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  • Turkey says Israel has relaxed restrictions on imports to Palestinian areas

    March 22, 2013 | 10:41 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Turkish counterpart on Friday that Israel had "substantially" lifted restrictions on the entry of civilian goods into the Palestinian territories, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said.

    "Prime Minister Netanyahu ... noted that Israel had substantially lifted the restrictions on the entry of civilian goods into the Palestinian territories, including Gaza, and that this would continue as long as calm prevailed," a statement said.

    Reporting by Jonathon Burch; Editing by Pravin Char

  • Khamenei dismisses sanctions, says Iran stronger than ever

    July 11, 2012 | 8:41 am

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday dismissed harsher sanctions imposed on Iran this month over its disputed nuclear activity, saying the country was “100 times stronger” than before.

    A European Union embargo on Iranian crude oil took full effect on July 1 - a...

  • Iran says sanctions to fail, repeats Hormuz threat

    January 24, 2012 | 11:50 am

    Iranian politicians said on Tuesday they expected the European Union to backtrack on its oil embargo and repeated a threat to close the vital Strait of Hormuz shipping lane if the West succeeds in preventing Tehran from exporting crude.

    A day after the EU slapped a ban on Iranian...

  • Iran slams EU oil embargo, warns could U.S. targets worldwide

    January 23, 2012 | 6:07 pm

    Iran accused Europeans on Monday of waging “psychological warfare” after the EU banned imports of Iranian oil, and President Barack Obama said Washington would impose more sanctions to address the “serious threat presented by Iran’s nuclear program.”

    The Islamic Republic, which...

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  • Mideast

    By Eric Silver

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Richard Strauss's opera "Salome" had its Israeli premiere grave;re in Tel Aviv this month. Strauss, who died in 1949,served, however briefly, as a cultural official in Adolf Hitler'sNazi administration. The season, by the visiting Kirov Opera from St.Petersburg, was an unchallenged...