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  • Ayatollah Khamenei Is Iran’s Supreme Investor

    The best way to understand Iran’s elections this week is to think of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the regime’s supreme investment manager.

  • Iran’s Big Crisis: The Price of Chicken

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran has a lot on his mind these days. Especially chicken.

  • Iran to Fix Rial Rate at 12,260 to Dollar, Central Bank Governor Says

    Iran plans to devalue the rial by about 8.5 percent against the U.S. dollar, setting a new exchange rate and vowing to reduce the black market’s influence as international sanctions undermine confidence in the currency.

  • Iran Makes First Nuclear Fuel Rod

    Iran produced its first nuclear fuel rod, state-run news agencies reported, as the country offered to restart international talks over its atomic program.

  • Iran Sentences American to Death Amid Tensions Over Hormuz

    An Iranian court sentenced a former U.S. soldier of Iranian descent to death for spying amid rising tensions over concern the Persian Gulf nation may try to close the Strait of Hormuz if Western sanctions are imposed.

  • Netanyahu Blames Iran for Blast That Kills Israelis

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for a suicide attack in Bulgaria that killed Israeli tourists, and he threatened a forceful response.

  • Black Holes Once Stirred a Seething Cosmic Cauldron

    The real work of modern science often starts with pixels on a screen. In one case, in the spring of 2003, a display of pixels on my desk in New York conveyed the message that Chandra, the X-ray telescope orbiting high above the Earth’s surface, had obtained a precious cargo of data.

  • U.S. Needs to Be Much More Forgiving on Home Loans

    The housing market is where the Great Recession started. It’s the main thing delaying recovery, and the reason fiscal and monetary stimulus (traditional and modern) haven’t worked better. The U.S. and U.K., especially, could have done a lot about it, but chose not to.

  • Strike the Haqqani Terror Network’s Wallet

    In confirmation hearings last week, Richard Olson, President Barack Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Pakistan, said his top priority would be working with the Pakistanis to degrade the Taliban-allied Haqqani network.

  • Iran, Syria Criticized at NAM Summit Intended for Support

    Iran, which sought to use a Tehran summit to win support and repel efforts to isolate it, instead found its leaders rebuked by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon over their stance on Israel and its ally Syria accused of losing legitimacy.

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