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  1. In Brief

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Iran sanctions gazetted United Nations sanctions against Iran have been gazetted locally. The gazette implements sanctions against Iran imposed by the UN Security Council, which include prohibiting the supply, delivery, transfer and carriage of certain nuclear-related items, material, equipment, goods and technology to Iran. ...

  2. Hidden Iran - Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Hidden Iran - Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic by Ray Takeyh Holt, HK$143 Attempts at 'containment' have been a disaster for the Bush administration. Emergent ... of the Washington Consensus. And Iran's influence in the Middle East has grown under US threats and clumsy attempts to divide Muslims that serve only to fuel extremism. Ray Takeyh, a fellow ...

  3. When freedom is the victim

    Posted May 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... Anne Hyland Iran's revolution turned the lives of many of its citizens upside down. It ushered in a hardline theocracy, which removed the rights of Iranians to choose the way they live. Freedom of expression and women's rights, in particular, took a big leap backwards. Sharia law in Iran considers that a woman is legally worth half a man. The revolution ousted ...

  4. The world can't drop its guard on Iran

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A US intelligence assessment that Iran halted its nuclear weapons programme four years ago is remarkable. The last report in 2005 concluded that the nation was 'determined to develop ... unnecessarily worried about Iran's nuclear intentions. All along, the nation's leaders have said that they are enriching uranium to make fuel for nuclear energy, not as part of an illicit ...

  5. Asian woes at Iran's oil pumps

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson As the US shapes up to confront Iran in the Middle East, it is trying to rally support in Asia for tougher sanctions against Tehran. Washington alleges that Iran has a covert programme to develop nuclear weapons, and that it backs anti-American violence in Iraq. Iran shows no sign of being ready to comply with a UN Security Council deadline- the end ...

  6. Suffering for her art

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Marjane Satrapi drew on her experiences to create books and an animated film about her life in Iran, writes Clarence Tsui Barely has Marjane Satrapi said hello before she breaks the bad ... the tribulations to which she was subjected before she reached her 20s. Growing up in Iran when the country was in its teething years as an Islamic republic - she was a 10-year-old schoolgirl ...

  7. Diplomacy cannot start until sailors are freed

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Iran's unreasonable detention of British sailors and marines amid obstinacy about its nuclear programme is solidifying the country's international image as that of a pariah ... is to ignore the authority of the UN. Nor is this incident markedly different from that in 2004, when Iran detained eight British sailors in the same area under similar circumstances. That time ...

  8. Captive audience

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... for hurting the feelings of the Iranian people by being inside Iran's waters. They looked a little shame-faced, as well they might, since their songs were totally different from those of London, ... of the British troops. This is not a private matter or a dispute between Iran and Britain, but goes to the heart of global governance as well as key concerns like freedom of the seas and the security ...

  9. Iran ready to go all the way, says Ali Daei

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Ali Daei is confident Iran- once the dominant team on the continent- can go all the way in the Asian Cup. The 38-year-old, with the Fifa World Stars to play against Hong Kong-China today, said Iran are in better shape to reach the semi-finals along with Australia, Japan and South Korea. 'I cannot predict who will win it all, but there are very good teams ...

  10. Upbeat Tehran woos investors, despite threat of US sanctions

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the attention of an unusual audience- Iran. Pyongyang raged at US actions in squeezing its main outlet to international commerce, but Washington realised it could apply similar pressures for other ... Korean trade or face scrutiny from Washington. A renewed Treasury squeeze is now under way on Iran's banking networks as Washington seeks to pressure Tehran over allegations of its nuclear ...




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