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Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler wins gold at London Olympics


August 6th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Iran's four-time world champion Hamid Sourian won the country's first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, defeating Azerbaijan's Greco-Roman wrestler Roshan Bayramov in the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Vikas Gowda makes men’s discus throw final (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) India's Vikas Gowda has qualified for the men's discus throw final at the London Olympics here Monday.The US based Indian threw 65.20 metres in his second ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Iran’s Soryan Reihanpour wins gold


August 6th, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian wrestler Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reinhanpour won gold in the men's 55 kg Greco-Roman class Sunday, beating his Azerbaijani opponent Rovshan Bayramov in the final.Soryan ... Read more...

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Iran warns against foreign military intervention in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 4 (IANS) Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi Saturday warned against military intervention by foreign forces in Syria, the ISNA news agency reported.If the foreign forces enter ... Read more...

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Iran test-fires 300 km-range missile


August 4th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 4 (IANS) Iran Saturday announced it has successfully test-fired a missile with a range of 300 km, state-run IRIB TV reported.The unnamed missile is the fourth generation of ... Read more...

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Seven Iranian aid workers kidnapped in Libya


August 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of seven Iranian aid workers have been kidnapped in Libya's Benghazi city, said an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) official.The seven men, ... Read more...

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US targets banks that help Iran


August 1st, 2012 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday announced new sanctions against foreign banks that help Iran sell its oil.Obama said the latest round of sanctions is to ... Read more...

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Iran to file complaint against US, EU over sanctions


July 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will file a complaint against the US and the European Union (EU) for imposing unilateral sanctions on the country without the approval of the ... Read more...

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Iran to build new missile, seaplane


July 26th, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will soon start manufacturing a new missile and an indigenous seaplane, Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has said."The production line of high-precision ... Read more...

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Iraq moves against transiting arms to Syria: US


July 24th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has said that Iraq has moved to prevent its territory from being used for transiting weapons to Syria.State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the ... Read more...

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Iran can produce n-fuel for vessels, submarines: Official


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Iran has the know-how to produce nuclear fuel for submarines and commercial ships, a top official has said."We have the capability to design nuclear fuel for ... Read more...

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Iran eyes n-fuel to power ships


July 18th, 2012 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 18 (IANS) Iran will use nuclear fuel to power its merchant vessels, an Iranian MP said Tuesday.The Western sanctions have forced Iran to use nuclear fuel as a ... 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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US deploys underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines


July 12th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The US is to intensify its military build up in the Persian Gulf by deploying miniature underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines, The Telegraph reported ... Read more...

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Russian warships head to Syria


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 10 (IANS/AKI) A fleet of Russian warships Tuesday began sailing towards Syrian ports, Iran's Arabic TV network al-Alam reported.Russia has opposed international moves towards a political transition in ... Read more...

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‘Dr Doom’ Nouriel Roubini says that the ‘perfect storm’ is brewing now


July 10th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dr Doom – Nouriel Roubini may have gotten it right after all. He had predicted about a ‘perfect storm’ and now he says that it is ... Read more...

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Iran begins anti-armour missile production


July 7th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) Iran Saturday began mass production of a new and advanced laser-guided anti-armour missile that can destroy a "variety of tanks", state-run Press TV reported."The Dehlavieh missile ... Read more...

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Britain tops EU asylum seekers’ list


June 30th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Britain granted asylum to more people than any other European Union (EU) country last year, official figures show.Some 14,360 immigrants were given asylum within the UK ... Read more...

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20 killed in Pakistan blast


June 28th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) A roadside bomb ripped through a bus in Pakistan Thursday, killing at least 20 Shia passengers and wounding 25 others, local media reported.The blast took place ... Read more...

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International trade fair opens in China


June 28th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) An international trade fair opened in the ancient Chinese Silk Road trading hub of Kashgar Thursday.The eighth Kashgar Central and South Asia Commodity Fair is expected ... Read more...

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Two Iranians sentenced to death over booze


June 26th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in the Iranian province of Khorasan has sentenced two local men to death after they were caught drinking alcohol for the third time, ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda man takes hostages in France (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 20 (IANS) A man claiming to have links with Al Qaeda took four people hostage Wednesday in a bank in southern France's Toulouse town, while a French national ... Read more...

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French Al Qaeda leader held in Pakistan


June 20th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Naamen Maziche, a French national and a senior member of terror outfit Al Qaeda, has been arrested near Pakistan's border with Iran, Xinhua reported Wednesday.Pakistani military ... Read more...

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Don’t become US ally, CPI-M tells government


June 11th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday asked the government not to get into any strategic relationship with the US, "and firmly turn down any such role in the ... Read more...

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Chinese president meets Ahmadinejad


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday discussed Iran's nuclear issue with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Beijing.Hu said China will continue to play a constructive role ... Read more...

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Study reveals that 1 in 3 Facebook users are getting bored with the site


June 8th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the findings of the survey recently released by Reuters and carried out in conjunction with the research firm Ipsos, approximately one-third of all Facebook ... Read more...

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Russia supports Iran’s peaceful n-programme: Putin


June 7th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia supports Iran's right to peaceful use of nuclear energy and is in constant contact with Tehran on nuclear issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants full SCO membership


June 6th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari would pitch for Pakistan's full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) during the two-day meeting of the regional grouping that starts ... Read more...

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SCO summit convenes in Beijing


June 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leadership summit convened here Tuesday with President Hu Jintao scheduled to meet 10 heads of state visiting China for the ... Read more...

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National interests to define US-Pakistan ties: Gilani


June 5th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Pakistan-US relations are multi-dimensional and important but the country's national interests will determine the ties between the two.Stating ... Read more...

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Iran not to pursue n-bomb production


May 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Affirming that Iran was not after nuclear weapons, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said enriching uranium to 20 percent was his country's right.Ahmadinejad said related countries should ... Read more...

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Diplomat attack: Iran refutes Israel’s charge


May 31st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Iran Thursday strongly refuted Israel's allegations about any involvement in the attack on an Israeli diplomat's wife here in February."We have been accused of so ... Read more...

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Iran’s n-plant launch delayed


May 30th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The full capacity launch of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, the first in the country, may be rescheduled to June from May, a Russian official ... Read more...

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Iran to build another n-plant in 2014


May 27th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 27 (IANS) Iran will build another nuclear power plant in the country's Bushehr city by early 2014, a top official said.The 1,000 MW project will commence next year, ... Read more...

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Iran to supply power to Syria, Lebanon


May 27th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 27 (IANS) Iran will supply electricity to Syria and Lebanon, an Iranian official said Sunday."We are planning to export power to Syria and Lebanon," Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad ... Read more...

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