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CNN – March 17, 2012

Be sure to tune in to GPS this Sunday at 10am and 1pm ET. Also, don't miss my special episode of GPS, "Global Lessons – The GPS Road Map for Saving Heath Care", which airs Sunday night at 8pm and 11pm ET/PT. The special will run again Saturday, March 24th, at 8pm and 11pm ET/PT. When I was in college, in the early 1980s, I invited Ronald Reagan’s defense secretary, , to give a speech on campus. At the time, U.S. colleges were hotbeds of opposition to the Reagan administration, especially to its defense policies. Sure enough, as Weinberger ...

  Reuters - 28 minutes ago

TASS/ * GAZ is in talks with Iranian companies, Mammut Group, Iran Automobile Co., Zamyad and Sahand Tabriz Diesel, to organize assembly and distribution of Gaz Next in Iran - TASS cites materials ...

 
  Reuters - 28 minutes ago

Hassan Khomeini, 43, a grandson of Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, talks to journalists after he registered for February's election of the Assembly of Experts, the clerical body that chooses ...

 
  Yahoo! News - 29 minutes ago

The grandson of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, will not be allowed to stand in this month's election in Iran after losing his appeal against a ban, the clerical ...

 
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The Saudi-backed opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday called on the United States to act more forcefully to stop Russia's bombing of their positions./ Asked if the opposition ...

 
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PARIS (AP) — French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says he is leaving his post to be named chief of the Constitutional Council, France's top court making sure that bills are compliant with the ...

 
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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday he was going to leave office, as had been widely expected, in a move that is set to trigger a wider reshuffle of the unpopular government./ ...

 
  Asharq Alawsat - One hour ago

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized an influential party without directly mentioning its name. The criticism stemmed from its deep involvement in both corruption and trafficking in ...

 
  Gulf News - One hour ago

The Iran ICT (information and communication technology) market is expected to grow around 30-40 per cent in the next two to three years and become the second fastest-growing market in the region ...

 
  Yahoo! News - Two hours ago

PARIS/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for a military victory, opposition ...

 
  Yahoo! News - Two hours ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Defense Minister says his country will sign a contract with Russia for the purchase of Sukhoi-30 fighter jets. In comments published Wednesday, Gen. Hossein Dehghan did ...

 
  Trend – 16 hours ago
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  Press TV – Feb 8, 2016
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  Reuters – Feb 5, 2016
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  Yahoo! News – Feb 6, 2016
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  Newsweek – Feb 4, 2016
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  VOA News – Feb 4, 2016
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  Reuters – Feb 4, 2016
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  Yahoo! News - Feb 8, 2016

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel may be unable to reach a new defense aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better terms, a senior Israeli official said on Monday in a veiled rebuke signaling a snag in negotiations. But a senior U ...

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Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has called for $200 billion of investment for development of country's oil industry, Shana news agency reported. The minister said that Iran doesn't have enough of domestic sources to develop the oil industry, thus foreign investment is needed. The new ...

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meet in Tehran on February 8, 2016. © IRNA/ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the Western countries that have failed to undertake a genuine campaign against terrorism, stressing that Iran and the European ...

  Gulf News - Feb 8, 2016

Millions in Iran are reported to be happy to see some $50 billion (Dh183.9 billion) of Iranian assets released after international sanctions were partially lifted last month. They were elated that their country had finally signed the Vienna agreement and recognised that the nuclear-armed ...

  Gulf News - Feb 8, 2016

Millions in Iran are reported to be happy to see some $50 billion (Dh183.9 billion) of Iranian assets released after international sanctions were partially lifted last month. They were elated that their country had finally signed the Vienna agreement and recognised that the nuclear-armed ...

  Reuters - 12 hours ago

reports/ Feb 9 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have banned Iranian-flagged vessels from entering their waters and imposed other shipping restrictions, according to ship insurers citing local reports, potentially escalating tensions between Tehran and Riyadh. Iran has been struggling to ramp ...

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meet in Tehran on February 8, 2016. © IRNA/ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the Western countries that have failed to undertake a genuine campaign against terrorism, stressing that Iran and the European ...

  Reuters - 20 hours ago

reports/ Feb 9 Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have banned Iranian-flagged vessels from entering their waters and imposed other shipping restrictions, according to ship insurers citing local reports, potentially escalating tensions between Tehran and Riyadh. Iran has been struggling to ramp up oil ...

