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Payvand – March 25, 2012

Ask many Americans what they think of when they think of Iran, and they'll probably mention the 1979-81 hostage crisis in Tehran or a turbaned, white-bearded cleric preaching anger toward the United States. A new U.S. television reality show set in Los Angeles wants to replace those grim associations with happier ones, like expensive cars, champagne, private jets, and mansions. "Shahs of Sunset," named after the city's iconic Sunset Boulevard, tracks the daily, and nightly, dramas of six wealthy, 30-something Iranian Americans whose parents ...

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Iran earned its second victory in a row in the AFC Futsal Championship defeating China 7-0 at the Universal Stadium on Friday. First-half goals from Mohammad Taheri, Ashgar Hassanzadeh and Hamid ...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for unilateral fight against extremism, IRNA news agency reported. Zarif who is in Germany to attend the meeting of the International Syria ...

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The app is seen as a "digital protest" in advance of Iran's upcoming elections./ A new smartphone application that helps Iranians dodge the Islamic Republic's "morality police" is proving popular ...

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World powers discussed reaching a ceasefire between the Syrian government and the opposition groups during a recent session held in Munich on Syrian crisis. Two issues were discussed during the ...

  Huffington Post - Two hours ago

By Kevin Schumacher, OutRight's program coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa. I will never forget the afternoon in June 2013 that I spent listening to Javad's* story in Toronto. As a ...

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Bashar al-Assad will not be ruling Syria in the future and Russia's military interventions will not help him stay in power, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a German newspaper ...

  Tehran Times - Three hours ago

TEHRAN – The Tehran Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Ali Rahbari opened the 31st Fajr International Music Festival with a performance of Hossein Alizadeh’s 1983 hit “Neynava” on ...

  Tehran Times - Four hours ago

On Thursday, February 11th, millions of Iranians took to the streets in the capital and various cities of Iran to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Demonstrators, ...

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the 52nd Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, on February 12, 2016 (AFP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)/ Munich (Germany) (AFP) - ...

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MUNICH/AMMAN (Reuters) - Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until ...

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  • Iran says ready to put rivalries aside with Saudi Arabia - Reuters
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  Yahoo! News – Feb 11, 2016
  • Khomeini grandson loses appeal to stand in Iranian election - Reuters
  • Prominent reformists back in Iran election - Gulf News
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  Yahoo! News – Feb 10, 2016
  • Iran to upgrade missiles, get Russian defence system - Reuters
  • Russia's S-300 missile system ready to be delivered to Iran - Trend
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  Trend – Feb 9, 2016
  • Iran needs $200bn oil investments - Press TV
  • Iran needs $200b to develop oil industry: Zanganeh - Tehran Times
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  Press TV – Feb 8, 2016
  • Tsipras and Rouhani hold talks - Tehran Times
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  Reuters – Feb 5, 2016
  • Iran wants India to pay oil dues in euros - India Times
  • Iran wants euro payment for new and outstanding oil sales: source - Tehran Times
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  • Tehran, EU to resume high-level talks on Monday - Tehran Times
  • EU foreign affairs chief to visit Iran - Xinhua
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  • Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria - CNN
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  • Canada lifts Iran sanctions - Al-Arabiya
  • UPDATE 1-Canada says lifting some sanctions against Iran - Reuters
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  Nasdaq – Feb 4, 2016
  • Japan Set to Resume Business With Iran - Wall Street Journal
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the 52nd Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, on February 12, 2016 (AFP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)/ Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday that he believes his country could work with ...

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President Hassan Rouhani urged Iran's faction-ridden elite on Thursday to seek consensus after a hardline watchdog body disqualified thousands of moderate candidates from two elections this month, state television said./ Rouhani, a popular pragmatist now reestablishing ties abroad after last ...

  Reuters - Feb 11, 2016

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves as he delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran's Azadi (liberty) Square February 11, 2016./ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves as he arrives to attend a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary ...

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Iran and Saudi Arabia must overcome years of strained relations and work for stability in Syria and the Middle East, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Friday. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference hours after his Saudi counterpart addressed the event, Zarif had a simple ...

  Reuters - Feb 11, 2016

flagged Iranian crude oil supertanker ''Delvar'' is seen anchored off Singapore March 1, 2012./ OPEC producer Iran has cut its Heavy crude price for export to the Mediterranean by a larger extent compared with top exporter Saudi Arabia as Tehran seeks to attract more buyers after sanctions were ...

