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    Breathe deeply

    April 21, 2017 The first 22 days of the new year saw the air quality index for Tehran registering either excellent or good.  But on the 23rd day, it dipped to…

    Big blast at gas station

    April 21, 2017 A service station that provides compressed natural gas for cars in Shiraz blew up last week, killing one person and injuring two others.…

    Some come out, some go in

    April 21, 2017 Fifteen Indian fishermen caught six months ago fishing in Iranian waters have now been freed and sent home where they said they were treated miserably—given little food,…

    If at once you don’t succeed

    April 21, 2017 Supreme Leader Ali Khamenehi says the government should put a ban on imports—not on needed imports but on all goods that are produced in Iran so that…

    Dominating trade

    April 21, 2017 The spokesman for the Afghan Chamber of Commerce last week reported that Iran is now Afghanistan’s dominant trading partner—but it’s mostly a one-way trade.  He said with…

    Tehran loves islands

    Tehran loves islands

    March 17, 2017 Iran’s ambassador to Cuba, Kambiz Shaikh Hassani (photo), met with the leadership of the association of Caribbean island microstates last week and said Iran is eager to…

    Mortars shot into Pakistan

    March 17, 2017 The Express Tribune of Pakistan reports that nine mortar shells were fired across the border from Iran into Pakistani territory.  Pakistani officials said no people or buildings…

    Trump still mulling

    Trump still mulling

    March 17, 2017 Yukiya Amano (photo), the director-general of the International Atomic Energy agency (IAEA), returned to Vienna from Washington last week and reported the new Trump Administration is still…