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Iranian child bride faces execution for killing the man she was forced to marry

Razieh Ebrahimi was forced to marry at the age of 14, became a mother at 15, and killed her husband at 17. Now at 21, she is on Iran’s death row. Ebrahimi, who shot dead her hubsand while he was sleeping, faces imminent execution, despite international laws prohibiting execution for…

Iran warns Western nations against military intervention in Iraq

Iran warns against military intervention in Iraq (via AFP) Iran warned on Sunday that “any foreign military intervention in Iraq” would only complicate the crisis, after the United States said it was deploying a warship in the Gulf. “Iraq has the capacity and necessary preparations for the fight against terrorism……

Iran announces nuclear talks with US, Russia

Iran will hold two days of nuclear talks with the United States starting Monday, and then conduct two further days of negotiations with Russia, the foreign ministry in Tehran announced. The official IRNA news agency, quoting the ministry, said the discussions……

Iran executes man for ‘waging war against God’ despite international pressure

Iran executes man despite international pressure (via AFP) Iran on Sunday hanged a man said to be affiliated to an exiled opposition group, state media reported, despite international pressure on the Islamic republic to halt the execution. According to the official IRNA news agency, Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani…  …

Iran denies recruiting Afghans to fight in Syria

Iran on Wednesday denied as "completely unfounded" a report that it is recruiting Afghan refugees to fight in Syria to help its ally battle rebels. Citing Afghans and Western officials, the Wall Street Journal reported last week that Iran's elite Revolutionary……

Iran president: Trying to restrict the Internet like bringing a wooden sword to a gunfight

By Mehrdad Balali DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran should embrace the Internet rather than see it as a threat, President Hassan Rouhani has said, in remarks that challenge hardliners who have stepped up measures to censor the Web. Rouhani, a comparative moderate elected last year, said trying to win the battle…

Iran won’t accept ‘nuclear apartheid’: Rouhani

Iran will not accept "nuclear apartheid" but is willing to offer more transparency over its atomic activities, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday ahead of new talks with world powers. Iran and the P5+1 group of nations will start hammering out a draft……

CIA suspends Iran operations chief for creating ‘abusive and hostile work environment’

The L.A. Times reports that the CIA has put the chief of Iran operations unit on paid administrative leave after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment, putting his division in disarray. Jonathan Bank, a veteran officer and member of the senior intelligence service,…

Iran seeks new Russia reactor in exchange for oil

Iran’s ambassador to Moscow on Monday said Russia could build the Islamic republic a second nuclear power reactor in exchange for massive oil shipments that have raised grave concern in Washington. Ambassador Mehdi Sanaei said the two close trading partners have been negotiating Iran’s delivery of hundreds of thousands of…

U.N. chief boots Iran out of Syria peace talks

UN leader Ban Ki-moon threw Iran out of this week’s Syria peace conference after it refused to back calls for a transitional government to end the country’s war. The unprecedented diplomatic action averted a Syrian opposition boycott of the talks which start in the Swiss town of Montreux on Wednesday.…

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