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Recent Articles from Rick Gladstone

Iran Returns Ailing U.S. Citizen to Prison in New Sign of Tension

NYTIMES.COM – Baquer Namazi, 81, an American citizen and former Unicef diplomat, was ordered back to Tehrans Evin Prison after a medical leave for heart…

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Iran Grants Baquer Namazi, 81, Four-Day Release From Evin Prison

NYTIMES.COM – A lawyer for Mr. Namazi, the oldest American known to be imprisoned in Iran, said he had been released temporarily because of poor…

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White House Urged to Restore Aid to U.N. Palestinian Refugee Agency

NYTIMES.COM – In a letter, leaders of 21 aid organizations said they were particularly alarmed that the cuts announced last week appeared punitive and political….

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Sudan Jails Journalists in New Sign of Repression

NYTIMES.COM – The arrests of seven reporters covering economic protests reflect what advocacy groups call increasingly harsh censorship in the vast African country. The arrests…

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U.N. Peacekeepers Must Not Fear to Use Force to Foil Attacks, Report Says

NYTIMES.COM – The report, prepared for the secretary general, blames a lack of leadership and a reluctance to use force for an alarming rise in…

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Riyadh Ritz, Converted to Posh Prison by Saudis, Is Reopening to Guests

NYTIMES.COM – The Ritz-Carlton website showed it was accepting reservations as of Feb. 14, starting at $650 a night. The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, the 492-room…

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Iran Hints at Rift With Atomic Agency if U.S. Quits Nuclear Deal

NYTIMES.COM – Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Irans Atomic Energy Organization, said Iran might rethink its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Ali Akbar…

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Iran Violated Yemen Arms Embargo, U.N. Experts Say

NYTIMES.COM – The finding could lend weight to American and Saudi efforts to ostracize Iran on other issues besides the nuclear agreement. The findings, in…

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