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Without reforms, Iranian banking crisis looms

AL-monitor – In Iran, concerns are growing that banks may be facing the same fate as credit and financial institutions (CFIs), many of which are believed to be on the verge of collapse. CFIs, many of them unlicensed, have caused major disruption in the Iranian financial system in the past decade. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is under rising pressure from the …

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Iranian MPs request to visit imprisoned opposition leader

Al-monitor – After reports that opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi became ill and needed medical care, four Iranian parliamentarians requested to visit the former parliament speaker who has been under house arrest since 2011. AUTHOR Al-Monitor Staff According to Tehran parliament member Ahmad Mazani, a member of the Reformist Central Council of Hope, the parliament members felt that visiting Karroubi would be …

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Iranian karatekas wins five medals in 2017 World Games

PayvandNews – Iranian karate practitioners have exhibited great punching, knee strikes as well as open-hand techniques at the 2017 World Games in Poland, and collected five medals, including four silver ones, at the international multi-sport event.

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Second Iranian Opposition Leader In Poor Health, Family Says

RFL/RE – A second Iranian opposition figure who is under house arrest has fallen ill, Iranian news agencies report, citing family members. Mir Hossein Musavi, 75, under house arrest since 2011, is suffering from irregular blood pressure and dizziness and is unable to walk without assistance, the opposition Kaleme website reported on July 26, citing information provided by his daughters. Iranian …

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U.S. Congress Reaches Deal Clearing Way For Russian Sanctions Bill

RFL/RE – Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress late on July 26 said they had reached an agreement clearing the way for final action on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Russia and put them into law, while also preventing President Donald Trump from easing punitive measures against Moscow without congressional approval. View image on Twitter  Follow CNN Politics  …

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