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Collateral damage: How Iran sanctions fears hurt humanitarian trade

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LONDON/ANKARA - It should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to Iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the Gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international sanctions.

Iran says Egypt dragging its feet on allowing aid to Gaza

DUBAI - Iran criticised Egypt on Wednesday for delays in issuing permits to bring in aid to Gaza and to transport wounded women and children out of the area for medical treatment.

World, Davos, Egypt 30 Jul 2014

Iran frees U.S.-Iranian, three journalists still held: source

DUBAI - 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

U.S. nuclear negotiator declines setting deadline on Iran deal

WASHINGTON - The lead U.S. nuclear negotiator declined to give a final deadline on Tuesday for negotiating a final nuclear agreement with Iran, but said participants mean to finish the international talks at the end of the current four-month extension.

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.

World, Israel 29 Jul 2014

As U.S. kicks off crude exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia

SINGAPORE - The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran.

28 Jul 2014

As U.S. kicks off crude exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia

SINGAPORE - The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran.

27 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 looks for missing soldier; Hamas says he may have been killed

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused it of abducting in the Gaza Strip, adding he may have been killed during an ambush. | Video