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From Putin To Khamenei: Gift of a Koran copy with its own history

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei on Nov. 23 in Teheran.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (center) receives a copy of an ancient manuscript of the Koran from Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) during their November 23 meeting in Tehran. It […]

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Frozen Iranian funds must be held in reserve for terror victims, NGO warns U.S. banks


Special to Despite the lifting of sanctions, up to $150 billion of frozen Iranian funds should continue to be held by U.S. banks for victims of Iran-sponsored terrorism, an Israeli legal rights NGO said. The Shurat HaDin – Israel […]

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UN: Iran reducing nuclear program in line with deal, but shelved centrifuges could easily be restarted

Iran centrifuges

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The UN nuclear watchdog says Iran has begun curbing its nuclear program in line with a deal with six world powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) included that assessment in […]

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Iran’s Basij commander: U.S., Israeli ‘investments’ behind Paris attacks

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi

Special to Israel and the United States are responsible for the terror attacks in Paris as Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is the two allies’ “infantry unit,” the leader of Iran’s Basij paramilitary force said. “ISIL is the […]

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Israel to the rescue? ISIL’s Sinai Caliphate and witches’ brew of forces threaten Egypt

Debris from the cabin section of the crashed Russian airliner.  / EPA

Special to By Norman Bailey An ISIL attack on the Suez Canal, Iran and Russia fomenting strife in Saudi Arabia — such violent scenarios make awful sense. It is now generally accepted that the Russian commercial airliner that crashed […]

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No to ‘Great Satan’, yes to France: Iran’s Rouhani to sign trade renewal deal next week

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told European news media on Nov. 11 that Iran has plans to renew trade with France in car manufacturing, agriculture, and aviation. Rohani told France 2 television […]

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Obama’s Keystone pipe dream helps rogue states and harms environment, U.S. workers and Canada

Keystone pipeline.

Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama has cancelled the Keystone XL, ending a seven year saga in which the pipeline from Alberta, Canada would have provided 800,000 barrels of oil to the USA […]

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Iran to double gas exports to Iraq under new deal

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, center, Iraq's Deputy Energy Minister Khaled Hassan Saleh, left,and Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Hamid Reza Araqi in Tehran on Nov. 11. / Atta Kenare / AFP

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran will double natural gas exports to Iraq starting in 2017 under a contract signed on Nov. 11. The deal, to send 20 to 35 million cubic meters of gas per […]

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Rouhani: For U.S.-Iran ties to be restored, U.S. must apologize

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.  /AP/Ebrahim Noroozi

Special to If relations between Iran and the United States are to be restored, the U.S. must apologize for its past behavior, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Nov. 12. Rouhani, who earlier had said the nuclear deal with […]

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Cyberterror emerges as homeland security threat all can relate to


Special to by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct A new survey by California’s Chapman University has identified cyberterrorism as one of the American public’s greatest fears, a national security threat that hits home at all levels. Cyberterrorism occupied a high […]

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