Iran

December 19, 2000

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Eight people in Iran were killed and 10 hurt when a passenger train slammed into a truck at a crossing southeast of Tehran.

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An Iranian daily Tuesday attacked the appointment of ex-general Colin Powell as US president-elect George W. Bush\'s secretary of state, saying it sig

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The Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) was passed unanimously by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in August 1996.

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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 on the Internet and provoking a cyber war with the

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The Iranian government appointed three new managers for the country's free-trade zones, replacing the reformist director of the Persian Gulf's Kish zone.

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Few weeks ago when Iraq said that its oil will be sold only for the Euro, once again the relationship between oil and the Euro was put in the limelight.

December 18, 2000

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The Iranian government appointed three new managers for the country\'s free-trade zones, replacing the reformist director of the Persian Gulf\'s Kish

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Economic security is the most significant precondition contributing to the development of investment in the country, a senior Iranian official said. M

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Iran has filed a 50-billion rial law suit against a Russian shipping company for damages caused to the country’s fishing industry when a container on board the Sakharov cargo ship exploded in the Iran

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Despite its increasing attempts to open its economy to the outside world, Iran is enjoying only modest success in attracting foreign investment to its oil-reliant economy.

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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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Despite its increasing attempts to open its economy to the outside world, Iran is enjoying only modest success in attracting foreign investment to its oil-reliant economy.

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