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Dual National Speaks of Yearning for Family and Disillusionment with Iran in Letter Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – Iranian-British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, imprisoned in Iran since April 2016, has written a letter to her UK-based husband about the pain of being separated from their infant daughter, Gabriella “Gisoo” Ratcliffe, and disillusionment with her birth country of Iran. “I turned 38 without you by my side and you turned 42 without me, while our dear Gisoo turned two-years-old without …

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Why dust storms still suffocate Iran’s Khuzestan province

Al-monitor – A massive influx of dust storms in recent weeks has once again paralyzed Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan. The province has been reeling from dust storms since the early 2000s, a problem which often leads to schools and government offices being closed, power, water and internet outages as well as residents being rushed to hospitals with respiratory complications. AUTHOR Zahra Alipour According …

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The real reason Ahmadinejad still covets media attention

Al-monitor – Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who in September was “advised” by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, not to run in the May 19 presidential elections, has been writing letters and statements addressing US President Donald Trump and the Iranian government. In the face of opposition from the ruling establishment, Ahmadinejad is trying to maintain a presence on Iran’s political scene by attracting the …

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Iran trade with Russia grew largest in 2016: Envoy

PayvandNews – Iran’s trade with Russia saw the highest growth in 2016, says Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Sanai as the two countries are gearing up for President Hassan Rouhani’s imminent visit to Moscow.  “I believe this trend will be maintained in the next two or three years and bilateral trade volume will reach $10 billion,” Russia’s Rossiya Segodnya quoted him as …

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Teachers Hold Rallies Across Iran for Labor and Education Rights

Iranhumanrights.org – Teachers held rallies in several Iranian cities on March 9, 2017 demanding livable wages and improved educational resources for students. “The rallies were held in front of the Ministry of Education offices in provincial capitals in collaboration with several teachers’ organizations, and they included employed and retired teachers,” a member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association told the …

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