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Iranian version of feminist dream in Inversion – Pollution sets off a chain reaction

LOS ANGELES, May 19, (RTRS): The title shot of “Inversion” is an image of a metropolitan landscape so thick with smog that the skyscrapers seem to be melting right into the chalky-white air. It looks like the establishing shot of downtown LA that we’ve seen in a thousand films — …

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US assurances on Iran come with asterisks – European banks executives scratching heads

WASHINGTON, May 19, (RTRS): The United States has a simple answer for executives of European banks scratching their heads over whether it is now legal for them to do business with Iran: Just ask. Any firm concerned whether a prospective business deal with Iran would be legal, Secretary of State …

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Iran won’t attend Hajj in S.Arabia – Latest sign of tensions between 2 ME powers 

TEHRAN, Iran, May 12, (Agencies): Iran will not send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year for the annual hajj pilgrimage, an Iranian offi cial said Thursday, the latest sign of tensions between the two Mideast powers after a disaster during the event last year killed at least 2,426 people. Iran …

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Jihadists hold bodies of 12 Iranians

TEHRAN, May 10, (AFP): Jihadists are withholding the bodies of 12 Iranian Revolutionary Guards killed last week in Syria, an Iranian military official said Tuesday, quoted by ISNA news agency. According to Iranian media, 13 Revolutionary Guards military advisers died last week in fighting in Khan Tuman, southwest of the …

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Iran director sentenced to 233 lashes says he’s no activist – ‘I was filming what was being written on Tehran walls’

PARIS, May 7, (AFP): An Iranian director sentenced to 233 lashes for making a film that has never been officially shown in his homeland said Friday he just wanted to be left alone to work rather than “be turned into a hero”. Keywan Karimi ran into trouble with Iran’s powerful …

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Iran … the test is over

WHEN the Islamic Summit Conference in Istanbul in clear terms condemned Iran’s interferences in the affairs of other countries, the regime of Mullahs doesn’t have much choice but to stop sponsoring and supporting terrorism. The Mullahs have to atone for their sins of the past decades if they truly want …

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Islamic summit condemns Iran – ‘Support for terror’

ISTANBUL, April 15, (Agencies): A major summit aimed at overcoming differences in the Muslim world condemned Iran Friday for supporting terrorism and meddling in the affairs of other countries. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who had been at the two-day Istanbul conference along with over 30 other heads of state and …

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Iran oil minister says will keep raising its production – Russian minister says may meet Saudi counterpart before Doha event

DUBAI, April 4, (RTRS): Iran will continue increasing its oil production and exports until it reaches the market position it enjoyed before the imposition of sanctions, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted by the semi-official Mehr news agency as saying. Zanganeh was speaking at the weekend ahead of an April …

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Cabin crew to Tehran told to wear headscarf

 PARIS, April 3, (AFP): A number of female Air France cabin crew are resisting an airline ruling that they should wear a headscarf while in Tehran, when flights to the Iranian capital resume on April 17, a union representative told AFP on Saturday. “Every day we have calls from worried …

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Iran, enough with the ‘ballistic’ talk

IN THE past two decades, we have been hearing many names for Iran’s missiles – from ‘Zilzal’, ‘Sijeel’ to ‘Shihab’ and its types. Revolutionary Guard officials said all these missiles are aimed at Israel, bragging about their capability to hit any target in Israel or anywhere in the region. In …

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