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    Animal rights activist arrested

    Animal rights activist arrested

    December 12, 2014 An animal rights activist was jailed for three days last week after calling for a public demonstration to support animal rights and oppose the killing…

    Chinese man charged with supplying Iran transducers

    Chinese man charged with supplying Iran transducers

    December 12, 2014 The US government charged a Chinese man last week with trying to smuggle components used in centrifuges to Iran, while a court in Pennsylvania sentenced…

    Clinton stays close to Obama on Iran policies

    Clinton stays close to Obama on Iran policies

    December 12, 2014 Despite speculation in recent weeks that Hillary Clinton might split with President Obama over his Iran policies, she has instead endorsed everything Obama is doing…

    Tidbits and Morsels

    Most of South Pars on stream

    December 12, 2014 Phase 16 of the giant South Pars gasfield has just come on…

    Biden speaks plain language

    Biden speaks plain language

    December 12, 2014 Speaking to a Jewish group last week, Vice President Joe Biden (photo)…

    Off to see the Moby Dick

    December 12, 2014 Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the commander of the Iranian Navy, told a…

    Different strokes for different folks

    Different strokes for different folks

    December 12, 2014 Zohreh Tabib-Zadeh-Nuri (photo), one of the nine women in the Majlis, says…

    Roof caving in

    December 12, 2014 Fariborz Vahedi, the head of urban development for Tehran Province, says the…

    Solving the Iran problem

    Solving the Iran problem

    December 12, 2014 Republican Tom Cotton (photo), who was just elected to the US Senate…

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    Economy

    Chain stores just can’t hack it

    Chain stores just can’t hack it

    December 12, 2014 Chain stores exist in Iran, but they haven’t yet become the dominant force that they are in most countries. Shopping in Iran remains a very…

    Budget rises less than inflation

    Budget rises less than inflation

    December 12, 2014 President Rohani submitted his draft budget for the coming year to the Majlis Sunday, showing an increase of 5.7 percent over last year’s approved budget.…

    Gov’t plans to ship 100,000 abroad to find employment

    Gov’t plans to ship 100,000 abroad to find employment

    December 12, 2014 Labor Minister Ali Rabii says the government is planning to send 100,000 job seekers abroad to get employment by next summer, an astounding policy change…

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    December 12, 2014 The slide continues…

    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…

    Diaspora

    Asylum seekers on Manus Island go on hunger strike

    Asylum seekers on Manus Island go on hunger strike

    December 12, 2014 More than 250 asylum seekers are on a hunger strike on Manus Island over their frustration at being…

    Pregnant pair end standoff

    Pregnant pair end standoff

    December 12, 2014 Two pregnant Iranian women have agreed to enter an Australian refugee detention center, ending a three-day standoff in…

    Filipinos want to sign up Haddadi

    Filipinos want to sign up Haddadi

    December 12, 2014 The Philippine basketball club Kia Sorento says it is trying to sign Hamed Haddadi to join the club…

    N. Zealand does not believe Iran Christian is one

    December 12, 2014 An Iranian man who came to New Zealand three years ago seeking asylum on the grounds he would…

     

    Quotable Notable


    President Hassan Rohani,
    in a speech complaining that corruption has been increasing since he became president:

    “What was said to be given under the table in the past is being given over the table now.... The continuation, the deepening and the expansion of corruption is endangering ... the Islamic revolution.”