  Yahoo! News - Feb 9, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former reformist president has called on Iranians to cast their vote in the upcoming election despite a ban preventing many reformist candidates from running. In a statement issued late Monday Mohammad Khatami called on his supporters to vote in the Feb. 26 ...

  Yahoo! News - 18 hours ago

Kuwait backs international efforts against hardline Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria although the Gulf Arab state's constitution prevents it from sending troops to fight abroad, a senior Kuwaiti official said. Kuwait, a U.S. ally and neighbor of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, is part of a 34-nation ...

  Yahoo! News - 11 hours ago

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will discuss the alarming humanitarian situation in Syria and the recent displacement of tens of thousands of people fleeing a Russian-backed assault around Aleppo, New Zealand's U.N. envoy said on Tuesday./ The closed-door consultations are ...

  Gulf News - 21 hours ago

Prominent but as yet unnamed reformists are among more than 1,400 initially rejected candidates now eligible to contest Iran’s parliamentary elections on February 26, a government official said Tuesday. The new approvals raise the potential for a change in the balance of power in Iran’s ...

  Yahoo! News - 21 hours ago

People wave flags of the militant Shiite group Hezbollah in the village of Wadi al-Hjeir, southern Lebanon as they watch head of the movement Hassan Nasrallah on a giant screen on August 14, 2015 (AFP Photo/Mahmoud Zayyat)/ Abu Dhabi (AFP) - Separate trials have opened in the United Arab ...

  Radio Free Europe - 16 hours ago

Iranian Professors Sound Alarm Over 'Mass Disqualifications' In Upcoming Vote/ In an open letter to Iranian President Hassan Rohani (pictured), academics suggested that upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran could be "unfair and non-competitive"/ About 300 professors at universities across ...

  Fox News - 16 hours ago

Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, is set to speak Thursday at a rally in Iran for one of its new drones, Iranian media report. The planned ceremony marks 37 years after Iran's Islamic Revolution, in which Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized control from the Shah, ...

  Yahoo! News - 14 hours ago

The United States said on Tuesday it hoped allies demonstrate a willingness to ramp up their contributions to the fight against Islamic State and to deterring Russia in eastern Europe during high-level defense talks in Brussels this week. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he plans to outline ...

  Huffington Post - 13 hours ago

Proponents of lifting the U.S. crude oil export ban that since U.S. geopolitical rival Iran can export its oil, why can't the United States? " has begun to flow from American export terminals to the global market, it turns out the same company that of U.S. crude oil to the global market is now ...

  VOA News - 13 hours ago

An Iranian news anchor says she was forced to quit her position and flee the country in mid-January following years of repeated sexual harassment by the station's director. Sheena Shirani, a former broadcaster with Press TV, last week published a series of messages and recordings of voicemails ...

  UPI - 13 hours ago

Iran's defense ministry has officially delivered its Nasr air-launched cruise missile to Iran's Army Air Forces. during a ceremony attended by Brig Gen. Hossein Dehghan, who says the defense ministry's top priorities are designing and upgrading weapon systems for Air Force missions. "The ...

  Trend - 11 hours ago

run company known as Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) in a statement announced that it has signed an agreement with its Iranian counterpart to develop Iran's railway system, IRNA reported. The agreement was signed by Abbas Akhoundi, Iran’s minister of transport, and Graziano Delrio, Italy’s minister of ...

  Al-Arabiya - 23 hours ago

Khatami remains influential among reformist Iranians, and particularly among young people and women, although state media is banned from publishing his comments (File Photo: AP)/ Iran’s reformist ex-president has called on Iranians to cast their vote in the upcoming election despite a ban ...

  Wall Street Journal - Feb 9, 2016

Businessman, detained last year, wasn’t among U.S. citizens freed in swap/ Iranian-American groups are pressing Secretary of State John Kerry to work for the release of an Iranian-American businessman who has been imprisoned in Iran since October, but who was excluded from a prisoner swap last ...

  Tehran Times - Feb 9, 2016

Iran Khodro Company (IKCO), the leading Iranian vehicle manufacturer, will finalize joint manufacturing of passenger cars with German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz by the next two weeks, according to IKCO Managing Director Hashem Yekke-Zare’. Yekke-Zare’ said it is a part of a deal Iran ...

  Trend - Feb 9, 2016

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran and Tbilisi should improve relations in all fields to serve the two nations’ interests, “Economic and cultural cooperation between Iran and Georgia should be further strengthened in line with the two nations’ interests,” Rouhani said in a telephone ...

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