Iran

UPDATE 1-Asian buyers take 25 pct more Iran oil in first half

* Top Asian buyers raise Iran imports to 1.2 mln bpd for Jan-June

Grenada’s James lights up Glasgow with emphatic 400 win

GLASGOW, July 30 – Olympic champion Kirani James lit up the Commonwealth Games with a devastating and graceful run to win gold in the men’s 400 metres on Wednesday.

31 Jul 2014

CORRECTED-Iran frees US-Iranian, three journalists still held -source

DUBAI, July 30 - An Iranian-American man detained along with three journalists in Iran last week has been released, a source close to one of those being held said on Wednesday.

30 Jul 2014

TABLE-India's Essar cuts June Iran oil imports by 62.4 pct y/y - trade

July 30 - India's Essar Oil imported 62.4 percent less Iranian oil in June compared with a year earlier, although shipments from Tehran jumped about 46.5 percent in the first half of this year, tanker arrival data made available to Reuters showed.

30 Jul 2014

World music fest adds the actual taste of what people hear

CHARLTON PARK England - In their native Iran, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat are best known for their soaring voices, flawless harmonies and dedication to the art of singing in the face of tough restrictions on public performances by women.

29 Jul 2014

World music fest adds the actual taste of what people hear

CHARLTON PARK England - In their native Iran, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat are best known for their soaring voices, flawless harmonies and dedication to the art of singing in the face of tough restrictions on public performances by women.

29 Jul 2014

Iran leader calls Israel "rabid dog", urges arms for Palestinians

DUBAI - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide.

Top News, World, Israel 29 Jul 2014

Corrected - Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American, says CPJ

ANKARA - The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had U.S.-Iranian nationality.

25 Jul 2014

Iranians tell Palestinians to fight against Israel - state TV

ANKARA - Iranians took part in huge rallies across the country on Friday to show solidarity with Palestinians, urging them to keep up their struggle despite the Israeli assault on Gaza, Iranian state television reported.

World, Israel 25 Jul 2014

IAEA says needs more money to monitor Iran nuclear deal extension - document

STOCKHOLM - The U.N. atomic watchdog said it needs 1 million euros in extra funding to help pay for its monitoring of a four-month extension of an interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

25 Jul 2014
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Israel, Palestinian militant groups begin 3-day Gaza truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM - A three-day ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip went into effect on Friday, and negotiators were due to travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution.