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5 Iran landmarks you haven't seen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Iran Oil Revenue Shrinks by 30% on Price Decline, Rouhani Says

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:17
Iran’s revenue from crude sales, the OPEC member nation’s most important export, dropped 30 percent because of the recent drop in global oil prices, according to President Hassan Rouhani.
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Iran parliament rejects minister in fresh blow to Rouhani

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:55
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani suffered a fresh setback on Wednesday when the conservative-dominated parliament rejected his choice for science minister as too close to reformists. Mahmoud Nili-Ahmadabadi, the pick for minister of science, research and technology, lost a vote of confidence by a margin of 79 to 160 following a parliamentary debate lasting almost three hours. It was the third ...
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Iran assembly rejects Rouhani nominee for minister

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:39
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's conservative-dominated parliament on Wednesday dismissed President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for the post of science minister, arguing that the candidate is not fully committed to Islamic values.
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Iran rejects UN human rights report as 'unfair'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:27
Tehran, Oct 29 (IANS): The recent report by the UN rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran is unfair and politically motivated, the official IRNA news agency said Wednesday quoting Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations.
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Iran hostage crisis: What you didn't know

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:47
You've seen the story play out in movies like "Argo" and shows like "Homeland," but here are six things about the Iran hostage crisis that you may not have known.
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Iran denies claim nuclear deal is 'finalized'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:28
TEHRAN - Iran's government was forced to deny Tuesday it had already struck a nuclear deal with the West, after a lawmaker accused its negotiators of secretly selling the country short.
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Iran envoy rejects U.N. investigator's charges of rights abuses

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:03
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday dismissed a U.N. investigator's allegations of severe human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic, saying the criticisms were aimed at inciting "Iranophobia and Islamophobia." The latest report, by U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed, says executions in Iran have sharply increased since President Hassan Rouhani's election last ...
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Iran denies claim nuclear deal is 'finalised'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:42
Iran's government was forced to deny Tuesday it had already struck a nuclear deal with the West, after a lawmaker accused its negotiators of secretly selling the country short. In a sign of the domestic tension surrounding talks being held abroad with world powers, Iran's foreign ministry threatened to prosecute the member of parliament who said an agreement that breaches the Islamic republic's ...
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Iran denies claim that nuclear deal 'finalised'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:58
Iran's government was forced to deny Tuesday that it had already struck a nuclear deal with the West after a lawmaker accused its negotiators of secretly selling the country short.
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WorldViews: Iran and China deepen a ‘blue water’ friendship

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:38
Iran and China plan to extend their naval cooperation.
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