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London, MEFD – Middle East Forum for Development (MEFD) has written a letter to High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini ahead of her travel to Tehran on 5th August, as she intends to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Rouhani.  (more…)

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2013619152256191734_20(AFP) – Affluent nations have taken in a “pitiful” number of the million of Syrian refugees uprooted by the country’s civil war, placing the burden on Syria’s ill-equipped neighbours, according to Amnesty International.

The London-based rights group, in advance of a December 9 donors’ conference in Geneva, deplored on Friday what it called the shocking failure of rich nations to host refugees. (more…)

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1487357_10201126738272780_688111991_nLONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) — Last week a European Parliament delegation returned from a six-day visit to Tehran, the first official visit to Iran in more than six years.

During their Dec. 13-18 visit at least 38 death sentences were carried out official Iranian media sources said. This while many executions in prisons are conducted in secret and news of those is rarely released.The five-member delegation was led by the chairwoman of European Parliament’s friendship delegation with Iran, Tarja Cronberg from Finnish Greens and included Cornelia Ernst, German communist; Isabelle Durant, Belgian Greens; Marietje Schaake, Dutch Liberals; and Josef Weidenholzer, Austrian Social Democrats. (more…)

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