Persian New Year

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Iran Welcomes Obama Overture

That is, if US admits 'previous mistakes' and gives up sanctions, support for Israel

(Newser) - The Iranian government gave a muted welcome to Barack Obama's surprise video appeal for better relations, but said the US must "realize its previous mistakes," drop sanctions, and end its support for Israel. An aide to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran would "not show its back"... More »

World's Holy Days Converge

Believers of almost all stripes have something to celebrate today

(Newser) - This Good Friday is not simply the most solemn day in the Christian calendar but a convergence of movable feasts that doesn't occur more than once in a century. March 21 is also the first day of the Jewish festival of Purim and the celebration of the birth of the... More »

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