Iran

December 17, 2000

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Iran\'s reformist student leader Ali Afshari was arrested Sunday by order of a revolutionary court.

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Leading Iranian dissident nationalist Ezatollah Sahabi, 75, of the pro-reform Iran Freedom Movement (IFM), was arrested Sunday by orders of Tehran\'s

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Iran\'s presidential election, originally announced for May 29, will be held on June 8, state radio reported Sunday, citing the supreme electoral body

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Japan plans to sign a contract with Iran to help in developing oil fields, with six Japanese trading houses set to make advanced payments for the state-backed project, a report said Sunday.

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Iran\'s health ministry announced Tuesday that, effective immediately, smoking is banned on all flights of state carrier Iran Air.

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French automotive giant Renault confirmed Thursday it will equip a number of Iranian buses with natural gas engines in collaboration with local partner Shahab Khodro.

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Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Hossein Kazempour Ardebili said on December 14th that rates for swapping Turkmen and Kazak oil would be decreased from January 1st, 2001.

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French automotive giant Renault confirmed Thursday it will equip a number of Iranian buses with natural gas engines in collaboration with local partner Shahab Khodro.

December 15, 2000

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Dissident cleric Hossein Ali Montazeri, once in line to be Iran\'s supreme leader, this week dropped a political bombshell by publishing his memoirs o

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An Iranian reformist who claimed conservatives are trying to impeach President Mohammad Khatami will appear in court Saturday to answer questions over

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Iran\'s supreme leader reiterated Friday a call for the \"cancerous tumour\" of Israel to be eradicated, as fresh violence erupted that left five more

December 14, 2000

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President Mohammad Khatami on Thursday accepted the resignation of his Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ataollah Mohajerani

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Iran\'s judiciary spokesman was quoted in Thursday\'s press denying reports of a motion filed with the supreme court to oust reformist President Moham

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A lawyer for the families of two Iranian dissidents assassinated in 1998 was released on bail three days after his arrest.

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French automotive giant Renault confirmed Thursday it will equip a number of Iranian buses with natural gas engines in collaboration with local partne