Iran

May 5, 2000

03:00 GMT

The polling stations opened Friday in 52 towns in Iran for the second round of general elections, Iran radio reported, with reformers staggering from

May 2, 2000

03:00 GMT

Iran is for the first time allowing camel-owners to insure their animals, with the government to pay 50 percent of the premiums, the official IRNA new

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Six people were wounded, one seriously, in a mortar attack in northern Tehran on Monday evening claimed by the outlawed armed opposition, state televi

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The lead suspect in the closed-door espionage trial of 13 Iranian Jews confessed on state television Monday, saying he had betrayed his homeland by sp

May 1, 2000

03:00 GMT

The main suspect in the trial of 13 Iranian Jews, Hamid Tefilin, confessed Monday before the Shiraz revolutionary court to the charge of spying for Is

April 30, 2000

03:00 GMT

Thousands of Iranian workers held a May Day march Sunday in central Tehran, chanting slogans against a recently passed law enabling employers with few

03:00 GMT

The trial of 13 Iranian Jews accused of spying for Israel gets under way Monday behind closed doors, with officials continuing to insist it will be fa

April 29, 2000

03:00 GMT

An Iranian soccer player in Tehran has been suspended for six months and fined a sum of $1,200 for celebrating his goal by taking his shirt off and p

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The conservative-dominated Iranian press court has suspended the fundamentalist Jebheh (Front) paper, Iranian state radio announced Saturday.  Jebhe

April 26, 2000

03:00 GMT

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei proclaimed Wednesday his full support for beleaguered reformist President Mohammad Khatami, state radio r

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The second round of parliamentary elections in Iran will be held on May 5, state radio said Wednesday, quoting an official announcement by the interio

April 25, 2000

03:00 GMT

A suspension clamped on the pro-reform daily Sobh-e-Emruz was lifted and the newspaper was able to appear normally Tuesday, the official Iranian news

03:00 GMT

The Iranian Agriculture Minister, Issa Kalantri, has recently said that the government considers to purchase wheat from local farmers in high prices. This move is aimed at encouraging local production

April 24, 2000

03:00 GMT

Hundreds of Iranian theology students demonstrated in Tehran and across the nation on Monday to protest against reformers who attended a controversial

03:00 GMT

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami appealed for "calm and solidarity" Monday, a few hours after Iran's press court suspended publication of eight dail