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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  International

In the main Friday prayer sermon, Ayatollah Emami Kashani discussed the situation in Egypt and said, “Unfortunately, Egypt is a country with a culture and wealth that was part of the great Islamic nation. Its situation today is dire, and this can be attributed to the…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  International

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During a reading of the Koran to mark Ramadan, senior Ayatollah Naser Makaram Shirazi, who serves as a Shiite source of emulation said that unfortunately, there is a dispute and conflict in the Islamic world today that is caused by Muslims not following the dictates of…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  International

Western Asia Research Group – The new Silk Road and its impact on the region, Turkey’s new foreign policies in the Middle East and its influence on the region, the strategic impact of the Asian perspective on Iran’s national security, Turkey towards Europeanization, advantages and challenges….

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  International

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Military

Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Kamran Daneshjoo, said that 60 universities in Iran are currently involved in defense research, in contrast to the 3-4 universities that had been active in this field in the past. In one reader response to the article, an anonymous reader…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Economy

Over the past three years, about USD 46 billion has been spent on South Pars, but according to National Iranian Oil Company officials, in order to exploit oil in some phases in mid-2014, another USD 16 billion to 17 billion dollars need to be injected to…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Economy

Deputy Oil Minister and Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company, Javad Owji, reported on the state of natural gas exports to Iraq and Pakistan, adding that the Pakistani government has expressed a willingness to import ../../../2013/07/16/gas_from_Iran._Owji_added_that_Iran_is_prepared__8230.css;

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Economy

According to Central Bank announcement, inflation for the 12 months ending in June 2013 stood at 35.9%.  …

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Economy

Former Deputy Oil Minister, Akbar Torkan, who is currently serving as coordinator between the President Elect and the outgoing government, said in a press interview that the state of the economy is worse than we thought. Torkan emphasized that the main challenge facing the new government…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Economy

Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade, Mehdi Ghazanfari, discussed the range of measures his ministry adopted to cope with the sanctions in recent months, adding that in this past year, and in the first months of the current Persian year, the Ministry began adopting new measures,…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Human Rights

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Human Rights

The lawyer for the family of Sattar Behsehti, a blogger who died in his prison cell, related in an interview to Rooz website that the defendant accused of killing the blogger has confessed and asked the family for mercy in the presence of his lawyer and…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Ghazvin International University student activist, Farhad Fathi, has been given a 5-year suspended sentence.  …

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Human Rights

The Prosecutor General of Tehran frequently announced over the past several months that the Ministry of Intelligence opposes furlough for student activist, Majid Tavakoli  for what he called “hypersensitivity.” According to a statement by student rights activists, the Prosecutor General of Tehran essentially opposed his furlough…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Actress and artist Pegah Ahangarani, who was a member of Hassan Rouhani’s elections HQ, was investigated after having participated in a conference of members of the President Elect’s HQ and spoke at the women’s round table to present their demands to the new government.  …

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Three days following the arrest of Reformist journalist Fariba Pajooh, no information has been released as to the reason for her arrest. Her father, Reza Pajooh, told news websites that the charges against her have still not been made clear and added, “She might be charged…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Human Rights

The son of Mohammad Amin Agushi, political prisoner in Zahedan’s central prison, announced that his father is on a hunger strike, but no information has been released about his condition over the past 14 days. According to the son, due to the tremendous distance from prison,…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Human Rights

Baha’i Shamim Etehadi, who lives in Yazd, was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of anti-regime propaganda and activity that harms national security. Shamim was arrested after having sent an Iranian television station that broadcasts overseas a video of the destruction of the Baha’i…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Domestic

Senior Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi, a Shiite Source of Emulation, discussed the Hijab in Iran, and said that the lack of adherence to wearing a hijab or unsatisfactory hijab and its negative impact has become a political problem in Iran. Failure to adhere to wearing a…

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013  /  Domestic

In last Friday’s prayer sermon, Ayatollah Oualem Ali Naim Abadi, Imam Jouama of Bandar Abbas, said that the “lack of a hijab for a woman means a disrespectful man” is incorrect. According to him, this slogan, which appears in some locations, is completely incorrect and citizens…

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