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What's holding up Iran's big airplane deals - Jul. 29, 2016

CNNMoney - ‎13 hours ago‎
Iran's grand plan to buy aircraft from Boeing and Airbus is being held up by political opposition at home and in the United States, and a lack of financing options.

Robert Carswell, Treasury Negotiator in Iran Hostage Crisis, Dies at 87

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Robert Carswell, a Treasury Department official who was instrumental in choreographing the delicate financial negotiations that coaxed Iran into releasing 52 American hostages in 1981, died on July 22 at his home in Great Barrington, Mass. He was 87.

Tourism on the rebound in Iran - News from Al Jazeera

Aljazeera.com - ‎22 hours ago‎
More visitors have been exploring Iran since last year's landmark nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions.
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Why was Iran so quick to rally behind Erdogan?

Al-Monitor - ‎9 hours ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was until recently a frequent critic of Iran's policies in the region.
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US Policy Should Work To Transform Iran

Townhall - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tehran is known as the main state sponsor of terrorism across the globe, as well as being one of the originators of modern extremist Islam.
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Men in Iran Are Wearing Hijabs in Solidarity With Women

TIME - ‎9 hours ago‎
In Iran, women are required by law to completely cover their hair in public. This is enforced by “morality police,” who fine or jail women who go without a hijab or whose head coverings are deemed inadequate.
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Iran is stocking up on American hostages again

New York Post - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Iran is re-stocking its larder of American and other Western hostages, clearly convinced the Obama administration won't dare make it an issue.

Iran Beefs up Its Air Defenses

STRATFOR - ‎20 hours ago‎
Iran received its first delivery of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems in May, and it is getting ready to put them to use.
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Iran to Triple its Natural Gas Export to Armenia | Asbarez.com

Asbarez Armenian News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh says the country plans to triple its export of natural gas to Armenia by 2019. (Source: PressTV).
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Iran seeks to strengthen economic ties with Mali

Africanews - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, held talks this week with Malian officials of the chamber of commerce and industry during which modalities of the economic cooperatiion were discussed.
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Iran threatens to close Strait of Hormuz - again - Washington Times

Washington Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
Iran is the national security gift that keeps on giving. Even the Secretary-General of the U.N. recently said that Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the Iranian ...

Iran's 'dying' saltwater giant Lake Urmia turns blood-red (PHOTOS ...

RT - ‎11 hours ago‎
A drought of epic proportions at Lake Urmia has brought the Iranian UNESCO site to the brink of disappearing off the face of the Earth, and is turning its once ...
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Russia and Iran Sign 70-Project Cooperation Deal

The Moscow Times (registration) - ‎16 hours ago‎
Russia and Iran are to sign cooperation deal on more than 70 projects industrial projects, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced Friday.

Indie rock musician Ali Azimi: 'It's heartbreaking that I can't perform in Iran'

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Ali Azimi is sitting back to front on a donkey on the cover of the his latest album, Till Glory Finds Us. The shot of the Iranian indie musician evokes Molla Nasreddin, a folkloric Sufi figure whose dealings with his donkey are the subject of countless ...

It's an Eraser! It's a Pizza! No, It's Iran's Olympic Uniform

Global Voices Online - ‎15 hours ago‎
As Iran's athletes prepare for the Olympic games, the team's uniform has come under public scrutiny. After the uniform was unveiled, complaints flooded in that it looked hastily designed or like a poorly done school uniform.

Iran's payslip scandal spells trouble for Rouhani - BBC News

BBC News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Iran's so-called payslip-gate scandal has been a blow to President Hassan Rouhani's reputation, and could still be a problem come next year's elections, says ...

Iran threatens to close Strait of Hormuz if it faces military action from ...

Fox News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Iran once again is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz - a key Persian Gulf shipping route - “if the enemy makes a small mistake” and threatens the Islamic ...
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Asia's June Iran oil imports jump 47.1 pct y/y to more than 4-year high

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - ‎8 hours ago‎
Imports of Iranian oil by four major buyers in Asia in June jumped 47.1 percent from a year ago to the highest level in more than four years, evidence Tehran's aggressive moves to recoup market share, lost under international sanctions, is paying off ...
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Iran recruits increasing number of Afghan migrants to fight in S

Rudaw - ‎20 hours ago‎
A Syrian rebel video showing four captives claiming to be Afghans sent by Iran to fight for the Assad regime. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Afghan boys as young ...
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