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  1. News - World - IRAN

    Iran says it shot down Israeli spy drone near Natanz nuclear site

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by Reuters

    ... which has led to damaging economic sanctions. Israel, widely assumed to have the Middle East's only atomic arsenal, demands Iran be stripped of all nuclear technologies, something Tehran ...

  2. News - World - IRAN

    Iran tells West to rethink its expectations on missile curbs

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... Western countries would like them on the agenda at the nuclear discussions. Iran has one of the biggest missile programmes in the Middle East, viewing it as an essential precautionary defence ...

  3. News - World - IRAN

    Iran, six world powers hold ‘useful’ nuclear talks but agreement remains elusive

    Posted May 08th 2014, 10:58am by Reuters in New York

    ... in general and centrifuge R&D [research and development],” the diplomat said. The issue of uranium enrichment is problematic for Israel, Washington’s principal ally in the Middle East. Israel ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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- ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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