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Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country’s defense capabilities.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:40 am

Spain, Greece move to 3-0, Senegal upsets Croatia

Brazil's Larry Taylor, left, shoots over Spain's Sergio Rodriguez during the Group A Basketball World Cup match between Brazil and Spain in Granada, Spain, Monday Sept. 1, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 12:25 am

Iran aiming for nuclear accord, says foreign minister

Outgoing European Union Council president Herman Van Rompuy (C), Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) and EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton (R) meet on September 1, 2014 at the EU headquarters in BrusselsIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he had "good discussions" Monday with EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Tehran was committed to an accord over its contested nuclear programme. Iran wants progress on the issue, Zarif was cited as saying by the Belga state news agency after a meeting with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. He said he was "fairly optimistic" after talks earlier with Ashton that Iran and the five permanent UN Security Council members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — plus Germany could reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme by a November deadline.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:47 pm

Hamas boosted politically despite battlefield losses: analysts

A Palestinian supporter of the Islamist movement Hamas gestures during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 30, 2014Gaza's Islamist Hamas movement may have suffered heavy military losses during 50 days of conflict with Israel but it emerged with its political standing enhanced, analysts say. After the ceasefire last week between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza, Hamas leaders celebrated "victory" to the cheers of crowds across the enclave it rules. Hamas leaders raised the prospect of opening up Gaza to the world, winning the applause of crowds keen to see an end to Israel's crippling blockade of the territory, in place since 2006.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:39 pm

Iran’s Zarif ‘quite optimistic’ of Iran nuclear agreement

Belgium's Foreign Minister Reynders and his Iranian counterpart Zarif hold a news conference after a meeting at the Egmond Palace in BrusselsBy Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced optimism after talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program can be resolved by a Nov. 24 deadline. "I am quite optimistic after discussions with Lady Ashton that we can in fact resolve this issue in time," Zarif said after what he described as "good" talks with Ashton. "I hope with the readiness and political will that I see in all parties to this discussion to have a resolution within the next three months," he told a news conference following separate talks with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. Iran and global powers are working to strike a comprehensive agreement by the Nov. 24 deadline, under which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions that have crippled its economy.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:34 pm

Iranians play role in breaking IS siege of Iraqi town

Iraqi Shiite militia fighters celebrate after breaking a long siege of Amerli by Islamic State militantsBy Isabel Coles AMERLI Iraq (Reuters) – Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Shi'ite militiamen paraded through Amerli on Monday, a day after breaking the two-month siege of the northern town by Sunni Islamist militants. The scenes in Amerli and the surrounding area of Suleiman Beg offered a window into the teamwork among Kurdish fighters, the Iraqi army and Shi'ite militias and into Iran's role in directly assisting their campaign against Islamic State (IS) forces. The swift end to the Islamic State's encirclement of the Shi'ite Turkmen town of 15,000 came on Sunday amid a push by Kurdish peshmerga, Shi'ite militias and Iraqi troops, after U.S. Militia fighters spoke of a new alliance with the Kurds, who had been shaken by the Islamic State's offensive on Kurdish-controlled territories last month.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:18 pm

Ban on buying Russian bonds eyed as EU envoys meet: sources

By Jan Strupczewski and Martin Santa BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow’s military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said. EU leaders decided at a summit on Saturday that the direct engagement of Russian troops in the war in eastern and southern Ukraine – still denied by Moscow – called for a stepping up of sanctions imposed so far unless Russia pulled its soldiers back. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who led the drive for a tougher EU response, said on Monday that Moscow’s behavior in Ukraine must not go unanswered, even if sanctions hurt the German economy, heavily dependent on imported Russian gas.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:56 pm

Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

In this photo provided by the Iraqi government, outgoing prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, is surrounded by residents and security forces after his arrival in Amirli, some 105 miles (170 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Al-Maliki praised residents for fending off attacks by Sunni militants who had besieged them for more than two months until security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke the siege a day earlier. (AP Photo/Iraqi Government)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:44 pm

Shiite rebels rally in Sanaa after leader defies UN

A member of the Yemeni security forces loyal to the Huthi Shiite shouts slogans during a demonstration near the cabinet's headquarters in Sanaa calling for the government to resign on September 1, 2014Tens of thousands of Shiite rebel activists demonstrated in the Yemeni capital Monday, heeding a call by their leader to press their campaign to oust the government in defiance of the UN. The show of strength by the Zaidi Shiite rebels caused traffic jams on several major roads in Sanaa, an AFP correspondent reported, as sources said the president has sent an envoy for renewed talks with the rebels' leader. "President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has sent Sanaa governor Abdulqader Hilal to (the rebels' stronghold) Saada to meet (their leader) Abdulmalik al-Huthi," a source close to the presidency told AFP. Hilal will hand Huthi "a letter in which President Hadi is urging him to be more sensible and prevent a civil war in Yemen," the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:42 pm

