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2009-01-21 12:27:57

Iran has declared the recently established BBC Persian TV illegal and banned Iranian journalists and artists from working for the station, CNN reported. Considering the BBC's history of creating chaos in Iran, and its efforts to set the various strata of Iranian society against each other, the presence of the BBC Persian TV in the Islamic Republic is deemed to be illegal, Mohammad Hossein Saffar Harandi, the minister of culture and Islamic guidance, has announced, adding that plans for the...

2008-12-24 15:21:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC condemned the decision of British broadcaster Channel 4 to invite Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to deliver an "alternative Christmas message" tomorrow, Christmas Day. "It beggars belief that a British broadcaster wants to enable a serial human rights abuser to invade the homes of families on Christmas Day," said David A. Harris, AJC Executive Director. "Ahmadinejad claims there are no homosexuals in Iran, even as he persecutes them. He...

2008-12-16 04:20:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Times best-selling author, Dr. David Jeremiah cuts through the hundreds of theories and identifies 10 important Bible prophecies on end times and provides answers in What in the World is Going On? Dr. Jeremiah examines current events -- oil crisis, America's rapid decline, the rise of the European Union, Ahmadinejad's focus to eliminate Israel -- to Biblical end times. At last, Bible prophecy can make sense, and make a difference....

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2008-12-15 13:11:15

Iranian Nobel peace prize winner Shirin Ebadi called on Monday for the release of an Iranian blogger who was arrested for spying on Israel. Hossein Derakhshan, or the "Blogfather," is a former journalist who visited Israel and wrote about his experiences on his Farsi blog. He said he hoped his reporting would show residents of both nations the basic human element of each side. However, in doing so, he defied President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government. "I want to humanize Israel for Iranians...

2008-11-11 09:00:13

Politics have prompted Iran's conservatives to reverse their criticism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's letter to Barack Obama, observers say. Ahmadinejad last week sent a letter to the U.S. president-elect congratulating him on his election win and urging him to develop better relations with Iran, the first time since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 that an Iranian leader had made an overture to a U.S. president-elect. The move was initially blasted by conservatives in Iran's parliament,...

2008-10-26 09:00:08

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is suffering from exhaustion but his illness is not serious, a political ally says. Mohammad Esmail Kowsari, an Ahmadinejad supporter and member of Iran's parliament, told Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA, the president will recover soon and rumors of a more serious illness are merely disinformation spread by political opponents meant to influence upcoming elections, CNN reported Sunday. "The president will eventually fully recover...

2008-10-14 21:00:20

Iran removed Deputy Oil Minister Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh from office Tuesday without naming a specific cause, sources said. Nematzadeh, one of about a dozen top oil officials removed from their posts in the past three years, had been in charge of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co. As such, he was responsible for overseeing the country's gasoline rationing, the Financial Times reported. Analysts, however, saw the dismissal as a move by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to...

2008-10-14 06:00:28

By Nazila Fathi A strike in Iran's traditional bazaars has expanded despite an order by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to suspend a new sales tax that ignited the protest more than a week ago. The main entrance to the Grand Bazaar in Tehran was closed Sunday, as major traders like carpet and textile merchants joined the jewelers, who had started the strike in Tehran. The strike continued in the traditional bazaars in several other large cities, including Isfahan, where it erupted first on...

2008-10-13 09:00:32

By Nazila Fathi New York Times News Service TEHRAN, Iran -- A strike in Iran's traditional bazaars expanded Sunday despite an order by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to suspend a new tax on sales that ignited the protest more than a week ago. The main entrance to the Grand Bazaar in Tehran was closed, as major traders like carpet and textile merchants joined the jewelers, who had started the strike in Tehran. The strike continued in the traditional bazaars in several other large cities,...

2008-10-12 12:00:15

By Nazila Fathi Traditional bazaar merchants in several large cities closed their shops this week to protest a decision by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to enforce the nation's first-ever sales tax. The protests, the largest since Ahmadinejad was elected in 2005, began Oct. 4 in the central city of Isfahan after jewelers closed their shops, according to newspaper reports. The strike spread and by Tuesday bazaars in four other cities - Shiraz, Tabriz, Qazvin and Mashad - had followed...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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