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2012-12-19 12:24:15

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional and human rights law, announced today it is representing the wife of an Iranian-American pastor who is being held in an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith. Saeed Abedini, who converted to Christianity, has been indicted by an Iranian court and is facing formal charges that could result in a lengthy prison term or possibly even the death penalty. The...

2012-12-17 08:22:39

NEW YORK, December 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - stories of a young Armenian woman and her journey through life - unique insights into Iran, Islam and Armenian culture - a memoir, a history lesson, a love story Author Armineh Ohanian [http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?authorid=120281 ] grew up as a young Armenian woman in Iran. Now she draws on her experiences in a new novel, The Apple Tree Blossoms in the Fall, which follows the story...

Iran Launches Its Own Version Of YouTube
2012-12-10 06:08:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Iran has launched its own video-sharing website to rival YouTube -- the latest attempt by that country's government to create state-approved alternatives to popular online services is considered inappropriate by Tehran's Islamic regime, various media outlets reported on Sunday. According to the AFP news agency, the website has been called Mehr, which means "affection" in the Farsi language. The goal of the website, according to...

2012-12-05 05:04:07

After a sudden epileptic seizure, Iranian national Hamed (Matt) Moghim donated his heart to save the lives of 6 fellow Americans despite the economic distress of family and friends in Iran as a result of U.S.-led sanctions. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 According to OneLegacy a non-profit organ donation firm, two weeks ago, after a sudden epileptic seizure, Iranian national Hamed (Matt) Moghim donated his heart to save the lives of 6 fellow Americans. His heart was...

Malware Targeting Middle Eastern Corporate Databases
2012-11-27 06:19:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts have uncovered a new strain of malware that modified corporate databases in the Middle East, although the virus appears to be a form of corporate sabotage rather than a high-threat cyber-weapon. “In the last couple of years, we have seen highly sophisticated malware used to sabotage the business activities of chosen targets. We have seen malware such as W32.Stuxnet designed to tamper with industrial automation...

2012-11-21 16:21:21

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FutureMoneyTrends.com, a top trends research newsletter, has released a World War 3 simulation video, "The Day The World Ended." The purpose of this simulation is to show people just how fast things could get ugly if we go to war with Iran. During the simulation, oil prices spike to $130 per barrel, but by the end of the day are trading for $405. Gold and silver become unavailable as the world floods into safety as oil prices force a systemic...

2012-11-09 00:20:40

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On October 22, 2012 the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") completely revised and reissued the foundation of the U.S. economic sanctions program prohibiting trade with Iran: the Iranian Transactions Regulations (ITR). One of the key changes that occurred as result of the revisions to the ITR, now re-named the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), is the issuance of a general...

2012-10-26 11:23:42

BRUSSELS, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauds the European Parliament for awarding the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to two Iranians--lawyer and human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh and filmmaker Jafar Panahi. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "This is the first time that Iranian citizens have won this prestigious award," said Daniel Schwammenthal, Director of AJC's Transatlantic Institute. "Unfortunately, the world usually does not...

2012-10-18 07:23:01

BRUSSELS, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC (American Jewish Committee) is calling on members of the European Parliament to cancel their planned visit to Iran this month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "For European lawmakers to make an official visit to Iran is shockingly absurd when the 27-member European Union has unanimously imposed ever-tightening sanctions on Iran for its reckless behavior that endangers global security," said Daniel...

2012-10-10 11:20:21

Consequences Could Include Skyrocketing Energy Costs, Higher Unemployment and Inflation for U.S. Economy WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a study evaluating the economic consequences of a nuclear Iran. The analysis employs traditional economic modeling techniques to examine both how energy markets might respond if Iran acquires a nuclear weapon and the possible consequences for the U.S. economy. The BPC...


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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