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Iran pardons 130 inmates ahead of Eid al-Fitr


August 16th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 130 convicts held on treason charges have been released in Iran on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Fars News Agency reported Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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US has ’solemn duty’ to stop nuclear Iran: Romney


July 30th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 30 (IANS) US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, currently on a visit to Israel, emphasized that America has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to prevent Iran from ... Read more...

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Iranian cleric warns against UN, EU support to Britain


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 3 (IANS) A senior Iranian cleric has warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) and the European Union (EU) not to offer support to Britain over the British embassy ... Read more...

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Iran to respond ’strongly’ to any ‘destructive’ US act


October 16th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 16 (IANS) Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Sunday that Iran will respond "strongly" to any "destructive" act by the US against the ... Read more...

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Zardari to visit Iran for talks: Iranian envoy


July 14th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will pay an official visit to Iran Saturday to discuss mutual and regional developments, the Iranian ambassador to Islamabad said Thursday.Mashallah ... Read more...

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Iran’s ex-president ousted as head of key state body


March 8th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 8 (IANS) Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was ousted as head of a key clerical body Tuesday after being criticised by hardliners for his proximity to the ... Read more...

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U.S. reexamining its relationship with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): The Obama administration is rapidly reassessing its tenuous relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, an opposition movement in Egypt whose fundamentalist ideology has long been a source of distrust in ... Read more...

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Iran denies WikiLeaks report that Ahmadinejad was slapped by Guards chief


January 4th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 4 (ANI): Iran has denied a WikiLeaks report that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was slapped by the chief of the country's Revolutionary Guards in January last year.During an interview ... Read more...

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Hate cleric warns of attack after life sentence


November 13th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) Syrian-born hate preacher Omar Bakri, who praised the 9/11 killers as "the magnificent 19", is in hiding after he was sentenced to life in jail for helping to ... Read more...

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Pressure grows on Iran to come clean over nuclear plans


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23(ANI): The United Nations (UN) is reportedly putting pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear programme and allow inspectors to examine its facilities.The Iranian government insists that its uranium ... Read more...

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Iran Finally Releases Sarah Shourd From Prison


September 15th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sarah Shourd, who was accused and detained by Iranian authorities of "spying" and illegally entering the country has been released by the authorities yesterday. When she ... Read more...

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Pink Floyd Anthem Rewritten


August 7th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The iconic song "Another Brick in the Wall' by the legendary Pink Floyd has been rewritten by a band from Canada. This has been done in ... Read more...

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Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in The Wall’ gets an Iranian makeover!


August 6th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Roger Waters, founder of Pink Floyd, has given a band the permission to rewrite the famous Floyd hit 'Another Brick in The Wall'.According to The Daily Express, the ... Read more...

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CNN sacks senior Middle East editor over Tweet on Hezbollah leader


July 8th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8(ANI): US cable news network CNN has reportedly shown the door to its senior editor of Mideast Affairs for complimenting a Hezbollah leader from her personal Twitter account.Octavia Nasr was ... Read more...

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Iranian Authorities To Arrest Suntanned Women


May 1st, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Tehran, Iran, May 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Girls in Iran beware! If you get suntanned then chances are high that you might have to spend a night in a prison. The ... Read more...

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Iran To Arrest Tan Women To Uphold The Islamic Dress Policy


May 1st, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Iran has issued a caution to suntanned females, who appear like walking models, that they will face arrest as a consequence of a fresh governmental ... Read more...

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Suntanned women face arrest in Iran


April 28th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Suntanned women and girls who are like "walking mannequins" will be arrested in Iran, Tehran's police chief has warned. The warning comes close on the heels of a ... Read more...

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Extramarital sex cause earthquakes, claims Iranian cleric


April 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Attractive women who dress inappropriately cause youth to go astray and "incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes", a hardline Iranian cleric has said. Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi told ... Read more...

