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2010-11-22 00:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FinScan, a leading international provider of sanctions, PEP and heightened risk screening solutions, today announced its integration and support of the new World-Check Iran Economic Interest (IEI) solution. World-Check, the world authority on regulatory and reputational risk identification and remediation, developed the IEI database in response to the increased prohibitions on business relationships with Iran as required by international...

2010-11-18 06:20:00

The Stuxnet virus that breached Iran's nuclear facilities earlier this year presents a threat to critical infrastructure worldwide, including power, water and chemical facilities, warned cybersecurity experts on Wednesday. Testifying before a Senate committee, Sean McGurk, acting director of the Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), called Stuxnet a "game-changer." The virus has "significantly changed the landscape of targeted...

2010-11-16 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club president on Monday evening called upon Iran to free journalists and other political prisoners whom it has incarcerated. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Alan Bjerga made his statement as the Club honored in absentia Kouhyar Goudarzi -- an Iranian blogger in prison since December 2009 -- as the international winner of the...

2010-11-16 08:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Characterizing the Iranian regime as a criminal enterprise, the Al Razavi Heritage Foundation (http://www.alrazavi.org) is calling on opponents of the Iranian regime to come together and impose trade and diplomatic sanctions against Tehran. The Foundation's goal is not only to stamp out corruption in order to allow investment into the energy sector in Iran, but to do so by bringing about democracy. "The world is entering into another crisis and we...

2010-11-10 05:35:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll that measures the attitudes of Americans to 13 countries in or near to the Middle East finds that only one, Israel, is widely seen as a close ally (43%). Although most others are not seen as a close ally, Americans have very different attitudes to each of them. Many people see Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan as friendly to the U.S. On the other hand, many people see Iran, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan as...

2010-11-03 11:34:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has urged UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to relocate events for World Philosophy Day scheduled for the Iranian capital, Tehran, on November 21-23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The cruel and sadistic methods employed by the government to quell dissent demand that this regime be ostracized by the international community. To hold the World...

2010-11-03 10:07:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris Poll in the United States and the five largest European countries looks at the impact of defense spending on budget deficits and finds some mixed attitudes. Half of Germans (49%), more than two in five Spaniards (45%) and two in five Italians (41%) believe cutting defense budgets to further bring down budget deficits is mostly a good thing. Two in five Britons (39%) believe doing this is mostly a bad thing and more than...

2010-11-01 15:53:10

In April 2010, the US government adopted a new nuclear strategy that depends on the conclusion that the current missile defense systems will reliably protect the continental United States in the extreme circumstances of nuclear-armed combat. Now research in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, shows that these defenses have not been tested against real-world threats and would not be effective in real combat conditions. The April 2010 strategy relies on assumptions that the...

2010-10-15 00:22:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents on behalf of the US families and relatives of Ashraf residents, deeply regrets the painful loss of Ashraf os-Sadat Morteza'i, "Marzieh". She was 86. Marzieh, the grand dame of Iranian music, was the proverbial embodiment of unrelenting defiance and resistance against Iran's ruling tyranny and the steadfast friend and defender of Ashraf residents and the Iranian Resistance for the past 16 years until...

2010-10-05 12:50:00

Iran said on Tuesday that a computer worm found on laptops of several employees at the country's nuclear power plant is part of a covert Western plot to try and derail its nuclear program. Iranian officials said the Stuxnet worm has affected computers of employees at the Bushehr nuclear power plant and that it could be a conspiracy to damage Iran's nuclear activities. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast's comments on Tuesday accused Western countries of the sabotage. The U.S.,...

Latest Islamic Republic of Iran Reference Libraries

2012-06-15 06:31:30

Symbol: IRAN Group: Dicot Family: Amaranthaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Subshrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   IREL2 Iresine elatior A. Rich. ex Willd.   IRPA8 Iresine paniculata Poir. Distribution: IresineangustifoliaEuph. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

Syrian Brown Bear, Ursus arctos syriacus
2012-04-27 19:36:24

The Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) is a native species to Eurasia. It is a slightly small species of brown bear. Its range includes Northern Armenia, Kopet Dag, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan Talysh, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. Its range also includes the former Soviet Union. This bear is extinct in Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, and in more recent years it has become extinct in Syria. Due to habitat loss and poaching, the Syrian brown bear population is declining. The bear is also hunted for its bile,...

2008-05-12 14:32:21

The Sindh Sparrow (Passer pyrrhonotus), is a sparrow found in Iran, Pakistan and the Kathiawar peninsula. Its habitat is usually tall grass and scrub. Photo Copyright and Credit

2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

2007-10-23 17:27:13

The Caucasian Squirrel or Persian Squirrel (Sciurus anomalus), is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found throughout Armenia,Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. It is naturally found to thrive in temperate forests.

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