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Iran’s Politics Color Ramadan Prayer Dispute

RFL/RE – A debate over the potential return of one of Iran’s greatest classical singers for a prayer recitation has provided a fresh test of the hard-line domination of state TV nearly a decade after unrest that roiled the country’s establishment. The performance of Rabbana by Mohammad Reza Shajarian was a Ramadan fixture for three decades before it was eliminated …

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Iraqi Shi’ite Militia Backed By Iran Recaptures Border Area With Syria

RFL/RE – An Iraqi Shi’ite force backed by Iran has said it pushed Islamic State (IS) militants out of villages on the border with Syria on May 29, in a step toward reopening a supply route to send Iranian weapons to President Bashar al-Assad. The Popular Mobilization Forces described its advance to the border with Syria north of the town …

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Iran: Two Prisoners Executed, One of them in Public

Iran Human Rights- An unidentified prisoner sentenced to death on rape charges was reportedly hanged in public in Shiraz in front of a crowd of people. Another prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad’s Parsilon Prison on drug related charges. On the morning of Sunday May 28, an unidentified prisoner sentenced to death on rape charges was reportedly hanged in public in …

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Iran’s housing crisis aggravated by reluctant sellers

Al-monitor – Iran’s enduring housing recession has cost many Iranians their dream of homeownership while depleting their purchasing power due to higher rent. The housing sector is unlikely to return anytime soon to the days when it was Iran’s best investment option. AUTHOR Ali Dadpay The “Iranian dream” is the same around the world. Iranian families work hard to own …

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Iranian Director Mohammad Rasoulof Takes Prestigious Cannes Prize

RFL/RE – Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof has won a prestigious prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Rasoulof, 45, was awarded the main prize in the Un Certain Regard competition on May 27 for his film A Man Of Integrity (Lerd), which tells the story of man working at a goldfish farm who becomes ensnared in corruption. Soudabeh Beizaee at a scene in Lerd (A Man of …

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