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Russia Launches Syria Air Strikes From Iranian Base

RFL/RE – The Russian military has conducted air strikes in Syria using warplanes based in Iran for the first time, Russian state media are reporting. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the August 16 air strikes were carried out by Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 strike fighters that took off from the Hamadan air field in Iran. The ministry claimed the strikes successfully …

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Iran Kills Three Purported Sunni Militants

RFL/RE – Iranian security forces claim they have killed three purported Sunni militants in western Iran. Police reported that the men were killed in a shoot-out on August 16 in the city of Kermanshah, about 500 kilometers southwest of Tehran and about 100 kilometers from the border with Iraq. They said an automatic rifle and a suicide vest were confiscated after …

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Iran Reportedly Detains British Dual National

RFL/RE – Media in Iran are reporting that authorities have detained a dual Iranian-British citizen on suspicion of spying. The state IRNA news agency reported on August 16 that the unidentified detainee had “been active in the economic field, related to Iran.” The British government has not commented on the report. Iranian authorities have detained at least six other dual …

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MasterCards to Become Operational in Iran from Aug.23: Minister

Tasnim – Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced that financial branches of the country’s Post Company will offer credit card services in late August. Credit and debit cards will be distributed at financial branches of the Iran Post Company from August 23, Vaezi said at a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday. Stressing that Iranians can use …

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Iran enjoys 4.4% economic growth in 1st quarter

MNA – Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) has reported that the country’s GDP, excluding oil, reached 4.4 per cent in the first quarter of the current Iranian year (began March 20). CSI announced on Sunday that Iran’s constant-price Gross Domestic Product (GDP) stood at about 6.7 billion dollars including oil and 5.4 billion dollars excluding oil. The figures indicate a …

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