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Arab Iranians suffer cultural marginalization

Ahwazi movie goers go for satellite channels, LONDON (Ramadan al-Saedi) Several movie theaters in the predominantly-Arab Ahwaz city in Iran have been shut down as audiences preferred staying at home and watching Ramadan T.V.

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Iran's middle class to be hard hit as subsidy program is overhauled

TEHRAN - Last year, Tehran's writers, doctors and small-business owners formed the backbone of a grass-roots opposition movement against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Now these middle-class urbanites feel they're being singled out by a government plan that will soon cut off state subsidies and boost the prices of a wide array of everyday products.

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Are Sanctions Helping Build Iran's Bomb?

For years it was assumed that economic sanctions and diplomacy would produce a pliable negotiating partner in Iran. But Iran's truculence has effectively undermined the once-popular notion, while a degree of confusion and consternation has gripped

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 'Moderate'

In the ongoing clash between Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, analysts persist in trying to determine who's the more moderate: the Holocaust-denying Ahmadinejad, or Khamenei, the patron of Tehran's murderous revolutionary guards?

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