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Egypt, Turkey and Iran: Exchanging roles in a tumultuous Middle East

By Fadi Elhusseini After less than a year of exceptional Egyptian-Turkish rapprochement, the events of 30 June 2013 ruptured this relationship. Similarly, when Egyptian and Iranian statesmen began to decrease tensions and a thaw in relations resulted, events returned things to square one. As these scenes, by and large, have been repeating themselves over and …

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UN’s Iran rights watchdog slams case of death-row woman

AFP- A UN human rights monitor on Monday urged Tehran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian woman for the alleged murder of a former intelligence official, saying her trial had been deeply flawed. The case of Reyhaneh Jabbari, who claims she acted in self-defence after a sexual assault, raises concerns because of her …

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Israel minister warns Kerry over ‘surrender’ to Iran

AFP- Israel’s intelligence minister Monday slammed as unacceptable comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme which he said indicated a “surrender” to Tehran. “The things Kerry said in the Congress are worrying, they are surprising and they are unacceptable,” Yuval Steinitz, who is also strategic affairs …

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Iran says not considering alternative UN pick

AFP- Iran signalled its defiance Saturday over America’s refusal to grant a visa to its chosen UN ambassador, saying it does not plan to pick an alternative envoy. Tehran also said it was examining its legal options over the row, which has undermined a cautious thaw in relations after decades of enmity following the storming …

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Boeing, GE announce acquisition of US licence to sell spare parts to Iran

Reuters – Boeing Co, the world’s biggest airplane maker, and engine maker General Electric Co said on Friday they had received licenses from the US Treasury Department to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January. GE spokesman Rick Kennedy said the Treasury had …

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Iran director screens film to save man on death row

AFP – An Iranian film director is to hold a private screening of his latest movie on Saturday to raise funds to save the life of a 26-year-old on death row. Mostafa Kiaei, director of “Special Line”, said he had learnt by accident of the young man’s case and wanted to help raise the “blood …

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Israel open to joint missile defence with Jordan, Egypt

Reuters- The two Arab countries that have full peace treaties with the Jewish state share some of its concern regarding the disputed nuclear programme of Iran and the civil war wracking Syria – both states with long-range missile arsenals. Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba is also under threat from short-range rockets fired by Islamist …

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Death of a poet in Iran

By Dr Cesar Chelala “I have tried to defend the legitimate right that every people in this world should have, which is the right to live freely with full civil rights. With all these miseries and tragedies, I have never used a weapon to fight these atrocious crimes except the pen,” wrote Hashem Shaabani, a young …

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Iran warns ready for ‘decisive’ battle with US, Israel

AFP – Armed forces chief of staff General Hassan Firouzabadi has warned the Islamic republic’s arch-foes that Iran is prepared for a “decisive battle” if attacked, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday. “We are ready for the decisive battle with America and the Zionist regime [Israel],” Fars quoted Firouzabadi as saying. He also warned neighbouring …

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Iran to unveil revised oil, gas contract model soon

Reuters – Iran said on Friday it would soon unveil a more attractive model of contract aimed at persuading international energy companies to invest in its huge though underdeveloped, oil and gas reserves. Ali Majedi, deputy oil minister in charge of international affairs, told his ministry’s Shana news agency that the government would soon complete …

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