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Iran's tech sector blooms under shield of sanctions

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Iran's tech sector blooms under shield of sanctions

- TEHRAN: The names may be unfamiliar but the services are immediately recognisable: Snapp is Iran's answer to Uber, Digikala is its Amazon, and Pintapin its Booking.com. US sanctions have protected the Islamic republic's tech sector, barring Silicon Valley from profiting from one of the world's most promising emerging markets, and giving a free run to domestic start-ups to recreate their services
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Iran top judge demands US release assets, jailed Iranians

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Iran top judge demands US release assets, jailed Iranians

- DUBAI: Iran's top judge called on the United States on Monday to release Iranians held in U.S. jails and billions of dollars in Iranian assets, days after Washington urged Tehran to free three U.S. citizens. The statement by Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani capped a week of heightened rhetoric over the jailing and disappearance of Americans in Iran and new U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic
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Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

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Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

- DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington. Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum of understanding which also covered border security, logistics and training, the official news agency IRNA reported
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Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

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Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

- DUBAI: Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington. Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum of understanding which also covered border security, logistics and training, the official news agency IRNA reported
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Trump needs to take lead on dealing with Iran

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Trump needs to take lead on dealing with Iran

- Donald Trump once said the nuclear deal with Iran, drafted and signed by the Obama Administration, was the “worst deal ever negotiated.” Trump vowed to “rip up” the deal as soon as he took office. So much for that. This week, Trump re-affirmed the U.S.’s commitment to the deal and certified Iran’s compliance with it. Trump let it be known, however, that he still believes it’s a bad deal – “one of the worst deals I’ve ever seen negotiated” – and that Iran was violating the spirit of the agreement
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Congress breaks impasse on bill to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

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Congress breaks impasse on bill to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

- WASHINGTON - A weeks-long impasse over imposing new financial sanctions on Iran and Russia broke late Friday, with the House preparing to vote next week on a bill that would prevent President Donald Trump from lifting measures against Moscow.
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US lawmakers reach agreement on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran and North Korea

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US lawmakers reach agreement on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran and North Korea

- U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act passed the Senate a month ago but was held up in the House of Representatives after Republicans proposed including North Korea sanctions in the bill. Both chambers of Congress will have to pass the revised legislation
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Free Iranian citizens, Iran tells US in response to Trump

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Free Iranian citizens, Iran tells US in response to Trump

- BEIRUT: Iran demanded on Saturday that the United States release Iranians detained there, a day after U.S. president Donald Trump called on the Islamic Republic to release three U.S. citizens. "America should quickly release Iranian prisoners in the country," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA). On Friday, Trump urged Tehran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared in Iran more than a decade ago, and to release businessman Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer, both jailed on espionage charges
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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea

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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea

- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act passed the Senate a month ago but was held up in the House of Representatives after Republicans proposed including North Korea sanctions in the bill
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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, N.Korea

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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, N.Korea

- U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act passed the Senate a month ago but was held up in the House of Representatives after Republicans proposed including North Korea sanctions in the bill. Both chambers of Congress will have to pass the revised legislation
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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea

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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea

- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act passed the Senate a month ago but was held up in the House of Representatives after Republicans proposed including North Korea sanctions in the bill
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US lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea

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US lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea

- WASHINGTON: U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act passed the Senate a month ago but was held up in the House of Representatives after Republicans proposed including North Korea sanctions in the bill. Both chambers of Congress will have to pass the revised legislation
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Iran announces new missile production line - state media

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Iran announces new missile production line - state media

- BEIRUT: Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran. The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 miles) and travel up to 120 km (74 miles), Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan said at a ceremony. The missile can target fighter planes, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles and helicopters, Dehghan said
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Iran start productie afweerraketten

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Iran start productie afweerraketten

- Iran is begonnen met de serieproductie van nieuwe luchtdoelraketten van het type Sajad-3. Die hebben volgens de minister van Defensie Hussein Dehghan een bereik van 120 kilometer en kunnen een hoogte van 27 kilometer halen. De wapens zijn bedoeld om aanvallen van gevechtsvliegtuigen, helikopters en drones effectief af te weren. De Verenigde Staten hebben deze week strengere sancties tegen Iran afgekondigd, onder meer wegens het omstreden raketprogramma
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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

