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Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Announces Its Top Six Finalists That Examine Aspects Of Iranian Culture For 2017 Fest

PayvandNews – The only short film festival celebrating Iranian cinema and culture returns for ninth year with red carpet awards ceremony September 30 in new venue Press Release by Farhang Foundation Event: 9th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Date: September 30, 6 p.m. Location: UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90095 Tickets: $45, available online via and in person at the //,-118.4456222,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xde1611dee0c9918e?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwju64jfiY3WAhVIRyYKHb1tAugQ_BIIeTAN” href=”,-118.4456222,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xde1611dee0c9918e?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwju64jfiY3WAhVIRyYKHb1tAugQ_BIIeTAN” …

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Iranian Authorities Ignore Starving Political Prisoners at Rajaee Shahr Prison, Restrict Family Visitations

CHRI – Forty days after more than 15 political prisoners went on a mass hunger strike in Iran’s Rajaee Shahr Prison, the authorities are preventing some of the strikers in the poorest physical condition from receiving outside medical treatment and punishing the protesters by restricting family visitations. Ailing hunger strikers Saeed Masouri, Reza Shahabi, Abolghasem Fouladvand, Shahin Zoghitabar, Mohammad Nazari and Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi …

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Forbids Discrimination Against Minorities in Rare Outreach to Sunnis

CHRI – Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has expressed opposition to “discrimination and inequality” against Iranian minorities in response to a plea from the country’s most senior Sunni cleric. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei with Sunni cleric Molavi Abdolhamid Ismaeelzahi Read coverage (in Persian) by Ghanoon daily “In accordance with religious teachings and the Constitution, all the institutions of the Islamic Republic have a duty to refrain …

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Trump Urges Persian Gulf’s Arab States To Settle Disputes And Unite Against Iran

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump on September 8 urged Saudi Arabia and other Arab states to resolve their differences with Qatar and present a united front against Iran, the White House said. Trump spoke separately with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin …

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EU rejects punitive measures against Iran steel

PayvandNews – Eurofer had proposed plans to levy tariffs of up to 33 percent on imports of hot-rolled steel from Iran, Brazil, Russia and Ukraine. Steel factory in Ahvaz, Iran (file photo by ISNA) Iran’s steel exports to Europe are now safe from punitive measures after EU governments reject hitting imports from the Middle Eastern country with trade tariffs. The European Commission, …

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