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  • BEIJING, April 7- An Iranian delegation is in Beijing this week to push for more oil sales and discuss Chinese oil and gas investments in Iran, just days after Tehran and world powers reached a framework nuclear deal, Iranian oil officials told Reuters. China is Iran's largest trade partner and oil client, having bought roughly half of Iran's total crude exports...

  • 5 Things to Know About Iran's Presidential Vote Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 12:32 PM ET
    An Iranian clergyman shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the first round of the presidential elections in the Islamic Republic at a polling station at the Massoumeh shrine in the holy city of Qom on June 14, 2013.

    Iranians are voting for a president on Friday. Here are some important things to know about the vote.

  • It's Election Day in Iran   Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    It's Election Day in Iran

    Iranian voters are heading to the polls to elect a new president, reports NBC's Ali Arouzi. The country's current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is barred from the election.

  • Neighbors 'Happy' With Iranian Warship? Not So Much Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET
    Iran launches its new Jamaran-2 guided missile destroyer.

    Not everyone shared the same optimistic sentiments of safety that Iranian President felt after the deployment of a new warship into the Caspian Sea.

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    At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.

  • *Iran to seek more coking coal as steel imports banned. Despite the setbacks, industry sources say producers in Ukraine are providing Iran with coking coal, also known as metallurgical coal, and coke- key steel ingredients.

  • Iran looks to Silk Road ties in time of sanctions Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 2:36 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-- In back-to-back Asian summits this month, Iran's president made sure to carve out special time to look east. At one gathering in Azerbaijan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reminded the president of Kazakhstan about the vision of a railway linking the heart of Central Asia with Iran's warm ports.

  • Airstrikes in northern Syria kill at least 43 Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    BEIRUT-- Syrian warplanes hammered a strategic city captured by rebels, leaving behind scenes of carnage captured Thursday on amateur videos that showed a man holding up two child-sized legs not connected to a body and another carrying a dismembered arm.

  • *Some nuclear experts worry about proliferation risks* They say laser enrichment plants smaller, harder to detect* Iran says it "possesses" laser know-how but won't use it By Fredrik Dahl.

  • *UAE spoke last month of Iran's "occupation". DUBAI, Oct 9- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday Tehran would consider downgrading ties with the United Arab Emirates over three disputed Gulf islands, but state television later denied the Islamic Republic was contemplating such a move.

  • Iran may cut ties with UAE over disputed islands Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    TEHRAN, Iran-- Iran on Tuesday warned the United Arab Emirates it could cut diplomatic relations between the two countries if the Arab nation keeps repeating claims to three Gulf islands that are controlled by Tehran.

  • *Iran says UAE claims are "baseless". The three islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunb sit near important oil shipping channels at the mouth of the strategic Strait of Hormuz and were claimed by the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran in 1971, just before the seven Gulf emirates won independence from Britain and formed the UAE.

  • Elie Wiesel survives Madoff wipeout, heart bypass Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- When Elie Wiesel emerged from quintuple heart bypass surgery, still wired to monitors, he immediately started writing a book about the ordeal _ "in my head."

  • DUBAI, Oct 8- A battle of wills between Iran's government and foreign exchange traders may end with authorities taking over all legal trade in the rial, leaving many Iranians to seek hard currency illegally in a poorly supplied black market.

  • DUBAI, Oct 7- Iran's parliament voted on Sunday to consider suspending plans for further reform of the country's food and fuel subsidies, with legislators citing economic pain caused by the plunge of the rial currency.

  • DUBAI, Oct 7- Iran's parliament voted on Sunday to consider suspending plans for further reform of the country's food and fuel subsidies, with legislators citing economic pain caused by the plunge of the rial currency, Iranian media reported.

  • DUBAI, Oct 7- Iran's parliament voted on Sunday to consider suspending plans for further reform of the country's food and fuel subsidies, with legislators citing economic pain caused by the plunge of the rial currency, Iranian media reported.

  • DUBAI, Oct 7- Iran's parliament voted on Sunday to suspend plans for further reform of the country's food and fuel subsidies, with legislators citing economic pain caused by the plunge of the rial currency, Iranian media reported.

  • Iran parliament votes to halt subsidy reform plan Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 5:48 AM ET

    DUBAI, Oct 7- Iran's parliament voted on Sunday to suspend plans for further reform of the country's food and fuel subsidies, with legislators citing economic pain caused by the plunge of the rial currency, Iranian media reported.

  • Iran's parliament drops impeachment over economy Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 3:17 AM ET

    TEHRAN, Iran-- Iran's parliament on Sunday abandoned its planned impeachment of a Cabinet minister over the free-fall of the country's currency, opting instead to look for more effective economic measures, like cutting spending.