Publication: Payvand Iran News

First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Stats show dire state of Iran's economy, industry

Source: Radio ZamanehIran's economy shrinks 2.2%cartoon by Payam Borumand, Shargh daily, TehranIran's Industry Minister says the economy has shrunk by 2.2 percent since the last measurement and 50 percent of the manufacturing sector is now in recession. ... [Published Payvand Iran News - 21 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Jason Rezaian's Mother Pleads for Her Son's Release

By Jasmin Ramsey (source: LobeLog )Video: Mary Rezaian pleads for her son's releaseMary Rezaian, the mother of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was detained in Iran last week with his wife Yeganeh Salehi without charge or access to a lawyer, ... [Published Payvand Iran News - 21 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Spreading Decline of Zagros Oak Forests in Iran

Source: Radio ZamanehDecline and destruction of Zagros oak forests has been accelerating at a rapid pace in the past five years and despite many warnings, no solution has been so far implemented to protect these highly valuable natural resources. While ... [Published Payvand Iran News - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Mortazavi charged with misuse of Social Security Fund

Source: Radio ZamanehSaeed Mortazavi, the former head of the Social Security Fund, has been summoned to court for the charge of "embezzlement, malversation, and illegal seizure of private property." The charges have been brought against him by a number ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Stagflation plagues Iranian economy

Source: ZAMNEH_URLIran is facing stagflation and a 20-percent decline in national revenue, according to Massoud Nili, the economic advisor to President Hassan Rohani.Stagflation cartoon by Alex HughesIn an interview with ILNA, Nili said this level of ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Iran establishes largest Middle East biological refinery

Source: ISNAQeshm Micro Algae Biological Refinery in southern Iran was established as the Middle East's largest biological technological company on micro algae.The company is working on transfer of hi-tech for cultivating micro algae in industrial scale ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Refinery, Iran, Algae
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Tehran told to drop plans for gender segregation in city offices

Source: ZAMNEH_URLThe Ministry of Labour has called on Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baghher Ghalibaf to revoke the directive for gender segregation in city offices. The ministry maintains that the directive violates the International Labour Convention's anti-discrimination ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Raid Leaves Arrested Washington Post Journalist's Home in Tehran "Looking Like a Scene from Hell"

Source: International Campaign for Human Rights in IranWhite House and State Department Briefed on ArrestsJason Rezaian with his wife Yeganeh SalehiJason Rezaian, Yeganeh Salehi, two journalists, and a photographer were arrested in Tehran on the night ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Iran's inflation rate much improved

Source: Radio ZamanehIran's Central Bank says the country's annual inflation rate now stands at 25.4 percent. The announcement on Sunday July 27 included news that the consumer goods and services price index has gone up by 1.4 percent in Iranian cities ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Iran's pistachio exports up 94 percent

Source: ISNAIran's pistachio exports totaled 168 million dollars in the first three months of Iranian calendar year (started on March 21), jumping by 94 percent comparing to similar period last year.Iran sold over 20.000 tons of pistachio to 47 countries ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Iranian Journalist Mirdamadi Gets Six-Year Sentence

Source: Radio ZamanehJailed Iranian journalist Serajeddin Mirdamadi was sentenced to six years in jail on Sunday July 27 at Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court. The sentence, which was issued at a preliminary hearing, can be appealed within 20 days.Serajeddin ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Iran Forest Fires Up By 40 Percent

Source: Radio ZamanehThe head of Iran's Forest Protection Unit says the incidence of forest fires rose by an unprecedented 40 percent in the past year due to "excessive heat and droughts."cartoon by Nazanin Jamshidi, Shargh dailyThe Etemad daily reports ... [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 26 2014]

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...2 percent since the last measurement and 50 percent of the manufacturing sector is now in recession. Mohammadreza Nematzadeh said "severe currency fluctuations, a lack of equipment and a lack of foreign investment" have left more than 10,000 industrial units half-finished all across the country
He stated: "Women should not spend most of their time every day next to men other than their husbands because it harms the foundation of the family."
...to Nili, oil revenues shot up, creating a crisis and causing a decline in domestic production, which in turn caused the rise in inflation. "Even without sanctions, this state of affairs would have led to inflation" Nili said
He has been charged with "propaganda against the regime, assembly and collusion to commit crimes against national security" according to his lawyer, Giti Pourfazel

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Iran's inflation rate much improved [Published Payvand Iran News - Jul 28 2014]
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