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Iran mother spares life of son’s killer after campaign

Balal, who killed Iranian youth Abdolah Hosseinzadeh in a street fight with a knife in 2007, is brought to the gallows during his execution ceremony in the northern city of Nowshahr on April 15, 2014. AFP

The young Iranian man who escaped a hangman’s noose with just seconds to spare when his victim’s mother intervened was the beneficiary of a high-profile campaign to save his life.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. AP FILE PHOTO

Iran’s president has underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West during a military parade marking the country’s National Army Day.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Moderate earthquake jolts southern Iran

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Iran’s state TV says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south of the country. The quake was moderate and no injuries were reported.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese man, Iranian indicted in US over Iran exports

A Chinese man, an Iranian and two Iranian firms were charged in the United States with conspiring to export devices to Iran that can serve to enrich uranium, an indictment unsealed Friday said.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

EU’s Ashton: No guaranteed success in Iran deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, welcomes European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton for their meeting, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 9, 2014. AP

The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Sunday that there is “no guarantee” that nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers will reach a final deal.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iran says all 4 crew members died in plane crash

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Iran says all four crew members aboard a small plane that crashed in the Persian Gulf were killed in the incident.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iran’s leader doubts nuclear talks will succeed

In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian Supreme Leader's Office, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves at Iranian military members during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. AP

Iran’s top leader backs the continuation of nuclear negotiations with the West but says he doubts they will succeed.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

4-year-old Iranian allegedly raped in India; man arrested

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Indian police said Tuesday they had arrested a man in the tourist state of Goa for allegedly raping a four-year-old Iranian girl holidaying with her mother.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN chief’s bungled Iran invitation hurts his role

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. AP FILE PHOTO

Ban Ki-moon made a rare effort at solo diplomacy when he invited Iran to join this week’s Syria peace talks, but it backfired, raising questions about the effectiveness of a U.N. secretary-general better known — and often criticized — for his reserved and scripted style.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ban Ki-moon boots Iran out of Syria peace talks

In this Jan. 19, 2014, photo provided by the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs correspondents at the UN headquarters in New York on the decision by the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Armed Forces to participate in the upcoming Geneva Conference on Syria. Ban on Monday, Jan. 20, abruptly excluded Iran from this week's Syria peace conference after it refused to back calls for a transitional government to end the country's war.  AP

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Monday abruptly excluded Iran from this week’s Syria peace conference after it refused to back calls for a transitional government to end the country’s war.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN watchdog confirms Iran nuclear freeze–diplomats

A worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran. AP File photo

The UN atomic watchdog has confirmed that Iran’s partial nuclear freeze, part of a landmark deal with world powers struck in November, began on Monday as planned, diplomats told AFP.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iran prepares for start of landmark nuclear deal

A worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran. AP File photo

Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic has called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country’s “most important commitments.”

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iran, world powers reach deal opening nuke program

In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr. Iran and six world powers have agreed on how to implement a nuclear deal struck in November, with its terms starting from Jan. 20, officials announced Sunday. AP File photo

Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts starting January 20, setting the clock running on a six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials said.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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