Iran

February 6, 2004

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Iran's conservative Guardians Council has completed its review of the thousands of candidates it barred from standing in February 20 elections.

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American soldiers detained six Iraqis, including two senior members of a network loyal to Saddam Hussein, in a raid carried out overnight in Tikrit.

February 5, 2004

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Iranian Foreign Minister, Kamal Kharazi, on Thursday started a two-day visit to Beirut as part of the preparations for the second stage of the prisone

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The United States is using financial blackmail to pressure the Palestinians to arrest those responsible for the Gaza roadside bombing that killed three Americans in October, said top Palestinian advis

February 4, 2004

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The founder of Pakistan's nuclear program asked President General Pervez Musharraf for forgiveness Wednesday for spreading nuclear weapons secrets to

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US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs William Burns is expected to meet with officials from Libya while in London on Friday, the State

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Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi concluded his  official visit to Ukraine and returned to the Islamic Republic on Wednesday.   During his Kiev v

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Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday stressed that the upcoming Majlis election will be held on February 20 without even

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US-based Amitelo Communications has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Success Technology, a Moroccan telecommunications solutions company. The terms of the acquisition are for one million shares of

February 3, 2004

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Iran banned student protests over the barring of reformist candidates from this month's elections and Tehran's hardline prosecutor warned eight pro-re

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An earthquake measuring 3.4 degrees on the open-ended Richter scale hit the border areas of western provinces of  Kurdestan and Kermanshah near the ci

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Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi arrived in Kiev Tuesday morning on an official visit to the Ukraine.   He is expected to meet with the Ukrainia

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The first troops of a main Japanese army contingent left for Iraq on Tuesday. Tokyo plans to dispatch about 1,000 military personnel in all to help wi

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Statistics indicate that the economic and social development of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) compares unfavorably with most regions in the world, according to a Working Paper by th

February 2, 2004

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In Iran, cabinet ministers backed calls to postpone the upcoming parliamentary vote and vowed during an emergency meeting not to hold a "sham election