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Iran nuclear talks to go into high gear

Iran Related News - 4 hours 19 min ago
Global powers wrestling to hammer out a ground-breaking deal with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions are moving complex talks into high gear with a "critical" three weeks left for an accord. The main players -- US Secretary of State John Kerry, his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and outgoing EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton -- will crisscross the globe ahead of the November 24 ...
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Six days after hanging crime victim, Iran defends human rights record before UN panel - Iran blasted on human rights ...

Iran Related News - 4 hours 52 min ago
Iran lashed out at critics of its abysmal human rights record at a U.N. hearing Friday, blaming the west for Saturday’s execution of a woman who killed her attempted rapist, and receiving support from a host of countries with dubious records of their own.
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Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

Iran Related News - 5 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. Kerry's talks in Muscat, Oman with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the EU's Catherine ...
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Iran's rights record under fire at UN

Iran Related News - 6 hours 40 min ago
Iran faced harsh criticism of its rights record Friday, with UN diplomats highlighting soaring numbers of executions and lamenting the recent hanging of a woman who murdered her attempted rapist.
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Iran's rights record under fire at UN

Iran Related News - 6 hours 40 min ago
Iran faced harsh criticism of its rights record Friday, with UN diplomats highlighting soaring numbers of executions and lamenting the recent hanging of a woman who murdered her attempted rapist. Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary general of Iran's High Council for Human Rights, told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva that his country had made great strides in the field of human ...
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Iran hits back after West condemns its human rights record

Iran Related News - 11 hours 4 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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'Alarming increase' Iran blasted on human rights before UN hearing - Obama adviser likened Iran nuclear deal to ...

Iran Related News - 11 hours 51 min ago
On the eve of Iran's defense of its human rights record Friday before a key United Nations panel, a lawyer for the woman executed in the Islamic Republic over the weekend for allegedly killing her attempted rapist accused the regime of widespread torture and murder.
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'Iran pays us to fight for Assad'

Iran Related News - 13 hours 15 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 - 14 hours 35 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 - 15 hours 20 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 - 17 hours 42 min ago
If nuclear arms talks between Iran and world powers fail there could be "a significant political risk premium on the price of Brent."
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Iran a 'time bomb' for oil prices

Iran Related News - 18 hours 7 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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