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Iranian Rappers: Protect Ya Neck

Even in exile, Iranian rappers are still chessboxin’ with the Ayatollah BY Janine Di Giovanni It could have happened almost anywhere in the world. Sporting sunglasses and flourescent sneakers, a small group of men and women danced on a rooftop to “Happy,” the hit single by Pharrell Williams. They filmed the party and uploaded the

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Iran Sentences French-Iranian Who Returned to Visit Her Sick Mother

DUBAI, April 25 – A French-Iranian citizen who left Iran in 2009 after facing espionage charges has been sentenced to six years in jail following her return to the country to visit her critically ill mother, an opposition website reported. Former French embassy employee Nazak Afshar, 58, was arrested last month on arrival at Tehran

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Iran Must Privatize Car Industry: President Rouhani

DUBAI, March 1 – Iran’s car industry must be privatised to meet the government’s goal of turning it into a global competitor, the president said on Tuesday, sending a strong signal of his intention to open up the country’s economy to world markets. Hassan Rouhani said Iranian carmakers, which form the second biggest sub-sector of

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Groups Urge Kerry to Work for Release of U.S. Businessman Held in Iran

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Feb 8 – Five Iranian-American groups wrote to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week, urging him to work for the release of an Iranian-American businessman who has been detained in Iran since October. The letter, delivered on Friday, said there was no evidence to justify the detention of Siamak

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to Gain Power in Post-Sanctions Era

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, Jan 19 – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards did well under international sanctions, and the elite military force is destined to become still richer now they’ve been lifted. Iran’s clerical rulers have supported economic growth of the Guards, rewarding the group for sanctions-busting as well as suppressing dissent at home and helping Tehran’s

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