Monthly Archives: January 2017

Araghchi lands in Moscow

Iran’s Deputy FM Abbas Araghchi arrived in the Russian capital Wed. morning to conduct talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Ryabkov. In the course of talks between Araghchi and Ryabkov, as senior nuclear negotiators of the two countries, the latest status of JCPOA implementation and compliance of parties involved in Iran’s nuclear deal will be discussed. Upon arrival in Sheremetyevo …

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Damascus, Syrian rebels take on ISIL together

The Syrian Arab Army and armed rebel groups have repelled an ISIL attack in east Qalamoun, in what appears to be a first joint campaign involving government-led forces and the opposition as both sides appear to be increasingly willing to work together to defeat terrorists. “Government forces along with opposition groups have managed to disrupt an offensive mounted by [Daesh] in east Qalamoun. …

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Iran, Oman agree on new gas export scenario

Iran’s minister of oil said the pipeline for gas exports to Oman will circumvent territorial waters of Qatar and is estimated to cost about 1.2 billion dollars. Speaking on the sideline of a meeting with Oman’s Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammed Al Rumhi on Tuesday in Tehran, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said the two main axis of talks …

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Will Sessions become Attorney General amid Muslim ban controversy?

As Donald Trump has nominated Jeff Sessions, a 70-year-old Senator representing Alabama since 1997, as his Attorney General, his performance in the position considering his racist stances in the past is under question. Sessions has acquired his doctorate from University of Alabama School of Law. He is one of the most conservative members of the US senate who has very strict ideas …

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New US sanctions uninfluential on Iran’s petchem industry

An NPC official, in response to new US sanctions against Iran, said no foreign firm has left the negotiation table for investments in the Iranian petrochemical industry. On impact of new US sanctions against Iran, Director for Investment of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Hossein Alimorad said the new restrictions had exerted no effect on the course Iran’s talks with foreign …

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Researchers Use Optogenetics to Gain New Insights into Cellular Activity

Scientists from Princeton University have just discovered the mechanisms that keep cell organelles separated even when they lack membranes. The team used a newly developed tool called optoDroplet to examine and manipulate the matter inside living cells. The findings are in a paper that was just published in the journal Cell. Cells are the building blocks of all living organisms, …

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Standing Rock vows to shut down Dakota Access operations if built

Attorneys for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said that the US Army Corps of Engineers’ easement for the Dakota Access pipeline cannot legally be granted. Earlier on Tuesday the Army Corps of Engineers notified the US Congress that it intended to end the environmental impact statement in connection with the Dakota Access Pipeline. Acting US Army Secretary Robert Speer announced that this termination means the …

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Velayati hopes for fair resolution of Karabakh conflict

The Head of Strategic Researches Center at Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati received the visiting Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan in Tehran on Thursday. “We are unhappy that the Karabakh conflict is still unresolved and has shadowed over Iran-Armenia-Azerbaijan ties and hope that it would be solved in a fair way,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, the Head of the …

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Diabetes and Obesity: Engaging Health-Promoting Behaviors

abetes and obesity are major public health priorities that are highly associated with environmental factors and correlated with the availability of open space in neighborhoods and communities. Diabetes and obesity are major public health priorities due to their substantial increase nationwide and their long-term health implications for the US population.1   Diabetes In 2011, almost 38% of the population had …

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