Iran

October 24, 2000

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Since his accession to power three years ago Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has become a master debt manager, ridding the country of $36 billion in outstanding foreign debt — if only oil prices do

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Surging oil prices have given Iran around six billion dollars in extra revenues for the first half of the current Iranian year, a member of parliament's budget committee announced on Monday.

October 23, 2000

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Surging oil prices have given Iran around six billion dollars in extra revenues for the first half of the current Iranian year.

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A relatively strong earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale shook Iran's northeastern Khorassan province.

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Embattled Iranian Culture Minister Ayataollah Mohajerani said Monday he is prepared to stay in office at the request of President Mohammad Khatami, wh

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Iran's appeals court has cut the five-and-a-half-year jail term of pro-reform journalist Emadeddin Baghi to three years.

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Mortar bombs hit northern Tehran overnight, but no one was injured as the missiles fell onto open space.

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Iran's foreign ministry criticized the results of the just-completed Arab summit in Cairo, saying it had failed to respond to the wishes of the Palest

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Japan looks likely to turn down an Iranian request to provide a loan in yen for the building of a 770-kilometer railway line that will link the eastern city of Meshed near the Russian border and Bafq

October 22, 2000

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Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar opened talks here Sunday with Iranian officials on the Middle East crisis as Tehran seeks to mobilize Muslim s

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Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said Spain will provide Iran with a credit line of 600 million dollars as the two nations move to boost commer

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An Iranian MP appeared in court after an inquiry was launched into his new pro-reform newspaper which hit the news-stands only two weeks ago.

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The US government is to front more than 213 million dollars for eight families who have won court judgments against Iran.

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Iran will stage presidential elections will be held on May 29 next year.

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Iran's reformist-dominated parliament on Sunday approved the election of two MPs, a reformist and a conservative, ending a bitter struggle.