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    Chewing gum ingredient becomes political issue

    Chewing gum ingredient becomes political issue

    Trident, the American chewing gum, has sparked controversy in Iran after reports that the gum contains sugar alcohol. A number of clerics have issued statements on sugar alcohol and Sharia…

    Massoudi heads spine institute

    Massoudi heads spine institute

    Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California, has announced the completion of its state-of-the-art Neuroscience & Spine Institute (NSI), a $185-million facility headed up by Dr. Farzad Massoudi. The hospital called…

    CBC fires Iranian radio host over sex

    CBC fires Iranian radio host over sex

    Jian Ghomeshi, among the best-known Iranians in Canada, has been fired by the national broadcaster over his sexual behavior.  Ghomeshi said he would file a suit against the Canadian Broadcasting…

    Mashid, burned, fled Iran to escape dad

    Mashid, burned, fled Iran to escape dad

    Mashid Rezai, now 36 years old, was just 11 when she was told she must become an older man’s second wife in Arak.  She soon doused herself with gasoline to…

    Acid attacks put hardliners on defensive

    Acid attacks put hardliners on defensive

    by Warren L. Nelson The acid attacks on a number of young women in Esfahan have clearly rattled many hardliners and put them on the defensive. No one in any…

    Nine congressmen seek probe of pro-regime VOA

    Nine congressmen seek probe of pro-regime VOA

    A handful of congressmen have asked the State Department to investigate the Voice of America’s (VOA) Persian language news service for what they say is the station’s pro-regime bias. Nine…

    More Nobel winners line up to back Kokabee

    More Nobel winners line up to back Kokabee

    Another five winners of the Nobel Prize in physics have signed a letter to the Supreme Leader calling on him to free Omid Kokabee, the 32-year-old physicist believed imprisoned for…

    Shaheed: Human rights respect worsens in Iran

    Shaheed: Human rights respect worsens in Iran

    The UN human rights rapporteur on Iran, Ahmad Shaheed, told the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday that the situation for human rights in Iran has worsened in many categories in…

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