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Women denied entry to beach volleyball – ‘Misunderstandings’ in Iran

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb 17, (AP): Volleyball’s world governing body said “misunderstandings” in Iran were to blame for female spectators being denied entry to a Beach Volleyball World Tour event. Allowing women to attend the five-day competition at Kish Island had been a condition of world body FIVB for the Iranian …

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Whom should we believe in Tehran?

THE statement made by Iran’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Munich on “better future between Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” did not even reach the information media when he contradicted himself in Brussels by attacking the Kingdom through its concerns in Syria. In fact, the minister …

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Lebanon … don’t give up

THE international community has turned a blind eye to Iran’s domination of Lebanon. Pleas for help to rid this Arab country of an armed militia under Tehran’s orders have gone unheard because world powers do not consider this small Mediterranean country has sufficient strategic significance to warrant military involvement. Adding …

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Hamas, dual shop owner

  UNDOUBTEDLY, the Palestinian cause is the most just in human history that has been savagely exploited by Palestinian political forces.  If it was said in the past that some factions were ‘hired guns’ like the case of Abu Nidal Organization, then the Hamas Group has rendered the Palestinian blood …

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Western powers kowtow to Iran

IRAN’s treasury is overflowing. President Hassan Rouhani, touring European capitals on a shopping spree, is being treated like royalty. Italy was so keen not to offend the sensitivities of their guest that white panels were placed around ancient statues in a museum and was rewarded for its hospitality with deals …

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Iran pushes OPEC oil output to new high – 290,000 bpd rise in Jan

LONDON, Jan 29, (RTRS): OPEC oil production has jumped to its highest in recent history in January as Iran increased sales following the lifting of sanctions and its rivals Saudi Arabia and Iraq also boosted supply, a Reuters survey showed on Friday. Rising output in the Organization of the Petroleum …

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Tehran hails new ties – EU to resume flights

PARIS, Jan 28, (Agencies): President Hassan Rouhani hailed a “new relationship” between Iran and France during a visit Thursday that saw the signing of a host of post-sanctions business deals. “Let us forget the resentment,” Rouhani said, calling for both countries to take advantage of the “positive atmosphere” following the …

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Iran to buy 114 Airbuses to revamp fleet – First major deal after lifting of sanctions

TEHRAN, Jan 24, (AFP): Iran said Sunday it will buy 114 Airbus planes to revitalise its ageing fleet, in the first major commercial deal announced since the lifting of sanctions under its nuclear agreement. Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi said a deal on the purchase would be signed between national carrier …

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Iran, China agree $600bn trade deal after sanctions

DUBAI, Jan 23, (Agencies): Iran and China agreed to expand bilateral ties and increase trade to $600 billion in the next 10 years, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday during a visit to Tehran by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi is the second leader of a UN Security Council member …

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Red tape and political risks could stall investment in Iran – Threat sanctions could ‘snap back’ looms large

DUBAI, Jan 20, (RTRS): A multitude of business regulations – 182,000 by one minister’s count – stands in the way of a rapid flow of foreign investment into Iran after the lifting of nuclear sanctions ended its long isolation from global commerce. Other factors that could stall investment include residual …

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