Iran

January 12, 2014

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani plans to partake in the 44th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos on global financial crisis.
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The meeting brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and the environment.

January 11, 2014

Iranian Navy fires a Mehrab (Altar) missile during the Velayat-90 naval drills in the general area of Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 1, 2012. [Press TV]
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The Lebanese militant Shiite movement Hezbollah has dramatically improved its missile capabilities and can now pinpoint targets anywhere in Israel, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said Saturday.

January 9, 2014

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the negotiations reveal U.S. “enmity.” [AFP]
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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei admitted on Thursday pursuing the religious deception tactic known as a “taqiyya” in talks with the United States over his country’s nuclear program.

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, pictured here with EU representative Catherine Ashton in November 2013, will meet with major world powers in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to implement the historic nuclear deal from late last year (File Archive/AFP)
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Nuclear talks between major Western powers and Iran resume Thursday in Geneva. The talks will focus on how to implement the landmark November deal, but previous disagreement on technical issues like centrifuges may undermine the accord if compromises are not made on both sides of the table.

January 8, 2014

Kerry will meet again with Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov on Jan. 13 (File Archive/AFP)
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The United States told reporters Tuesday that Iran's involvement in Syrian peace talks scheduled to take place in Switzerland later this month should be scrutinized since Tehran is helping to "brutalize" Syria.

January 7, 2014

Iranian foreign spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said last week that Tehran was worried over the escalating violence in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country, since the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July. (AFP/File)
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Egypt has summoned the Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo over recent comments Tehran made on the escalating violence in Egypt, where it voiced concern over the crackdown on pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters.

Jack Straw, the former British Foreign Secretary, has spearheaded the UK's recent revival of diplomatic relations with Iran. (AFP/File)
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Jack Straw, former British Foreign Secretary, will hold a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday during his visit to Iran, where he is heading a parliamentary delegation.

 In a message to members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Zanganeh also said that unconventional oil production from shale reserves by non-OPEC countries will not be a threat to OPEC.
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“We believe it is our right to try to increase our exports,” Zanganeh said.

January 6, 2014

Local Iraqi tribesmen in Fallujah prepare to "battle the terrorists" (Sadam El Mehmedy/AFP)
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An Iranian military official told reporters Sunday that Tehran is ready to help Iraq "battle [its] Al Qaeda 'terrorists'" in its western Anbar province.

According to the latest data released by the Iranian Customs Administration, Iran exported USD 2.682 billion worth of non-oil commodities to the UAE during the nine-month period.
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On a similar note, the UAE, China, India, South Korea, and Turkey were the leading exporters of non-oil products to Iran.

January 5, 2014

 The Gaurdian is placing the country as number 11 on its "Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2014"-list, just behind Bordeaux in France and Alberta in Canada.
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A trip to Iran could include visiting Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahan and Persepolis, at least. So what do you think, a 2014 tourist hotspot?

January 2, 2014

Two bombs struck the Lebanese capital between November and December 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
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Tehran has called on Lebanon to participate in an ongoing investigation on a Saudi man who is suspect of leading the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the Iranian embassy bombings in November 2013.

Iranians often experience earthquakes due to the country's fault line location (File Archive/AFP)
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Earthquakes shook Iran Thursday, killing at least one and injuring 30.

January 1, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, deputy Iranian negotiators Majid Ravanchi and Abbas Araghchi seated between them against the wall at a meeting in New York in September. [AFP]
23:26 GMT

Iranian nuclear negotiations continued in Geneva on December 30 and December 31 with progress described as "good" by Iran's senior nuclear negotiator and concurrence on a January implementation date for the interim nuclear agreement signed in November.

December 31, 2013

Majid Bahrami is sadly back in the hospital for cancer treatments in Germany. (Image: Youtube)
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Majid Bahrami’s cancer is back, and he is currently in Germany receiving treatments again. The Iranian actor has a large and generous fan base who are dedicated to to raise funds to restore his health once more.