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    Tehran takes US offer it rejected 35 years ago

    Tehran takes US offer it rejected 35 years ago

    January 22-2016 by Warren L. Nelson In yet another startling devel-opment this past week, the United States and Iran resolved a 35-year-old financial dispute, with Iran simply giving…

    Woman journalist latest addition to Evin Prison’s pre-election vacuuming

    Woman journalist latest addition to Evin Prison’s pre-election vacuuming

    January 22-2016 Journalist Reyhaneh Tabatabaie surrendered herself at Evin Prison last Tuesday to begin a one-year prison sentence for her many crimes against the state. Her imprisonment is merely the…

    Poets sentenced to lashes both flee from Iran

    Poets sentenced to lashes both flee from Iran

    January 22-2016 Two Iranian poets facing lashings as well as prison sentences have fled Iran, one of the writers said Monday. Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Mousavi had been…

    Tidbits and Morsels

    Education demerits

    Education demerits

    January 22-2016 Education Minister Ali-Asghar Fani (photo) appeared before the Majlis Monday and failed to…

    Airbus disconnect

    January 22-2016 Transport Minister Abbas Akhundi announced Saturday that Iran was buying 114 Airbus passenger…

    Ringleaders arrested

    Ringleaders arrested

    January 22-2016 Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi (photo) said Monday that police have arrested three…

    Saudis bribe Somalia to cut ties

    January 22-2016 Reuters says it has seen a Saudi document dated January 7—the same day…

    Zarif has odd complaint

    Zarif has odd complaint

    January 22-2016 Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif (photo) has complained that the West is doing nothing…

    Canada mulls Iran ties

    January 22-2016 Canada expects to lift its sanctions on Iran soon, but for some unexplained…

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    Economy

    Iran drowns market in crude over-supply

    January 22-2016 The Islamic Republic announced Monday it had boosted oil output by 500,000 barrels a day and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Tuesday said the world oil…

    Few foreigners working in Iran on oil projects

    Few foreigners working in Iran on oil projects

    January 22-2016 Only six international oil firms of the 43 once operating in Iran were definitely still doing business there last year, according to the US Government Accountability…

    Government admits to monstrous deficit as new budget is submitted

    January 22-2016 President Rohani submitted his draft budget to the Majlis Sunday, saying he delayed the submission until sanctions had been lifted. The budget was supposed to have…

    The Oil Patch

    The Oil Patch

    January 22-2016 NASTY NOW — The market is getting really nasty now.  The price of an OPEC barrel was just $23.58 Monday.  That is a drop of 26…

    Oil Ministry says it has already jacked up output by 500,000 barrels a day

    Oil Ministry says it has already jacked up output by 500,000 barrels a day

    December 25, 2015 The Oil Ministry says it successfully jacked up its oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in just hours last week, proving it will be…

    Iran to market $500m in bonds abroad for first time in 13 years

    December 25, 2015 The Islamic Republic plans to issue “at least” $500 million in bonds denominated in foreign currencies next year after sanctions are lifted. In the 36…

    Diaspora

    UK-Iranian woman booted off plane for lacking US visa

    UK-Iranian woman booted off plane for lacking US visa

    January 22-2016 A BBC Persian journalist has apparently become the first Iranian living in Europe to be caught by the new…

    Iranian finds way to keep your cuppa hot

    Iranian finds way to keep your cuppa hot

    January 22-2016 Tired of having that mug of coffee or tea turn luke warm while you deal with a project?  Well,…

    Sent to US for high school, she now owns her own firm

    Sent to US for high school, she now owns her own firm

    January 22-2016 Anoosheh Oskouian was sent to the United States when she was 14 years old.  Now, at the age of…

    Iran refugee on Nauru finds child being raped

    January 22-2016 Police on the tiny Pacific is land nation of Nauru are investigating an alleged assault on an Iranian child…

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