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Oil-producing Iran looks to solar to light future

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:13
SICHANLOO, Iran (AP) — In this village nestled in the arid hills of rural Iran, government-subsidized solar panels on the rooftops of homes provide both needed electricity and a shining symbol of efforts by the Islamic Republic to wean itself off fossil fuels and nuclear power.
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No Good Iraq Options Seen for Obama as Russia, Iran Jump In

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:07
As Russia and Iran step in to bolster the government in Baghdad, U.S. President Barack Obama has no good options to help defeat the al-Qaeda splinter group that's proclaimed an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria. The White House has offered limited military assistance to Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and is pushing for a coalition government to unite Iraqis as Sunni fighters from the ...
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Kerry chides Iran ahead of Vienna nuclear talks, deadline looms

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:06
By Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Iran ahead of this week's nuclear talks in Vienna that it has yet to prove that its nuclear ambitions are entirely peaceful in multiple rounds of talks with six world powers as a July 20 deadline nears. The article appeared shortly after it emerged that U.S. Deputy Secretary of ...
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Iran's Khamenei 'warns off bid to free opposition chiefs'

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 21:27
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei has warned against any bid to end the house arrest of two top opposition leaders, a champion of their release told Iranian media Monday. Lawmaker Ali Motahari, a supporter of President Hassan Rouhani, said Khamanei had told him the house arrest imposed on the two defeated 2009 presidential election candidates was a "favour" and that they would face ...
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Iran Leader Orders Start of Plan to Save Shrinking Lake

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:14
Iran, sapped by drought in parts of the country for five decades, will try to save one of the Middle East’s largest lakes after it lost 85 percent of its water.
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Iran wrestles with tough choices in Iraq

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:53
By Parisa Hafezi and Arshad Mohammed ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is wrestling with a complex array of historic alliances and enmities as it tries to develop a coherent response to the swift advance of hostile Sunni Muslim militants in neighboring Iraq. Despairing of its protege Nuri al-Maliki, Tehran's Shi'ite clerical establishment has sent mixed messages on working with the Iraqi prime ...
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Iran urges world powers to be 'realistic' in clinching n-deal

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:58
Tehran, June 30 (IANS) World powers should be " realistic" in nuclear talks with Iran so that results could be achieved, senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi was quoted as saying by media Monday. Excessive demands of the so-called P5+1 group - the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany - in the talks is a barrier to reach a comprehensive nuclear ...
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US needs to understand what Iran wants in Iraq

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:44
If the Obama administration wants Iran's cooperation on Iraq, it needs to know what Iran wants, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.
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What Iran wants in Iraq

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:35
If the Obama administration wants Iran's cooperation on Iraq, it needs to know what Iran wants, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.
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Iran to export 10,000 cars to Russia

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:02
The Iranian carmaker, Iran Khodro company, has resumed car exports to Russia, which was halted in 2009, official media said on Monday. The report said the company planned to export 10,000 cars to Russia by 2015, adding that Iran exported over 12,000 cars to Russia from 2007 to 2009. The resumption of car exports to...  [Read More...]
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Post-sanctions Iran: The next China?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:41
As Tehran and world powers inch closer to a final nuclear agreement, Iran is poised to become a major emerging power.
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