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Are Shiites substituting hajj for Arbaeen?

Al-monitor – Ever since the fall of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, Shiites have begun once again openly marking the annual mourning holiday of Arbaeen, with the number of people taking part in the ceremony surging each year. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Arbaeen, described as the world’s largest annual pilgrimage, is a ritual that occurs 40 days after the day …

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Lut Desert provides tourism development opportunity: Iranian Official

PayvandNews – The Lut Desert, one of the two deserts dominating the landscape of eastern Iran, has got what it takes to lure travelers considering its geological uniqueness. Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, the scorching Lut, is a mix of sand and salt. Its calming silence is also amazingly attractive. Dasht-e Lut “The Lut Desert provides a suitable prospect …

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OPEC moves closer to oil output deal as Iran gets new offer leftright 2/2leftright

Reuters – OPEC is moving closer toward finalizing this month its first deal since 2008 to limit oil output, with most members prepared to offer Iran significant flexibility on production volumes, ministers and sources said on Friday. Iran has been the main stumbling block for such a deal because Tehran wants exemptions as it tries to regain oil market share …

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Iran Nuclear Deal Opponents to Trump: Don’t ‘Rip it Up’

VOA – Republicans and other long-time opponents of an international nuclear agreement with Iran have walked back calls to scrap the deal and are now urging the incoming Trump administration to stiffen it rather than unravel what President-elect Donald Trump once termed as “the worst deal ever negotiated.” With Iran and European allies imploring the new administration to honor the …

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Trump Seeks Kissinger’s Advice On Relations With China, Russia, Iran

RFL/RE – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sought out the advice of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on China, Russia, Iran, and Europe, his office said on November 17. Kissinger, 93, who served under former Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, is best known for opening the door to China after decades of isolating the Asian giant. Kissinger has been …

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