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Turkey and Iran Draw Closer, Despite Syrian War - Wall Street Journal Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:39:14 GMT

Wall Street Journal

Turkey and Iran Draw Closer, Despite Syrian War
Wall Street Journal
The Syrian war went through one of its bloodiest stretches in recent weeks, with Iranian proxies battling Turkish-backed rebels for control of the city of Aleppo. At the same time, Iran's foreign minister visited Ankara for the second time in two ...
White House working to weaken Syria sanctions bill for Russia and IranWashington Post
Iran-Russia Relations Post Nuclear DealForbes
Signs of Iranian weakness?Jerusalem Post Israel News
Daily Caller
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'I will NOT wear a hijab': US chess star refuses to attend world championships in Iran - Washington Post Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:56:15 GMT

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'I will NOT wear a hijab': US chess star refuses to attend world championships in Iran
Washington Post
Her latest has drawn international attention: Paikidze announced last week that she will boycott February's Women's World Chess Championship in Iran because the players will have to wear hijabs. Paikidze's decision will deprive the tournament of one of ...
Thousands sign US chess champ's petition to strip Iran of world championship over hijab lawFox News
Calls for chess boycott over Iran's hijab lawsBBC News
The 22-year-old chess star boycotting Iran World Championships over hijabBBC News
New York Post -WBT -Change.org -Telegraph.co.uk
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Iranian writer given long jail term for story about stoning - BBC News Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:10:18 GMT

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Iranian writer given long jail term for story about stoning
BBC News
A writer and human rights activist has been sentenced to six years' imprisonment in Iran for penning a story about stoning. Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee faces years behind bars even though her writing has not been published. She was convicted of "insulting ...
Iranian judges sentence writer to jail for story about stoning to deathThe Guardian
Iran: Writer facing imminent imprisonment for story about stoningAmnesty International
Iranian writer faces six years in prison for unpublished novel on stoningThe Independent

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Call For Iran War Crimes Investigation, Liberals Urged - Huffington Post Canada Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:45:54 GMT

Huffington Post Canada

Call For Iran War Crimes Investigation, Liberals Urged
Huffington Post Canada
A trio of Conservative MPs joined Golestaneh's group at the news conference and urged the government not to re-establish diplomatic relations with Iran. The former Conservative government broke off ties with Iran in 2012, citing a lack of security for ...
Group calls for Liberals to investigate Iran for war crimesGlobalnews.ca
Stop pursuing ties with Iran: Conservatives, community groupiPolitics.ca (subscription)

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Saudi king could be killed by his son, says shadowy Iranian general - Washington Post Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:54:35 GMT

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Saudi king could be killed by his son, says shadowy Iranian general
Washington Post
The war of words between regional nemeses Iran and Saudi Arabia keeps rumbling on. Much to the ire of Tehran, the Saudi military conducted live-fire naval exercises in the Persian Gulf, which borders the two countries, and along the Strait of Hormuz.
As Saudis hold naval drill, Iran general suggests regicideFox News
Is Iran shifting its policy toward Saudi Arabia?Al-Monitor
'Stay out of Iranian waters:' Iran's Revolutionary Guard slams Saudi drillsRT
Al-Arabiya
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Maseratis and Cheap Sandals Expose Iran's Divide Before Election - Bloomberg Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:16:12 GMT

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Maseratis and Cheap Sandals Expose Iran's Divide Before Election
Bloomberg
Iran may have already had its Donald Trump in the shape of former leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but disappointment at the slow pace of change has given the country's chastened conservatives a weapon with which to attack successor Hassan Rouhani as ...
Iran, Vietnam pledge US$2 billion trade boostChannel NewsAsia
'Iran ready to export steel, oil to Vietnam'Press TV
UN Chief Blasts Iran for “Alarming Rate” of Executions, Lack of Progress Under RouhaniTheTower.org

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Iran, one of the world's top executioners, moves closer to relaxing the death penalty for drug crimes - Los Angeles Times Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:12:11 GMT

Los Angeles Times

Iran, one of the world's top executioners, moves closer to relaxing the death penalty for drug crimes
Los Angeles Times
There is growing momentum in Iran to eliminate the death penalty for nonviolent drug offenders, after hundreds were executed last year for drug crimes. A majority of 150 lawmakers in the 290-seat parliament have reportedly endorsed a bill that would ...
Iranian lawmakers introduce bill to reduce executionsFRANCE 24

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Forget Iran, Iraq 'could throw spanner in the works' for OPEC deal - CNBC Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:28:15 GMT

CNBC

Forget Iran, Iraq 'could throw spanner in the works' for OPEC deal
CNBC
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, told CNBC Thursday that while OPEC as a whole (and specifically the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia) was definitely keen on achieving higher oil prices by cutting back on supply, Iran could be the ...
Saudi Arabia feels Iran's pinchGateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations

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Yemeni Houthis fire at ship with Iranian-supplied missile - Long War Journal Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:03:59 GMT

Yemeni Houthis fire at ship with Iranian-supplied missile
Long War Journal
Yemeni Houthi rebels on Saturday claimed they successfully fired anti-ship rockets at an United Arab Emirates military vessel in the Bab el Mandeb Strait that was approaching the Yemeni port of Mocha. The Iranian-backed Houthis posted videos of the ...

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Jewish Group: European Report on Iran Lacks 'Moral Clarity' - The Jewish Press Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:07:29 GMT

Jewish Group: European Report on Iran Lacks 'Moral Clarity'
The Jewish Press
by Andrew Friedman The European Parliament praised a draft report Thursday surveying the group's relationship with Iran, but Jewish groups said the report does little to address Tehran's support for terrorism, its anti-Israel rhetoric and open anti ...