Iran

November 2, 2000

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During the period of January and August of this year, trade between Iran and South Korea valued more than $2.5 billion, up $200 million for the same period last year.

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Iran agreed Wednesday to give Japan preferential negotiating rights to develop part of one of the largest oil fields in the Middle East, officials said. Japan also agreed to extend Iran a trade credit

November 1, 2000

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A conservative-led Iranian oversight body has overruled the pro-reform parliament's bid to close a legal loophole used to shutter much of the nation's

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Yemen's parliament speaker Sheikh Abdullah al-Ahmar on Wednesday joined Arab calls for Qatar to close down Israel's trade office in Doha before it hos

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Iran agreed Wednesday to give Japan preferential negotiating rights to develop part of one of the largest oil fields in the Middle East.

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Iran's judiciary has decided to make public the trial of several leading reformists who attended a controversial "anti-Islamic" political conference.

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Iran's pro-reform parliament gave final approval Wednesday to new legislation that will allow Iranian "victims of US interference" to sue the United S

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Japan appeared close to clinching an exclusive oil deal with Iran on Wednesday as Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori c

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Iranian President Mohammed Khatami on Wednesday took a swipe at a US-oriented global economy, while promising to take legislative measures to boost fo

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Turkey ordered an Iranian civilian plane heading for Damascus to make an emergency landing at Diyarbakir airport in the east of the country late Tuesd

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Japan appeared close to clinching a major oil development deal on Wednesday as Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori called for a new page in ties.

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Iran will hold an international two-day conference in Tehran next week on the impact of Middle Eastern and Caspian Sea oil on the global market, organisers said Tuesday.

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Iran agreed in principle Tuesday to give Japan preferential negotiating rights to develop one of its largest oil fields, press reports said.

October 31, 2000

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The Iranian parliament made a bid Tuesday to block further press closures by passing a motion to wipe out a legal loophole used by the conservative co

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The armed Iranian opposition said Tuesday one of its camps in Iraq came under rocket attack by Iranian "agents", although the rockets fell on a surrou