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Why do Iranian banks remain stuck with toxic assets?

Al-monitor – On Feb. 26, the Iranian government got the go-ahead from parliament members to sell a total of 10 trillion rials ($308 million) worth of excess properties owned by the ministries of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as well as Labor and Social Welfare in the upcoming Iranian fiscal year, which starts March 21. The raised money is expected …

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Report Released by UN Special Rapporteur on Women’s Rights to International Women’s Day

themediaexpress -Iran is drawing international attention for its human rights violations, but as International Women’s Day this week, attention is being given to the lack of rights for women in Iran. The Iranian government accepted 27 of 60 recommendations regarding the rights of women in its 2014 UPR review. These included recommendations regarding gender discrimination, early marriage, access to health …

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White House Vows To Find U.S. Man Missing In Iran Since 2007

RFL/RE – The White House has vowed to find a former FBI agent who mysteriously disappeared a decade ago in Iran. Robert Levinson, who disappeared while visiting Iran’s Kish resort island in 2007, was not among five Americans freed by Iran in a prisoner exchange last year after sanctions over its nuclear program were lifted. Levinson was working for the …

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Iran’s presence in Syria blocks peace deal, Netanyahu tells Putin

Al-Arabia – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday there could never be peace in Syria as long as there was an Iranian presence there. “We discussed at length the matter of Iran, its objectives and intentions in Syria, and I clarified that there cannot be a peace deal in Syria when Iran …

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Iran’s Khamenei: Economic Progress Limited Despite Lifted Sanctions

VOA – Iran’s supreme leader criticized the country’s slow pace of economic recovery on Thursday despite the lifting of sanctions and called on President Hassan Rouhani’s government to champion greater self-sufficiency, state TV reported. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s criticism comes ahead of Iran’s presidential election in May, when the pragmatist president is expected to seek re-election. “Of course the government has …

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