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Iran, U.S.-allied Arabs relations heat up

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iran and its U.S.-allied Arab neighbors have long had testy relations. Now the talk is getting tougher as they compete for power in the Middle East.

Nowhere was the friction more evident than at the World Economic Forum held in Jordan over the weekend. The conference was supposed to promote regional collaboration. Instead Arab nations gave Iran the cold shoulder, underscoring their resentment to Tehran's growing influence in the region.

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Iran: regime's official defends forced veiling

NCRI - The advisor to the Minister and head of Women's Affairs in Education Ministry, Zahra Soweizi called the Iranian women's positions 'very humiliating,' in a meeting in northern city of Sari on Sunday, May 20. 

She said: "Those who leave the cycle of Islamic dress and veiling are in the territory of animals." The state-run IRNA news agency quoted Soweizi and called this policy as 'obeying the rule of God.'

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70,000 Afghans expelled from Iran in a month: UN

KABUL (AFP) - More than 70,000 Afghans who were in Iran illegally have been returned in the past month, the United Nations said Monday, as talks were under way between the neighbours over the controversial deportations.

The number of unregistered Afghans being expelled had eased off over the past week, the UN said in a statement.

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Harsh words for Iran at Mideast forum

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (Associated Press) - Washington's Arab allies harshly criticized Iran's growing influence in the Middle East, telling the country's top diplomat at a high-level conference Saturday that it must stay out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and be more open about its nuclear ambitions.
 
Dominating many discussions at the World Economic Forum was the deadly violence between the Fatah Palestinian faction and Hamas militants, which has helped stall a Saudi Arabian-sponsored plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Iran: Regime's agents beat youths in streets of Tehran

youth beatenNCRI - For the third consecutive night, Iranian regime's notorious State Security Forces attacked houses and arrested a number of youths for 'non-conforming to the Islamic regulations.'

The latest attacks occurred in Tehran's Abouzar Square on Friday night May 18, where security forces dragged youths into the street severely beating them.

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Retribution order of amputating hands in Iran

NCRI - Mullahs' regime in an inhuman punishment, cut off the hand of a man in public in Kermanshah and sentenced two other men in Tehran to amputation of limbs.

The Judiciary of mullahs' regime has sentenced two young men by the names of "Rahman" and "Hafiz" to have their hands amputated in Tehran.

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Disciplinary measures for students in Iran

Ahwaz UniversityNCRI - Following student demonstrations in various universities in Iran, disciplinary measures were taken against a number of students in Ahwaz University (southern Iran) and 35 students of Zanjan University (northwest Iran) who protested improper vocational rights in their university. 

NCRI sources indicate that some disciplinary measures include suspension for two university terms.

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