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Iran Said To Have Launched Second Money Into Space
2013-12-14 12:16:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Saturday, Iran announced it had successfully launched a monkey into space and returned it safely to Earth – marking the second time the Middle Eastern country had made this claim. According to reports from Iranian state television, the rocket was Iran's first to use liquid fuel and was able to reach a height of 72 miles. The monkey – named Fargam, or Farsi for Auspicious – was returned to earth safely, state television...

2013-10-21 00:22:39

BRUSSELS, October 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislators from around the globe gathered at the European Parliament at Brussels, Belgium this week to denounce the Pakistani government's kill-and-dump policy in Baluchistan and to express their support for democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the beleaguered province. The event 'Baluchistan: Destiny Denied' was hosted by the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament and Baluchistan...

2012-05-11 12:01:17

New study finds military marriages are not more vulnerable to divorce Despite the fact that military service means working long hours with unpredictable schedules, frequent relocations, and separations from loved ones due to deployment, a new study published in the Journal of Family Issues (a SAGE journal) finds that marriages of military members are not more vulnerable than civilian marriages. According to the authors, members of the military are significantly more likely to be...

2012-04-27 02:24:20

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Afghan Sports Federation (ASF) held its first official Board of Directors meeting for 2012 on January 30th with all the Directors present. Upon reviewing the previous year's activities as well as taking into consideration all the suggestions & recommendations of participants at ASF's end of the year annual meeting on Sunday December 11, 2011, the Directors made the following decisions: It was decided that the number of...

2012-04-12 06:25:39

A. Salman Amin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo joins Board NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pakistan Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of A. Salman Amin to its Board of Directors. The American Pakistan Foundation (APF) seeks to effectively catalyze long term economic development and social change in Pakistan by directly supporting development initiatives and by building partnerships with key stakeholders in...

2012-03-30 14:23:00

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Afghan Wireless ("AWCC"), Afghanistan's leading telecom operator and one of Afghanistan's largest private employers, has crossed a significant threshold in hiring more than 4,300 local Afghan employees. AWCC has a short-term goal of directly employing 5,000 locals before its 10th Anniversary to continue to show it's commitment to the Afghan people. Indirectly, AWCC is involved with employing more than 100,000 local Afghans...

2012-01-17 11:14:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asian Development Bank awarded ECCI-C METAG, JV, a joint venture between ECC and METAG, a $477 million, four-year project to rehabilitate and construct a 233-kilometer stretch of roadway from Qaisar to Laman to complete Afghanistan's Ring Road. The nearly 3,000-kilometer Ring Road is the main artery in Afghanistan that connects several major cities. Completion of the Ring Road will link Afghanistan's major cities, expand...

2012-01-05 16:27:51

Geologists carrying rock hammers and accompanied by Marines traverse the rugged expanse of the Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, searching for untold mineral wealth. Although the nature of Afghanistan's mineral deposits is not unique in the world, the country's deposits are largely untouched. Will Afghanistan be able to utilize these minerals to rebuild the war-torn nation? Join EARTH Magazine in our January issue as we examine Afghanistan's mineral wealth and the implications it...

2011-12-12 19:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the fight to move 80 million Iranians a few steps closer to freedom, Manhattan becomes a key battleground. On Tuesday, December 13th Iranian-American activists will be partnering with pro-democracy dissidents from within Iran to reach out and make their presence known to the West - first through a creative political protest targeting Russia, and then a virtual press conference where Iranians put their lives on the line to freely answer...

2011-12-01 16:43:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands for withdrawing their ambassadors from Tehran, after an Iranian government-supported mob ransacked the British Embassy on Monday. The U.K. immediately closed its embassy in Tehran and ordered Iran's diplomatic staff to leave London. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO</font>) AJC had urged all EU countries with embassies in...