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    Tehran cops put morals cameras in shops, parks

    Tehran cops put morals cameras in shops, parks

    April 15, 2016 The Tehran police department says it has installed surveillance cameras in parks and coffee shops in the city’s western neighborhoods. The Tasnim news agency reported…

    Teacher killed saving students

    Teacher killed saving students

    April 15, 2016 A male teacher in a small village in Sistan va Baluchestan province was killed this month when he rushed to save three of his pupils…

    Molaverdi summoned to court for ‘telling lies’

    Molaverdi summoned to court for ‘telling lies’

    April 15, 2016 Vice President Shahin-dokht Molaverdi has been ordered to appear in court after saying all the men in a village had been executed, driving many of…

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    Accused killer arrested

    Accused killer arrested

    April 15, 2016 Police in Papua New Guinea announced they have arrested one of the…

    Boeing flies to Tehran

    April 15, 2016 Officials from Boeing were in Tehran this week.  Iran said Boeing offered…

    Convict can call kids

    Convict can call kids

    April 15, 2016 Jailed activist Nargess Mohammadi (photo) has been allowed to telephone her children…

    Germany arrests Iran spies

    April 15, 2016 German prosecutors announced last week that espionage charges have been filed against…

    Nassiri conviction upheld

    Nassiri conviction upheld

    April 15, 2016 The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the second-degree murder conviction handed down…

    Hajj talks are on

    April 15, 2016 An Iranian delegation flew to Saudi Arabia this week to discuss arrangements…

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    Economy

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    April 15, 2016 UPPITY CURVE — The daily price of an OPEC barrel has been climbing again this last week.  The next key event will be the meeting…

    Unemployment is rising

    April 15, 2016 Unemployment rose last year, despite the government’s focus on creating jobs, according to the official figures from the Statistical Center of Ira (SCI). The SCI…

    Minimum wage raised in line with inflation

    Minimum wage raised in line with inflation

    April 15, 2016 The new minimum wage for the just-started Persian year will be sufficient to cover the rate of inflation last year—but won’t make up for the…

    Beyond oil, Iran looking to mineral development

    April 15, 2016 The Islamic Republic is hoping the end of sanctions means it can rapidly ramp up its production of the many minerals scattered underground all across…

    Budget assumes $40 a barrel oil

    April 15, 2016 The government has built the current budget bill assuming an oil price of $40 a barrel this Persian year, exports of 2.25 million barrels a…

    Plane leasing beats buying

    April 15, 2016 Iranian officials talking to reporters are throwing around all sorts of numbers about Iran’s desires to buy new airplanes, but a senior official says the…

    Diaspora

    Iran Brain Trio win Soros Fellowships

    Iran Brain Trio win Soros Fellowships

    April 15, 2016 Three young women of Iranian background are among the 30 winners of the 2016 Paul and Daisy Soros…

    California economist with sense of humor dies at 63

    California economist with sense of humor dies at 63

    April 15, 2016 Esmael Adibi, a professor of economics at Chapman University in Orange County, California, who was noted for his…

    Australia refugee caught with drugs

    April 15, 2016 An Iranian in detention for entering Australia illegally is in even more hot water now, after he had…

    Iran-American pops up in Panama Papers

    Iran-American pops up in Panama Papers

    April 15, 2016 One Iranian-American name has so far cropped up in the Panama Papers, the immense leak of legal papers…

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