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    Rudi Bakhtiar departs to take human rights role

    Former CNN and Fox News journalist Rudi Bakhtiar has resigned her post as director of public relations for the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian…

    Unemployment rate up again despite prez pledge

    The Statistics Center of Iran announced last week that the unemployment rate is rising again and is now 11.3 percent.
    Real unemployment is believed to be double or…

    Iran application at WTO moves 1st inch in 14 yrs

    For the first time in almost 14 years, Iran has filed a document with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to try to advance its membership application.
    The WTO…

    30 persent of Iran now hooked to S African cell network

    About 30 percent of all Iranians are now carrying a cellphone linked to the new service being offered by MTN, the South African cell-phone carrier.

    Paks will not give guarantee of gas flow to India border

    Pakistan has refused an Iranian appeal to give guarantees to India about an uninterrupted gas flow through a proposed Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline, the Pakistani daily Dawn has reported.
    The…

    Regime wants to trade with Russia in rial ruble

    Iran last week urged Russia to use the ruble and rial instead of the dollar for trade between the two countries.Russia did not exactly leap at the idea.

    Moving capital takes time

    Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani last week spoke out in favor of moving the capital out of Tehran, a project endorsed last year by the Expediency Council.  But Larijani said it…

    Iran best place for Jews

    Majlis Deputy Siamak Marre-Sedq, the Jewish representative in the Majlis, says Iran is the only country in the world where Jews can practice their faith freely.  Well, that’s what the…