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Iran sends three warplanes to Baghdad

July 11, 2014 SIMILARITY ¬— A Sukhoi-25 delivered to Iraq this week (left) has the same two digit number in the same spot as a plane photographed earlier (right) in Tehran. In…

10 Iranians on list of world’s top scientists

July 11, 2014 Ten Iranian scientists have been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds for 2014. The list includes more than 3,200 scientists from around the…

Sistani trying hand at politics, for a change

July 11, 2014 GRAND AYATOLLAH ALI SISTANI. . . born in Mashhad in 1930 Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the seniormost Shiite cleric in Iraq—and some say in the world—is now intervening in…

EU court overturns yet more sanctions

July 11, 2014 The European Union’s second-highest court last Thursday annulled sanctions placed on Sharif University of Technology because of its alleged involvement with the country’s nuclear program and on the National…

Iraqi Kurds plan vote on independence

July 11, 2014 BARZANI. . . calls for vote The president of Iraqi Kurdistan has called for a referendum on whether the region should declare its independence, a move long expected but…

State TV steals US program on families

July 11, 2014 The three American families—gay couple at right The Islamic Republic may complain bitterly about the American cultural invasion and all its movies and television programs, but that hasn’t stopped…

Blackouts come back to capital

July 11, 2014 Tehranis were warned last week that unless they cut back on their electricity consumption immediately they face the prospect of blackouts lasting four to five hours a day. The…

Dust storm hits

July 11, 2014 Tehran and 24 of the country’s 31 provinces got hit by a dust storm—not a sand storm—last Wednesday and Thursday. Professor Parviz Kardavani told the Iran Daily that sand…

Here is what the nuclear talks come down to

July 11, 2014 BACK TALKING — The nuclear negotiations resumed in Vienna last week, but nothing of substance has been agreed to yet as all parties appear still to be jockeying for…

US terror victims go after .ir domain

July 11, 2014 In the latest effort by American “victims of terrorism” to extract blood money from the Islamic Republic, they have filed a suit in a US court to take control…

Tahmooressi hopeful

July 11, 2014 US Marine Corps reservist Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi told CNN by phone Sunday that he was “more hopeful” and “optimistic” than ever that he would be released from a Mexican…

Few dare tread even where sanctions lifted

July 11, 2014 While many news reports in recent months talk of Western business firms rushing to Tehran to line up business with the Islamic Republic once sanctions are lifted, the bigger…

The Oil Patch

July 11, 2014 OPEC monthly average BACK DOWN — The market jitters over Iraq seem to be over now.  The price of an OPEC barrel climbed rapidly starting just after the band…

Minister is saved

July 11, 2014 Groups of Majlis deputies have been swirling publicly in recent weeks trying to arrange a vote to fire Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana (photo) and perhaps the energy minister and…

No new envoy

July 11, 2014 The Rohani Administration has denied a report by the Bloomberg news agency that it plans to send Mohammad Nahavandi, the chief of staff to President Rohani, to New York…