Iran

February 24, 2004

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Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi arrived in  Turkmenistan on Tuesday to review matters of joint interest and central regional and international

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Egyptian belly dancer Dina has denied circulating rumors that she secretly married fashion designer Hani Abu Al Naja, stressing that only a very close friendship connects them

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The 12th annual reader poll of Gallivanter’s Guide selected Four Seasons George V in Paris as the “best prestigious hotel worldwide” for the third year in a row. The hotel is owned by Saudi Prince Al-

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The preliminary results of Islamic Republic of Iran's parliamentary elections held on February 20 are a clear setback for the movement towards social and political reform. The agency considers politic

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The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has allocated an amount of $201 million in earthquake emergency assistance to Iran.   The board approved more than $803 million i

February 23, 2004

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Algeria's President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, officially announced Sunday that he was standing for April 8th presidential election. In a statement read d

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Iran’s Deputy Oil Minister Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian told reporters today that there are no obstacles in the way of US companies doing business in the Islamic state’s oil and gas industry.  Iran has long

February 22, 2004

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UAE's President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan received on Sunday, Senegalese President, Abdoulaye Wade. During the meeting, the two leaders exchan

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Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi in Tehran Sunday termed the people's remarkable turnout in the 7th Majlis [parliament] elections h

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The court of appeal in Rabat on Friday handed down a ten-year prison sentence against ten members of the underground extremist group "Salafia Jihadia.

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Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman admitted on Sunday that his country had bought nuclear components from dealers but did not know where the parts came

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An eight-kilometer stretch of the so-called separation barrier east of Baqa al-Sharqiyeh will be dismantled Sunday, a day before the International Cou

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President of Iran Mohammad Khatami traveled to the city of Golpaygan in the central province of Isfahan, Saturday to inaugurate the Qaed Petrochemical Complex, reported IRNA.   The complex has an annu

February 21, 2004

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Iran's conservative rulers said Saturday that voters handed a decisive blow to reformers by turning out in large numbers and rejecting their appeals t

February 20, 2004

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An American soldier died Friday in a traffic accident close to the central Iraqi town of Balad, the U.S. military command said.