming national security, anti-regime propaganda, conspiring with anti-revolutionary groups and foreign countries. Roghani was held in solitary confinement for one month and released on bail. He has now been summoned to continue the hearing in his trial….

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Iranian Students’ News Agency published the list of the leading presidential candidates who submitted their candidacy application. Former nuclear negotiator and current head of the Center for Strategic Research, Hassan Rowhani, was one of the highest-profile figures during the registration. Other prominent candidates who registered are well-known…

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Raziyeh Omidvar is the first woman in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran to stand as a candidate in the 11th presidential elections….

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Ahmadinejad is planning to grant the Supreme Medal of Service to Abdolreza Sheykholeslami during the government’s provincial visit to Mazandaran. Sheykholeslami will be appointed as the head of Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei’s (Ahmadinejad’s close aide) election HQ.  Abolhasan Faqih, who is the incumbent head of the Iranian…

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Domestic

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Asadollah Abbasi won the Iranian parliament’s vote of approval as Labor Minister. Of the 252 votes cast, 200 MPs voted in favor of the nomination, 40 voted against it, and 12 abstained. Former Labor Minister Abdolreza Sheikholeslami was dismissed by the parliament on February 3.  …

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Thursday, 9 May 2013  /  Domestic

Chairman of the Majlis Economic Committee Arsalan Fathipour said that Iran, which was ranked 88th of 194 nations in 2005, plunged to the 150th spot in 2010 in quality of life of citizens. According to Fathipour, according to this ranking, living expenses in Iran increased by…

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