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    South Korean secretly held as spy by Tehran for year

    October 25-2013 A South Korean man has been secretly jailed by Iran for the past year on charges of espionage, it was revealed last Thursday. Assorted Europeans and North Americans…

    Banned books get new look

    Banned books get new look

    October 25-2013 Culture Minister Ali Jannati said Monday his department will take another look at books that censors barred from publication under the Ahmadi-nejad Administration. “Those books subjected to censorship…

    Standings

    Standings

    October 25-2013 Here are the Asian Cup elimination standings after last week’s matches.  Each team has now played half of its six games.  The top two teams from each group…

    Quotable

      Sergei Ryabkov, the Russian deputy foreign minister who handles the nuclear negotiations with Iran, talking about this month’s two days of talks:   “The results are better than what…

    6 political prisoners freed

    October 25-2013 Six more political prisoners—including a supporter of the Mojahedin-e Khalq—were freed from Evin prison Octover 13 to add to the 14 freed earlier this month, according to the…

    Harsh attacks on US not muted

    October 25-2013 Majlis Speaker Ali-Akbar Velayati and the Supreme Leader’s chief foreign policy adviser, Ali-Akbar Velayati, have both made a point of attacking the United States as untrustworthy and dishonorable…

    Official talks to Israelis—and no one seems to care

    October 25-2013 In an surprising development, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has broken a long time taboo by speaking with an Israeli journalist. Israel Radio reported that Araqchi told…

    Obama listing sanctions that can be given up first

    October 25-2013 by Warren L. Nelson The Obama Administration is making a list of the sanctions it could ease first—but it isn’t planning to ease any until the Islamic Republic…