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Iran Activist Dies at Father’s Funeral

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian opposition websites say the daughter of a prominent Iranian dissident has died after a scuffle with security forces at her father’s funeral, while government media say she died of a heart attack there. Opposition websites say Haleh Sahabi, the daughter of Ezzatollah Sahabi and a prominent activist in her own right, fell to the […]

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Iranian Parliament to Challenge President’s Oil Role in Court

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s parliament says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad acted illegally when he declared himself the caretaker oil minister and the assembly has voted to take him to court. Iranian media reports said Wednesday that lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to refer the president’s “violations” to the judiciary. The country’s constitutional watchdog body has already ruled that Mr. Ahmadinejad’s takeover […]

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Israeli Company Embroiled in Controversy Over Iran Trade Allegations

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli company is embroiled in controversy after it was blacklisted by the U.S. State Department last week for allegedly trading with Iran. Ofer Brothers Group, which is owned by Israel’s wealthiest family, was sanctioned because one of its subsidiaries sold an oil tanker to Iran. The U.S. and allies have imposed sanctions against trade […]

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