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Posted on 9 March 2014 | 1:09 am
Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Kremlin militia fired warning shots as unarmed foreign observers tried to enter Crimea on Saturday while Russia stepped up its standoff with the West over Ukraine by threatening to keep Washington from checking on its nuclear arms. The dangerous escalation in the Black Sea peninsula that Russia effectively seized last week saw 40 gunmen in balaclavas and military fatigues fire shots above a convoy with 54 civilian and military observers from 29 countries of the Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). It was the third successive day that the OSCE buses attempted to enter the tension-wracked peninsula to check on the frozen conflict that has pitted overpowered Ukrainian troops against Russian forces and Kremlin-backed militias. Ukraine's border guards service added to the tinderbox atmosphere by reporting that one of its light patrol planes came under fire from "extremists" in the same area but was unscathed.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 8:05 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese border on Saturday, their latest attempt to cut off opposition fighters' fluid supply lines from the country, state media and activists said.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 7:36 pm
EILAT, Israel (AP) — A captured ship Israel says carried advanced rockets from Iran bound for Gaza militants arrived to port Saturday, where authorities prepared its cargo for a public display Israel hopes will step up pressure on world powers as they negotiate with Tehran over its nuclear program.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 6:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre has always showcased nudes. Never quite like this.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 6:09 pm
Eilat (Israel) (AFP) – A ship allegedly carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza that was intercepted by the Israeli navy was escorted into the Red Sea port of Eilat on Saturday. Israeli naval commandos seized the vessel on Wednesday in the Red Sea between Eritrea and Sudan, with the military saying it was carrying an Iranian shipment of M-302 rockets destined for the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. Israeli radio said that ambassadors and military attaches posted to Israel as well as "prominent Israeli figures" would be invited to view the weapons seized by the army. This, the radio said, "will prove to the world that Iran is providing weapons to terrorists active in the Gaza Strip".
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 5:28 pm
A Sunni Lebanese militant group linked to al Qaeda has apologized for the civilian casualties of a suicide bombing last month and said its fight was against Iran and its ally Hezbollah, not Shi'ites in general. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades took credit for a February 19 attack on Shi'ite Iran's cultural center in Beirut that killed eight people in an area where support for the Shi'ite political and military movement Hezbollah runs strong. "The Abdullah Azzam Brigades' operations do not target Shi'ites in general, or any other sect, and we always stress to our martyrdom-seekers to be cautious and abort an operation if they think it could kill others than those targeted," it said. Lebanon has been increasingly hit by violence linked to the war in its much larger neighbor Syria, which has killed over 140,000 people over the last three years and forced millions to flee their homes, including nearly 1 million into Lebanon.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 5:03 pm
A ship seized by the Israeli navy on suspicion of smuggling arms from Iran to the Gaza Strip docked on Saturday in Israel, which planned to put the cargo on display in hope of denting Tehran's rapprochement with the West. Israel said it found dozens of advanced Syrian-made rockets hidden on board in Iran and destined for the ship's next port in Sudan, from where they would have been trucked through Egypt to Gaza. Iran and Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers, both hostile to the Jewish state, rejected the Israeli findings as fabrications. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been dismayed at world powers' nuclear diplomacy with Iran since Tehran installed the relatively pragmatic Hassan Rouhani as president last year, voiced hope they would now rethink the outreach.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 4:18 pm
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who coordinates nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, arrived in Tehran on Saturday, media reported. Her visit comes amid a recent thaw in Iran's strained relations with the West following last year's election of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and over its controversial nuclear programme. "Ashton and her political and economic delegation arrived in Tehran and were officially welcomed by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi," official IRNA news agency said.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 3:56 pm
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton arrived in Tehran on Saturday to discuss issues including Iran's disputed nuclear program, before another round of talks between Iran and world powers, Iranian media reported. During Ashton's two-day visit, her first to Iran and the first by an EU foreign policy chief since 2008, bilateral, regional and international issues will be discussed, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 3:22 pm
