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  1. News - World - IRAN

    Thousands protest in Iranian cities over acid attacks on women

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... militia, said Western media were linking the attacks to the hijab issue, and in doing so trying to distort the image of Islam. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623119/thousands-protest-iranian-cities-over-acid-attacks-women
  2. News - World - IRAN

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

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

    ... by a ground-to-air missile before it managed to enter the area," state news agency ISNA said, citing a statement by Iran's Revolutionary Guards. The Natanz facility is one issue at the heart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580492/iran-says-it-should-down-israeli-spy-drone-near-natanz-nuclear-site
  3. News - World - IRAN

    Iran bans vasectomies in effort to boost birth rate

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 01:07am by Reuters

    ... Khamenei issued in May calling for more babies to "strengthen national identity" and counter "undesirable aspects of Western lifestyles". Doctors who violated the ban would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571685/iran-bans-vasectomies-effort-boost-birth-rate
  4. News - World - IRAN

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vetoes plan to ban Whats-App

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... as anti-filters, to circumvent the restrictions. Rouhani has promised greater tolerance on social, cultural and media issues- a vow that helped him beat his conservative opponents in the presidential ... Rouhani has vetoed a plan to ban WhatsApp, following a row over censorship of the popular messaging application, media reports said. Access to social networks, including Twitter and Facebook, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1506723/iranian-president-hassan-rouhani-vetoes-plan-ban-whats-app
  5. News - World - IRAN

    Iran lobbies HSBC to clear humanitarian transactions

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... with Iran is so fragile". Three Iranian government officials said HSBC had stopped processing payments, and that Tehran was trying to resolve the issue. "We are in talks to solve ... officer. A former US Treasury official now working in the private sector, including commercial deals with Iran, said banks were increasingly concerned over transparency issues. "The potential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539837/iran-lobbies-hsbc-clear-humanitarian-transactions
  6. News - World - IRAN

    Iran nuclear talks break up with mixed signals on chances of progress

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by MCT

    ... trying to come up with a comprehensive agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme remained far apart on key issues as they closed their sixth round of talks. With one month to go ... suggested that if the two sides could resolve the toughest issues, they might need only a brief extension to finalise a deal. "If we get close and need a few more days, I don't think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537922/iran-nuclear-talks-break-mixed-signals-chances-progress
  7. News - World - IRAN

    'Happy' video arrests in Iran underscore political tensions

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:40pm by AP

    ... "We shouldn't be too hard on behaviours caused by joy." Other social media posts in the name of one of the dancers suggested the six had been released on Wednesday, although ... as the country negotiates a nuclear deal with world powers. The president, meanwhile, campaigned for greater cultural and social freedoms in his bid to succeeded Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1518195/happy-video-arrests-iran-underscore-political-tensions
  8. 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

    ... 2,000-kilometre border with Afghanistan and Pakistan. “The transit of narcotics is a complicated issue. Smugglers are wealthy. They change tactics and use modern equipment that makes it more and more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525210/iran-steps-efforts-block-import-and-transit-afghani-opium
  9. 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

    ... talks aimed at further deepening of the knowledge on the issues and to contribute to the preparations for the next round of [senior-level] negotiations on a comprehensive agreement due to take place next week in Vienna,” he added. A spokesman for Iran’s UN mission said Tehran would shortly issue a similar statement through Iranian media on the New York talks, which were a prelude ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1507265/iran-six-world-powers-hold-useful-nuclear-talks-agreement-remains-elusive
  10. News - World - IRAN

    Iran to modify Arak plutonium reactor in concession to West over nuclear plans

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AP

    ... the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, as saying that Iran had proposed to redesign Arak to produce one-fifth of the plutonium initially planned for it. The issue of the heavy-water reactor... has ... "The issue of the heavy-water reactor... has been virtually resolved," state television quoted Salehi as saying. "Iran has offered a proposal to... redesign the heart of the Arak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1491943/iran-modify-arak-plutonium-reactor-concession-west-over-nuclear-plans

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