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Iran orders release of Indian tanker after 24 days of detention

New Delhi: Iran on Thursday ordered release of an Indian tanker detained by it for the past 24 days at its Bandar Abbas port after being seized in Persian Gulf while carrying crude from Basrah in Ira

Crisis may prompt India to re-start Iran oil import

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought USD 25 billion cut in oil import bill to narrow current account deficit, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Tuesday.
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Iran to name first female ambassador


Tehran: Iran plans to appoint a woman ambassador and a spokeswoman for the foreign ministry for the first time in the Islamic republic's history, Iranian media reports said on Tuesday.
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Hassan Rowhani becomes new Iranian President


Tehran: Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani assumed the presidency on Saturday after Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei officially endorsed him, hailing his services to the Islamic establishment

Iran’s Rowhani says Israel a ‘wound’ on Muslim world


Iran held massive anti-Israeli rallies on Friday, with President-elect Hassan Rowhani calling the arch-foe Jewish state a “wound” on the Muslim world a day before he takes office.

Window is closing on Iran and possibility of diplomacy: Hagel


Observing that Iranian nuclear programme poses a significant threat to the US and its allies, US defence secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has said the “window is closing” on Tehran of diplomacy if it continues to flout world demands to end pursuit of atomic weapons.

Ten killed in Iran helicopter crash: Report

Ten people were killed today when a rescue helicopter ferrying wounded people from a car accident to hospital hit power lines and crashed to the ground in northeastern Iran, media reported.

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Iranian warships leave Sudan after friendly visit

Two Iranian warships Wednesday left Sudan after their three-day visit "in support of political and diplomatic ties between the two countries", the Sudanese defence ministry said.

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White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

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The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran's reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, but there's no agreement now to meet.

EU agrees tough new financial, trade sanctions against Iran


European Union foreign ministers on Monday adopted tough new financial and trade sanctions against Iran aimed at forcing a breakthrough in stalled talks on Tehran's contested nuclear programme.

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