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Iran envoy blames sanctions for low trade with Nigeria

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:10
The Iranian ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Saeed Koozechi, has blamed sanctions imposed on his country by the UN, US and EU for the low trade between Iran and Nigeria. Speaking at a News Agency of Nigeria forum on Wednesday in Abuja, Koozechi said the sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme had a crippling effect...  [Read More...]
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Rise in divorce in Iran linked to shift in status of women

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:01
By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) - Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party. Local media outlets and blogs have been abuzz for months about lavish parties, complete with sarcastic invitations and humorous ...
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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:33
TEHRAN, Iran -- Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.
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Khamenei says Iraq can beat IS without foreigners

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:37
Tehran (AFP) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday told Iraq's visiting premier that the Baghdad government is capable of defeating Islamic State jihadists without foreign troops being deployed.
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Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:42
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday he shared with his US counterpart his country's concerns about the direction of talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme.
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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:13
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group.
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Why Iran views Islamic State fight through a conspiracy lens

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:04
The US and Iran may be following parallel tracks in their fight against jihadists of the so-called Islamic State, but decades of mutual hostility – and opposing aims in Syria – are shaping Iranian doubts and conspiracy theories about US motives.
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Iran's Suleimani: IS, U.S. 'Doomed To Failure' in Syria

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:12
The commander of Iran's powerful Qods Force, Qassem Suleimani, has said that both the Islamic State (IS) group and the United States are ";doomed to failure"; in Iraq and Syria. The Qods Force is the branch of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) responsible for overseas operations. -Joanna Paraszczuk. FFE
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Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:15
By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter crunch time before a Nov. 24 deadline. In the negotiations with six major powers, the Iranians say they are no longer demanding a ...
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Report says U.S. may OK more centrifuges in Iran nuclear talks

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:08
The Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating 4,000 centrifuges, up from the previous 1,300, according to a semiofficial Iranian news agency.
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Iran Could Be Complying With the Interim Nuclear Deal

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:14
With less than six weeks to go before Iran and the P5+1 group arrive at the deadline for a comprehensive long-term deal on Iran's nuclear program, it seems nearly impossible to tell how things are going. Pessimism has some experts already promoting avenues for a partial deal, another deadline extension, or an entirely different plan altogether.
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Experts pan Iran's military weaponry as junk - Report: Obama wants to cut Congress out of Iran deal

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:53
Iran’s annual parade and commemoration of its 1980s war with Iraq featured the Islamic Republic’s most modern weaponry, an arsenal experts say is a collection of knockoffs, junk and gear suited for display only.
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Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers: IAEA

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:36
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive ahead of a November deadline for clinching a long-term deal. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seen by Reuters, made clear that Iran is meeting its ...
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Report: Obama wants to cut Congress out of Iran deal

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:31
The Obama administration reportedly wants to cut Congress out of any nuclear deal with Iran – at least for the short-term -- fearing they would lose if any measure to lift sanctions came to a vote.
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Iran state TV says death of journalist in Turkey is 'suspect'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:20
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian television pointed the finger at Turkey on Monday over the death of a Lebanese-American journalist killed in a car crash while working for Iran's Press TV in Turkey near the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani. However, the governor of the Turkish province where the crash occurred dismissed the allegations as unfounded, saying an investigation was under way. Serena ...
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Iran military ready to ship equipment to Lebanon

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:12
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister said his country is ready to ship defensive materials to Lebanon to aid its army in the fight against Sunni extremists on Monday, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
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Iran Sees No Need for Emergency OPEC Meeting on Oil-Price Drop

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:57
Iran, which faces sanctions on crude exports, sees no need for OPEC to hold an emergency meeting, a sign that markets may need to wait a month before the world’s biggest producer group responds to falling prices.
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Iran Says Number of Foreign Tourists Surges

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:15
Iran's top tourism official reports surge in number of foreigners visiting the country
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Iran's top tourism official reports surge in number of foreigners visiting the country

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:10
TEHRAN, Iran — The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday.
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Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:57
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday.
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