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Iran May Have Switched Space Monkeys
2013-02-01 18:04:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran may be trying to pull the wool over everyone's eyes, as some of the country's sketchy business starts to come into light regarding its "success" in "sending a monkey to space." As previously reported on redOrbit, Iran made it known to the world it had successfully sent a monkey to space, after a previous attempt in 2011 failed. However, sources for this report were pretty patchy from the start. While Iran was ringing the...

2013-01-31 16:25:38

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is urging the international community to respond firmly to Iran's latest plans to accelerate its uranium enrichment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) In a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Tehran announced that it will install advanced uranium enrichment machines at its Natanz facility. The IAEA released today the letter Iran sent January 23. "Could it be any clearer that Iran is...

Iran Successful In Space Monkey Mission
2013-01-28 14:34:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran has successfully sent a monkey into space aboard a bio-capsule, opening up the gateway for the country to eventually send man into space. The space capsule, Pishgam, was launched on Monday on the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. Reports broke on January 15 when the director of Iran Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli highlighted a plan to send animals into space as part of a larger project to eventually send humans....

2013-01-24 08:23:28

YEREVAN, Armenia, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuant to an instruction by the President of the Republic of Armenia, Minister Gagik Beglaryan of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia announced the launch of the Southern Armenia Railway and Southern Armenia High Speed Road Projects, a strategic infrastructure investment for Armenia valued at approximately US$3 billion. During a presentation, signing ceremony and public announcement attended by senior...

2013-01-22 12:20:29

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Iran Election Watch announced today the launch of its English-language news website exclusively devoted to coverage of Iran's 2013 presidential campaign. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/CG45705) The ongoing nuclear controversy, continuing regional instability, and the aftermath of Iran's disputed 2009 election make this election of global interest. Foreign Policy has called the vote one of eight "elections that could...

2013-01-22 12:20:27

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Iran Election Watch announced today the launch of its English-language news website exclusively devoted to coverage of Iran's 2013 presidential campaign. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/LA45459) The ongoing nuclear controversy, continuing regional instability, and the aftermath of Iran's disputed 2009 election make this election of global interest. Foreign Policy has called the vote one of eight "elections that could change...

US Official Warns Against Potential Cyber Threats From Iran
2013-01-18 09:00:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling threatened from the 2010 Stuxnet attack against their nuclear plants, Iran is improving its cyber-attack program and could have America in its sights, says one US General. According to Bloomberg, General William Shelton, the head of the US Air Force Space Command, believes that Iran is the biggest cyber threat facing the US today. “They are going to be a force to be reckoned with, with the potential...

Iran Plans Another Attempt Sending Monkeys Into Space
2013-01-16 13:32:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran's Space Organization chief Hamid Fazeli told news agencies that the country will be trying to send a live monkey into space before mid-February. Fazeli told the Mehr news agency that the final tests for launching the capsule, carrying monkeys, have been completed. He said the launch would take place during a holiday period starting January 31, which is the 34th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. The monkeys...

Iran Fights Off New Attack From Enemy Hackers
2012-12-26 13:07:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran, which has been targeted in several hacks over the past few years, has been busy battling yet another Stuxnet cyber attack over the past few months, according to the NY Times. This time, an Iranian official is saying foreign enemy hackers have been targeting the southern coast of Iran, home to many important industries, as well as the Culture Ministry Information Center. Though various accounts of these attacks have not...

2012-12-20 16:24:21

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded Hispasat, the Spanish communication satellites group, for deciding to terminate the broadcasting of two Iranian television channels, Hispan TV and Press TV. Transmission of the Iranian channels is expected to end on December 21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "This is an important development in the worldwide effort to contain the defiant regime in Tehran, one we have been watching carefully for...


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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