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    Mossad chief lauded

      The Egyptian daily Al-Ahram last week called Mossad chief Meir Dagan “the Superman of the Jewish state” for a subtle and sophisticated campaign that has “dealt painful blows to…

    Closure

    The government usually closes down reformist publications, and it is still doing so.  But last week, for a change, it closed down a hardline weekly, Hemmat.  It was accused of…

    Passages

    Amir Vahedi (photo) was a poker professional who was named Texas Hold’em Player of the Year in 2001.  He finished sixth in the World Series of Poker Main Event in…

    Obama the druggie

    Taha Taheri, the deputy commander of Iran's Counter-Narcotics Squad, told a Tehran drug conference that Britain, the United States and Canada are actively promoting…

    Away from midnight

     The Doomsday Clock (photo), maintained for 63 years by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, was moved back one minute to 11:54 p.m. last week to signify a lessening danger…

    Parsing words

      PressTV, the Islamic Republic’s English language television  outlet reported last Thursday that U.S. Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess (photo), chief of the Defense Intelligence…

    Help for Haiti

    Iran’s Red Crescent Society says it has sent 30 tons of food, tents and medicine to Haiti and will soon send a mobile hospital to serve there for a month. …

    Where Oman stands

    The Fars news agency reports that Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah (photo) complained in Tehran last week about foreign troops in the region. …