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Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged On Murder Charges

Iran Human Rights – Two prisoners were hanged at Sari and Ardebil central prisons on murder charges. According to a close source, on the morning of Sunday December 10, a prisoner was executed at Ardebil Central Prison (Northwestern Iran) on murder charges. The prisoner, identified as Sayyad Ahadi, 35, had been in prison for four years. He was transferred to …

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Iranian oil minister moves to forge new regional partnerships

Al-Monitor – Ahead of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) ministerial meeting in Vienna Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh expressed hope that production cuts that were agreed to last year would be extended. What was at stake, however, was more than energy markets. Zanganeh and his counterparts, including Qataris, Saudis and Emiratis, met amid …

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Former Iran Central Bank chairman denies ever meeting Zarrab

Al-Monitor – Iran’s former Central Bank head Mahmoud Bahmani, reacting to Iranian-Turkish tycoon Reza Zarrab’s recent statements in a US court, says he never met with Zarrab. In his testimony in a New York trial, Zarrab, who was arrested in the United States on March 19, 2016, explained how he helped Iran bypass US sanctions. He said he had meetings …

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Proposed Higher Departure Fees Angers Iranians

PayvandNews – A new revenue generating measure in President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed budget has led to public outcry and mocking of the government in Iran. “Exit fees” from the country are set to rise many fold, if the new budget is passed in the coming months. cartoon by Sana Hosseinpour, Ghanoon daily Until now, every Iranian citizen departing the country had to …

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Women’s share of Iran’s budget bill increases by 30%

PayvandNews – The proposed national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1397, starting on March 21, 2018, has allocated 210 billion rials ($5.25 million) for women’s affairs, an increase of 30 percent year on year. President Hassan Rouhani presented the administration’s draft of the national budget bill for the next year to the Majlis (Iranian parliament) on Sunday. …

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