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Iran shows new scholars' footage (BBC News)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 23:44:32 GMT

Iran's TV shows the second part of a programme with two detained US-Iranian scholars held on suspicion of spying.

Texas may divest from Iran-friendly cos. (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:06:17 GMT

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants state pension funds to divest from companies doing business in Iran, similar to a move the funds are taking with companies tied to Sudan.

Iran Adjusts to Gas Rations; Will Economy Survive? (NPR)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 23:52:53 GMT

After three weeks of gasoline rationing, there is far less traffic on the city's streets, and the government is saving millions of dollars each day in subsidies for cheap gasoline. But drivers are frustrated, and economists fear that Iran's economy could suffer.

Iran to show more 'revelations' from US-Iranians (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 11:25:06 GMT

Iran was to air more interviews Thursday with two US-Iranian academics detained on charges of harming national security after a first broadcast "revealed" their links to a US democracy drive but contained no major confessions.

Iran publicly hangs convicted drug trafficker (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 09:05:17 GMT

Iran has publicly hanged a man convicted of drug trafficking in the eastern city of Zabol, the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper reported on Thursday.

Coach plays down Iran's poor finishing (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 07:22:27 GMT

Coach Amir Ghalenoei is pleased with the way his team is attacking if not the finishing as Iran gear up for an Asian Cup quarter-final with South Korea here on Sunday.

Iran accused of training Afghans to fight US (Khaleej Times)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 04:34:29 GMT

Herat, Afghanistan - Erstwhile enemies who once stood on the brink of war, Iran and the Taleban now appear linked by conflicts against the US, as officials and political analysts accuse Teheran of training and arming the Afghan insurgents.

British banks fight US over Iran embargo (Guardian Unlimited)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 02:10:26 GMT

A mounting US crackdown on foreign companies and banks doing business with Iran is provoking serious opposition in the UK and Europe, where diplomats are warning that the action could lead to a new trade war.

Iran: The broadcast of self-incriminating interviews made by detainees facing charges violate fair trial standards (Amnesty International)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 23:40:37 GMT

Amnesty International condemns the broadcast by Iranian television of "interviews" with two dual, US-Iran nationals, Haleh Esfandiyari, 67 (f) and Kian Tajbakhsh, 45 (m), who have been detained in Tehran's Evin prison since 8 and 11 May, respectively.

US, Iran trade barbs ahead of Iraq talks (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 02:17:47 GMT

Even as the United States and Iran prepare for talks on Iraq, the two foes seem to be going out of their way to irritate one another. No one, at least not for the past three decades, has accused the two countries of enjoying cordial relations. A meeting of their ambassadors to Iraq apparently is just days away and both nations are stepping up the complaints and allegations.