Iran

July 30, 2000

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Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer arrived in Tehran early Sunday for a two-day official visit, the Australian embassy in Tehran told AFP. A

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(AFP, TEHRAN) – The Italian firm ENI is to sign a major contract Thursday giving it rights to gas extraction in the South Pars region of the Gulf in a deal believed to be the biggest between Iran and

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(AFP, TEHRAN) – The Italian firm ENI is to sign a major contract Thursday giving it rights to gas extraction in the South Pars region of the Gulf in a deal believed to be the biggest between Iran and

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(AFP, KUALA LUMPUR) – A Malaysian port operator and an Iranian company will jointly set up a distribution centre at Iran's Shahid Rajaie Port at Bandar Abbas, the official Bernama news agency said Thu

July 29, 2000

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Iranian police dismantled an abortion center in the central province of Isfahan and arrested five people, the Eteleat paper said Saturday. The men and

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Iran's conservative Ressalat newspaper said Saturday that President Mohammad Khatami's announcement that he will stand for re-election in 2001 was "pr

July 28, 2000

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An Iran Air flight made an emergency landing overnight in Shiraz after the Boeing 727's landing gear jammed, state radio said Friday. The plane, carry

July 27, 2000

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Thousands of people packed Tehran's streets Thursday in an emotional funeral procession for Ahmad Shamlou, Iran's most celebrated contemporary poet wh

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Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar-Zanganeh said Wednesday that Iran is open to selling natural gas to Kuwait, the official IRNA news agency reported. 

July 26, 2000

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President Mohammad Khatami said Wednesday for the first time that he will run for a second four-year term in the 2001 presidential election, the offic

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(MEBG) – An Iranian oil official has denied reports that Russia’s Gazprom conglomerate is about to pull out from the consortium that is expanding the South Pars gas field, because of financial difficu

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(AFP, TEHRAN) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on a visit to the Caspian Sea region Tuesday that Iran had no expansionist aspirations, but will defend all of its borders against agg

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(AFP, TEHRAN) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on a visit to the Caspian Sea region Tuesday that Iran had no expansionist aspirations, but will defend all of its borders against agg

July 25, 2000

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Several hundred Tehran University students gathered Tuesday to welcome two leading pro-reform lawyers who were recently released after a month of dete

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A young Iranian man has been sentenced to death for poisoning his father and another man with cyanide at a wedding ceremony, the Entekhab paper report