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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Iran’s stock index TEDPIX loses 30,000 points, falls below 1 million mark

Al-Arabia – Iran’s main stock index fell below one million points Saturday, a week after topping that mark, state affiliated media reported.The Tehran Stock Exchange’s benchmark TEDPIX index lost 30,000 points in early trading on Saturday, falling to 989,000 points.The stock exchange rose above the 1 million mark for the first time last Saturday amid warnings that the market was …

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Iranian-French Academic Sentenced To Six Years In Iran

RFL/RE – An Iranian court has sentenced a French-Iranian academic to six years in prison on national-security charges, her lawyer said on May 16. The lawyer for Fariba Adelkhan told Reuters said he would appeal the ruling, and said, if it was accepted, the sentence could be lowered to five years in prison.In January, Iran dropped spying charges against Adelkhah …

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Iran’s OPEC Governor, A Key Oil Strategist, Dies At 68

RFL/RE – Iran’s longtime OPEC governor, Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, has died from a brain hemorrhage two weeks after falling into a coma. The Iranian Oil Ministry’s Shana news agency reported on May 16 that Ardebili died in a Tehran hospital. He was 68. Ardebili served as Iran’s governor to the OPEC oil cartel for nearly 20 years, conducting negotiations with …

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Iranian Military May Battle Locust Invasion

RFL/RE – Iran may deploy its military to help combat a locust invasion in the south of the country as swarms of insects threaten to wreak havoc on crops and farmers’ livelihoods. The desert locust invasion adds to problems facing Iran as it battles the coronavirus pandemic and economic turmoil following crushing U.S. sanctions. An official of the Iranian Agriculture …

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In shadow of COVID-19, US-led battle against Islamic State continues

Al-Monitor – A Pentagon report declares the Islamic State a “low-level insurgency” as the United States and Iraq prepare for strategic dialogue.  Iraqi security forces are seen during military operations to search for Islamic State militants in Anbar province, Iraq, Dec. 29, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani. Week in Review @AlMonitor TOPICS COVERED Islamic State May 15, 2020 The latest quarterly …

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Coronavirus: Iran reports 2,102 new virus cases, highest in over month

Al-Arabia – Iran on Friday reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in more than a month as it warned of clusters hitting new regions. Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 2,102 new cases were confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall number to 116,635.That figure is …

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Petition To Ban Iran Airspace By Plane Crash Victims’ Families Sparks Controversy

Radiofarda – A petition calling for a ban on overflights by foreign airlines in Iran’s airspace launched by families of victims who perished when a Ukrainian airliner was shot down over Tehran in January has sparked huge controversy among Iranian social media users. Hamed Esmaeiliyon a representative of victim families from Canada spearheads the petition drive. He lost his wife …

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China Rejects US Moves To Extend Iran Arms Embargo, Return Of Sanctions

Radiofarda – The Chinese mission to the United Nations in New York on Thursday said the United States “has no longer a right to extend an arms embargo on Iran, let alone to trigger snapback”. “U.S. failed to meet its obligations under Resolution 2231 by withdrawing from JCPOA. It has no right to extend an arms embargo on Iran, let …

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US Global Maritime Advisory Warns Of Iran’s ‘Deceptions’

Radiofarda – In its newly released Global Maritime Advisory (GMA), the U.S. government has advised the world’s shipping lines to be vigilant about “Iran’s, North Korea’s and Syria’s deceptions”. The new advisory, prepared by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Coast Guard, and published on Thursday, …

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