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Society2017-02-24

INTERVIEW WITH A LAWYER ON TRAVEL BAN FOR IRANIANS

U.S. President Donal Trump has announced he will will not appeal the decision blocking his travel ban to the Supreme Court. Alaleh Kamran, a lawyer in Los Angeles says, for now citizens from the 7 muslim countries can travel to U.S. freely but we are not sure how long it will last.
Society2017-01-30

IRANIAN PHILOSOPHER HAS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRUMP ON VISA BAN

Abdol Karim Soroush, Iranian philosopher and scholar makes some recommendations to U.S. President, Donal Trump on visa ban for citizens of 7 muslim countries. Soroush recites a poem from the famous Iranian poet Sa'di (13th century) which suggests to the king to treat foreign businessmen and messengers well because they will help you to have a good reputation around the world.
Society2017-01-29

IRANIAN PH.D. STUDENT RELEASED AFTER BEING DETAINED AT JFK

Vahideh Rasekhi, Stony Brook Ph.D. student has been released after being detained for hours at JFK upon her arrival. She said that she is very happy that she is released. Vahideh added border agents were asking her regular questions about her identity and her occupation.
Society2017-01-29

IMMIGRATION LAWYER EXPLAINS THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON MUSLIMBAN

Iranian-American immigration lawyer, Hani Bazargan explains the latest developments regarding the interpretation and implementation of new executive order signed by U.S. President Donal Trump. Mr. Bazargan says that the ban does not affect the green card holders and those who are already on U.S. soil with a valid visa.
Society2017-01-29

FOUR KOOLBARS DIED IN AVALANCHE

Following an avalanche in the mountains of Sardasht in Western Iran, 16 Koolbars (Carriers) were buried under heavy snow. Their colleagues and first responders tried hard using hands and shovels to rescue them. But for four of them, it was too late.
Society2017-01-29

AHVAZ UNDER BLANKET OF DUST

A new dust storm has paralyzed Ahvaz in southwest Iran. Experts say soil erosion, deforestation, and climate change are responsible for the phenomenon. In the recent years dust storms from Iraq and Saudi Arabia hit the Iranian cities more often. The government has not been able to come up with any plan to fight the crisis.
Society2017-01-29

IRANIANS DEPORTED FROM U.S. AFTER TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDER

Several Iranians have reported on social media that they have been deported upon their arrival in U.S. following the executive order of U.S. President Donal Trump on banning citizens from 7 Muslim countries entering U. S. According to media reports, several Iranians have been detained at U.S. airports, including LAX.
Society2017-01-29

OIL REFINERY IN TEHRAN ON FIRE

Only few days after the Plasco disaster, a new fire has been reported in Iran's capital Tehran. An oil refinery in southern Tehran is on fire. The first video posted by a citizen showed only a small fire but the second one and the photos published shows that the fire is expanding rapidly.
Society2017-01-28

IMMIGRATION LAWYER EXPLAINS THE CONSEQUENCES OF IMMIGRATION BAN

Shahin Fallah, an Iranian-American lawyer explains the consequences of the new executive order signed by President Trump banning citizens of 7 countries, including Iran, into U.S. According to Mr. Fallah all immigrants from Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya, and Somalia are affected by the order. He says that the Iranian-American Lawyer Association is considering legal actions to help Iranians and convince the U.S. government to change its policy in this regard.
Society2017-01-28

TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDER'S AFTERSHOCKS

U.S. President's executive order on banning the citizens of 7 countries including Iran from entering U.S. has several rapid aftershocks. U.S embassies have asked Iranian citizens not to schedule any appointments and do not appear for interviews even if they had already an appointment. Airlines have stopped selling tickets to Iranians or allowing them to board planes bound to U.S.