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UN’s Iran rights watchdog slams case of death-row woman

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

AFP- A UN human rights monitor on Monday urged Tehran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian woman for the alleged murder of a former intelligence official, saying her trial had been deeply flawed. read the rest…

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Israel minister warns Kerry over ‘surrender’ to Iran

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

AFP- Israel’s intelligence minister Monday slammed as unacceptable comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme which he said indicated a “surrender” to Tehran. “The things Kerry read the rest…

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Egyptian accused of terrorism charges after returning from Syria

and   /  April 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

38 year-old Egyptian had been fighting in Syria alongside the Al-Nusra Front

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Iran court overturns ex-US Marine’s death sentence

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Convicted of espionage, with the penalty being cut to 10 years in jail

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Iran says not considering alternative UN pick

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

AFP- Iran signalled its defiance Saturday over America’s refusal to grant a visa to its chosen UN ambassador, saying it does not plan to pick an alternative envoy. Tehran also said it was examining its read the rest…

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Iran, world powers seek to intensify nuclear talks

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Business  /  3 Comments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday that he has formed a group of legal experts to help in the “complicated, difficult and slow work” of drafting a deal.

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Boeing, GE announce acquisition of US licence to sell spare parts to Iran

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Reuters – Boeing Co, the world’s biggest airplane maker, and engine maker General Electric Co said on Friday they had received licenses from the US Treasury Department to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft read the rest…

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Iran director screens film to save man on death row

  /  March 31, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

AFP – An Iranian film director is to hold a private screening of his latest movie on Saturday to raise funds to save the life of a 26-year-old on death row. Mostafa Kiaei, director of read the rest…

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Shifting strategies

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Obama’s upcoming visit to Riyadh will do little to ease Saudi concerns over the new course of American foreign policy

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Israel open to joint missile defence with Jordan, Egypt

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Reuters- The two Arab countries that have full peace treaties with the Jewish state share some of its concern regarding the disputed nuclear programme of Iran and the civil war wracking Syria – both states read the rest…

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Israel to show long-range rockets from ‘Iran arms ship’

  /  March 10, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  3 Comments

The military says it found 40 long-range M-302 rockets aboard the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C it intercepted in the Red Sea last week, as well as 181 122mm mortar shells and approximately 400,000 7.62-calibre rounds.

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Spanish FM cuts short Iran trip over Ukraine crisis

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, who arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a planned four-day visit, is to attend an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers on Monday.

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Russia is no ally for the Arabs

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

Although some Arabs are fantasising about it, a major alliance with Russia is unwise both morally and practically

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Iran says expert nuclear talks to be held ‘next week’

  /  February 23, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Araqchi said the talks would take place on the sidelines of a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors “next week.”

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Iran seeks new Russia reactor in exchange for oil

  /  February 17, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Russian officials had previously neither confirmed nor denied the discussions,but they stressed that such deliveries would not break existing UN sanctions on the Islamic state.

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Iran’s Khamenei says nuclear talks will ‘lead nowhere’

  /  February 17, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Iran agreed to freeze some nuclear activities for six months in exchange for modest sanctions relief and a promise by Western powers not to impose new restrictions on its hard-hit economy.

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Death of a poet in Iran

  /  February 16, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala “I have tried to defend the legitimate right that every people in this world should have, which is the right to live freely with full civil rights. With all these miseries and read the rest…

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UN refugee chief to visit Iran for talks about Afghans

  /  February 16, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Some five million Afghans driven by war, oppression and poverty have crossed the border into Iran and Pakistan in the past three decades, seeking better lives and jobs.

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Iran warns ready for ‘decisive’ battle with US, Israel

  /  February 12, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

AFP – Armed forces chief of staff General Hassan Firouzabadi has warned the Islamic republic’s arch-foes that Iran is prepared for a “decisive battle” if attacked, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday. “We are ready read the rest…

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Iran says ‘seven practical steps’ agreed with IAEA

  /  February 9, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

The deal required Tehran to take six practical steps that included visits to the unfinished site of a so-called heavy water research reactor in Arak and a uranium mine in the south.

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Iran to unveil revised oil, gas contract model soon

  /  February 8, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Reuters – Iran said on Friday it would soon unveil a more attractive model of contract aimed at persuading international energy companies to invest in its huge though underdeveloped, oil and gas reserves. Ali Majedi, read the rest…

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Obama to face blunt talk in Saudi Arabia

  /  February 4, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

The White House waited until Monday to confirm that Obama would indeed add an unexpected stop in Saudi Arabia onto a previously announced tour of the Netherlands, Brussels and Vatican City in March.

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How to defeat bullying

  /  February 3, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala For Iranian eight-year-old Mahan Rahimi life had become a torment. Because he was going bald due to an unknown illness, he was the target of unceasing bullying from his companions at school. read the rest…

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Iran welcomes French business chiefs after sanctions eased

  /  February 3, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Among companies represented were Safran, Airbus , Total, GDF-Suez, Renault, Alcatel, Alstom, Amundi and L’Oréal

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Kerry, Iran’s Zarif discuss next round of nuclear talks

  /  February 2, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Kerry and Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif “discussed the upcoming negotiations with the P5+1 and the EU on a comprehensive agreement that will begin in Vienna next month,” a senior US State Department official said.

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Crushed hopes in Egypt become art in New York

  /  February 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s New York exhibition focuses on Egypt

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Next Iran nuclear talks set for February 18 in Vienna

  /  February 1, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Iran has insisted repeatedly that its nuclear programme is peaceful, but in an atmosphere of complete distrust, the West applied ever tighter sanctions seriously impacting its economy.

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Turkey PM to visit Iran to expand ties

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

AFP – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due in Tehran Tuesday evening, as both countries seek to expand economic ties and hold talks on the Syrian civil war, an Iranian official said. Iran read the rest…

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Iran eyes revival of key gas sector

  /  January 26, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Iran struggled to fill the vacuum after the departure of France’s Total, Spain’s Repson and the Royal Dutch Shell, and efforts to continue development through state-owned and quasi-private companies had mixed success.

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Iran says no need for UN watchdog office in Tehran

  /  January 25, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said on Friday he might seek Iran’s permission for a Tehran office for inspectors.

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