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Asia’s Iran Crude Oil Imports Dips To 2-Month Low in Jan; To Rebound In Feb

Reuters – Asia’s crude oil imports from Iran dipped in January to the lowest in two months after top buyers China and India slowed down purchases and as Japan recorded zero imports for a third month, government and trade data showed.

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Rouhani To Pay First Official Visit To Iraq

Radiofarda – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will pay an official visit to Iraq, starting March 10 “to strengthen relations while Iran is under U.S. sanction”, Tasnim news agency reports.

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Controversial TV Show Normalises Domestic Violence In Iran

Iran-HRM – Iran’s state-TV aired an interview with a self-described abusive husband and his wife, where the man explained that despite 20 years of constant abuse on his part and 27 attempts by his wife to divorce him, the couple has stayed married.

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Iranian Political Prisoner Under Harsh Conditions In Solitary Confinement

Iran-HRM – Prison authorities two weeks ago transferred political prisoner Mehdi Farahi Shandiz to solitary confinement in the Central Prison of Karaj. 

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Iran’s top banks launch blockchain platform to boost ailing banking system

Al-Monitor – The biggest players in Iranian banking have joined forces in an effort to empower an ailing banking system that has long suffered from a slew of major issues — including a hefty credit crunch. There is no shortage of potential pitfalls and challenges, but the blockchain-enabled platform they have established — and its native gold-backed cryptocurrency — may prove …

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