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Iran will be seen as responsible if nuclear talks fail - U.S.

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WASHINGTON - Iran will be widely seen to be responsible if a comprehensive deal to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief is not reached, the top U.S. negotiator said on Thursday.

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

BEIJING - China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming diplomatic links despite controversy over Iran's nuclear plans.

23 Oct 2014

Boeing books first sales to Iran since 1979

SEATTLE - Boeing said on Wednesday it had sold aircraft-related goods to Iran Air in the third quarter, marking the first acknowledged dealings between U.S. aerospace companies and Iran since the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis.

23 Oct 2014

Iran president denounces bill to empower Islamic vigilantes

DUBAI - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came out on Wednesday against a parliamentary bill to empower vigilantes who enforce Islamic morals, strongly re-asserting a moderate agenda that had taken a back seat since his election last year.

22 Oct 2014

Iran's Khamenei says oil reliance putting country at mercy of big powers

DUBAI - Iran's dependence on oil revenue is putting the Islamic Republic's economy at the mercy of major powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.

Economy, World 22 Oct 2014

Iran's Khamenei says oil reliance putting country at mercy of big powers

DUBAI, Oct 22 - Iran's dependence on oil revenue is putting the Islamic Republic's economy at the mercy of major powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.

22 Oct 2014

Rise in divorce in Iran linked to shift in status of women

BEIRUT - Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.

22 Oct 2014

Rise in divorce in Iran linked to shift in status of women

BEIRUT - Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.

22 Oct 2014

Iran supreme leader blames West for Islamic State rise, wants regional solution

DUBAI - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed Western powers on Tuesday for the rise of Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq and Syria and said they had no business tampering with the region's geopolitics.

World, Syria, Iraq 22 Oct 2014

Iran says lower oil prices a new tactic to undermine its economy

DUBAI, Oct 21 - Iran has accused fellow Muslim countries in the Middle East of plotting with the West to bring down oil prices as a tactic to further undermine its sanctions-hit economy.

21 Oct 2014
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Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.