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Iran

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his parliament not to approve the nuclear deal signed by the P5+1 nations and Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), because legislative approval would “create an obligation” for the Islamic Republic and “place an unnecessary legal restriction on the Iranian people,”...

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Iran

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Iran is seeking to expel hundreds of thousands of Sunni Muslims from Damascus, the capital of Syria, “in an effort to cement local support for the regime [of President Bashar al-Assad],” according to a report in a pan-Arab daily cited by The Times of Israel yesterday. According to the report, the overwhelmingly...

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Iran

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Iranian dissidents abroad who are falling victim to sophisticated cyber-attacks are likely being targeted by Iranian hackers who seek “to steal their email communications and contacts,” according to a report released this week by Canadian researchers, Voice of America reported yesterday. The report, titled “London Calling,” details a multi-layered, real-time...

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Israel

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U2 front-man Bono “knighted” Israeli renewable energy pioneer Yosef Abramowitz while visiting a solar field developed by Abramowitz’s company Gigawatt Global in Rwanda, The Times of Israel reported today. Bono was in Rwanda visiting the solar field with a group of US representatives to explore ways in which the US and...

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According the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) August safeguard report, Iran appears to have built an extension onto a building at the Parchin military base and suspected nuclear site, Reuters reported yesterday. The confidential IAEA report, obtained by Reuters, said: “Since (our) previous report (in May), at a particular location at the...

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A poll released this week found that 82% of Americans oppose the administration granting Iran $100 billion in sanctions relief “without the approval of Congress,” The Hill reported yesterday. The poll, released by Secure America Now, found that 82 percent of Americans — including large majorities in both parties —...

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Human Rights

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Iran hanged Behrouz Alkhani, a 30-year-old Kurdish man accused of “enmity against God” and involvement with the outlawed Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), only weeks after the execution of Kurdish PJAK activist Sirvan Nezhavi on similar charges, Reuters reported yesterday. Alkhani’s sentence was still being appealed at the...

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Iran’s role in inspecting its military facility and suspected nuclear site at Parchin, which was detailed in a recently leaked draft of a side agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Islamic Republic, departs “significantly from well-established and proven safeguards practices,” according to an analysis (.pdf) by...

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Israel

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Israel has ranked fourth out of 41 countries for the best place to raise a family in a new survey published by the expat networking service, InterNations. Austria, Sweden and Finland were cited as the Top Three locations for children-friendly care, education and recreation. Expats from around the globe took...

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A federal appeals court ruled that victims of Iran-backed terror may sue Bank Melli, a commercial bank owned by the Iranian regime, for $17.6 million in damages, the San Francisco Chronicle reported yesterday. Although foreign nations normally can’t be sued in U.S. courts, their immunity does not cover harm caused...

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