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Iran still planning three satellite launches this year, despite ramped up U.S. pressure: minister

09 Apr 2019

GENEVA Iran said on Tuesday it would press ahead with the launch of three satellites into orbit this year despite a U.S. move to curb Tehran's ballistic missile program which Washington says has been advanced by the satellite activity.

Iran still planning three satellite launches this year, despite ramped up U.S. pressure - minister

09 Apr 2019

GENEVA Iran said on Tuesday it would press ahead with the launch of three satellites into orbit this year despite a U.S. move to curb Tehran's ballistic missile programme which Washington says has been advanced by the satellite activity.

Iran vows to control prices, boost production despite U.S. sanctions

20 Mar 2019

LONDON/GENEVA Iranian leaders vowed on Thursday to control soaring prices, bring stability to the national currency and create jobs as the nation marked the end of a year of economic crisis fuelled by renewed U.S. sanctions.

Husband of Iranian human rights lawyer says she is sentenced to 38 years, 148 lashes

11 Mar 2019

GENEVA Nasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer jailed in Iran, was handed a new sentence on Monday which her husband said was 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

U.S. citizen Michael White sentenced in Iranian court - agencies

11 Mar 2019

GENEVA A U.S. citizen held in Iran has been sentenced for an unspecified crime, Iranian news agencies reported on Monday, in a case likely to worsen already terrible relations with the United States.

Rouhani seeks to shore up Iran's influence on Baghdad trip

10 Mar 2019

BAGHDAD/GENEVA President Hassan Rouhani's visit to Iraq this week is a strong message to the United States and its regional allies that Iran still dominates Baghdad, a key arena for rising tension between Washington and Tehran.

Revolutionary Guards commander flexes political muscle

05 Mar 2019

Qassem Soleimani's role in a political crisis in Iran highlights the influence of the leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, who has acquired celebrity status at home after being largely invisible for years.

Iran's Rouhani stands by moderate ally Zarif after surprise resignation

27 Feb 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held back from accepting the resignation of his foreign minister on Tuesday, standing by a moderate ally long targeted by hardliners in internal factional struggles over a 2015 nuclear deal with the West. | Video

UPDATE 6-Iran's Rouhani rejects resignation of ally Zarif, says he is "not alone"

26 Feb 2019

* Lawmakers urge president to reject resignation (Adds Rouhani rejection, oil minister not resigning)

Pressure over Iran nuclear deal forced Zarif to resign: ally

26 Feb 2019

DUBAI/GENEVA Pressure from hardliners over Iran's nuclear deal with world powers forced Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to resign, an ally said on Tuesday.

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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.