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Ahmadinejad mired in clash with judiciary, IRGC

Al-Monitor — There seems to be no end in sight to the standoff between former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the one hand and the hard-line judiciary as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Intelligence Organization on the other. Last month was particularly challenging for Ahmadinejad. He saw his former Vice President Hamid Baghaei sent to prison March …

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Iran’s deputy environment chief resigns amid mounting pressure from hard-liners

Al-Monitor – The young deputy head of Iran’s Department of Environment, Kaveh Madani, has decided to resign and leave the country following increasing pressure from hard-liners. Before moving back to Iran, Madani — who has been described by Iranian media as a “genius” — was an environmental management lecturer at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom. He was named …

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First Ever Release of 1978 Farah Choir Recording – After 40 years, a never-before-heard recording of the Farah Choir, which was supported by the former queen of Persia Farah Diba (Pahlavi), has been released in Europe. The release of the recording, which contains seven Persian folk songs, was planned for 1978, but was halted due to the Islamic Revolution. “In 1973, Farah Pahlavi Charity Foundation commissioned Evlin …

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Free Dr Noorali Tabandeh, the head spiritual leader of the Gonabadi Sufi order, under house arrest since 20th February

HRWF  – Since 20th February 2018, Dr Noorali Tabandeh, the head spiritual leader of the Gonabadi Sufi order in Iran with approximately 10 million followers, has been under house arrest. This was revealed by himself during a short video clip. In this short video recording dated 6th March he sends his greeting to the Dervishes and Muslims and the people …

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Iran’s Foreign Currency Markets In Chaos Despite Central Bank Intervention

Radiofarda – One week after the Rouhani administration announced the government-imposed rate of 42,000 rials against every US dollar, chaos and ambiguity in Iran’s foreign exchange market continue. In an attempt to control the free fall, the Rouhani administration announced an imposed rate of 42,000 rials to the U.S. dollar April 10, in addition to other protective measures. Some street …

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