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Iran Execution Rate: Number Of Iran Executions Higher Under President Hassan Rouhani Than Ahmadinejad

4 hours 58 min ago
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

8 hours 49 min ago
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

9 hours 57 min ago
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

10 hours 36 min ago
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

10 hours 42 min ago
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

13 hours 42 min ago
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

14 hours 19 min ago
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

14 hours 22 min ago
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

15 hours 29 min ago
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

16 hours 41 min ago
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

17 hours 48 min ago
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

19 hours 21 min ago
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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