- White House threatens Iran over detained Americans White House threatens Iran over detained Americans WASHINGTON — The White House is demanding the release of all Americans currently being held in Iran and says President Donald Trump is "prepared to impose new and serious" consequences on the country if they are not released and returned. A statement released by the White House Friday said the Trump administration is "redoubling" its efforts to bring home Americans "unjustly detained" abroad
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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

- White House threatens Iran over detained Americans White House threatens Iran over detained Americans WASHINGTON — The White House is demanding the release of all Americans currently being held in Iran and says President Donald Trump is "prepared to impose new and serious" consequences on the country if they are not released and returned. A statement released by the White House Friday said the Trump administration is "redoubling" its efforts to bring home Americans "unjustly detained" abroad
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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

- White House threatens Iran over detained Americans White House threatens Iran over detained Americans WASHINGTON — The White House is demanding the release of all Americans currently being held in Iran and says President Donald Trump is "prepared to impose new and serious" consequences on the country if they are not released and returned. A statement released by the White House Friday said the Trump administration is "redoubling" its efforts to bring home Americans "unjustly detained" abroad
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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

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White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

- White House threatens Iran over detained Americans White House threatens Iran over detained Americans WASHINGTON — The White House is demanding the release of all Americans currently being held in Iran and says President Donald Trump is "prepared to impose new and serious" consequences on the country if they are not released and returned. A statement released by the White House Friday said the Trump administration is "redoubling" its efforts to bring home Americans "unjustly detained" abroad
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  • Iran top judge demands US release assets, jailed Iranians
    Iran top judge demands US release assets, jailed Iranians

    , channelnewsasia.com

    DUBAI: Iran's top judge called on the United States on Monday to release Iranians held in U.S. jails and billions of dollars in Iranian assets, days after Washington urged Tehran to free three U.S. citizens. The statement by Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani capped a week of heightened rhetoric over the jailing and disappearance of Americans in Iran and new U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic
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Politics & Government

  • U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea
    U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea

    , thestar.com.my

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act passed the Senate a month ago but was held up in the House of Representatives after Republicans proposed including North Korea sanctions in the bill
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Sports

  • Iranians dance in streets as soccer team qualifies for 2018 World Cup
    Iranians dance in streets as soccer team qualifies for 2018 World Cup

    , channelnewsasia.com

    ANKARA: Tehran's streets were filled with thousands of Iranians celebrating their men's national soccer team's qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, defying threats by Islamic State to launch more extremist attacks in the country. Young men and women poured into the streets in Tehran and other cities immediately after Iran secured its place in next year's World Cup finals with a 2-0 win against Uzbekistan
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Business

  • Isolation by the West fuels a tech startup boom in Iran
    Isolation by the West fuels a tech startup boom in Iran

    , detroitnews.com

    Tehran, Iran — Mostafa Meisami has given up on the farming life, trading his old job raising cattle for a better-paying gig ferrying commuters through the notoriously traffic-clogged streets of the Iranian capital Tehran. The 38-year-old father-to-be plies his trade in a brand-new, locally assembled Chinese hatchback, scrolling for fares using an app on his Samsung smartphone. Yes, even in Iran, there’s an app for that — and quite a few other things too
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Technology

  • U.S. charges Iranian nationals for hacking, reselling weapon software
    U.S. charges Iranian nationals for hacking, reselling weapon software

    , cbsnews.com

    Two Iranian nationals have been charged for allegedly stealing and reselling computer programs in violation of , the Department of Justice announced Monday. The federal indictment accuses 39-year-old Mohammed Reza Rezakhah and 35-year-old Mohammed Saeed Ajily of hacking into software companies, stealing and re-branding materials, then selling it to the Iranian government, military and educational institutions. Arrest warrants were issued for the men and they are currently being sought
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Health

  • Cancer researcher refused entry to U.S. in Boston allegedly has ties to 'hardliner' Iranian militia group accused of 'human rights abuses'
    Cancer researcher refused entry to U.S. in Boston allegedly has ties to 'hardliner' Iranian militia group accused of 'human rights abuses'

