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Iran says foils bid to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks: newspaper

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ANKARA - Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a "foreign country" for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying.

Iran envoy rejects U.N. investigator's charges of rights abuses

UNITED NATIONS - Iran on Tuesday dismissed a U.N. investigator's allegations of severe human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic, saying the criticisms were aimed at inciting "Iranophobia and Islamophobia."

World, Davos, United Nations 28 Oct 2014

Iran accuses Turkey of prolonging civil war in Syria

ANKARA - Iran accused Turkey on Tuesday of prolonging the three-year conflict in neighboring Syria by insisting on President Bashar al-Assad's overthrow and supporting "terrorist groups" in Syria, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Syria, World, Turkey 28 Oct 2014

U.N. rights investigator 'shocked' by latest Iran execution

UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. human rights investigator on Monday expressed shock at Iran's weekend execution of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager, saying he had repeatedly voiced concerns to Tehran about her trial.

World, United Nations, Davos 27 Oct 2014

Iran frees leading human rights campaigner after short detention

DUBAI - Iranian security forces have released leading human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was detained after leading a protest against what she called unfair legal practices in the Islamic Republic, she said on Sunday.

World, United Nations, Davos 26 Oct 2014

Iran re-arrests leading human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

DUBAI - Iranian security forces arrested world-renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and several others on their way back from a protest on Saturday, her husband said.

World, Davos, United Nations 25 Oct 2014

International financial watchdog warns on Iran, North Korea

PARIS - An international financial watchdog said on Friday member states should take action to ward off risks emanating from Iran and North Korea, which it said had failed to tackle money-laundering and financing of terrorism.

World, North Korea 24 Oct 2014

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

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.

23 Oct 2014

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

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

China, World, United Nations 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.

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Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. | Video