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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Britain set to reopen embassy in Tehran to strengthen ties with Iran

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain is set to reopen its embassy in Iran, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced on Tuesday. The move came as the West steps up its engagement with Iran amid rapid jihadist advances in neighbouring Iraq. Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are advancing on the Iraqi capital Baghdad after a week-long offensive ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - 2014 World Cup

    Iran coach Carlos Queiroz pleads for sympathy for his suffering players

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Queiroz makes plea for Iran sympathy Iran coach Carlos Queiroz called for "sympathy and respect" for his team after they were booed off by the Brazilian fans following their 0-0 draw with Nigeria. Iran's preparations for the World Cup have been undermined by international sanctions against the Iranian government that has seen their funding cut and made it difficult to organise ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    First boring match of World Cup sees Iran, Nigeria booed off pitch

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:04am

    ... Iran in a 0-0 draw on Monday that stood out like a sore thumb in an otherwise thrilling World Cup. We’re not here to perform the role of the happy loser. The fans need to know the conditions we have endured for three years to get here Iran coach Carlos Queiroz Iran coach Carlos Queiroz had made it clear that he would pack his defence in the group F game but Nigeria swiftly ran out ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - IRAN V NIGERIA

    Nigeria's Super Eagles will soar above Iran, says coach

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:26pm by AFP

    ... on Iran in their World Cup opener on Tuesday morning. The Super Eagles have taken two points from six matches in their last two World Cup appearances, but have higher hopes this time around after ... but if we can combine youth and experience that will be great Stephen Keshi "For the Iran game, we have to be focused. We have to concentrate and do our job. We're not going to take Iran ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    US considering air strikes and working with Iran to stop ISIL in Iraq

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:21pm by GDN

    ... Reuters in Washington White House weighing cooperation with old foe Tehran to bolster Iraqi government against ISIL militants, as Iranians say they're ready to listen U.S., Iran may unite against jihadis The United States could be willing to talk with Iran to help Iraq's Shiite-led government combat a Sunni Islamist insurgency threatening to engulf the country. ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Iran may be willing to cooperate with US in battling insurgency in Iraq

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:03pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ankara Shiite Muslim Iran was so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official said. The idea is being discussed internally among the Islamic republic's leadership, the senior Iranian official said. Iran will send its neighbour advisers and weaponry, although ...

  7. News - World - IRAN

    US and Iran delegations to hold nuclear talks in Geneva

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US and Iran to hold talks in Geneva The United States said yesterday it will send its No 2 diplomat to Geneva to meet senior Iranian officials in what appeared ... a November 24 interim nuclear agreement between Iran and the major powers, will head a US delegation for the talks tomorrow and Tuesday. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the primary US ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    Iranian airliner crashes near Tehran airport, 39 dead

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 02:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tehran Plane crash in Iran kills 39, injures 9 A regional passenger plane assembled in Iran crashed yesterday while taking off from the capital, killing 39 and injuring another nine onboard. The IrAn-140 operated by domestic carrier Sepahan Air crashed in a residential area near Tehran's Mehrabad airport. State television said the plane's tail struck ...

  9. News - Asia - IRAN

    Iran steps up efforts to block import and transit of Afghani opium

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Taibad, Iran

    ... Associated Press in Taibad, Iran Iranian authorities increase efforts to control transport of narcotics including opium and hashish into Iran from neighbouring Afghanistan as record harvest looms In the face of Afghanistan’s unprecedented boom in opium production, neighbouring Iran is trying to baton down its border to slow down smuggling, building moats, walls and other ...

  10. News - World - DRUGS

    Iran battens down border to stem rise in drug smuggling from Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Taibad, Iran Border officers seek modern equipment to combat increase in narcotics smuggling Iran reinforces border to stem Afghan drug trade In the face of Afghanistan's unprecedented boom in opium production, neighbouring Iran is trying to batten down its border to slow down smuggling, building moats, walls and other large-scale projects. Iran spent more ...




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