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    Something is killing off oak trees in Zagros mountains

    Something is killing off oak trees in Zagros mountains

    August 08, 2014 The dying off of the Zagros oak forests has been accelerating at a rapid pace in the past five years and no solution has so…

    SHRUNKEN

    SHRUNKEN

    August 08, 2014 This photo of Lake Urumiyeh was taken June 23 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. It shows how the southern half of the…

    Man arrested with Rezaian freed without explanation

    Man arrested with Rezaian freed without explanation

    August 08, 2014 The Islamic Republic has freed one of the people it arrested last month along with Jason Rezaian, the Tehran correspondent for The Washington Post. But…

    Tidbits and Morsels

    Let my people go

    Let my people go

    August 08, 2014 Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi (photo) says about 3,500 Iranian nationals are…

    Fighting to the north

    August 08, 2014 After 20 years of quiet on the ceasefire line between Azerbaijan and…

    In hot water again

    In hot water again

    August 08, 2014 Do you remember Hashem Aghajari (photo), the professor who got into deep…

    A little reporting problem

    August 08, 2014 If you read the Iran Times story last week about the Iranian…

    Who’s listening?

    Who’s listening?

    August 08, 2014 The Tehran propaganda machine hardly lets a day go by without lambasting…

    He almost lost a pile

    August 08, 2014 The William Hill betting house in Britain reports that it did land…

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    Economy

    Third of Iran debt is owed to ripped-off pension fund

    Third of Iran debt is owed to ripped-off pension fund

    August 08, 2014 Iran’s national debt amounts to $83 billion with almost a third of that owed to the National Pension Fund, which the Ahmadi-nejad Administration stripped of…

    India says it’s turning to Russia for gas and oil

    August 08, 2014 The new Indian government hasn’t killed the idea of buying natural gas from Iran, but it has launched a new idea of piping both gas…

    Fourth of Iranians have a second job

    August 08, 2014 More than a quarter of employed Iranians hold two or more jobs—while almost a quarter are looking for a second job, an economist reports. Most…

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    August 08, 2014 SLUMP — The price of an OPEC barrel continued downward this past week. The last point on the chart above is $102.59 on Monday. That…

    Few dare tread even where sanctions lifted

    Few dare tread even where sanctions lifted

    July 11, 2014 While many news reports in recent months talk of Western business firms rushing to Tehran to line up business with the Islamic Republic once sanctions…

    Some say US is using sanctions to help Americans

    July 11, 2014 by Warren L. Nelson Some officials in Europe are complaining bitterly that the United States is trying to keep sanctions on Iran to block European…

    Diaspora

    Tahmooressi will be stuck in Mexican jail for months

    Tahmooressi will be stuck in Mexican jail for months

    August 08, 2014 The lawyer for Andrew Tahmooressi said he expects the Iranian-American Marine reservist to remain in a Mexican prison…

    Prof wins 2nd Fulbright—hopes for better luck this time

    Prof wins 2nd Fulbright—hopes for better luck this time

    August 08, 2014 Farid Sadrieh, a professor at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, has become a rare individual to win a second…

    770 Iranians take Aussie $s and go home

    August 08, 2014 Australia revealed Monday that 770 Iranians unwanted in Australia have accepted cash payments to return to Iran. They…

    Student finds way to match missing kids to parents

    Student finds way to match missing kids to parents

    August 08, 2014 A project launched by an Iranian graduate student in Florida could help law enforcement officials locate missing youngsters…

     

    Quotable Notable


    Masud Barzani,
    president of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, telling the Kurdish parliament to set up a referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurdistan:

    “You have to study this issue and take steps in this direction. It is time for us to determine our status in this world and not to wait for other people to decide for us.”