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    Off to new team

    Off to new team

    January 31-2014 California-born Steven Beitashour (photo), who played last year for the Iranian national soccer team and is expected to play for Iran in the World Cup finals this summer,…

    Indians freed

    January 31-2014 We carried a story last week about two Indian engineers who were locked up in Zanjan December 17 by an Iranian firm in a contract dispute with the…

    Ship whereabouts unknown

    January 31-2014 The Iranian Navy dispatched two ships to the Atlantic last Tuesday.  As of this Tuesday, there was no word where they were.  They are reportedly headed for South…

    Crystal Awards

    Crystal Awards

    January 31-2014 American actor Matt Damon, Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat (photo) and Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez were each given a Crystal Award this year at the World Economic Forum…

    Mosque razing rumor

    January 31-2014 State broadcasting reports that Israel is considering tearing down al-Aqsa mosque and replacing it with a new Jewish temple.  This is a proposal that has been aired for…

    Another Raf convicted

    Another Raf convicted

    January 31-2014 The Revolutionary Court in Tehran has convicted a third child of former President Rafsanjani.  Fatemeh Rafsanjani (photo) was sentenced to six months, but all of it was suspended…

    Minor differences

    January 31-2014 Former President Ali-Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani last week decried what he said were minor differences between Shiism and Sunnism, the two main branches of Islam.  “Who was or wasn’t the…

    Whom to believe

    January 31-2014 The Iran Daily reported Monday that’s Iran’s national soccer team in the World Cup finals will wear jerseys with a cheetah logo to draw attention to the endangered species.  Cheetahs…

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