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    Rohani speech to UN is Ahmadi-nejad lite

    September 27-2013 President Rohani’s charm offensive took the day off Tuesday as the president used his speech to the UN General Assembly to launch a comprehensive attack on the major powers.…

    Rial up 19% since election

    Rial up 19% since election

    September 27-2013 The rial, which improved dramatically immediately after Hassan Rohani won the June presidential election, has improved yet further in recent days with expectations high that he will make…

    Evin tells Sotoudeh it doesn’t want her back!

    September 27-2013 Last Wednesday night, a warden at Evin prison drove one of his prisoners to her home for one of her occasional brief furloughs to see her family.  When the…

    Bushehr nuke plant turned over to Iran after 39 years

    Bushehr nuke plant turned over to Iran after 39 years

    September 27-2013 More than a third of a century after construction began on the Bushehr nuclear power plant, it was finally turned over to Iranian control Monday. But that is…

    Canada skeptical of Rohani

    September 27-2013 Canada remains skeptical of the Iranian regime despite a charm offensive by President Rohani, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s office said last Thursday. While Baird’s press secretary said…

    Visa lottery opens Tuesday

    September 27-2013 MILITARY — Armed Forces Day was marked last week, and this soldier was there to say fighting isn’t just for the young. This year’s US immigrant visa lottery…

    Quotable Notable

    September 27-2013 Nasrin Sotoudeh, arriving home after three years in Evin prison: “The officer who drove me home said I am permanently released.  I don’t have to return to prison.”…

    A muslim response to beauty contests

    September 27-2013 Many Islamic groups have long battled against the Miss World beauty contest, which is being held in Indonesia this year. Some want the contest driven out of Indonesia. …