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Iran president: Nation wants foreign policy change

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s new president said Saturday that his countrymen elected him to change the country’s foreign policy and shift away from the bombastic style

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Iran’s new president hails ‘victory of moderation’

DUBAI (Reuters) – Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani won Iran’s presidential election on Saturday with a resounding defeat of conservative hardliners, calling it a victory of moderation over extremism and pledging

Early vote count in Iran gives Rowhani wide lead

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in early vote counting Saturday, a top official said, suggesting a flurry of late support could have swayed a race

Iran’s polls open in presidential vote

Iran: In the end, Iran’s presidential election may be defined by who doesn’t vote. As polls opened early Friday, arguments over whether to boycott the ballot still boiled over at

Iran says it sets up space monitoring center

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran said Sunday that it set up its first space tracking center to monitor objects passing in orbit overhead. Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said the center was

Iran leader tells candidates not to appease West

Iran: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged presidential candidates on Tuesday not to make concessions to appease the West, an implied rebuke to several of the candidatesrunning in June

Iran’s Ahmadinejad unhurt in helicopter ‘accident’

TEHRAN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s helicopter had to make an emergency landing in the northeast after an unspecified “accident,” the presidency reported, adding that he was unhurt. “The helicopter carrying

Iran’s president slams ‘foreign presence’ in Gulf

Iran (AP) — Iran’s president has slammed “foreign presence” in the Persian Gulf, claiming it’s the source of insecurity in the region. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran has “always guarded

Iran struck by magnitude 7.8 earthquake

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck south-east Iran, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports. The epicentre of the huge quake was 86km (53 miles) from the city of Khash in

Iran says 37 killed in earthquake in south

TEHRAN: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 and injured hundreds more in a sparsely populated area in southern Iran on Tuesday, Iranian officials said, adding that it did