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Prabowo-Hatta To Be Listed First On Election Ballots

The Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa are to be listed first on the presidential election ballots in Indonesia, confirmed The General Elections Commission (KPU) on Sunday. This followed a random number drawing at the KPU headquarters. In second comes the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Jusuf Kalla presidential ticket, who were first to pick their number. Both candidate groups were given the green light on Saturday when th ...

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Hassan Rouhani Unsuccessful in Solving Economic Problems: Analyst

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had promised to solve Iran’s economic problems after winning the 2013 presidential elections. However, analysts and economists believe that Hassan Rouhani’s administration was unsuccessful in solving present economic problems of the country. According to the latest report from Statistical Centre of Iran (Amar), the unemployment rate has increased to 10.5% over the past few m ...

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Iranian Ambassador Declares Support for Syrian Government

Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi announced on Saturday that Iran will keep supporting the Syrian government, as the Bashar al-Assad regime is the only ‘legal’ government of the country. Over the past few years, Iranian authorities have repeatedly declared Iran’s support for the Syrian government under Bashar al-Assad. The ongoing civil war in the Arab state has reportedly claimed lives of a ...

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Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani can Mediate in Iran-GCC Ties

Although economic and political ties between Iran and Arab states were deteriorate under Ayatollah Khomeini during Iran-Iraq war, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani managed to rebuild ties with the Arab world during his presidency. Under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran-GCC ties strained over different regional and international issues. For this reason, Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani, is expected to take impo ...

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Ghaderi: Iran Pursues Missile Programs to Deter Israel Attack

Iran's Ballistic missile program has been a subject of discussion over the past few years. Although the Iranian government and the world six powers are negotiating over Iran’s controversial nuclear program, the Israeli government is reportedly pushing the United States to make Iran stop pursuing its Ballistic missile programs. Over the years, Iran has successfully tested a wide range of Ballistic missiles. ...

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Iran may Agree to Suspend its Nuclear Programs to Improve Economy

Although the Iranian government has already agreed to suspend a big part of its nuclear program, analysts believe that the country may totally stop enriching uranium in the hope of recovering and improving the local economy. The United States and European Union have imposed a wide range of sanctions on Iran’s economy over the past few years. Oil, gas and petrochemical industries are extremely affected by th ...

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Human Rights are Respected in Iran: Vice-President

Over the past few years, the Iranian government has been widely criticized by the United Nation and European Union for breaching human rights. Accordingly the Western governments have imposed several sanctions on Iran because of breaching human rights in the country. Iranian Vice-President Elham Aminzadeh says the government fully respects human rights. According to Aminzadeh, the Iranian government is also ...

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Jaish al-Adl Using Pakistan as Base of Operations to Attack Iran

Jaish al-Adl is a newly formed armed Sunni group which has already carried out several attacks and assassination in Iran. The armed group is mainly operating in the Sistan-Baluchistan region of Iran. According to Tehran University professor and political analyst Mohammad Hossein Khani, Jaish al-Adl is currently using Pakistan as base of operations to attack Iran. The Sunni armed group is principally targeti ...

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