Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Iran – President Ahmadinejad comes under criticism for his reaction to Hugo Chavez’s death

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s eulogy for Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and his declaration of a national day of mourning in Iran following Chavez’s death drew strong criticism from the Iranian president’s political critics and from clerics.

Spotlight on Iran – Struggling to make ends meet: Iran’s workers step up fight to raise minimum wage

The Supreme Labor Council is soon expected to make a decision on revising Iran’s minimum wage ahead of the new Iranian year. The issue is drawing substantial public and media attention in light of the economic crisis and the erosion of workers’ wages as a result of the sharp price increases.

Spotlight on Iran – Conference in support of Khuzestani Arabs convenes in Cairo during Foreign Minister Salehi’s visit to Egypt, provoking anger from Iran

A conference convened in Cairo to support the Arab minority in Khuzestan, a region in the southwest of Iran, is drawing criticism and anger from media and social networks in Iran. The conference, held in Cairo on January 10, was attended by representatives from the separatist movement for the liberation of Khuzestan, Muslim clerics, as

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 5-11, 2012)

Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip continue to implement the understandings reached at the end of Operation Pillar of Defense regarding rocket fire.

Spotlight on Iran – Is Rahim Masha’i’s removal from office just a layoff or a launching pad for him to run in the elections?

President Ahmadinejad’s decision to dismiss his controversial office chief Rahim Masha’i and name him the president’s advisor and head of the secretariat of the Non-Aligned Movement is drawing considerable interest from Iran’s political system and media.

Spotlight on Iran (Week of November 13-20, 2012)

Attacks on Israel, disappointment with Hamas: Iranian media on Gaza fighting

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