    , masslive.com

    BOSTON - Sayed Mohsen Dehnavi, a 31-year-old Iranian cancer researcher who had planned to relocate to Massachusetts to work at Boston Children's Hospital was detained and ultimately denied entry to the U.S. at Logan International Airport on Monday. Dehnavi, who had traveled from Iran with his wife and three children, arrived in Boston at the start of the week but was "deemed inadmissible to the U
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Family & Parenting

  • Iranian sisters reunited for graduation at Portland State
    Iranian sisters reunited for graduation at Portland State

    , kgw.com

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- At the Moda Center on Sunday, Portland State University handed out more than 6,000 diplomas. One of the speakers at Sunday’s ceremony overcame a lot to come to the United States and have her family see her cross that stage. “I left Iran in hopes of living the American dream and becoming successful,” said Mania Asada Zadeh, who earned a Master's of science and counseling degree from the school
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Society & Culture

  • Balochistan: 2 Iranian civilians killed by Pakistan insurgents in cross-border attack
    Balochistan: 2 Iranian civilians killed by Pakistan insurgents in cross-border attack

    , dnaindia.com

    The incident took place in the Sistan Balochistan province Two Iranian civilians were killed in a cross-border attack by Pakistani insurgents, the Revolutionary Guards said. "On Saturday evening, a terrorist team... fired (ammunition) from within Pakistani territory toward the Iranian border region of Saravan" in Sistan-Baluchistan province, the Guards said in a statement on their Sepahnews website. "Two local workers in the region were martyred in this terrorist attack," it added
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran
    Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran

    , richmond.com

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for a pair of stunning attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 40. The bloodshed shocked the country and came as emboldened Sunni Arab states — backed by U.S. President Donald Trump — are hardening their stance against Shiite-ruled Iran
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Entertainment & Arts

  • ‘Radio Dreams’ follows a day in the life of an Iranian expat
    ‘Radio Dreams’ follows a day in the life of an Iranian expat

    , freep.com

    ‘Radio Dreams’ Starring: Mohsen Namjoo, Lars Ulrich, Boshra Dastournezhad, Larry Laverty. The premise: The film is a comedy that unfolds over a single day at PARS-FM, a Farsi-language radio station in San Francisco. As the station’s program manager, Hamid — a misunderstood Iranian writer (played by “Iranian Bob Dylan” Namjoo) — prepares for a triumphant broadcast pairing U.S. band Metallica with Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band
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Education

  • Despite conflicts, Mideast research center to launch in fall
    Despite conflicts, Mideast research center to launch in fall

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    ALLAN, Jordan (AP) — A top-notch research center that brought together Iran, Israel and other Mideast antagonists is launching operations this fall in hopes of boosting scientific discovery with the help of a powerful microscope and opening a window to a better future for a region beset by war, boycotts and closed borders. It's been a tough journey since groundbreaking in 2003, marked by political rows and the 2010 assassination of an Iranian scientist linked to the project
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  • U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea
    U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea

    , thestar.com.my

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act passed the Senate a month ago but was held up in the House of Representatives after Republicans proposed including North Korea sanctions in the bill
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Science & Nature

  • Despite conflicts, Mideast research center to launch in fall
    Despite conflicts, Mideast research center to launch in fall

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    ALLAN, Jordan (AP) — A top-notch research center that brought together Iran, Israel and other Mideast antagonists is launching operations this fall in hopes of boosting scientific discovery with the help of a powerful microscope and opening a window to a better future for a region beset by war, boycotts and closed borders. It's been a tough journey since groundbreaking in 2003, marked by political rows and the 2010 assassination of an Iranian scientist linked to the project
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Motoring

  • VW to start importing cars to Iran in August with partner Mammut Khodro
    VW to start importing cars to Iran in August with partner Mammut Khodro

    , reuters.com

    BERLIN Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will start importing cars to Iran next month, returning to the resurgent Middle Eastern market after 17 years in a move that may help the German group trim reliance on volatile overseas markets such as China and Brazil. Volkswagen (VW) has signed an agreement with Iran's Mammut Khodro to import VW brand models Tiguan and Passat via eight dealerships, focusing on the greater Tehran area, VW said on Tuesday
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