Putin urges Europeans to have ‘common sense’ over sanctions threat

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the ceremony marking the welding of the first link of "The Power of Siberia" gas pipeline, near the village of Us Khatyn, outside Yakutsk on September 1, 2014Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show "common sense" and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine. The remarks came a day after European Union leaders gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions. Fears are growing that the confrontation could engulf the whole continent after Russia allegedly sent troops to back a new offensive by pro-Kremlin rebels in southeastern Ukraine. Russian officials have said previously that they were preparing countermeasures in case of new Western sanctions, after having last month banned most EU and US food imports.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 5:50 pm

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Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars – ABC News


Haaretz

Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars
ABC News
Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot
Iran introduces new surface-to-air missile, radarsHaaretz
Iran to unveil new air defense systems: generalTehran Times
Iran unveils high-tech radar systemsPress TV

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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:58 am

Iran parliamentary delegation to visit Oman, Qatar, Kuwait – Press TV


Press TV

Iran parliamentary delegation to visit Oman, Qatar, Kuwait
Press TV
“Given the new level of Iran's relations with [its] neighboring states and the Islamic Republic's decision to promote and expand ties, Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, too, is determined to activate parliamentary diplomacy,” he said.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 8:33 am

Iran Optimistic It Can Reach Nuclear Deal by November Deadline – Wall Street Journal


Reuters

Iran Optimistic It Can Reach Nuclear Deal by November Deadline
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS—Iran remains "quite optimistic" it can reach a nuclear deal with six major powers by Nov. 24, the country's foreign minister said Monday, although he criticized the U.S. for imposing new sanctions. Javad Zarif met with European Union foreign …
Iran is playing a win-win game at the nuclear talksAl-Arabiya
Iran's Zarif 'quite optimistic' of Iran nuclear agreementReuters
Iran aiming for nuclear accord, says foreign ministerYahoo News
Jerusalem Post
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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 11:36 pm

TAHA AKYOL > Iran is getting ahead of Turkey in science – Hurriyet Daily News


Press TV

TAHA AKYOL > Iran is getting ahead of Turkey in science
Hurriyet Daily News
While congratulating Mizrahani on his Twitter page, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani posted two photos of the award winner, one of her with a headscarf and one without. Thank God we no longer have an attire problem in Turkey. But in Iran, where the
Iran ranks 17th in world in medical science productionsPress TV

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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 10:01 pm

A Christian Prisoner in Iran – Wall Street Journal


A Christian Prisoner in Iran
Wall Street Journal
Iran's leaders are preparing for another visit to New York this month for the U.N. General Assembly, but many of their citizens aren't going anywhere as they languish in the regime's prisons for political crimes. One notable case is Farshid Fathi, an

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:02 pm

Iran internet: Hassan Rouhani tells clerics web is vital – BBC News


BBC News

Iran internet: Hassan Rouhani tells clerics web is vital
BBC News
President Hassan Rouhani has urged Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies. In a speech broadcast on Iranian television, Mr Rouhani said it was vital that the younger generation had access to the internet. The president
US bans damage Iran trust ahead of nuclear talks: OfficialPress TV
Ayatollah Urges Iran To Boycott 'Immoral' High-Speed Mobile DataBusiness Insider
Iran leader urges clerics to accept InternetAljazeera.com
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -RT (blog) -The Times of Israel
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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 3:06 pm

Iran convicts Ahmadinejad’s vice president – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Iran convicts Ahmadinejad's vice president
Aljazeera.com
"I cannot reveal the details because the sentence is not final, but it includes a term of imprisonment and a fine," Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejeie, the second-ranking member of Iran's judiciary, told the AFP news agency on Monday. Iranian media previously …
Report: Former Iran vice president convictedNew Zealand Herald

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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 1:49 pm

Iran warns of retribution for US sanctions – The Daily Star


The Daily Star

Iran warns of retribution for US sanctions
The Daily Star
Iranian leaders reacted with dismay to Friday's announcement that Washington was going to penalize a number of Iranian and other foreign companies, banks and airlines for violating sanctions against Tehran, most of which are tied to a decade-old
US Adds Penalties Amid Resistance by Iran to Inspection of Nuclear WorkNew York Times
US Sanctions Firms, Individuals for Aiding IranABC News
Iran says US sanctions will hinder nuclear talksThe Guardian
Washington Post (blog) -Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:26 am

US and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle – New York Times


New York Times

US and Iran Unlikely Allies in Iraq Battle
New York Times
BAGHDAD — With American bombs raining down from the sky, Shiite militia fighters aligned with Iran battled Sunni extremists over the weekend, punching through their defenses to break the weekslong siege of Amerli, a cluster of farming villages whose …
Iran plays role in breaking Islamic State's siege of Iraqi town AmerliDaily News & Analysis
Iraq crisis: Unlikely allies US and Iran work with common purpose to counter ISISEconomic Times

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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 1:03 am

Facing Hard-Liners and Sanctions, Iran’s Leader Toughens Talk – New York Times


New York Times

Facing Hard-Liners and Sanctions, Iran's Leader Toughens Talk
New York Times
TEHRAN — For more than a year, Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, had been walking a political tightrope by trying to restore some level of relations with the country's archenemy, the United States. His hard-line opponents pelted him with eggs for his

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 9:46 am