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2010-04-21 13:39:56

Analysis: Most fuel subsidies are complete waste of money, or worse A comprehensive assessment of global fossil-fuel subsidies has found that governments are spending $500 billion annually on policies that undermine energy security and worsen the environment. The study, titled "The Politics of Fossil-Fuel Subsidies" by David Victor, a professor of political science with UC San Diego's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), was one of five released April 22 by the...

2010-04-20 16:28:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Founder and Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org has made some comments on the House Armed Services Committee hearing held today on Capitol Hill. The purpose of the hearing was to receive testimony on ballistic missile defense policies and programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program. Ellison is one of the...

2010-04-13 18:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- STEWART and PARTNERS today released the latest edition of its America's Point of View (APOV) Survey which reports 40% of Americans identifying Iran as the country that poses the greatest threat to global security. China (15%) and North Korea (10%) come in at a very distant second and third place, respectively. This marks a significant shift in U.S. public opinion over the last nine months, when the June 2009 APOV Survey found Americans most...

2010-04-12 08:00:00

PASADENA, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evangelical college presidents, denominational executives, pastors, veterans, professors, and missionaries are encouraging the Obama administration and Congress to engage in diplomacy with Iran and North Korea and to reduce U.S. nuclear arsenals. Citing scripture, Jesus, and foreign policy experts such as George Shultz, they claim "overcoming the nuclear threat requires international cooperation" and "nuclear weapons are a moral threat"...

2010-03-26 12:49:57

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday that rival drone programs from nations like Iran are not a threat to coveted US drone technologies, which he hopes he can export to allies, despite legal setbacks, according to a Reuters report. Testifying at a Senate hearing, Gates said it should be in the US's best interest to try to help friendly nations get drone technology, despite the limitations on exports imposed by an international agreement. Gates added that other countries are very...

2010-03-16 06:45:00

VAILS GATE, N.Y., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "Not Without My Son: As Told To Lee Gittler Steup" (published by AuthorHouse) is the chronicle of the life of Dr. Mariam Naseem, an Iranian-born Jewish immigrant to America who confronted oppression on the basis of her gender, culture, religion and, later, her son's mental illness but never lost faith in herself or in the potential to overcome. Her heartbreaking yet triumphant story is told without embellishment and speaks to Naseem's...

2010-03-14 08:11:40

30 people believed to be part of a U.S.-linked cyber network gathering information on Iranian nuclear scientists were arrested by the Iranian government, according to a report released by a news agency this weekend. The report said the group sought to recruit people over the Internet for training in Iraq with the People's Mujahideen Organization, an exile group which launched attacks on the Islamic Republic from Iraq when Saddam Hussein was in command. "Thirty people were arrested in...

2010-03-03 15:32:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club on Tuesday March 2 joined with other media organizations in condemning the abusive treatment of journalists, writers and bloggers in Iran, where it is estimated that more media professionals are imprisoned for merely doing their jobs than in any other nation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) National Press Club President Alan Bjerga encouraged members of the club and visitors to its web...

2010-02-19 11:03:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is calling on the international community to act immediately on a new International Atomic Energy Agency report which casts significant doubt on Iran's claim that its nuclear program is for civilian purposes. "Iran's determination to acquire nuclear weapons capability is the main threat to international peace and security," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Recognition that the Iranian regime has been lying all along about the...

2010-02-10 07:56:00

LONDON, February 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Thursday 11 February 2010 - On the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, the Legatum Institute will lead an initiative to promote freedom for the people of Iran. The Institute will transform its website (http://www.li.com) to display the signature green colour of the Opposition Movement. Further to this initiative, the Legatum Institute has commissioned a series of articles by guest writers on the themes of Democratic Institutions, Governance and...

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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