Xinhuanet: Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani said Tuesday that Iran was to upgrade its deterrent defense capability to ward off foreign threats, the official IRNA news agency reported. Shamkhani made the comments in a message on the sixth anniversary of the founding of Iran's Organization of Aerospace Industries due on Wednesday.
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Iran Focus:
Drug addiction an ever-growing problem
Clampdown in Shiraz enters second week
Oil exported to Iraq on black-market
Students complain over lack of books
New ‘national costume’ on display
Aeronautics students demonstrate for rights
Flogging in public
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Iran Focus:
Iran in top-ten press violators
4 million widows in Iran
Children in Prison
Iranians among detained attackers
Dehloran youth protest unemployment
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BBC: Thirteen-year-old Sudabeh and her sisters sit glued to the television watching a Hindi pop star tossing her long silken hair around in time to the gyrating music.
It's the middle of the day and their Iranian friends are at school but as Afghan refugees they have to pay for education this year for the first time.
That meant only one child in the family could go to school and predictably Sudabeh's brother Khusrow was chosen.
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Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 30 - The head of the Iranian Nurses Union accused the Iranian regime of failing to see to the demands and needs of Iran’s nurses and threatened nationwide strikes and protests. Mohammad Sharafi Moghadam said that the administration directorate for the country’s nurses is “run by a corrupt mafia”, and cannot manage and coordinate in an acceptable manner.
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AFP: Iran and China have signed a preliminary accord under which China would buy 10 million tonnes a year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for 25 years in a deal worth 100 billion dollars, the student news agency ISNA said Friday. ISNA quoted Deputy Oil Minister Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian as saying the deal could eventually reach 15 to 20 million tonnes a year, taking the total value to as much as 200 billion dollars.
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Iran Focus:
60 hospitals under construction being abandoned
200 students in Khorassan suffering from AIDS
Students detained in Mashad
300 Satellite dishes rounded up in Isfahan
Man sentenced to execution
Mashad’s 1,000 blind in desperate state
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AP: They are the shock troops of Iran's Islamic Revolution, the men who helped seize the U.S. embassy a generation ago
and bore the brunt of their country's eight-year war with Iraq.
The vast and well-funded Revolutionary Guards are still the most potent force available to the regime.
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Xinhuanet: The World Bank approved a 220-million-dollar loan Thursday to the Government of Iran for a project to help restore the living conditions of communities in the southeastern city of Bam which was struck by a powerful earthquake nearly a year ago. The four-year project, the Bam Earthquake Emergency Reconstruction Project, was prepared in response to the Government of Iran's request to support its reconstruction efforts after the December 28, 2003 earthquake, the World Bank said in a press release.
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Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 23 - Students from the University of Hormozgan (southern Iran) are continuing their demonstration in the university campus which started Thursday afternoon in protest against lack of food hygiene and service.
The students have complained of a poor food and below minimum standards of hygiene as well as insufficient accommodation in their dormitories.
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Iran Focus:
Iranians arrested in Basra, Kirkuk
Prison riot leaves 3 dead, many wounded
Young Afghan man sentenced to execution
Over 150 protests nationwide over past month
New suppressive forces in Babol during Ramadan
3,000 workers laid off
Accidents at work leave 12 dead from burns this week
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Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 23 - A member of the welfare society
of the department of education in the Iranian province of Khorrasan (northeastern Iran) has reportedly ‘disappeared’ after being summoned to court.
The director of the Khorrasan’s welfare society announced that “Saeid Hashem Khastar was summoned to court without any explanation as to what he was accused of”.
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