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We are two brothers, trying to collect the most interesting excerpts of new articles published mostly in well-known mainstream media. Some times we also pick text snippets from well-known blogs. In our oppinion most articles contain a lot of repetitive and not really relevant text or they are just too long. Our Aim is to reduce interesting articles to their most relevant parts and offer the link to the original article(s). Apart from the subject line the posts do not contain personal opinion, but consist of citations of the original articles. We are secular, against racism, sectarianism and interference in other countries internal conflicts, because it is seldom really well minded, and it mostly worsens the conflict. We focus on current politics but we will occasionally post articles that give a better picture of the overall context.

Iran’s president has more cabinet members with Ph.D. degrees from U.S. universities than Barack Obama does

Iran-cabinet members with Ph.D. degrees from U.S. universities

Iran-cabinet members with Ph.D. degrees from U.S. universities

“Take, for example, Rouhani’s chief of staff, Mohammad Nahavandian. He spent many years in the United States and has a Ph.D. in economics from George Washington University. Or Javad Zarif, the foreign affairs minister and chief negotiator in the recent nuclear deal between Iran and six global powers. He studied at the University of San Francisco and completed his doctorate at the University of Denver. For five years, he lived in New York and was Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT. Mahmoud Vaezi, the communication minister, studied electrical engineering at Sacramento and San Jose State Universities and was enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Louisiana State University (he ultimately earned a doctorate in international relations at Warsaw University).  Other cabinet members have advanced degrees from universities in Europe and Iran. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, the transportation minister, has a Ph.D. from the University of London, while President Rouhani got his from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. The new government in Tehran, in other words, might well be one of the most technocratic in the world.”

Source: The Atlantic | The Case for Giving Iran’s Scholar-Diplomats a Chance

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Yazd, one of the oldest cities of the world

Yazd (About this sound pronunciation (help·info) [jæzd]; Persian: یزد‎)[1] is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Isfahan.”

“The city has a history of over 3,000 years, dating back to the time of the Median empire, when it was known as Ysatis (or Issatis)”

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Karun-3, a dam in Southern Iran

“The purpose of the dam is for power generation and flood control. The Karun III power generators are connected to the national power network as the peak power generation. With this power plant being operated, with the capacity of 2,280 MW,[4] and an average annual electric power generation of 4,137 GWh, a major portion of the electric power shortage in the country will be met.”

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The Iran Job – The story of an American basketball player in Iran

The Iran Job was shortlisted for the German Film Award and will therefore screen at the Berlinale – Feb 13 at 2pm at Zoo Palast 2 – followed by a Q&A.

Source: The Iran Job | E-Mail Campaign

Airplane Overhaul Facility in Mashhad, Eastern Iran

Mashhad International Airport is the country’s second busiest airport only to Tehran Mehrabad Airport.

The airport also houses an overhaul facility for light and heavy aircraft where the specialists are engaged in rebuilding and modernizing the air transportation system of the country.

Source: Payvand News of Iran

Researchers at Iran’s Sharif University received a US patent

“Researchers at Iran’s Sharif University of Technology managed to receive a US patent issued under the title of ‘Single-Sided Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Having A Vertical Patterned Structure’ and publication number of US20110220192.”

““We have proposed a novel structure for the solar cells which can eliminate the unnecessary formation of the conductive glasses–a major cost-intensive byproduct in the course of solar cells manufacturing,” Nima Taqavinia, associate professor at Sharif University of Technology, was quoted”