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    US stops taking in Iran Baha’is, Jews because of Trump

    US stops taking in Iran Baha’is, Jews because of Trump

    January 03, 2017 For two decades, Iranian Baha’is, Jews, Zoroastrians and Christians have had a special route to enter the United States as refugees, going through a center…

    You did it. No, you did

    You did it. No, you did

    January 03, 2017 Saudi Arabia and Iran took turns last week blaming each other for their sour relations. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir asserted Tuesday that Saudi Arabia…

    Snow, rain, sand one or another

    Snow, rain, sand one or another

    January 03, 2017 It depends on exactly where you live in Iran, but last week you were likely to have been plagued by snow or floodwaters or sandstorms.…

    Tidbits and Morsels

    Netanyahu at odds with his spies

    Netanyahu at odds with his spies

    January 03, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (photo) told CBS news a few weeks…

    New centrifuge tested

    January 03, 2017 The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced Sunday that Iran has…

    Strategizing

    Strategizing

    January 03, 2017 Government spokesman Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht (photo) said President Rohani is personally involved in…

    Rangers get support

    January 03, 2017 The cabinet last week allocated 50 billion rials ($1.4 million) to compensate…

    Qalibaf wants Metro money

    Qalibaf wants Metro money

    January 03, 2017 Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf (photo), who used to complain repeatedly that the…

    Dent repayments start

    January 03, 2017 The government said it will pay off 450  trillion rials ($12.2 billion)…

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    Economy

    Oil cuts only half what pledged and shale ramping up

    Oil cuts only half what pledged and shale ramping up

    January 03, 2017 It was bad news for oil producing countries as the first reports on January output showed only about 50 percent compliance with promised cutbacks.  What’s…

    Iran’s inflation rate looks like it will soon rise again

    January 03, 2017 The inflation rate is definitely not declining any longer and may again be rising. Inflation in the last Persian month, Dey, was measured at 9.6…

    Turkmenistan: talk or arbitrate

    January 03, 2017 Turkmenistan is ready to continue talks with Iran after cutting gas supplies to Tehran January 1, but also has the right to take the dispute…

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    January 03, 2017 STEADY — The price of an OPEC barrel continued marking time this week, despite the bad news seen in our lead story above.  The numbers…

    Iran must pay Turkey $1.9B for overcharging

    January 03, 2017 Iran and Turkey have resolved a five-year-old dispute over the proper price Turkey should pay for Iranian gas and, as a result, Iran will have…

    Rial Daily Open Market

    Rial Daily Open Market

    February 3, 2017…

    Diaspora

    Quick trip to customs is slow trip to deportation

    Quick trip to customs is slow trip to deportation

    January 03, 2017 When Sara Yarjani handed her passport to an immigration officer at Los Angeles airport she was sure she’d…

    Who will take care of her puppy back in S. Carolina

    Who will take care of her puppy back in S. Carolina

    January 03, 2017 Nazanin Zinouri, an Iranian-born data scientist and South Carolina resident, was blocked from boarding her flight from Dubai…

    UK national born in Iran also gets caught in chaos

    January 03, 2017 After a four-week visit to their native Iran—to show off their 6-month-old son to relatives—an Illinois couple returned…

    5-year-old kept hours at Dulles

    5-year-old kept hours at Dulles

    January 03, 2017 A five-year-old Iranian boy was reunited with his mother after being detained for hours at Dulles International Airport…

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