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Iran cuts portion of gasoline subsidies to reform economy, move delayed since 2012

Iran Related News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 06:08
Iran has cut a portion of its gasoline subsidies, nearly doubling some prices at the pump as part of a second round of cuts delayed since 2012.
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Iran cuts portion of gasoline subsidies

Iran Related News - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 05:49
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has cut a portion of its gasoline subsidies, nearly doubling some prices at the pump as part of a second round of cuts delayed since 2012.
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Iran dismisses U.S. criticism of its election to U.N. NGO committee

Iran Related News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:37
Iran on Thursday rejected U.S. criticism of its election to the United Nations' committee on non-governmental organizations (NGOs), saying Washington's rebuke came from "baseless accusations" and violated the spirit of cooperation needed at the world body. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power on Wednesday said, "The unopposed candidacy of Iran, where authorities regularly detain human rights defenders ...
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Iran Replaces Prisons Chief After Protests

Iran Related News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:05
Iran has appointed a new chief of prisons following protests by family members over reports that inmates had been abused at a notorious jail. The official Islamic Republic News Agency said on April 23 that Asghar Jahangir would replace Gholamhossein Esmaili.
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Iran's crude oil, gas condensate exports hit $41.6b: Oil Minister

Iran Related News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:04
Iran exported $41.6 billion worth of crude oil and gas condensate in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Wednesday. Iran's crude oil was sold at $104 per barrel on the average in the international market, the Mehr News Agency reported.
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Iran prison chief replaced after alleged beatings

Iran Related News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:12
Iran said on Wednesday it had replaced the country's prisons chief amid an uproar over alleged beating of political prisoners last week in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison Families of the dozens of political prisoners held there have been protesting outside parliament and the presidential complex and the issue came up in the legislature on Wednesday. The prison incident last Thursday drew ...
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Iran replaces prisons chief after Evin incident

Iran Related News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:30
Iran's judiciary has replaced the country's prisons chief after reports of violence against political prisoners during a routine inspection in Evin Prison, media reports said on Wednesday. But Gholam Hossein Ismaili -- who denies any wrongdoing in the events that unfolded on April 17 -- has been appointed to a senior post as head of the justice department in the capital. According to opposition ...
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Report: Iran removes official in charge of prisons after reports of alleged beating of inmates

Iran Related News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:53
Iran's official news agency says the official in charge of the country's prisons has been removed from the post.
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Iran removes official in charge of prisons

Iran Related News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:31
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency says the official in charge of the country's prisons has been removed from the post. The development follows reports of alleged abuse of inmates at a Tehran penitentiary.
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IRAN Iran,President Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women - Asia News

Iran Related News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:55
» 04/23/2014 09:50 IRAN Iran,President Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women The head of state spoke at the National Forum on Women Shaping Economy and Culture . He criticizes "those who consider the presence of women in society a threat.
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IRAN Iran, the president Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women - Asia News

Iran Related News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:52
» 04/23/2014 09:50 IRAN Iran, the president Rouhani: End to discrimination, equal rights and opportunities for women The head of state spoke at the National Forum on Women Shaping Economy and Culture . He criticizes "those who consider the presence of women in society a threat.
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Iran protests at U.N. committee on envoy ban as U.S. stands ground

Iran Related News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:27
(Reuters) - Iran complained to a United Nations committee on Tuesday about Washington's refusal to grant a visa to Tehran's proposed new U.N. envoy due to his suspected links to hostage-takers, even as the United States stood firm on its decision. The United States said earlier this month that it would not grant a visa to Hamid Abutalebi because of his connection to the 1979-1981 Tehran hostage ...
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Iran Related News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:56
Iran asked the United Nations yesterday to demand that the United States grant a visa to Tehran's proposed new UN envoy, while Washington stood firm on its decision to deny entry to Hamid Abutalebi over his suspected links to hostage-takers. The United States has said it would not grant a visa to Abutalebi because of his connection to the...
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Iran lawmakers seek probe into alleged jail abuse

Iran Related News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:28
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Several Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded a probe into alleged beatings of political prisoners held at Tehran's Evin prison, the official IRNA news agency reported.
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Iran Says it Has Diluted Highly Enriched Uranium

Iran Related News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:04
Iran says it has completed diluting its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium, based on an interim deal struck with world powers last year on its controversial nuclear program. Iran's atomic chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, told Arabic-language Al Alam television that Iran diluted 103 kilograms of uranium on April 12, converting it from 20 percent enriched uranium to 5 percent.
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Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month

Iran Related News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 03:39
Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear programme at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. During the May 5-9 meeting, the P5+1 world powers and Iran will start "writing draft of comprehensive agreements which will be a complex and difficult work," said senior nuclear negotiator ...
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Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights

Iran Related News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:38
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day.
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Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month

Iran Related News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:45
Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear program at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. During the May 5-9 meeting, the P5+1 world powers and Iran will start "writing draft of comprehensive agreements which will be a complex and difficult work," said senior nuclear negotiator ...
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Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month

Iran Related News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:25
Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear programme at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. During the May 5-9 meeting, the P5+1 world powers and Iran will start "writing draft of comprehensive agreements which will be a complex and difficult work," said senior nuclear negotiator ...
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Rouhani says Iran's women not second class citizens

Iran Related News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:37
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani admitted Sunday, April 20, that women in his country still face discrimination and cultural barriers but he insisted they are not universally treated as second-class citizens. In a speech marking Women's Day in Iran, Rouhani, seen as a moderate reformer, said more had to ...
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