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Iran: News agency

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by Iranian news agency IRNA website     Tehran, 07 July: The Iranian news agency [IRNA] on Saturday expressed outrage at detention of reporter and three Iranian diplomats, accompanying him, for 25 years in Israeli jails and called for the international organizations to help secure …

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Israel launches Persian-language website for Iranian public

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by Israeli Government Press Office on 8 July     [Report by Foreign Ministry Spokesman: "MFA Launches Persian-Language Website"]     The web-launching ceremony of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' new Persian-language website will take place tomorrow (Monday 9-Jul) at 12:00 P.M. Vice Prime Minister and Minister …

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Saudi Arabia to licence more radio stations

BBC Monitoring Text of posting by Ahmed Al-Omran on Riyadh-based weblog Saudi Jeans on 5 July 07     Al-Yaum daily recently reported Iyad Madani, Minister of Culture and Information, saying his ministry will soon start to give permissions to more FM radio stations to broadcast in the Kingdom. For the past …

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Palestinian Hamas wing issues statement on release of BBC journalist

BBC Monitoring Text of report by Izz-al-Din al-Qassam Brigades website on 4 July     [Military Statement by Izz-al-Din al-Qassam Brigades: "Release of Journalist Johnston is Palestinian National Interest Realized by Efforts of Loyal People in Abidance by Shari'ah, Ethical, National Stand"]     Four months have passed on the kidnapping of British Journalist …

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