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Re-Thinking Iran (CALL FOR PAPER)

Hijab, censorship, a chauvinistic sense of superiority over Arabs, an ancient culture, the monumental Persepolis, clerics, the Islamic Revolution.
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President Rouhani, Russian PM Meet in Moscow

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is in Moscow on an official visit, met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday evening. ...
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Foreign Investors Flock to Iran as U.S. Firms Watch on the Sidelines

European firms jump in on post-sanction deals, while American companies remain wary...
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Russia and Iran's Cooperation Hints at a New Middle East

The Iranian leader's visit to Moscow underscores a partnership with implications across the region....
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Tensions flare as Greece tells Turkey it is ready to answer any provocation

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Fears of tensions mounting in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean Seas reignited after the Turkish president raised the prospect of a referendum on accession talks with the EU and the Greek defence minister said the country was ready for any provocation.
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L’Iran sanctionne 15 sociétés américaines pour soutien à Israël

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Cette décision est largement symbolique puisque ces sociétés ne font pas d’affaires avec l’Iran. En savoir plus sur http://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2017/03/26/l-iran-sanctionne-15-societes-americaines-pour-soutien-a-israel_5100991_3210.html#tIT8g8OBYOABDpqP.99
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Sex in Thai city frustrates junta

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PATTAYA, Thailand (Reuters) - With mascots dressed as smiling fish and a police rock band, Thai authorities launched a "Happy Zone" at the weekend to improve the image of a city notorious for sex tourism.
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South Sudan denies big military spending despite famine

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JUBA, South Sudan: South Sudanese government has denied it is spending more than 60 percent of its revenues on buying weapons to fight rebellion and dissidents instead of using it to help people facing starvation.
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Brazil police raid BRF and JBS meat plants in bribery probe

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SAO PAULO/CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports.
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White House threatens to bypass hardline conservatives on tax reform

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Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.
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UN Report Calls For Donations To North Korea As Sanctions Dry Up Aid

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s subjects are being seriously affected by international sanctions that have severely curtailed humanitarian aid activities due to the country’s continued ballistic missile and nuclear tests in defiance of the sanctions imposed by the United Nations, according to a U.N.-led report released this month.
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Oxfam exposes tax haven habits of EU big banks

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The twenty biggest banks in the eurozone booked over a quarter of their 2015 profits in tax havens, with Luxembourg and Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) the favourite destinations, a report by Oxfam said on Monday.
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Stephen Hawking: 'With Brexit and Trump we are witnessing a global revolt against experts'

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Stephen Hawking appeared as a hologram before an audience of hundreds in Hong Kong on Friday (24 March) as he discussed the possible existence of alien life on other planets, his life and career, Brexit and US President Trump, according to reports.
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Europe Afp UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

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London (AFP) - The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, as it revealed that the service was used by the man behind the parliament attack.
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