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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Surging prices may push Iran’s housing sector back into recession

Al-Monitor  – Since January, Iran’s housing sector has been in a long-awaited boom phase after a five-year recession — the longest dip in recent memory. But now the sector is in danger of sliding back into negative ground due to the sudden and massive price hikes across the country spurred by the ongoing currency crisis.

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Backlash in Iran as some wartime veterans circumvent new retirement law

Al-Monitor – Iran’s important new retirement law, approved by the powerful Guardian Council enacted by the country’s parliament, could effectively put an end to the decades-long practice of the re-employment of some government workers upon their retirement. In many cases government workers have their contracts extended once they reach retirement age, while occasionally retired workers are invited back to their positions.

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Iran’s Problems With America Won’t End With Trump’s Departure

PayvandNews – According to reports in the U.S. media, former Secretary of State John Kerry in meetings with Javad Zarif , Iran’s minister of foreign affairs, expressed the view that it would be better for Tehran to wait out the remaining years of the Trump administration before engaging in new talks with a Democratic successor. Actually what Secretary Kerry in …

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Kiarostami to Panahi: photographs by Iranian film-makers – in pictures

theguardian -Despite facing censorship, house arrest and exile, directors such as Jafar Panahi and the late Abbas Kiarostami kept Iran at the forefront of world cinema. Here is a selection of their photographs, alongside those of compatriots Nasser Taghvai, Kamran Shirdel, Majid Barzegar, Ebrahim Golestan and cinematographer Seifollah Samadian.

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Congressmen seek to counter Iran

Kurdistan 24 — Rep. Ted Poe (R, Texas) is a co-sponsor of important legislation now before the US Congress: “The Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act,” which he introduced, along with Rep. Brad Sherman (D, California), in the House of Representatives earlier this year.

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