  Huffington Post - Feb 11, 2016

As the world applauds the release of prisoners by Iran, political dissidents within the country continue to suffer unjust persecution, repression and death. The truth surrounding their charges, arrests and the breadth of their continued struggle continues to be lost in the mainstream narrative ...

  Press TV - Feb 11, 2016

Chief Executive of Suez Environment, Jean-Louis Chaussade (R), Iranian Energy Vice-Minister, Alireza Daemi (L), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (Rear L) and French President Francois Hollande attend a bilateral political, cultural and economic agreements signing ceremony at the Elysee Palace in ...

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Kuwait's defence minister Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah did not specify the number of planes involved in the deal but the Eurofighter consortium said in September that Kuwait had agreed to buy 28 fighter jets (AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis)/ Kuwait City (AFP) - Kuwait and Italy will finalise a ...

  Gulf News - 19 hours ago

Iranian women wait in line outside a polling station during the Iranian presidential election in Tehran, in this June 12, 2009 file photo. To match Insight story IRAN-ELECTION/WOMEN-YOUTH REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/Files/ Ankara: Many Iranian women and young people are disillusioned about the ...

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The possibility of a coordinated production cut between OPEC and non-OPEC members is extremely low, Emma Richards, an oil and gas analyst with BMI Research, which is a part of Fitch Group, believes. “OPEC's current policy is to allow the lower price to clear the market of the higher cost barrels ...

  Yahoo! News - 11 hours ago

Frosty relations between North Korea and China may be warming despite a ramping up of nuclear and missile testing, according to Pyongyang watcher Andrei Lankov./ Andrei Lankov is a Russian-born specialist and writer on North Korea who lives and teaches in Seoul. He was at Harvard University this ...

  Yahoo! News - Feb 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, which is leading air strikes against rebels in neighboring Yemen, has warned the United Nations and international aid groups to protect staff by removing them from areas held by Yemen's Houthi rebels, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday said./ It was not ...

  Yahoo! News - Feb 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says the U.S. does not know the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel under the landmark nuclear agreement. Testifying Thursday, Ambassador Stephen Mull tells the House Foreign Affairs Committee the ...

  Huffington Post - Feb 11, 2016

that the kingdom is "willing" and "prepared" to send its troops to Syria. While they have said their goal of putting boots on the ground in Syria would be to "fight IS," the timing of the kingdom's announcement raises questions about its motives. The military landscape in Syria is sharply ...

  UPI - 12 hours ago

Organizers of an Iranian petroleum conference scheduled in London said the event was postponed because Iranian delegates were having visa issues. Co. requested the event, which was scheduled for later this month, . Simon Hoare, the manager of the event for CWC, said in response to email ...

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Five years after Sunni-ruled Bahrain crushed a popular uprising by the Shiite majority, the kingdom is locked in a political impasse exacerbated by an economic crisis, analysts say./ They see an urgent need for a compromise between the rulers and the opposition, after the Arab Spring touched the ...

  NPR - 15 hours ago

Just ahead of Valentine's Day, we visited the tomb of a poet who wrote often of love. is buried in Shiraz, the city where he lived almost 700 years ago. He remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of romance and other topics that are not obviously embraced in the modern-day Islamic ...

  Yahoo! News - 21 hours ago

Three people have died in Venezuela from complications linked to Zika, President Nicolas Maduro said -- the first fatalities reported in the country in connection with the mosquito-borne virus./ Speaking on national television, Maduro said there were 319 confirmed cases of the virus in the South ...

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MUNICH (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says the nuclear deal with world powers offers a chance to demolish a "wall of mistrust" between Iran and the United States, but it's not a task for Tehran alone. July's agreement led to the lifting last month of international sanctions against Iran after ...

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):/ The Democratic presidential debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has concluded. Hillary Clinton is portraying herself as a competitive general-election candidate with broad national appeal in her closing ...

  Reuters - Feb 11, 2016

Women walk past a picture of then presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi (R) and former President Mohammad Khatami in Tehran in this May 26, 2009 file photo./ Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi waves to journalists during a news conference in Tehran in this April 28, 2009 file ...

  Asharq Alawsat - 16 hours ago

An Iranian-Kurdish opposing leader revealed that Kirkuk’s Governor, Najm al Din Kareem, has inaugurated Khomeini Cultural and Sports Center in Kirkuk, in the presence of Iranian Consul in Kurdistan, Murtada al-Abadi, on the occasion of Khomeini’s revolution anniversary. The center is considered ...

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