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‘Bodyguard’ by Iranian director Ebrahim Hatamikia wins top prizes at VIFF 2017

PayvandNews – ‘Bodyguard’ directed by Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Hatamikia won Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actor (for Babak Hamidian), and Best Director award at the 3rd Vienna Independent Film Festival (VIFF 2017) in Austria. ‘Forgiveness’ by Iran’s Rima Irani also won Best Short Film Award at the festival. Bodyguard (2016) ‘Bodyguard’ tells the story of a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political …

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Iran launches Freedom of Information website

PayvandNews – Iran has launched a website that allows its citizens to freely seek and obtain information from all government organizations and institutions according to law. The website was officially launched during a ceremony attended by Iranian Minister of Culture Seyyed Reza Salehi Amiri and Minister for Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Va’ezi on Saturday. The website had been operating in …

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Iran Plans First Oil-And-Gas Tenders After Sanctions Easing

RFL/RE – The Iranian government is planning to announce tenders for the exploration of 14 oil-and-gas blocks over the next three months, a top executive at Iran’s NIOC state oil company has said. NIOC Deputy Director Rahim Nematollahi told Reuters in Istanbul on July 10 that the tenders would be offered for joint exploration together with NIOC. Most of the blocks …

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The Enemy of My Enemy Is My…?

billmoyers -The Middle East. Could there be a more perilous place on Earth, including North Korea? Not likely. The planet’s two leading nuclear-armed powers backing battling proxies amply supplied with conventional weapons; terror groups splitting and spreading; religious-sectarian wars threatening amid a plethora of ongoing armed hostilities stretching from Syria to Iraq to Yemen. And that was before Donald Trump …

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Christians in Iran handed lengthy prison sentences

MNN/MEC — Iran has never been a bastion of religious freedom, but over the past couple of months, the government seems to be especially clamping down on believers. (Photo courtesy of Middle East Concern) Three Christians, two of whom are Muslim converts, were recently sentenced to at least a decade in prison for gathering with fellow believers. According to a press …

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