Iranian authorities used aggressive measures Wednesday in an attempt to halt the nosedive of the country's currency, making arrests, vowing to stamp out sidewalk money changers and warning merchants against fueling the mounting public anger over the economy.
- 7 February, 2012 -- Iran calls new US sanctions ‘psychological war’
Iran's foreign ministry has dismissed the new U.S. sanctions on Tehran, saying they are part of a "psychological war" meant to sow discontent among Iranians.
- 6 April, 2013 -- Egyptian court drops lawsuit to ban comedy show
CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Islamist lawyer demanding that a popular Egyptian satirist's TV show be banned for allegedly insulting the president and containing excessive sexual innuendo.
- 23 August, 2012 -- Beyond oil battle, sanctions hit Iran’s merchants
A Tehran shoe factory is abandoned by its European leather suppliers. Iranian cooking oil manufacturers are operating at nearly half capacity because they can't get enough imported grains.
- 13 July, 2010 -- After Killing At a Bazaar, Iran Declares 2 Days Off
The sudden announcement came after a long-simmering dispute between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Tehran bazaar over taxes erupted last week, leaving one merchant dead.
- 3 July, 2012 -- Iran reports long-range missile launch in exercise
Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards test fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, including a long-range variety meant to dissuade Israel and the U.S. from attacking the Islamic Republic, local media reported.