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Powerful 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southeastern Iran
2013-04-16 08:48:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Iran, near the Pakistan border this morning at about 10:45 GMT (3:15 p.m. local time). Iran´s state-operated Press TV cited reports that at least 40 people are feared dead. However, the latest report from The Guardian said that number could be in the hundreds. The Iranian Seismological Center initially put the magnitude at 7.5, but an updated measurement of 7.8 was...

2013-04-11 16:22:36

The Rumble on the Rails will be a historic competition featuring top powers in international wrestling NEW YORK, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Wrestling and Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc. has announced that three of the world's wrestling superpowers, the United States, Russia and Iran, will come together in solidarity to compete in a unique wrestling event in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Wednesday, May 15. Billed "The Rumble On The Rails,"...

2013-04-03 12:26:56

PARIS, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday April 2, a celebration on the occasion of Iranian New Year, Nowrouz, was held in the French National Assembly's Questure Hall. Members of Parliament representing various parliamentary groups participated in this celebration initiated by the French Parliamentary Committee for a Democratic Iran (CPID). Mrs Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, was the special guest of this event that...

2013-03-12 12:25:19

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which defends human rights and religious freedom, will testify Friday before a Congressional committee examining religious persecution and focusing on the plight of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith. ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow, and Pastor Saeed's wife, Naghmeh, will testify March 15th...

2013-03-11 08:25:40

A Multitouch Tapestry Of Iranian-American History WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drawing on everything from Ralph Waldo Emerson's odes to his beloved Persian poets to Pierre Omidyar's founding of eBay, The Persian Square, is a digital book that culls together over 30 media files including audio, video, stunning images and sharp storytelling, weaving a modern, multimedia tapestry of Iranian American history over the centuries. (Photo:...

Evidence Suggests Stuxnet Goes Back As Far As 2005
2013-02-26 20:44:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New evidence suggests the developers behind the powerful trojan worm known as Stuxnet may have begun work on the virus as early as 2005, five years before it was first deployed. Though no one has officially claimed ownership of this trojan, it is widely believed Stuxnet was commissioned by Israel and the U.S. to attack Iran´s nuclear plans. Security firm Symantec first found these early roots of Stuxnet, dubbed Stuxnet...

2013-02-22 12:22:04

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC urged world powers to stand firm in next week's talks with Iran, after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a new report confirming that more advanced uranium enrichment machines have been installed at the Natanz facility. Iran last month notified the IAEA about its Natanz plans, a move the U.S. called "a provocative step." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The new IAEA report comes just days...

2013-02-19 12:24:58

SAN CARLOS, Ariz., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives Paul Gosar (R, AZ District 4) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D, AZ District 1) re-introduced the "Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013," formerly H.R. 1904 in the 112(th) Congress. "It is outrageous that members of our Arizona Congressional delegation support a land swap that benefits a foreign mega-mining giant over what's best for Arizona," said Terry Rambler, Chairman, San Carlos Apache Tribe. "Resolution...

2013-02-12 12:23:21

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional and human rights law, announced today that its European affiliate - the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) - is urging the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) to call on Iran to immediately release American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving a prison sentence because of his Christian faith. In a document filed with the HRC in Geneva, the ECLJ - working...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Talks Of Being Iran's First Astronaut
2013-02-05 05:31:57

After reports emerged of Iran obviously trying to cover-up the fact the monkey it launched into space recently did not make it safely back from its trip to space, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now saying he wishes to be the country's first astronaut. The monkey launch has been heralded as a farce by media outlets, after Iran showed pictures of two separate monkeys, both before and after the alleged launch, but claiming it to be the same monkey. The original monkey featured a mole on...


Latest Iran Reference Libraries

Caspian Horse
2014-04-03 12:48:12

The Caspian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Northern Iran. This breed is thought to be a descendant of high-quality horses that were used in the Persian Empire for running messages, driving purposes, and for hunting, among other purposes. Records about this horse were nonexistent after 700 AD, due to the destruction of libraries and monuments, so the breed was thought to be extinct until 1965, when it was rediscovered. In 1965, specimens of this breed were discovered by...

SAIPA
2014-01-08 08:56:37

SAIPA (Societe Anonyme Iranienne de Production Automobile) is the second largest Iranian auto manufacturing company. It was established in 1966 to assemble Citroens, the first car company to mass-produce vehicles outside the United States. Initially, SAIPA assembled vehicles for the Iranian market, but today, it concentrates on manufacturing Korean cars, developing its own engines and vehicles. The CEO of SAIPA is Nematollah Poustindouz and its subsidiaries are Saipa Diesel, Pars Khodro...

Diar (Great Wall Motors)
2014-01-06 10:33:24

Diar is an automobile company in Tehran, Iran. It was established in 2000, and manufactures automobiles licensed under Changcheng, AKA Great Wall Motor (GWM), from China. The company also produces its own line of vehicles, with their most popular one being the Safir, which is also a name of an Iranian rocket. The company began as Sazehaye Khodro Diar Manufacturing Co., producing body pressed parts. They installed six units of 500- to 2000-ton hydraulic and Heavy Stroke presses in January...

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

Persian Leopard, Panthera pardus ciscaucasica
2012-12-28 15:15:05

The Persian leopard (Panthera pardus ciscaucasica), also known as the Caucasian leopard, is a subspecies of the leopard that can be found in the Caucasus mountains, eastern Turkey southern Turkmenistan, northern Iran, and some western areas of Afghanistan. Its range in the Caucuses is now fragmented, but once encompassed all areas except those within steppe habitats. It prefers to live in many habitats, but in the Greater Caucuses, it prefers subalpine meadows, rocky ravines, and broadleaved...

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