Iran

November 21, 2000

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The rise in the prices of petroleum products, especially motor gasoline and gas oil, has caused quite a bit of agitation in Western Europe.

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More than 300 workers at one of Iran's oldest factories blocked a major highway west of Tehran to protest working conditions and their unpaid salaries.

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Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zaganeh said on November 19th that U.S. companies have been short listed to develop the next phases of the giant South Pars natural gas field.

November 20, 2000

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Iran's deputy interior minister will be back in court Tuesday to face questioning over the deadly unrest that marred a pro-reform student conference i

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Some 300 Iranian political and literary figures released an open letter Monday calling on the regime to make public the results of an inquiry into the

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An Iran visit by Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, to be the first by a member of the British government since the 1979 Islamic revolution but postponed t

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More than 300 workers at one of Iran's oldest factories blocked a major highway west of Tehran to protest working conditions and their unpaid salaries

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The wives of Iran's imprisoned journalists on Monday called for their unconditional release in an open letter.

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Police have arrested some 41,000 people in Tehran for drugs offences in the past eight months and seized more than 10 tons of drugs in the capital.

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By the end of the Third Five Year Development Plan (2000-2005), Iran Oil Ministry plans to offload 23 firms for private ownership.

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A new agreement, allowing goods to cross along a passageway stretching between Russia and India and passing through Iran, is expected to upgrade economic transactions between the countries. The three-

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By the end of the Third Five Year Development Plan (2000-2005), Iran Oil Ministry plans to offload 23 firms, reported <I>Iran Daily</I>. Those firms scheduled for private ownership are linked to the l

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Iran has discovered a new oil field off its Gulf coast which preliminary reports suggest could produce 3,000 barrels per day, Iranian newspapers reported Sunday.

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The Iranian parliament is planning a review of all oil contracts signed with foreign firms since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a conservative newspaper said Sunday.

November 19, 2000

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Tehran said that the armed Iranian opposition People's Mujahedeen fired a dozen mortar shells overnight on a southwestern city without causing any cas