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Iran

Apr 12, 2014 — Men and women ski on the same slopes. A rock band performs in the capital. It's all part of the constant tug-of-war between religious conservatives and those seeking more social freedoms.
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Apr 11, 2014 — The moves comes after Congress approved legislation aimed at denying entry to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was part of a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.
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Apr 2, 2014 — Iran wants Hamid Aboutalebi as its new United Nations ambassador. He was among a group of Muslim students who 35 years ago seized American diplomats in Tehran.
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Mar 28, 2014 — Iran has been a close ally of Syria for decades and a staunch supporter in Syria's current war. But a growing number of Iranians are questioning the costs of backing President Bashar Assad.
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Mar 14, 2014 — Samuel Beckett's drama is playing before full houses in the Iranian capital Tehran. Some view it as an allegory of their desire to see change that never seems to come.
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Mar 5, 2014 — The Israeli military said the shipment included advanced rockets that were of the type used to target civilians.
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Feb 23, 2014 — The ousted Egyptian leader is accused of being part of a wide conspiracy to destabilize Egypt involving, among other things, passing state secrets to Tehran.
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Feb 14, 2014 — President Hassan Rouhani is promising more opportunities for young Iranians. Many college students like his rhetoric, but don't want to wait and see if it becomes reality.
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Feb 14, 2014 — Most Iranians back President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to reach out to the world, but so far there's been very little tangible improvement in an economy that's been hurting for years.
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Feb 8, 2014 — An admiral in charge of Iran's 'Northern Navy' said 'fleets' are already making way for Atlantic waters, but he did not say the number or type of vessels.
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