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Iran hits back after West condemns its human rights record

Iran Related News - 1 hour 39 min ago
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran defended itself on Friday against Western accusations of repression and a sharp rise in executions, including that of a woman hanged for murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her. Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary general of Iran's High Council for Human Rights, part of its judiciary, lashed out at what he called attempts to "impose your ...
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'Iran pays us to fight for Assad'

Iran Related News - 3 hours 50 min ago
Pulled from the rubble in Aleppo, unverified footage shows a terrified man telling rebels he is an Afghan immigrant to Iran. And Iranians are paying him $500 a month to fight in Syria.
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Iran frets over carbon dioxide emissions rates

Iran Related News - 5 hours 10 min ago
Daniel J. Graeber TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Iran's rate of carbon dioxide emissions is alarming, and it's time to start following the international community's lead, an industry official said.
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Iran Nuclear Program: IAEA Investigation Into Potential Military Dimensions Is Faltering

Iran Related News - 5 hours 55 min ago
Leaders in the international community are waiting to see if Iran will agree to limit its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions by the Nov. 24 deadline for the P5+1 talks. But analysts say there is perhaps a more pressing issue, which is completely in the hands of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, of the investigation into whether Iran plans to use its ...
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Iran a 'time bomb' for oil prices

Iran Related News - 8 hours 42 min ago
Markets should look for "a significant political risk premium on the price of Brent" if nuclear arms talks between Iran and world powers fail.
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Asia buys less Iran crude, but volumes back above 1 mln bpd

Iran Related News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:50
* Sept Iran crude imports at 1.08 mln bpd, down 6.6 pct yr/yr * Asia's Jan-Sept imports from Iran hit 1.14 mln bpd, up 19.6 pct * Iran exports could surge with any final nuclear deal -analysts By Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Asian buyers of Iranian crude imported 6.6 percent less in September than a year ago, the first on-year decline since December, but shipments rose back above ...
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Iran Execution Rate: Number Of Iran Executions Higher Under President Hassan Rouhani Than Ahmadinejad

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:52
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised to fix the country’s tarnished human rights record when he took office last August, but Iran has since seen an alarming rise in executions. The latest death by hanging made headlines around the world when Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed for murdering former intelligence officer Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, who had tried to rape her.
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Western Companies Hope For a Bonanza in Iran

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:00
With only weeks to go until a November 24 deadline for a deal between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear program, Iranian and Western investors have their fingers crossed
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Family asks Iran to release detained Washington Post reporter

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:53
JC Finley WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The family of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter detained by Iran since July, appealed again on Wednesday for his release.
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Next weeks will tell if Iran can make nuclear deal: US

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:14
The world will know in the coming weeks if Iran can make the "tough decisions" needed for a nuclear deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. As the clock ticks down to a November 24 deadline for an agreement on reining in Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, Kerry vowed global powers were going to be "very careful, everything will be based on expert advice ...
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5 Iran landmarks you haven't seen

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:08
It might not be on everyone's travel radar, but Iran has a well-worn tourist circuit, encompassing attractions in the ancient cities of Shiraz and Isfahan.
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United Nations official praises Canada's stand on human rights in Iran

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:07
OTTAWA - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran says Canada's tough stand on the issue gives strength to those inside the country.
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Iran wants sanctions lifted as part of nuclear deal

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:31
Iran wants all Western sanctions to be lifted as part of a deal on its contested nuclear programme by a November deadline, a top official said Wednesday. The six powers in the talks with Iran -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States plus Germany, known as the P5+1 -- have set November 24 as the deadline. The chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy ...
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Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:28
The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued incarceration ...
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Iran says foils bid to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks: newspaper

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:21
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a "foreign country" for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying. The Islamic Republic is at odds with the West over suspicions it is covertly using its declared civilian atomic energy program to develop a nuclear ...
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Apple in talks to sell iPhone in Iran: report

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:09
Apple is in preliminary talks to sell the iPhone in Iran, if sanctions are eased on the Middle East nation, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
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Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:02
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued incarceration without charge is a "farce."
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Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:28
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday.
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Iran talks should weigh fatwas on nuclear arms: US bishops

Iran Related News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:22
Less than a month before a deadline to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, US Catholic bishops are urging negotiators not to underestimate the power of fatwas by Islamic leaders banning atomic weapons. In a ground-breaking visit, a six-strong delegation from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) travelled in April to the holy city of Qom to meet with top Shiite leaders in a bid to bridge ...
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Iran gas exports to Europe would take at least 5 years - experts

Iran Related News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:25
* Infrastructure, gas sale negotiations could take time * Booming domestic gas demand could stifle exports By Nina Chestney LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Iran would take at least five years to start exporting natural gas to the European Union if sanctions were removed, industry experts said on Wednesday. Last month, Reuters reported that the EU was increasing the urgency of a plan to import natural ...
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