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UN concerned by Iran 'surge of executions'

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 22:09
At least 850 people have been executed in Iran in the past 15 months as part of a worsening human rights situation under reformist President Hassan Rouhani, a UN official said Monday. Ahmed Shaheed, the rights rapporteur for Iran, described a "surge in executions," giving Iran the world's the highest death penalty rate per capita. The rapporteur said he was "shocked" by the hanging over the ...
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Filmmakers Clash in Iran as Rouhani Agenda Leaves Nation Divided

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 21:00
At the heart of the discord between Ebrahim Hatamikia, a household name in Iran, and Abbas Kiarostami, whose films have won global recognition, is the cinematic portrayal of the 1980s war with Iraq. Hidden in the acrimonious exchanges is a tussle between those who stand by the tenets of the Islamic Republic, and draw power from proximity to the clerical establishment, and proponents of a more ...
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UN investigator, banned by Iran, not fazed

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:51
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations special investigator on Iran is not fazed by a senior official's announcement that he is banned from the country, saying on Monday, "He loves banning me."
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Iran leadership projects varied assessments of nuclear deadline

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:48
JC Finley TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Iran reiterated Monday that it does not anticipate extending the Nov. 24 deadline to negotiate a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
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Report bares Iran's abuse against religious minorities - 130 sickened by toxic gas dump in Iran - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO ...

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:21
Iran’s regime conducted a raid on an Easter service and arrested Christians, subjected Christian converts to death threats and psychological abuse and shut down licensed churches, according to a UN report that will be submitted to world leaders on Tuesday.
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Iran: UN envoy banned over biased approach

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:47
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran says it has banned the U.N.'s envoy for human rights in Iran from visiting the country, accusing him of political bias.
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Iran appoints acid attacks probe chief Iran appoints acid attacks probe chief

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:11
TEHRAN - Iran's judiciary chief has tasked his deputy to lead an investigation into several acid attacks on women that have sown fear across the Islamic republic and provoked rare protests in cities. With political attention increasingly focused on the attacks - at least four women have been doused in acid by assailants on motorcycles - Iran's authorities have pledged to find and punish those ...
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Iran appoints acid attacks probe chief Iran appoints acid attacks probe chief

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:08
TEHRAN - Iran's judiciary chief has tasked his deputy to lead an investigation into several acid attacks on women that have sown fear across the Islamic republic and provoked rare protests in cities. With political attention increasingly focused on the attacks - at least four women have been doused in acid by assailants on motorcycles - Iran's authorities have pledged to find and punish those ...
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Iran mulling currency side step

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:40
Daniel J. Graeber TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Using national currencies for trade deals between Iran and Russian is high on the list of items to be discussed during upcoming talks, an Iranian lawmaker said.
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Iran tips hand about structure of secret services

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:32
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran drew back the veil — if slightly — over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic's atomic program from attempts at sabotage.
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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:51
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.
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Let's 'finish the job' on nuclear deal, US tells Iran

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:38
Washington (AFP) Oct 23, 2014 America's top negotiator leading talks to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions Thursday called on Iranian leaders to "make the right choice," saying now was the time to reach a deal. "If Iran truly wants to resolve its differences with the international community - and facilitate the lifting of economic sanctions - it will have no better chance than between now and ...
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Iran hangs woman for killing her alleged rapist

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:40
Amnesty International and Western countries say the prosecution was flawed.
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Iran hangs woman for killing man she said raped her

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:48
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.
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Iran rules out 'backward steps' on nuclear programme

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:26
Iran will not accept any "backward steps" on its nuclear programme, specifically on the enrichment of uranium, a top official said Saturday, dismissing US calls for more curbs. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, a member of Iran's nuclear talks team, was responding to comments by the lead US negotiator Wendy Sherman who called on Iran to "finish the job". Sherman's remarks came in a speech ...
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Iran hangs woman convicted of murdering former intelligence agent she accused of trying to rape her

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:14
The UN and Amnesty International called on Iran’s judiciary to halt the execution. The victim’s family could have saved Jabbari’s life by accepting blood money but refused
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Iran hangs woman convicted of murdering alleged rapist

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 18:26
Woman claimed she killed man in self-defense but was executed for premeditated murder; human rights groups condemn case as "deeply flawed"
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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 18:19
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.
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Iran finishes 4th in 2014 Asian Para Games

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 18:12
Iran finished in fourth place winning 120 medals, including 37 gold, 52 silver and 31 bronze medals. Iran was just one gold medal short of third place Japan whose silver and bronze medals were less than Persians. -Masoud Hossein, Tehran Times
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'Iran's n-rights part of possible comprehensive deal'

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:38
Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS) Iran will not give up an iota of its nuclear rights in the run-up to a possible comprehensive deal with other powers, senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said Saturday, media reported.
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