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Mercy and Social Media Slow the Noose in Iran
New York Times
Mr. Anghouti was quickly tried and convicted, and this being Iran, where murder carries the death penalty even for minors, he found himself on death row in one of the country's largest prisons. For most Iranian convicts — more than 600 were executed …
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Posted on 8 March 2014 | 6:33 pm
Israel brings arms ship to dock, hopes to shame Iran
Israel said it found dozens of advanced Syrian-made rockets hidden on board in Iran and destined for the ship's next port in Sudan, from where they would have been trucked through Egypt to Gaza. Iran and Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers, both hostile to …
For Israel, warming US-Iran ties are just as dangerous as smuggled missilesHaaretz
Mystery surrounds intercepted Iranian missile shipmentFox News
"Iran weapons ship" arrives in IsraelChannel News Asia
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Posted on 8 March 2014 | 4:20 pm
World should thank Iran for high execution rate, says Tehran official
The Islamic republic's execution rate, which has soared to ghastly heights since self-described moderate Hassan Rouhani became president last year, should be viewed as a “positive marker of Iranian achievement,” according to the head of Iran's …
Iran president condemns hardline media crackdownHaaretz
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Posted on 8 March 2014 | 2:43 am
Iran, world powers hold 'substantive and useful' nuclear talks
Seeking to build on an interim agreement reached late last year in Geneva, Iran and the major powers aim to hammer out a final settlement of the decade-old dispute over the Islamic Republic's atomic activities by late July. Both sides have made clear …
Catherine Ashton in landmark bridge-building trip to IranBBC News
EU's Ashton to discuss nuclear issue in IranJerusalem Post
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton makes first visit to IranDeutsche Welle
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Posted on 7 March 2014 | 7:41 pm
US Faces Israeli, Saudi Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Talks
Voice of America
STATE DEPARTMENT — President Obama's push to limit Iran's nuclear program includes a promise to Israel and Saudi Arabia that he will not allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will never be …
Netanyahu warns on Iran, urges no Palestinian 'excuses'Reuters
Netanyahu: Iran's lies will be exposed when interdicted ship comes to EilatJerusalem Post
Iran should face more pressure to dismantle nuclear program, Netanyahu tells …Washington Post
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Posted on 6 March 2014 | 10:24 pm
Israel halts 'weapons shipment from Iran'
Israel says it has seized a ship carrying advanced Iranian weapons made in Syria that was heading towards Gaza. The Panamanian-flagged vessel was boarded by Israeli naval commandos in the Red Sea off the coast of Sudan, the Israel Defense Forces …
Posted on 6 March 2014 | 12:31 pm
Googoosh sings out in support of Iran's gays and lesbians
Iran's queen of pop, Googoosh has released a video in support of the country's gay and lesbian community. She is the first prominent Iranian with such a huge following to speak out against homophobia in Iran. The topic is taboo in Iran and being …
Iranian pop star releases taboo-breaking video addressing homosexualityToronto Star
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Posted on 6 March 2014 | 11:56 am
Is Iran Still Backing Terrorists?
By Wednesday afternoon, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz was telling members of the U.S. Congress that the interception of the sophisticated rockets revealed the “real nature of Iran”—never mind the recent thaw in relations between …
Israel Says It Seized Iranian Shipment of Rockets Headed for GazaNew York Times
Iran's Zarif says Israel lying about Gaza rocket shipBBC News
'We stop Iranian arms smuggling often,' says Israeli security sourceJerusalem Post
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Posted on 6 March 2014 | 3:15 am
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Exclusive: Iraq signs deal to buy arms, ammunition from Iran – documents
The Iranian government denied any knowledge of a deal to sell arms to Iraq. It would be the first official arms deal between Shi'ite Iran and Iraq's Shi'ite-led government and would highlight the growing bond between them in the two years since the …
Iran, Iraq Sign Secret $195 Million Arms Deal, Causing Alarm In WashingtonInternational Business Times
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Posted on 24 February 2014 | 2:41 pm
Iran: Warships Will Steam Close To US Waters As 'A Message'
An admiral of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet said warships under his command have been dispatched to skirt U.S. maritime borders for the first time, in tit-for-tat move aimed at protesting the U.S. naval presence in the Persian Gulf. Afshin Rezayee Haddad …
Report: Iran sending warships toward US maritime bordersCNN
Iran says warships to approach US bordersAljazeera.com
Iranian warships heading to USA to show reachUSA TODAY
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Posted on 8 February 2014 | 9:06 pm