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  News Head Lines (2014-04-13):


Iran overturns death sentence of former US marine
------------------------------------------------------------------- An Iranian appeals court has overturned a death sentence of a former US Marine convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison, his lawyer said on Saturday. Amir Hekmati, a dual US-Iranian cit…

Iran, Azerbaijan to expand ties
-------------------------------------------- Iran and Azerbaijan have signed deals to increase their economic, cultural and environmental cooperation. The agreement was announced on the one-day visit to Tehran by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. He met with Iranian President Hassan Rouha…

Iranian government has ended a massive cash assistance
-------------------------------------------------------------------- In a bid to cut spending, the Iranian government has ended a massive cash assistance program and launched a celebrity-driven campaign to convince millions of Iranians that they do not need the help. Its unlikely to be a…

British woman jailed in Tehran for insulting Islam
---------------------------------------------------------------- A British woman has been locked up in Iran for five months after posting derogatory comments about the countrys government on Facebook and fears she will be executed, her husband has said. Concerns are growing for the welfar…

Inching Forward With Iran
------------------------------------- There is no doubt that the negotiations between the major powers and Iran over its nuclear program have been productive. All the nations involved the United States, Britain, France, China, Germany, Iran, even Russia appear committed to reaching a deal t…

Iran anger over US visa refusal for UN envoy
----------------------------------------------------------------- Iran has insisted it will not replace its new envoy to the UN in New York and accused the US of acting illegally by refusing a visa to the diplomat. A senior Iranian official said they would pursue the matter via legal mech…

Are Iran and Israel Trading Places?
--------------------------------------------- Although the Israeli and Iranian governments have been virtually at war with each other for decades, the two countries have much in common. Both are home to some of the oldest civilizations on earth, and both are primarily non-Arab states in…

U.S. Energy and the Geopolitical Future
------------------------------------------------------- The global energy equation has changed dramatically in recent years, thanks in large part to the impact of the shale-gas revolution. To get a handle on how the expectations of huge gas exports may shape the geopolitical future, The Wal…





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