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Desperate remedies: inside a neurosurgery ward in Iran

The Guardian (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
I left Iran at a young age and have always enjoyed going back to visit family, relive childhood memories and learn about the challenges of life there.
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Iran Has Banned the Import of Chevrolets

Fortune - ‎6 hours ago‎
Iran has banned the import of Chevrolet cars, a week after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized imports of U.S.
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Saudi-Iran split muddies OPEC long-term strategy: Sources

CNBC - ‎7 hours ago‎
OPEC has yet to agree on a long-term strategy as Saudi Arabia objects to a proposal from arch-rival Iran that the exporter group aim for tighter control of the oil market, sources said, pointing to deep divisions over the way forward.
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Europe's Banks Are Staying Out of Iran

Bloomberg - ‎12 hours ago‎
European companies flocking back to Iran are doing so without their favored lenders at their side. Less than two years after BNP Paribas SA agreed to pay a record $9 billion U.S.

Iran: Flawed Convictions for Journalists

Human Rights Watch - ‎3 hours ago‎
(Beirut) - An Iranian court convicted three journalists and a family member of another journalist on April 25, 2016 on vague national security charges.
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Congressmen: Boeing deal with Iran would turn airplanes into 'warplanes'

Fox News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Any deal between Boeing and Iran “would effectively subsidize the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism” and would turn American airplanes into Iranian “warplanes,” according to three members of Congress in a strongly-worded letter sent to the ...
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S. Korea President's Mission To Iran Busts Up 'Axis of Evil' Before N. Korea Party Congress

Forbes - ‎13 hours ago‎
North Korea may be losing one of its closest friends and de facto allies - Iran. At least South Korea is building on longstanding ties with the Islamic Republic, and that can't be good news for Kim Jong-un as he gears up to host his biggest party ever ...
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Iran frees cartoonist imprisoned for depicting lawmakers as animals

Fox News - ‎6 hours ago‎
An Iranian cartoonist imprisoned over portraying lawmakers as animals to criticize a draft law restricting contraception and criminalizing voluntary sterilization was released from prison Tuesday, her lawyer said.

Uco Bank sees 50% drop in deposits from Iran oil importers

Economic Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
It had gained substantial interest-free deposits, estimated to be around Rs 15,000 crore as frozen payments for oil imports from Iran were parked in rupee-denominated accounts maintained with it, which helped the lender improve interest rate margin ...

ANALYSIS: Iran's great game antagonises natural Afghan allies

Middle East Eye - ‎8 hours ago‎
KABUL - Karte Seh in western Kabul can feel like a slice of Iran tucked away in the Afghan capital. An imposing madrassa, built by Iran in 2006, dominates with its Persian domes and arches. Women eschew the Afghan burqa for Iranian-style chadors, and ...
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No plan to stop calling Iran a state sponsor of terror, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says

National Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
OTTAWA - While Canadian officials have been quietly negotiating with Iran about re-opening Canada's embassy in Tehran, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says the Liberal government isn't about to stop calling the Islamic Republic a state sponsor ...
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Top Iraqi Shiite cleric makes unannounced visit to Iran

Fox News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr traveled to Iran on Monday, a top aide said, a day after hundreds of his supporters withdrew from Iraq's fortified International Zone following protests that paralyzed the government.

Iran's tension with its Arab neighbours won't be ending any time soon

Middle East Eye - ‎6 hours ago‎
The dispute between Iran and most of its Arab neighbours is no longer a mere political interplay over interests and bolstering influence.
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If we can't change Iran, which candidate will change our Iran policy?

Washington Post (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
(“[So-called moderate President] Rouhani has vigorously defended Iran's missile program and vowed to expand it in response to US sanctions threats, and has insisted that Iran feels free to buy and sell whatever arms it pleases, despite restrictions ...
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Iran's cyber army - the latest in a series of maleficence

The Hill (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
In July, when the P5+1 struck a nuclear deal with Iran dubbed as “historic,” administration officials spun it as a first step on a path toward improving Tehran's behavior.

Swiss Pencil Maker Counts on Nut Exporter for Iran Comeback

Bloomberg - ‎11 hours ago‎
Caran d'Ache SA, a century-old Swiss maker of writing instruments, supplied Iranian school children with pencils before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Springtime In Iran Means The 'Morality Police' Are Out In Force

NPR - ‎2 hours ago‎
As the mercury rises in Iran, winter coats are back in the closet, flowers are popping up - and so are the so-called morality police.
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Report: Iran Paying With Blood to Prop Up Syrian Regime

Voice of America - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The willingness to sustain such a heavy rate of losses is evidence of Tehran's commitment to the Assad regime, but also seems to show that Iran is counting on its forces to stand in for what the Levantine Group describes as a "decomposing" regime army.

Iran's deaf junior Greco-Roman wrestling team

Press TV - ‎10 hours ago‎
Iran's audibly-challenged junior Greco-Roman wrestlers have finished as the overall vice champion at the 2016 World Deaf Wrestling Cadet and Junior Greco-Roman Championship in Tehran, and landed in the second position at the end of the international ...

Why big European banks are reluctant to return to Iran

Al-Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
A key impediment has been Iran's difficulty in fully reconnecting to the international financial system. Beheshti Rouy said the sanctions undercut Iranian banks and forced trade financing into murky channels. His bank, which was founded in 2005 ...