Iran

Space-ape, the fake jet and one mad astronaut

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 7, 2013

Hollow boasts of Iran’s technological prowess in recent days have placed a question mark over the Islamic Republic’s true capabilities.

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Ahmadinejad visits Egypt - next stop Gaza?

By Anna Sheinman, February 5, 2013

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in Cairo in the first Iranian state visit to Egypt since its revolution in 1979 and says he also wants to visit Gaza.

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Bulgaria to prove Hizbollah and Iran behind Burgas attack

By Zoe Winograd, February 5, 2013

Bulgarian officials are expected to provide evidence today that Hizbollah and its ally Iran were behind the suicide attack in Burgas last July. The attack killed five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian driver of an airport bus.

The Bulgarian government is set to make a public statement today after briefing Israeli officials on the investigation last month.

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‘Deep concern’ over Iranian plans to expand nuclear programme

By Zoe Winograd, February 1, 2013

Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it intends to install advanced centrifuges at a nuclear plant in Natanz.

A Foreign Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “Iran’s intention to install more advanced centrifuges (type IR-2M) at its Fuel Enrichment Plant in Natanz is a cause for deep concern.

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Amia bomb probe will be a ‘farce’

By Adam Feinstein, January 31, 2013

The Jewish world has condemned an agreement signed by Argentina and Iran in Addis Ababa this week which will establish a “truth commission” to probe the bombing of the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994. That attack left 85 dead and more than 300 wounded.

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Iran has more to worry about than anyone else this year

By Meir Javedanfar, December 27, 2012

The Iranian regime has far more to be worried about in 2013 than Israel does.

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Did Iran bomb Amia? The evidence is clear

By Matthew Levitt, December 14, 2012

Iranian and Argentine diplomats recently concluded a first round of negotiations over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.

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HSBC fined £1.2bn over ‘Iran cash transfers’

By Anna Sheinman, December 11, 2012

HSBC is expected to pay £1.2bn to settle allegations that it allowed money to be moved to Iran and organisations with ‘terrorist’ links.

The anticipated $1.9bn settlement is higher than the $1.5bn US authorities warned it could take to settle the allegations made in a US Senate Homeland Security report in July this year.

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Iranian woman ‘chopped in half’

By Anna Sheinman, December 3, 2012

A 57-year-old Iranian Jewish woman was murdered and her body reportedly cut in half in Isfahan, Israel Radio has reported.

The report stated that according to her relatives, the woman, named only as Tuba N, lived near a mosque, and its members "had demanded that she and her family leave their home so the mosque could be expanded."

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Iran: nuclear moment of truth nears

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, November 22, 2012

In September, when Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, famously showed the United Nations General Assembly a crude picture of a bomb to highlight Iran’s proximity to nuclear weapons, pundits were struck.

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