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  1. News - World - IRAN

    Iran says 'US aircraft carrier' spotted off its coast is a movie prop

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by Reuters

    ... Satellite photos showed what appeared to be one of the US navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, complete with planes, rising from Iran's Gachin shipyard, near the port of Bandar Abbas. ...

  2. News - World - IRAN

    Iran’s plunging birth rate causes serious concerns for economic future

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:56pm by BLOOM

    ... (HK$1.86 billion). Women in Iran want careers, not large families, said Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi, director for the Middle East and North Africa at the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau. ...

  3. News - World - IRAN

    Iran tests new missiles ahead of nuclear talks

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:24pm by Reuters

    ... kilometres that are capable of reaching Israel and US military bases in the Middle East. But analysts have challenged some of Iran's military assertions, saying it often exaggerates its ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    Iran eyes nuclear deal but accuses Israel of sabotage

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... to undermine the process Iran on Tuesday voiced optimism on a nuclear deal ahead of talks in Geneva but accused Israel of trying to sabotage them and of stoking tensions in the Middle East, following ... people. The attack was claimed by an al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group. Zarif said the attack was a symptom of rising extremism, which threatened to move beyond the Middle East. “Once we see ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    UN report sees slowdown in nuclear activity

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:49pm by Reuters

    ... now taken two unilateral steps to show it wants a deal MIDDLE EAST ANALYST CLIFF KUPCHAN The quarterly report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), released on Thursday, also said ... stopped expanding its nuclear programme and begun to provide more transparency," said Middle East analyst Cliff Kupchan of risk consultancy Eurasia group. This was "clever diplomacy- ...

  6. News - World - IRAN

    Obama defends Iran nuclear deal and praises diplomacy

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 10:56am by Reuters in San Francisco

    ... place in a matter of weeks. Obama is in the middle of a three-day western swing to raise money for the Democratic Party while promoting his policy priorities on the economy. The Iran deal could ...

  7. News - World - IRAN

    Iran and world powers fail to clinch nuclear deal

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 03:50pm by Associated Press in Tehran

    ... that Paris had stymied efforts to reach a deal. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who had cut short a Middle East tour to join the talks, said “significant progress” had been made. “There’s ... already come under fire from Tehran’s arch-foe Israel, widely thought to be the Middle East’s sole if undeclared nuclear armed power, which has opposed any move to ease sanctions. Israeli Economy ...

  8. News - World - IRAN

    Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks amid hopes of deal

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 06:03pm by AFP

    ... differences in negotiations” and at the invitation of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, a senior State Department official said. Upending an 11-day tour mostly of the Middle East, Kerry ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Iran's Zarif pushes plan to break nuclear deadlock to P5+1 meeting

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... when asked whether the two sides were any closer to resolving a stalemate that has heightened the risk of a new Middle East war. The West suspects Iran is trying to develop the means to make ...

  10. News - World - IRAN

    US says talks serious, after Iran hints at atomic concessions

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:09am by Reuters in Geneva

    ... looked to a new era in diplomatic relations after a decade of tension, in which concerns about the Islamic state’s nuclear ambitions fuelled fears of a new war in the Middle East. “We sense ...




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