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    Khamenehi says he wants nuclear treaty – Breaks with past reluctance

    Khamenehi says he wants nuclear treaty – Breaks with past reluctance

    by Warren L. Nelson Supreme Leader Ali Khamenehi says he is “firmly” behind the ongoing nuclear talks and hopes they will produce an agreement very soon, in the first enthusiastic…

    Dozen jailed for Facebook

    Dozen jailed for Facebook

    Another dozen people have been arrested and charged for using Facebook while still two dozen others have called in by police questioning about their Facebook activities. They could be added…

    Nearly 600 lakes in Iran are dying

    Nearly 600 lakes in Iran are dying, says Issa Kalantari, the former agriculture minister who chairs the committee trying to save Lake Urumiyeh. Kalantari said: “We all share the blame…

    BUILD YOUR OWN

    BUILD YOUR OWN

                  Fertile imaginations were hard at work last week at the snowman festival held each year in Hamadan.…

    Strikes, especially by teachers, are all the rage

    Strikes, especially by teachers, are all the rage

    Labor strikes—especially among Iran’s underpaid teachers—appear to have flourished this winter, but are getting only small coverage in the media. According to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran…

    Panahi’s 3rd non-film screened in Berlin

    Panahi’s 3rd non-film screened in Berlin

    Jafar Panahi’s latest illicitly-made film, “Taxi,” premiered to enthusiastic applause at the Berlin International Film Festival Friday, while he and his fans wait to see how the regime will respond.…

    All the world now loves Iran

    All the world now loves Iran

    Anti-Iran attitudes around the world are now being transformed into pro-Iran sentiments, at least according to Mohammad Nahavandian, President Rohani’s chief of staff. In an interview on state television Saturday,…

    Obama defends right to insult religion, but says he would criticize insulters

    Obama defends right to insult religion, but says he would criticize insulters

    President Obama last Thursday defended the right of people to insult religions—but said that doesn’t exempt the insulters from criticism. Obama stepped right into the middle of the ongoing debate…

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