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  • **FILE** An unidentified defendant (back to camera) stands Feb. 18, 2012, before the Judge Nasser Seraj (center, facing camera) during his trial in the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. A Tehran court began hearing the trial of 32 defendants in a $2.6 billion bank fraud described as the biggest financial scam in the country's history, state TV reported. (Associated Press)

    Iran lawmakers question $4B taken by central bank

    Iranian lawmakers said in a report Monday to the country's judicial branch that the Central Bank improperly took $4 billion from the country's general reserve, in what appeared to be another blow by the parliament against embattled President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


  • An Iranian fingerprints his ballot for the parliamentary elections on March 2, 2012, at Masoumeh shrine in the city of Qom, 78 miles (125 kilometers) south of Tehran. The balloting for the 290-member parliament is the first major voting since the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June 2009 and the mass protests and crackdowns that followed. (Associated Press)

    Iran leader urges strong 'message' from elections

    Iran's supreme leader told voters it was their patriotic duty to cast ballots in parliamentary elections Friday to send a message of national unity during a "sensitive period" in the showdown with the West over Tehran's nuclear program.


  • **FILE** Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (center) visits the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility, about 200 miles south of the capital, Tehran, in April 2008. (Associated Press)

    Defiant Iran claims major steps in nuclear fuel

    In defiant swipes at its foes, Iran said Wednesday it is dramatically closer to mastering the production of nuclear fuel even as the U.S. weighs tougher pressures and Tehran's suspected shadow war with Israel brings probes far beyond the Middle East.


  • Iran's leaders urge Hamas to not let up resisting Israel

    Iran's leaders urged the Hamas prime minister of Gaza to continue the Islamic militant group's resistance against Israel and promised support, state TV reported Sunday.


  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Associated Press)

    Iranian parliament summons Ahmadinejad

    Iran's parliament on Tuesday decided to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning over a long list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy.


  • Turkish state TV airs Holocaust film

    An epic French documentary about the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime has appeared on Turkish television to mark international Holocaust Remembrance Day _ the first time the film has been aired on public television in a majority-Muslim country.


  • ** FILE ** In this April 8, 2008, file photo provided by the Iranian President's Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, visits the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran. Iran has begun uranium enrichment at a new underground site well protected from possible airstrikes, a leading hardline newspaper reported Sunday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Iranian President's Office, File)

    Ahmadinejad says Iran ready for nuclear talks

    Iran is ready to revive talks with the world powers, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday, as toughening sanctions aim at forcing Tehran to sharply scale back its nuclear program.


  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied Thursday that an embargo on Iranian oil and sanctions against the central bank would affect his country's economy, but he also said he is open to nuclear-program talks with the West. (Associated Press)

    Ahmadinejad, as economy falters, says he's open to talks with West

    Iran's president said Thursday that the Islamic republic is open to renewed talks with world powers about its nuclear program, as evidence mounted that fresh Western sanctions are beginning to bite the Iranian economy.


  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Associated Press)

    U.S. eyeing Iran leader's Latin America trip

    U.S. officials will closely watch the Iranian president's visit to Latin America this week, concerned that he is seeking to forge alliances amid growing international support for U.S.-led sanctions against Iran's nuclear program.


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