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  • *Newspapers, TV criticise income inquality in Iran. DUBAI, June 30- Executive pay, a source of controversy at shareholder meetings in the West, has become a political issue in Iran where revelations of high compensation packages at state-owned firms are being used to attack moderate President Hassan Rouhani. International sanctions on Iran were lifted in...

  • DUBAI, May 26- Long used to lucrative state contracts, Iran's biggest construction company faces leaner times, as overseas firms better able to attract financing push for orders in an economy trying to open to the world after years of sanctions. The misfortunes of Khatam al Anbia Construction Headquarters are an unwelcome novelty for its powerful owners, the...

  • TEHRAN, May 24- Hopes that Iran would quickly reintegrate with world markets after its nuclear deal, bringing investment and opportunities to a young population, are turning to frustration. An opaque business environment in Iran and political uncertainty in the United States are to blame. Tehran's hotels are buzzing with businessmen keen for a slice of a big...

  • *Hardliners still hold most levers of power in Iran. Prominent critics of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers were defeated. Centrists and reformers not only bounced back in a parliament under hardline control since 2004, but won a stunning 15 out of the 16 Tehran seats in the 88- member Assembly of Experts, which selects Iran's supreme leader.

  • *Iran billing new oil contracts in euros- NIOC source. NEW DELHI, Feb 5- Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief. A source at state-owned National Iranian Oil Co told...

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.