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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Iran-Syria soccer game surrounded by major controversy

Al-Monitor – Iranian authorities’ move to stop Iranian women from entering the Tehran stadium where the Sept. 5 soccer match between Iran and Syria was held has stirred controversy as Syrian women were let in to enjoy the game. On Sept. 2, when ticket sales began on a website for the Iran-Syria 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier, a new choice was available …

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After years of sanctions, Persian rugs back to brighten world markets

Al-monitor  — Iran’s capital city hosted the world’s largest and most prestigious handmade carpet exhibition Aug. 23-29. Hamid Kargar, the head of Iran National Carpet Center, told Al-Monitor, “About 730 companies from across Iran and dozens of carpet traders from across the globe participated in the 26th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition.” He added, “Among them were more than 90 international businessmen, including 14 Americans …

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Indians push for undersea gas pipeline from Iran

PayvandNews – The planned pipeline would connect Iran’s vast gas reserves with Omani consumers as well as with liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants in Oman that could re-export the gas. With a $7 billion project to pump gas from Iran discarded, a 1,300 km undersea pipeline is finding new proponents in India where they say natural gas from the Persian Gulf …

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Saudi Arabia Rejects Overtures From Tehran For Improved Relations

RFL/RE – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on September 5 rejected overtures from Tehran to improve relations after the conclusion of last week’s annual hajj pilgrimage. “If Iran wants to have good relations with Saudi Arabia, it has to change its policies. It has to respect international law,” Jubeir said at a press conference in London. Iranian official Ali Ghazi-Askar, the …

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Iranian Family Launches Protest Over Concerts Canceled By Hard-Liners

RFL/RE – A family of four in Iran has launched a symbolic protest against the cancellation of concerts around the country on religious grounds. In recent years, dozens of concerts and cultural performances have been abruptly called off in Iran following pressure and intimidation by hard-liners who claim such events undermine Islamic values. The closures of the officially sanctioned concerts have …

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Iranian Workers, Pensioners Protest Months of Delayed Wages

Radiozamaneh – Labour protests have become the order of the day in Tehran and other cities across the country with workers and pensioners demanding payment of their wages; however, employers have come to regard these delays as a matter of course and often express surprise at the workers demands. A worker holds a sign advertising that he and coworkers will sell …

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Iran: Unidentified Prisoner Hanged in Public on Murder Charges

Iran Human Rights  -An unidentified prisoner was hanged in public in the city of Ilam on murder charges . An unidentified prisoner was hanged at 22 Bahman Square in the city of Ilam in front of a crowd of people. According to the Iranian state-run media, ISNA, the prisoner was executed on the morning of Tuesday September 5 on murder …

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