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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Iran ready to work with Interpol over 1994 Argentina bombing

Al-monitor – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said his government is ready to work with Interpol to resolve a dispute over a 1994 bombing in Argentina that targeted a Jewish center for which Iran was blamed. AUTHOR Arash Karami According to Iranian media, Jurgen Stock, the secretary-general of Interpol, met with Araghchi in Tehran July 10 to discuss cooperation and …

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White House Seeks Changes In Senate’s Russian/Iranian Sanctions Bill

RFL/RE – The White House is seeking to change a Senate bill imposing tough new sanctions on Russia so it doesn’t constrain the president’s authority to impose or waive sanctions, a top White House official said on July 10. The bill to impose new sanctions on Russia for allegedly meddling in the U.S. election and other matters passed the Senate overwhelmingly …

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Iran Air appoints first female CEO

PayvandNews – For the first time, a female board member of Iran Air – the Iranian flag carrier – has been appointed as the airline’s chief executive officer.  Farzaneh Sharafbafi will replace the current CEO Farhad Parvaresh. Farzaneh Sharafbafi Sharafbafi, the current director general of Iran Air’s research department, will be the first-ever woman to head the national flag carrier, Fars reported. She …

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Iranian women spark debate by defying hijab rule in cars

Guardian – Judiciary and police insist a car interior is public space but more women are defying authorities by driving with ‘bad hijab’ Iranian women during celebrations in Tehran after Iran struck a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty ImagesView more sharing options Saeed Kamali Dehghan Iran correspondent Tuesday 11 July 2017 06.00 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 11 July 2017 07.57 BST …

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Iranian Soccer Stars Call For End To Ban On Women Spectators

RFL/RE – Two prominent Iranian footballers have called for lifting a ban on women attending major men’s sports events, adding to pressure from women’s rights activists long battling the prohibition. Ali Karimi, who is widely regarded as one of the best Iranian players of all time, expressed hope on July 10 that “the conditions are set with the help of” President …

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13 Prisoners Face Imminent Execution in Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights -13 prisoners are in imminent danger of execution in Karaj’s Rajai Shahr Prison. On Monday July 10, 13 prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions. According to close sources, the prisoners are on death row on murder charges and are scheduled to be executed on Wednesday July 12. …

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Iranian Principlists maneuver to contain hard-liners

Al-monitor – The Principlist camp has for some time sought to project a nonradical image, trying to move away from past experiences that Iranian society associates with it. However, these efforts have not always been successful. Indeed, the radical current within the camp continues to remain active — to the chagrin of more influential conservative forces. AUTHOR Saeid Jafari On June 7, …

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Photos: Lake Maharloo simmers, turns red

PayvandNews -The waters of rich salt lake Maharloo (map), situated on the outskirts of Shiraz in southern Iran, look reddish for a good reason. The growth of bacteria and particularly seaweeds come to change the color of the water body which is rich in potassium and salts. In mid-summer the lake loses its water due to high evaporation leaving behind a white …

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Iranian Women: Zahra Inche Dargahi elected as Iran’s Gymnastic Federation president

PayvandNews – Zahra Inche Dargahi was elected as the President of the Iran’s Gymnastic Federation.  Inche Dargahi received 24 votes (out of 44) in the presidential elections held at the Iran’s Academy Olympic on Monday. Zahra Inche Dargahi Shervin Asbaghian and Habib Nozohouri came second and third with 12 and 4 votes respectively. Reza Mohammad Kazemi also received 4 votes. Inche …

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‘Bodyguard’ by Iranian director Ebrahim Hatamikia wins top prizes at VIFF 2017

PayvandNews – ‘Bodyguard’ directed by Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Hatamikia won Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actor (for Babak Hamidian), and Best Director award at the 3rd Vienna Independent Film Festival (VIFF 2017) in Austria. ‘Forgiveness’ by Iran’s Rima Irani also won Best Short Film Award at the festival. Bodyguard (2016) ‘Bodyguard’ tells the story of a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political …

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