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Moonlight, Iran’s The Salesman Win As Oscars End In Chaos

RFL/RE – The coming-of-age drama Moonlight upset La La Land to win the best-picture Oscar in one of the wildest finishes ever for the Academy Awards, while The Salesman, a film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, won in the best foreign-language film category. http://www.rferl.org/5ae67b33-bf88-48c6-9188-b4ef4c259b9b The ceremony on February 26 was plunged into chaos when presenter Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced that …

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Rafsanjani’s daughter: Mysterious cause behind my father’s death

Al-Arabia – Fatima Rafsanjani, daughter of former Iranian President and chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said that the reasons behind her father’s death are still ambiguous. On January 8, Rafsanjani died at the age of 83 after a heart attack, as announced by the Iranian government. However his daughter Fatima said in an interview with Iranian …

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Iran Begins Navy Drill off Strait of Hormuz As US Newly Wary

VOA – Iran’s navy began an annual drill Sunday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported. The TV report quoted navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the two-day maneuver will cover an area of 2 million square kilometers (772,000 square miles) in the Sea of …

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Iran’s budget bill proposes $125M to deal with dust storms

PayvandNews – The national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (March 2017-March 2018) has proposed a budget of 5 trillion rials (nearly $125 million) to mitigate the effects of dust storms, MP Abbas Papizadeh said. Dust storms which consistently disturb local residents of southwestern province of Khuzestan coupled with public utility outage has become a national concern lately. …

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad Throws Weight Behind Trump’s Tough Stance against Washington’s Political Elites, Media

PayvandNews- Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a letter to the US President on Sunday voiced strong support for Trump’s uncompromising stand against Washington’s “corrupt” political structure and media, and meantime, cautioned Trump not to be fooled by the falsified image presented by the US media about Iran. “Will the populists unite?” In his lengthy letter, Ahmadinejad endorsed a number …

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