Iran

November 7, 2000

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The news agency IRNA reported Tuesday that Monday Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez discussed by telephone with Iranian President Mohammad Khatami the issue of the need for member states to observe the

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Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, Iran’s OPEC governor, said on November 5th that his country plans to raise oil and natural gas production by more than 20 percent over the next five years.

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Japanese oil firms interested in developing part of Iran’s giant Azadegan oil field must submit proposals by June 2001, an Iranian oil official said on November 5th.

November 6, 2000

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About 500 students rallied Monday at Tehran University to call for democracy and the release of intellectuals and journalists jailed by the Iranian go

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The Iranian government has decided not to impose visas on nationals of Gulf Arab states for visits of less than three months.

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The number of Iranian workers in Omani private sector companies has increased from 474,717 workers in December 1999 to 485,718 workers at the end of A

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Iranian President Mohamad Khatami on Monday again called on all Arab and Islamic nations to sever relations with Israel in order to defend the Palesti

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Jailed pro-reform Iranian journalist Ahmad Zeid-Abadi has threatened a hunger strike to protest security after he said his cell-mate was stabbed in hi

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The Iranian government is wooing tourists from Gulf states by scrapping visas requirements for short trips.

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Texco, an Italian consortium, which includes 35 companies involved in the manufacture of machinery for the food industry, has indicated that it is prepared to inject capital into the food-processing s

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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.