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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Solidarity, survival and sorrow mingle after Iran earthquake

NBC — Karim and Fouzieh Yari were entertaining guests in their living room when disaster struck. The room began to shake violently. The married couple sheltered under a doorway next to the central pillar of their house, waiting there until the convulsions stopped. They saw the stairwell had collapsed. “We grabbed onto bits of metal sticking out of the walls, …

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Turkey Inquires About Man Awaiting Trial In U.S. Iran Sanctions Case

RFL/RE – Turkey has sent a diplomatic note to U.S. authorities inquiring about Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who is awaiting trial in the United States this month on charges of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry says. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons website last week listed Zarrab, 34, as having been released from prison on November 8, …

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Report: Britain preparing to transfer $527 million to Iran

Al-Arabia -Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was sentenced to five years after being convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the …

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Iran’s Requirement for Internet Users to Verify Their Identity Would Further Erode Privacy Rights

CHRI – Ongoing announcements by Iranian officials that every citizen in the country will soon be required to verify their identity to use the internet indicates that the state is moving towards further eroding individual privacy rights. “Identification is one of the most important issues in building the foundations of the country’s cyberspace, and everyone’s identity must be verified,” said …

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Supreme Administrative Court Blocks Judicial-Parliamentary Agreement to Reinstate Zoroastrian City Council Member

CHRI – The Supreme Administrative Court in Tehran has blocked an agreement by the speaker of Parliament and the head of the judiciary to reinstate Sepanta Niknam, a member of the Zoroastrian faith, to the Yazd City Council. On November 8, 2017, President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, told reporters that an agreement had been reached between the …

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Iranian authorities scramble to deal with quake aftermath

Al-Monitor  — Across Iran’s western Kermanshah province, tents can be seen in parks and along roadsides. Some tents are for people who lost their homes in the Nov. 12 earthquake, and other tents are for those who fear that another earthquake might strike. The city of Sarpol-e Zahab was the most affected by the powerful, 7.3 magnitude quake that has …

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US Announces Ways To Provide Help For Quake Victims In Iran

Radio Farda – U.S. Department of the Treasury officially highlighted on Tuesday, November 14, the ways in which Americans can provide humanitarian assistance to the Iranian people. People at Mehr Housing in Sarpol-e Zahab (photo by ISNA_UR) “In light of the tragic earthquake in Iran, we would like to highlight some of the ways in which Americans can provide humanitarian …

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