Iran

August 7, 2000

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Iran's Kish island, a free trade zone set up to attract foreign businesses, has banned the wearing of ties as an unacceptable symbol of Western culture.

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The Italian Oil Consortium said Iran was the second biggest oil producer in Opec in the first quarter of 2000.

August 6, 2000

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Iran says it intercepted and seized a ship carrying 800 tons of contraband Iraqi oil through Iranian territorial waters.

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Iran's Kish island, a free trade zone set up to attract foreign businesses, has banned the wearing of ties as an unacceptable symbol of Western cultur

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Iran's foreign ministry distances itself from academics who attended a Cairo meeting last week with officials from Israel and other nations to discuss

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A fight erupted in the Iranian parliament after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the legislature not to debate liberalizing the nation's

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(AFP, Teheran ) Iran and Turkmenistan look set to join forces amid a bitter dispute for control over the Caspian Sea's oil and gas resources.

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Bidders have been invited to submit for the construction of onshore re-injection facilities to increase the output of Doroud oilfield.

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An agreement for the production of liquefied natural gas has been signed between the Iran Engineering and Oil Company (IEOC) and British Gas

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The Iranian Oil ministry is opposing a bid by one the country’s most powerful state foundations to help develop the giant South Pars gas fields.

August 5, 2000

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Leading pro-reform Iranian cleric Hassan, Youssefi Eshkevari, was arrested just hours after returning to Tehran from an extended stay in Paris.

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An explosion has ripped through a bazaar in southern Tehran, destroying walls and shattering windows. No casualties were reported.

August 4, 2000

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Russia and Iran have pledged to increase cooperation on nuclear power engineering, oil and gas during a meeting between the two countries'ministers.

August 3, 2000

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A leading Iranian opposition figure, jailed for taking part in a controversial political seminar abroad, has demanded his release from prison.

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An international seminar studying the impact of Middle East and Caspian Sea oil on the world energy markets will be held in Tehran on November 4-5, 2000.