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Iran’s wrestling team overpowers U.S. in a friendly match

May 16, 2013

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Iran’s National Freestyle wrestling team has overpowered its opponents from the U.S. on its soil, in a friendly match, Mehr news agency reported. The match took place in New York’s Madison Square Garden, where Iran came out victorious with a 6-1 final score. The fans waving Iranian flags and stomping on the temporary bleachers were […]

Former health minister warns that drug prices in Iran can double

April 30, 2013

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Former Health Minister of Iran, Mrs.Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi has warned that the prices for medicine drugs in the country can double, ISNA reported. Dastjerdi was dismissed by President Ahmadinejad in December 2012, because of her harsh critics on the Central Bank. She criticized the Central Bank because its avoidance to supply importers of medical equipments […]

Friendly wrestling match between U.S., Iran to take place on New York Times Square

March 12, 2013

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A friendly wrestling match between the teams of United States of America and The Islamic Republic of Iran will take place in 2 months on New York Times Square, Parsfootball website reported. The exact date of the match was revealed as well – the wrestlers will lock horns on May 15. Iran’s Wrestling Federation confirmed […]

Prisoners’ rights report says UK aid money funds executions in Iran

January 3, 2013

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UK aid money sent to Iran to fight drug smuggling is being used to pay for the executions of criminals, according to human rights campaigners, Huffington post reported. Iran has historically been the leading recipient of UK anti-drugs assistance, receiving 3.6 million pounds over four years through joint programmes with other countries. But a report […]

Iran experiences shortages with anti-hemophilia drugs, has high rate of kidney-related disorders

December 1, 2012

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Iran is experiencing big shortages of drugs for treating hemophilia, former CEO of Iran’s Hemophilia treating Association, Ahmed Ghavidel said, ILNA reported. “Because of anti-hemophilia drug shortages in the country, many patients have developed cedtain disabilities,” Ghavidel said, adding that the there is either a limited access to hemophilia-treating medicine, or it isn’t present at […]

Controversial filmmaker: Iran needs a bit of cinematic tolerance

December 1, 2012

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The total control that is being applied to culture in Iran is breaking it apart, famous Iranian actress, filmmaker Tahmineh Milani said in Baku. Milani is among the jury members who took part in the grand opening of the VIII International “START” Youth Film Festival that is being hosted in Azerbaijani capital on 28-30 November. […]

Iran threatens to cut gas to domestic consumers

November 29, 2012

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Iran has issued a warning, regarding the domestic gas consumption, IRIB News reported. Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company Jawad Owji said this year the highest gas consumption in the country has been recorded, and urged people to use gas more efficiently. Owji issued a warning to gas consumers, noting that the government has […]

Workers of Iran’s Isfahan nuclear facility experience unknown health problems

November 28, 2012

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Some of the workers of Iran’s Isfahan uranium conversion facility (UCF) have been experiencing some health problems at work, the head of Iran’s emergency services, Gholamreza Massoumi said, Mehr reported on Tuesday. Massoumi did not specify what kind of health problems the workers experienced. There has also been no announcement made from the Isfahan’s facility […]

Expert: Iran’s currency drops in value reflects collapse in confidence

October 7, 2012

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Immediate drop in the value of the rial in Iran reflects a collapse in confidence in the currency as the result of sanctions that have significantly reduced oil revenues, expert James M. Dorsey said recently. Iran’s foreign currency market has become increasingly chaotic over a few recent days. The government officially launched the Iran Forex […]

Minister: AIDS problem in Iran can “erupt as a volcano”

September 7, 2012

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Iran’s Minister of Health and Medical Education Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi has warned that the AIDS problem in the country can go further and eventually “erupt as a volcano”, FARS reported. The minister went on to say that people in Iran continue to use crystal meth, which increases sexual desire up to 8-10 times, which leads to […]

Iran can face businesses’ bankruptcy, higher level unemployment

August 11, 2012

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Iran can soon find itself facing closure and bankruptcy of manufacturing and agriculture businesses, EU economic advisor Mehrdad Emadi said. The advisor was commenting on Iran’s move to implement the “economy of resistance”, as part of country’s strategy to tackle the international sanctions. Emadi added that another downside of the “economy of resistance” that Iran […]

Olympics 2012: Iran overpowers Azerbaijan at wrestling, wins first ever gold medal

August 6, 2012

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Iranian wrestler Hamid Soryan won his country’s first ever gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling on Sunday, defeating Azerbaijan’s Rovshan Bayramov in the 55kg final at the London Olympics. The 26-year-old favourite brushed aside Bayramov, erasing memories of his shock defeat in the quarter-finals in Beijing four years ago. The Iranian is a five-time world champion, […]