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Iranian elite cite ‘good genes’ in nepotism controversy

DW- It seems to be an unwritten rule that Iranian politicians are entitled to help their children find high-paying jobs. One politician’s son recently put his success down to “good genes” – sparking backlash on social media. Social media consumers in Iran are young, well educated, and above all, sarcastic. They particularly enjoy using Twitter to draw attention to their country’s …

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Iran volleyball team wins title at 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei

PayvandNews – The Iranian volleyball team defeated Russia 3-2 (25-17, 15-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13) to win the title at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan .

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Iran Dismisses U.S. Call For UN Access To Its Military Sites As ‘Dream’

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has rejected a U.S. demand that UN nuclear inspectors visit Tehran’s military bases, while other Iranian officials called the idea a “dream.” In a televised address on August 29, Rohani said he believed that the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), would be unlikely to agree to such visits in any case. …

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Arash Shoa Sharq Sentenced to Lashes

HRANA News Agency – Arash Shoa Sharq, 24-year-old journalist, has been sentenced to lashes and imprisonment by Branch 107 of the Penal Court of the city of Rasht. Mr. Shoa Sharq, who has the responsibility of “Gilan Noo”, or “New Gilan”, was tried on the complaint made by “one of the deposed directors of the government”. This journalist had been previously …

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A Lawyer Arrested on Charge of Insulting the Supreme Leader

HRANA News Agency – Danial Estakhr, a lawyer in Shiraz city, was arrested and sent to prison on charge on insulting the supreme leader. It is said that this charge is related to one of his writings about the mass executions of political prisoners in 1980s. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Danial Estakhr, known professional …

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