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Iran’s main opposition daily newspaper banned


August 17th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 17 (DPA) The Tehran prosecutor's office has temporarily banned the country's main opposition newspaper Etemad Melli, the daily's website reported Monday. The paper, which belongs to the reformist Etemad Melli party ... Read more...

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad names two women as cabinet ministers


August 16th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 16 (IANS) Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunday named two women among six ministers to his new cabinet, Iranian labour news agency reported.The names of the rest of his cabinet ministers ... Read more...

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Iranian speaker rejects prison rape claims


August 12th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 12 (Xinhua) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani Wednesday dismissed allegations that protesters detained in the post-election unrest were raped as "sheer lies". "Following a precise and comprehensive inquiry into (the ... Read more...

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Iranian judge orders action against jailed protesters


July 27th, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 27 (DPA) Iran's judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi has ordered immediate action against the protesters detained during the anti-government demonstrations, judiciary spokesman Ali-Reza Jamshidi said Monday. Three hundred people have ... Read more...

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Violence, detentions cannot solve crisis: Iranian cleric


July 11th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 11 (DPA) An Iranian opposition cleric Saturday said violence and detentions could not solve the current crisis triggered by alleged fraud in the June 12 presidential election. "You (government) cannot ... Read more...

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Iranian lawyer says to seek permission to meet detained UK embassy staffer


July 4th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, July 4 (ANI): An Iranian lawyer has said that he is seeking the permission of the concerned authorities here to see a detained British embassy staffer who has been accused of ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad calls on Iranian judiciary to clarify Neda case


June 29th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 29 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the head of the judiciary Monday to clarify what he called the "mysterious killing" of female demonstrator Neda Agha-Soltan, a media report ... Read more...

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Police teargas marching mourners in Iran


June 28th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 28 (DPA) Police used teargas against thousands of supporters of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi during a mourning march Sunday in central Tehran, eyewitnesses said. Eyewitnesses said police used teargas after clashes ... Read more...

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Iranian cleric wants death sentence for protest leaders


June 26th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 26 (DPA) A senior Iranian cleric called on the judiciary Friday to impose death sentences on the leaders of the recent protests against an alleged fraud in the June 12 ... Read more...

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Japan urges Iran to show more transparency in Saberi case


May 3rd, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 3 (DPA) Japan called on Iran to have more transparency in the case of jailed Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, whose mother is Japanese, informed sources in Tehran said Sunday. Visiting Japanese ... Read more...

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US calls on Iran to release American journalist (Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for the immediate release of an American journalist sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran on "baseless" espionage charges. "We believe ... Read more...

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South Korean president urges expansion of ties with Iran


March 17th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak said Tuesday that his country was ready to boost ties with Iran. In a meeting with Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi ... Read more...

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Two stoned to death in Iran for murder, adultery


January 13th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 13 (DPA) Two men were stoned to death in the north-eastern Iranian city of Mashad, a judiciary spokesman said Tuesday.The Fars news agency quoted Ali-Reza Jamshidi as saying that two ... Read more...

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UK Muslim preacher of hate has a pole-dancing daughter


September 26th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Omar Bakri Mohammad, the Muslim preacher of hate who now lives in Lebanon after being exiled from Britain, has a daughter who loves pole dancing and is willing to go topless ... Read more...

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Rushdie to sue author over libellous portrayal


August 2nd, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.2 (ANI): `Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie has threatened to sue John Blake Publishing Ltd. for agreeing to publish a new book that portrays him as a "mean, nasty, tight-fisted, ... Read more...

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Salman Rushdie plans book on fatwa


July 30th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Noted author Salman Rushdie is planning to write a book on the fatwa issued to him 20 years ago over his novel The Satanic Verses.The 61-year-old ... Read more...

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Protection team locked Rushdie in cupboard and went to the pub!


July 28th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Salman Rushdies police minders were so fed up of the authors rude and arrogant behavior that they once locked him in a cupboard and went to the ... Read more...

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