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News on Iran continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | SFGate

Iran's parliament votes out moderate minister

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7 hrs ago | Iran Liberty

Iran: on Nuclear Negotiations the Supreme Leader Makes the Decisions. ...

In an interview with the state-run ISNA news agency on August 15, Alaadin Boroujerdi, head of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, described the issues of Iran's nuclear program negotiations, homeland security, and security interventions in Iraq and Syria.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Independent

Paying the price for sanctions: The customers with Iranian links being ditched by British banks

Ellie Rafighi, a 29-year-old Iranian on a student visa, received a letter from HSBC informing her about the imminent termination of her two-year-old account last year.

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Marin Independent Journal

Iran says journalists with ties to Marin held over 'security issues'

Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter, is pictured in 2013. Rezaian, who grew up in San Rafael, is one of three Americans detained in Iran.

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The Daily Beast

Forget About a Kindler Gentler IranBy Nina Strochlic

The year-long charm offensive of Iranian President Rouhani can't mask continued human rights abuses.

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Daily Times

IRGC top adviser hails Iran's missile power

TEHRAN: A top adviser to the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps underlined the Iranian Armed Forces' preparedness to confront enemies, and said IRGC forces are equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and powerful missiles.

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BBC News

Simin Behbahani: Formidable Iranian poet and fearless activist

Iran's most famous poet has died at the age of 87. Simin Behbahani was loved by many ordinary Iranians but drew the disapproval of the authorities, whom she challenged throughout her life, reports BBC Persian's Golnoosh Golshani.

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CNN

What happened in Iranian prisons in the summer of 1988

Radio Irava's Eng. interview with Hamid Yazdan Panah of the Near East Observatory: A different look @ 1988 Iran Massacre Hamid Yazdan Panah who is an immigration attorney and the director and founder of Near East Observatory focuses his practice primarily on immigration, hoping to serve as a resource to immigrants and refugees.

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Payvand News of Iran

Airport dogs detect hidden drug shipment headed from Tehran to London

The head of Iran's Airport Police announced that 120 kg of opium headed for London was sniffed out by their dogs.

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NCR Iran

Iran: Catastrophic increase in suicides in protest at nationwide oppression, poverty and deprivation

On Monday, February 17, as the clerical regime's president Hassan Rouhani entered the Oil Company building, a retired oil industry employee set himself ablaze in protest at the abhorrent living conditions of retired people, including their removal from company homes and the neglect of their requests by regime officials.

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Connecticut Post

UN sees some progress in Iran nuclear

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Tehran Times

"City of Mice 2" to take Iranians on stroll down memory lane

"The City of Mice 2" will premiere tomorrow at Iranian theaters to entertain children, and to evoke adults' sense of nostalgia for the good old days of the 1980s.

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Washington Times

Despite less sanctions, Iran backs Hamas

Hamas supporters gather for a rally in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Evidence has pointed to Iran continuing to funnel weapons to the Palestinian side of the conflict with Israel.

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Hispanic Business

Iran Photographers face lash for criticising book

The men, from Qazvin province, were put on trial after , the head of the local cultural heritage organisation, felt insulted by reviews they had written in separate posts online about his photography book, Qazvin, the Land of Times Past.

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Iran may partially invade Iraq

As American forces continue to mount airstrikes on Islamic State positions around the key Mosul dam in support of Kurdish forces, it appears that Iran is prepared to increase its military support for Iraq's Shia in the south and east.

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NCR Iran

Iran - Human Rights: 11 inmates hanged, dozens killed or wounded as guards open fire

This morning, at least 11 prisoners were hanged en masse in Qezel Hessar Prison in the town of Karaj .

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The Washington Post

Iran says journalists held over 'security issues'

TEHRAN, Iran - A spokesman for Iran's judiciary says a Washington Post reporter and two other journalists detained last month are being held over "security issues."

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CNN

Gnarly skateboards made in Iranian basement

He's also smooth at grinding the rail and can do a perfect a mini-ramp jump -- a leap off an incline that gets you and your wheels airborne.

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AccuWeather.com

Magnitude-6.2 Earthquake Strikes Iran

More than 50 people have been injured as villages were destroyed on Monday in Iran near its border with Iraq.

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Iran Earthquake 2014: Strong Temblor Hits Western City, Injuring Dozens

A major earthquake struck the western Iranian city of Abdanan on Monday, leaving 60 people injured, state news agency IRNA said.

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