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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Sanctions have led to Iran’s oil industry falling behind: Minister

Al-Arabia – Sanctions have led to Iran’s oil industry falling behind but Iran will resist, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. “The conditions in Iran are in a way that once every few years the oil industry receives a deadly blow and the economic sanctions can be considered one of those,” …

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Iraqi President Condemns Attacks on Protesters

VOA – Iraqi President Barham Salih has condemned attacks on anti-government protesters and media after a week of demonstrations and related clashes left more than 100 people dead and 6,000 wounded. He called those committing the violence criminals and enemies, and used a televised address Monday to call for a halt to the escalation. Salih said Iraq had experienced enough …

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Sepideh Qoliyan Said She Was Tortured in Iran, Now She’s Serving an 18-Year Prison Sentence

CHRI – Female Activist Described Inhumane Conditions of Detention in Video Statement *Warning: This article contains content that could be upsetting or disturbing for some readers. Sepideh Qoliyan is currently serving an 18.6-year prison sentence in Iran’s Gharchak Prison for women after being arrested at workers’ rights protests in the city of Shush, Khuzestan Province, and publicly stating that she and fellow detainees …

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Have Iran, US slammed door on nuclear negotiations?

Al-Monitor – It could be a long while before Tehran and Washington cross paths again — at least in positive terms. Despite efforts by several world leaders to get the presidents of Iran and the United States together on the sidelines of the recent UN General Assembly session in New York, no such meeting took place and no improvements were made in …

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Iran’s Ministry of Education fails to deliver on promises

Al-Monitor – World Teachers’ Day is held annually Oct. 5 to celebrate the role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. While some local governments in Iran don’t permit the day’s observance, teachers’ guild associations will often observe the day by issuing statements and holding small ceremonies. Sometimes there are limited protests. This year’s theme is “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession.” The …

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Iranian officials growing concerned about Iraqi protests

Al-Monitor – As the mostly peaceful protests over corruption and unemployment continue into their second week across Iraqi cities, Iranian officials are now reacting, indicating that authorities are becoming more concerned about unrest in the neighboring country. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted Oct. 6 in Persian, English and Arabic, saying, “Iran and Iraq are two nations whose hearts and souls are tied together through faith …

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Iran take three golds at Karate1 Premier League

PayvandNews – Iranian athletes won three gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the Karate 1 – Premier League Moscow on Sunday. Sara Bahmanyar defeated German karate competitor Shara Hubrich 1-0 in the final of the Female Kumite -50kg. World Karate Federation @worldkarate_wkf Meet the first finalists in Female Kumite categoriesShara Hubrich vs Sara Bahmanyar in Female Kumite -50kg. Who …

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Volleyball: Iran beaten by Brazil at FIVB World Cup

PavandNews – Iran suffered a 3-1 (25-27, 25-21, 27-25, 25-22) loss against Brazil at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Men’s World Cup on Sunday. Iranian players’ poor serves contributed to their loss at Nagano White Ring, while they were not good on defense as well. See match photos and statistics by FIVB Porya Yali led Iran with a match-high 25 and …

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Australians Back Home After Likely Prisoner Swap With Iran

RFL/RE – Australian travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin arrived back at their home in Perth after months in an Iranian jail following what appears to have been a likely prisoner swap with Tehran. Australian authorities confirmed on October 6 that, on the same day Tehran freed the couple from detention, they released an Iranian academic who had been …

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