Iran

August 14, 2000

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Iran has discovered a major gas field in the south of the country with estimated reserves worth $4.7 billion.

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Iran's rich and powerful state Foundation for the Disinherited has decided to cut 114 of its top posts in order to improve its management and avoid bureaucracy.

August 13, 2000

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Iran has discovered a major gas field in the south of the country with estimated reserves worth 4.7 billion dollars.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Tehran late Wednesday on the fifth leg of a tour to prepare for a September OPEC summit in Caracas, the official IRNA news agency reported. He was welcomed

August 10, 2000

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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasts the foreign media following his personal decree banning the new reformist parliament from debating

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Iran releases a first batch of a total of 728 Iraqi POWs, who Tehran says are the last such prisoners held in Iran.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Tehran late Wednesday on the fifth leg of a tour to prepare for a September OPEC summit in Caracas.

August 9, 2000

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Relentless pressure by Iran's conservatives on their reformist rivals, using their control of the courts notably to silence pro-reform newspapers, is

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The first village outside Tehran was connected to the Internet last week. Shahkouh, a village in northeastern Golestan province, was chosen because of its proximity to a university research center.

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