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Israel is cancerous tumour: Ahmadinejad


August 17th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Friday said Israel was an "insult to humanity" and compared the country to a "cancerous tumour" that must be stopped before it ... Read more...

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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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250 killed, 1,800 injured in Iran quakes


August 12th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 250 people were killed and over 1,800 injured as two powerful earthquakes rocked northwestern Iran, Fars news agency reported Sunday.A quake measuring ... Read more...

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90 killed in Iran quake


August 12th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 90 people were killed after an earthquake hit northwestern Iran Saturday, the Fars news agency reported.Two powerful tremors measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on ... Read more...

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Iran seizes 2 tonnes of illicit drugs


July 28th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 28 (IANS) The Iranian police have seized over two tonnes of opium in the country's Hormuzgan province on the rim of the Persian Gulf, Fars news agency reported ... Read more...

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‘Iran foiled many bids to assassinate scientists’


July 15th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 15 (IANS) Iran has thwarted a number of assassination plots aimed at killing its scientists, according to Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi.One of the plans that the recently ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad invites Morsi to non-aligned meet in Iran


July 6th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 5 (IANS/AKI) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has invited Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, to a summit of Non-Aligned countries to be held in Tehran Aug 29.It ... Read more...

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Iran test fires anti-ship missiles


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS) Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired anti-ship missiles Wednesday, Iran's FARS news agency said.According to RIA Novosti, the IRGC fired several Khalid Farzh (Persian Gulf) ... Read more...

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Iran arrests all suspects in nuke scientists’ killings


June 29th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) All individuals allegedly involved in the assassination of Iran's nuclear scientists have been detained, the country's intelligence ministry said Friday."All the elements involved in the ... Read more...

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Man held for spying near Ahmadinejad’s helicopter


May 29th, 2012 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 29 (IANS) A man has been arrested by Iranian security forces on suspicion of spying for an Arab state's intelligence agency, the Fars news agency reported."A person with ... Read more...

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Iran talks resume in Baghdad


May 24th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran and the group of international negotiators - the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany - Thursday started a new round of ... Read more...

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Iran making progress on indigenous missile


April 18th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said the country was making progress in the development and manufacture of an indigenous version of the Russian S-300 ... Read more...

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Iran launches air drill


February 21st, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran Monday launched a four-day air defence drill to ensure protection of important national facilities, Iran's Fars news agency reported.The exercise in the south of ... Read more...

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Iranian parliament summons Ahmadinejad


February 8th, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iranian parliament has summoned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to answer questions about his alleged mismanagement of the country's economy, Iranian media reported.The summons -- the ... Read more...

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Iran blames Israel for killing nuclear staff (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 11 (IANS) Iran blamed Israel Wednesday for assassinating an Iranian nuclear official earlier in the morning in a car bomb attack in Tehran, Xinhua reported.Media reports gave varying ... Read more...

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Iranian nuclear scientist killed in car bombing


January 11th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 11 (IANS) A car bombing in Tehran killed a nuclear scientist Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks against such scientists in Iran, media reports said.A motorcyclist ... Read more...

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Iran sentences CIA ’spy’ to death


January 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 9 (IANS) An Iranian court has sentenced a CIA "spy", Amir Hekmati, to death, Iran's Fars news agency reported Monday.Hekmati was charged with "cooperating with hostile government of ... Read more...

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Iran warns US battleship to keep out of Gulf


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 3 (IANS) Iran's military leadership Tuesday warned a US aircraft carrier to keep out of the Persian Gulf.The warning from army commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi comes after ... Read more...

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Iran denies launching missile in Persian Gulf


January 1st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A high-ranking Iranian Navy official has denied the country test-launched a wide-range missile during ongoing sea exercises in the Persian Gulf, saying that the launch ... Read more...

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Iran tests artillery firepower in navy drills


December 31st, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) Iranian Navy tested its artillery firepower on the eighth day of naval drills in the country's southern waters Saturday, reported Xinhua citing the local Fars ... Read more...

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Iran stoning woman ‘not about to be hanged’


December 29th, 2011 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) The Iranian mother of two whose death-by-stoning sentence was suspended earlier last year does not risk being hanged, according to the justice chief of a southern ... Read more...

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One tonne narcotics seized, 47 held in Iran


December 27th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 27 (IANS) Iranian police have arrested 47 people after seizing over one tonne narcotics being carried in two cargos in south Khorasan province, the Fars news agency reported ... Read more...

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Three die in Iran police chopper crash


December 24th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 24 (IANS) Three people were killed when a police helicopter crashed Friday in Iran's southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, a media report said.Ali-Reza Shahraki, a senior official, said that ... Read more...

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Iran denies plans to build new nuclear plant


December 16th, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 16 (IANS) The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) rejected Thursday an Iranian lawmaker's remarks stating that the country planned to build a new nuclear plant in the ... Read more...

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Iranians to form human chain around nuclear site


November 14th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 14 (IANS/AKI) Thousands of Iranians will form a human chain around a nuclear site to protect what they say is their country's "peaceful nuclear programme", state media reported ... Read more...

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Iran to disclose documents on US as ‘terrorism sponsor’


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tehran will release 100 documents to reveal Washington's role in sponsoring terrorist activities in Iran and the entire Middle East region, Supreme Leader of ... Read more...

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Two hanged in Iran


October 25th, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS/AKI) Iran Monday hanged two people -- one for beating a policeman to death and the other for drug trafficking, according to national media.One man was executed ... Read more...

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Five drown as Iranian ship sinks (Lead)


October 21st, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 21 (IANS) At least five people were drowned Thursday when an Iranian ship carrying 72 passengers sank in the Persian Gulf, Xinhua reported.According to the Fars news agency, ... Read more...

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Iran approves release of U.S. citizens convicted of spying


September 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran's Judiciary on Wednesday approved the release on bail of two U.S. citizens who were sentenced last month for espionage and illegal entry, state-run media reported. Their release ... Read more...

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Turkish pipeline explosion halts gas exports from Iran


August 12th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iranian gas flow to Turkey was halted on Friday after an explosion damaged a pipeline in eastern Turkey, Iranian state-run media reported.Firefighters were dispatched to the scene and ... Read more...

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Iran to unveil new nuclear achievements


January 15th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 14 (IANS) Iran will display two new nuclear products with medical applications at the Arak heavy water reactor Saturday, an official said. According to Mehr news agency, the ceremony will ... Read more...

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At least 70 killed when passenger plane crashes in NW Iran


January 10th, 2011 - 3:03 am ICT by BNO News
URMIA, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- An Iran Air passenger plane carrying more than 100 people crashed in northwestern Iran on Sunday evening, state-run media reported, killing at least 70 people.The Fars news ... Read more...

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At least 18 dead after plane carrying 100 people crashes in northwest Iran


January 10th, 2011 - 2:53 am ICT by BNO News
URMIA, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- An Iran Air passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed in northwestern Iran on Sunday evening, state-run media reported, killing at least 18 people.The Fars news agency said ... Read more...

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At least 50 survive plane crash in northwest Iran


January 10th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by BNO News
URMIA, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger plane carrying up to 105 people crashed in northwestern Iran on Sunday evening, state-run media reported, but at least 50 people survived the accident.The Fars ... Read more...

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Passenger plane carrying more than 100 people crashes in northwest Iran


January 10th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by BNO News
URMIA, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger plane carrying 105 people crashed in northwestern Iran on Sunday evening, state-run media reported, but there was no immediate word on casualties or survivors.The Fars ... Read more...

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