Monday , 18 February 2019

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Iranian Sugar Plant Workers Detained Without Bail After Protesting Unpaid Wages and Benefits

CHRI – Eight workers at one of Iran’s largest and oldest agricultural companies remain detained without bail after being arrested for demanding unpaid wages and benefits. At least 13 workers who had been protesting since mid-July 2017 after not being paid their salaries and insurance allowances by the Haft Tappeh sugarcane company near Shush in Khuzestan Province were detained on July …

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Iran’s economy a ‘masterpiece of structural ambiguity’

Al-monitor – The economy dominated Iran’s recent presidential election. Hassan Rouhani, the incumbent, argued that integration into the global economy is the only path to prosperity and job creation, while his rivals accused his administration of having ignored the poor. Rouhani’s opponents also promised to create millions of jobs,double the size of the economy and triple monthly cash payments to low-income families. In the end, most Iranian voters preferred Rouhani’s path. Whether President …

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Corruption Verdicts Seen As Warning To Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad

PayvandNews – Mahmud Ahmadinejad was no stranger to controversy during his two terms as Iran’s president. Now he faces possible sentencing for his alleged mishandling of billions of dollars during his time in office. By Frud Bezhan, RFE/RL But following news that multiple verdicts have been issued against the former president, analysts looking at the murky legal process suggest that the development …

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Iran’s Judicial Official Threatens Rouhani’s Telecommunications Minister With Criminal Charges Over Telegram

PayvandNews – Iran’s Deputy Prosecutor General Abdolsamad Khorramabadi has threatened to take Telecommunications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi to court for his alleged refusal to block thousands of channels on Telegram, the country’s most widely used private messaging application. Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi “For reasons known to the telecommunications minister, we have so far been lenient in our response to the ministry’s failure in …

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Iran, Iraq reach deal over Kirkuk pipeline

PayvandNews – Iran says it has reached an agreement with Iraq to construct a pipeline that would export crude oil from the northern Iraqi fields of Kirkuk via Iran. The announcement was made by Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh after a meeting with his visiting Iraqi counterpart Jabbar al-Luaibi. Iran and Iraq Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh  (R) and Jabbar al-Luaibi Zanganeh …

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