Iran

November 6, 2000

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With Japanese firms effectively frozen out of oil development and production activities in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, it seems that the Japanese Government has now decided to settle on Iran as its main

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Iran has provisionally resumed supplying the autonomous Azerbaijani republic of Nakhichevan with electricity in order to allow the inhabitants to take part in legislative elections, state television r

November 5, 2000

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Iran said Sunday said that the US presidential elections make no difference because the nation's policies are set by special-interest groups and espec

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More than 50 Iranian MPs are backing a bill that would require US nationals to be fingerprinted and body-searched upon arrival in Iran, according to a

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Iranian police forces have killed 40 mostly Afghan armed bandits in the east of the country in the past five days.

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Iran's reform-majority parliament on Sunday upheld a bill it passed last week to ease curbs on the press which had been overruled by a powerful conser

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Iran, one of the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has built its first quake-proof mosque.

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An agreement was recently announced according to which both equipment, in the form of locomotives and wagons, and Chinese technology will be introduced to the second metro line in Tehran.

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Iran is planning a new ferry service between its southern ports and Kuwait with further plans to extend the routes to other Gulf nations. "The service will use one ship with a capacity of 400 passenge

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Iranian President Mohammad Khatami brought a welcome gift for Japan on his historic visit to Tokyo, awarding first refusal on a vital oil concession, but he left a clear message that his country wants

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Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh announced here Saturday that Iran will "double its production capacity between now and the year 2000" to hold its own with the OPEC cartel.

November 3, 2000

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Chanting "Death to America," thousands of Iranians took to the streets outside the former US embassy Friday to mark the anniversary of its 1979 seizur

November 2, 2000

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Iran's state radio reported that the western city of Kermanshah, close to the border with Iraq, was hit by five mortar shells overnight. No injuries w

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Six prisoners were killed and 25 wounded in an attempted prison breakout in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz.

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Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Wednesday took a swipe at a US-oriented global economy, while promising to take legislative measures to boost foreign investment in his country. Khatami arrived i