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The US Failed Its American Spy in Iran

TIME - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bob Levinson is a former FBI agent turned private investigator who disappeared in Iran in 2007 while on a mission for the CIA.

China Looks Towards Iran

Huffington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
Iran has historically been one of China's most significant trading partners,” says Dr. Lu Yang, Professor in the Department of History at Peking University.
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Lifting sanctions on Iran opens up business opportunities

Irish Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Iran has been under the thumb of sanctions for more than three decades: they have been in place, in one form or another, since the fall of the Shah in 1979.

Iran set to take over Qatar in gas output from shared field

Press TV - ‎5 hours ago‎
Iran said on Friday that it will take over Qatar in production of natural gas from a key field that both share as it expects a significant rise in production from the field before March 2017.
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How Iran's Hassan Rouhani found his voice three years into office

The Guardian (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
The president, the Iranian daily said, had “become more determined and firmer … he talks about issues that he refused to address in the past”.
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Iran Is Back. Is Its Oil Surge Sustainable?

Forbes - ‎May 5, 2016‎
The onetime pariah is now open for business. Iran is back. Just months after slipping off the shackles of international sanctions, Iran has boosted its oil exports by more than 700,000 barrels per day to 2 million bpd, according to Argus Research. Iran ...
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120 nations, led by Iran, protest US court ruling on assets

The Times of Israel - ‎12 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the US Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the ...
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Iran and Sadr directing Iraq's protests, sectarian conflict?

Al-Arabiya - ‎13 hours ago‎
When it comes to Iran's role in Iraq, Iranian leaders - across the political spectrum including reformists, moderates, hardliners and “principalists” - follow the directions of the key decision makers: the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the ...

Oil tankers docking at Iran's Kharg terminal double

Press TV - ‎3 hours ago‎
A senior Iranian official says the number of foreign oil tankers docking at Iran's southern Kharg oil terminal has doubled after the implementation of last year's nuclear agreement between Iran and six global powers. Iran and the five permanent members ...
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Defense analyst: Iran's threats to close Hormuz Strait just saber-rattling

Stars and Stripes - ‎18 hours ago‎
This week, Iran has escalated a war of words over American access to the Persian Gulf and threatened to close the vital waterway to U.S.

Iran's Dehqan tells Islamic Jihad head: Unity key to defeating Israel

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎May 5, 2016‎
“Had it not been for Israel's intelligence backup for the terrorists, the terrorist groups in Syria would have surely been destroyed around two to three years ago,” security adviser of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Gen. Rastegar- Panah ...
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Iran's Other ISIS Problem

The National Interest Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
On paper, Iran should be the one country in west Asia that does its utmost to counter the message of Islamic State (ISIS). The movement, after all, is both vehemently anti-Shia and deeply anti-Iranian in its messaging and worldview. However, Iran's ...

Iran filmmaker sentenced to 233 lashes says he's no activist

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
An Iranian director sentenced to 223 lashes for making a film that has never been officially shown in his homeland said Friday he just wanted to be left alone to work rather than "be turned into a hero".
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What Iran thinks about Russia's role in the Middle East

Russia Direct - ‎6 hours ago‎
Russia and Iran share common interests and goals in the Middle East, such as bringing stability to the region, fighting terrorism and supporting Syria's sovereignty.

US Sanctions Still Hinder European Business with Iran

Voice of America (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
ZURICH - Frustration was palpable at a conference this week in Switzerland on European business with Iran. The continued hangover of United States sanctions that prevent Iranian access to the U.S. financial system - and bankers' fear of punitive new ...
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Group slams Europe-Iran economic confab in Zurich

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The United Against Nuclear Iran organization on Wednesday slammed a two-day Europe-Iran forum currently taking place in Zurich for promoting business to the Islamic Republic while ignoring the county's support for terrorism and its belligerent behavior.
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Criminal Mojtaba Saheli in Iran will be blinded by having ACID poured over his face

Daily Mail - ‎May 5, 2016‎
An Iranian man is to be completely blinded in an 'unspeakably cruel' punishment for having blinded a taxi driver with acid in 2009.
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Iran tries to end its isolation but so much stands in the way

Financial Times - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The run-off in Iran's parliamentary elections seems to have given Hassan Rouhani, the centrist president, a workable parliamentary majority if his followers combine with reformists and independent conservatives against Islamist hardliners.

Watch pro-athletes ski on dirt in Iran - ‎May 5, 2016‎
In this latest video made in Iran, Fabian shows that, if determined enough, you can ski over just about anything. Having come across the Valley of Stars, as it's romantically known, and comparing the spines to the mighty slopes of Alaska - without the ...