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    New book tells of 80-88 war from Iraqi perspective

    New book tells of 80-88 war from Iraqi perspective

    November 14-2014 A new academic work just out takes a detailed look at the Iran-Iraq war—but chiefly from the Iraqi perspective. That’s because Iraq’s classified documents on the…

    Remember that carrier mockup?

    Remember that carrier mockup?

    November 14-2014 The Islamic Republic sometimes has trouble keeping its propaganda lines straight. Remember that mockup of a US aircraft carrier that Iran was seen building earlier this…

    New try at science minister

    New try at science minister

    November 14-2014 President Rohani Tuesday submitted to the Majlis a new candidate for science minister, a sensitive post because it is responsible for universities. Fakhroddin Ahmadi Dan-esh-Ashtiani, a…

    Tidbits and Morsels

    Back to court

    Back to court

    November 14-2014 Saeed Mortazavi (photo), the former Tehran prosecutor, has been ordered back to court…

    Hate-Shia TV channel shut

    November 14-2014 Saudi Arabia’s Culture Ministry has shut down a virulently anti-Shia television station just…

    Building resumes

    Building resumes

    November 14-2014 The Third Millennium Tower (photo), an immense residential building whose construction was halted…

    Battling Ebola

    November 14-2014 To battle any possible arrival of the Ebola virus, Iran’s Health Ministry has…

    A kiss is just a kiss

    A kiss is just a kiss

    November 14-2014 Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry and EU foreign…

    VAT stays put

    November 14-2014 The Finance Ministry has announced it has no plans to increase the value…

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    Economy

    Sanctions give some businesses a boost

    Sanctions give some businesses a boost

    November 14-2014 Persian version of Amazon, stages its deliveries. Sanctions are hurting Iran, without a doubt. The regime, however, insists they are good for Iran because they make…

    Rohani revives Planning Org.

    November 14-2014 Iran’s Management and Planning Organization (MPO) has been reestablished by order of President Rohani, seven years after it was dissolved by his predecessor, Mahmud Ahmadi-nejad. The…

    Rohani creates housing program to replace Mehr

    November 14-2014 The Rohani Administration recently announced a new housing program to replace the one that was the apple in the eye of President Ahmadi-nejad. An announcement said…

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    November 14-2014 STILL SLIDING — The downward slide continues as OPEC crude fell into the $78-dollar range last week. With crude below $80, more people are taking the…

    EU wants Iranian gas—but no nukes

    EU wants Iranian gas—but no nukes

    October 10-14 The European Union is desperate to reduce its dependence on Russian natural gas, but the only large supply of untapped gas in the world is in…

    Gas storage will cut gas imports

    October 10-14 Iran’s gas company says the opening of the Shourijeh natural gas storage site in northeastern Iran will lower Iran’s need to import natural gas from Turkmenistan…

    Diaspora

    Tahmooressi says jail time torture

    Tahmooressi says jail time torture

    November 14-2014 Andrew Tahmooressi says his 214-day imprisonment in Mexico included beatings, chains and being stripped naked for hours at a…

    Michigan gives bride killer 20-40 years

    Michigan gives bride killer 20-40 years

    November 14-2014 Nima Nassiri, 34, has been sentenced by a Michigan judge to spend 20 to 40 years behind bars for…

    Boniadi TV role gets bigger

    Boniadi TV role gets bigger

    November 14-2014 The new season of TV’s “Homeland” has seen Nazanin Boniadi’s Iranian-American character, Fara, morph from quiet CIA analyst to…

    Ontario still probes mall fall

    Ontario still probes mall fall

    November 14-2014 More than two years after a shopping mall in Ontario collapsed, killing two women, Ontario police are still trying…

     

    Quotable Notable


    Jody Hice,
    Baptist minister and new Republican congressman from Georgia:

    “Most people think Islam is a religion. It’s not. It’s a totalitarian way of life with a religious component.... It should not be protected [under US law].”