Iran: Oxford degree an epidemic obsession among mullahs

oxford-kordan100NCRI – The guardian website went into the details of how a supposedly earned Oxford degree creates a commotion among the mullahs' regime.

"When skeptical MPs questioned the eligibility of Ali Kordan to be Iran's interior minister, he believed he had the perfect riposte; a law degree obtained from one of the world's most elite institutions, the University of Oxford," wrote guardian.

Iran: Longshoremen continue to work over 80

NCRI - Thousands of longshoremen are working hard for over 40 years have less than 10 years of medical insurance in Imam Khomeini Port, situated in northwest of Persian Gulf. Nematollah Mohammadi, the president of the longshoremen syndicate in the city told a labor news website, on Monday.

“A number of longshoremen, among the 1500 work force, continue to work while they are in their 80’s only to have medical insurance,” said he.

Iran: Icy soccer match in Tehran

Sample ImageNCRI - Fans in Tehran's Azadi Stadium were disappointed with the poor show put on by the two most prestigious Iranian soccer clubs, Estiqlal and Perspolis this afternoon.

For decades the two would have the cheering crowds jump up their seats in thrilling moments to encourage their favorite teams.

Iranians celebrate ancient festival marking end of Persian New Year holidays

Tehran (AP)- Eager to put aside economic woes and memories of a harsh winter that claimed 64 lives, Iranians flocked to parks and orchards on Tuesday to mark the ancient festival of Sizdeh Bedar, the last day of the two-week Persian New Year holidays.

The festival predates Islam and goes back thousands of years to the time when Zoroastrianism was the predominant religion of Persia.

And although the hard-line ruling clerics of today's Islamic Republic have discouraged many pre-Islamic rituals, they have failed to put Iranians off the Persian New Year, or Nowruz, and its ending celebration of Sizdeh Bedar.

Iran: Fishermen in the southern port of Chabahar face harder times

Sample ImageNCRI - More than 16,000 fishermen in the southern port of Chabahar face more difficulties providing for their families this year.

With the sudden drop in the price of each kilo for their daily catch to less than $2, they are experiencing even more problems this year since the price of other goods have sky rocked. Currently, each kilo of fish caught by the fishermen in Chabahar goes for 1500 Tomons ($1.5) as oppose to last year's 1890 ($1.8) just recently.

22 hard-line tourists killed touring war sites in Iranian road crash

Active ImageTEHRAN, Iran — A bus carrying hard-liners on a tour of sites from the Iran-Iraq war collided with a fuel truck on a highway in western Iran today, killing 22 people and injuring seven others.

The state news agency IRNA reports the bus was heading back from the tour when the fuel truck coming from the other direction rammed into it on a mountain road between Andimeshk and Pol-e-Dokhtar, about 700 kilometres southwest of Tehran.

Iran to Ration Gasoline from Wednesday

Tehran (Reuters) - Iran, the No. 2 OPEC crude producer, will introduce gasoline rationing for motorists from Wednesday, state television reported, in a bid to rein in fuel imports amid concerns over possible harsher U.N. sanctions.

Despite its huge energy reserves, Iran lacks refining capacity and must import about 40 percent of its gasoline, a sensitive issue when world powers have threatened new penalties in a row with Tehran over its nuclear programme.

Residents of Areas Hit by Guno are in a Catastrophic Situation

NCRI - Though a few days have passed, the Guno cyclone and the resulting flood have caused thousands of people in Sistan and Baluchestan province to live in catastrophic conditions because the clerical regime has merely sent no help.

In Dashtyari area, people lack drinking water and food. Risk of epidemic is very high. Numerous villages are surrounded by flood and no emergency relief has been sent.

Iran charges New School faculty member with spying, propaganda

Source: The Villager
By Albert Amateau
New School faculty members are calling for support in convincing the Iranian government to free their colleague Kian Tajbakhsh, a social scientist and urban planner, whose arrest was announced May 22.

Tajbakhsh, 45, is one of three prominent Iranian-Americans who have been living in Iran and who are charged with "endangering national security through propaganda against the system and espionage for foreigners."

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