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August 14, 1987
Iran has refused to send home a Saudi diplomat injured by demonstrators who stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran after riots in Mecca left more than 400 pilgrims dead, a Saudi editor said. Jamal Ameri, an editor of the English-language Saudi Gazette in Jidda, said that Massoud Gamidi, a political attache, was "critically wounded" in the leg and pelvis.
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July 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police fired bullets and tear gas Saturday at rioters who smashed bus windows and shouted slogans against Iran's Islamic government in the latest outburst of political unrest here. Screaming "Death to the clerical government!" the rioters burned bundles of hard-line newspapers, shattered shop windows and damaged the shutters on downtown businesses.
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July 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police fired bullets and tear gas Saturday at rioters who smashed bus windows and shouted slogans against Iran's Islamic government in the latest outburst of political unrest here. Screaming "Death to the clerical government!" the rioters burned bundles of hard-line newspapers, shattered shop windows and damaged the shutters on downtown businesses.
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June 12, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Iran executed four people and condemned five more to death for rioting in the southern city of Shiraz in a merciless crackdown on opponents of the Islamic republic. The Iranian news agency IRNA Thursday said the rioters were thieves and hooligans and quoted an official as saying that any further disturbances would also be dealt with "decisively."
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June 12, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Iran executed four people and condemned five more to death for rioting in the southern city of Shiraz in a merciless crackdown on opponents of the Islamic republic. The Iranian news agency IRNA Thursday said the rioters were thieves and hooligans and quoted an official as saying that any further disturbances would also be dealt with "decisively."
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August 18, 1987 | From Reuters
A Saudi diplomat, hurt when his country's embassy in Tehran was ransacked by protesters after Iranian pilgrims were killed during riots in Mecca last month, died Monday night from his injuries, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The agency, monitored by the British Broadcasting Corp., quoted "responsible sources" at the Saudi Foreign Ministry as saying "procrastination and delay" by Iran had prevented the transfer of the diplomat, Moussad Ghamdi, for treatment in Saudi hospitals.
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June 3, 1992 | From Reuters
Officials in Mashhad--the scene on Saturday of Iran's worst riots in a decade--are blaming foreigners, enemy agents and opponents of the Islamic revolution for the outburst and faulting police for their failure to control the violence. But a radical Tehran daily, Salam, has pointed the finger at government economic policies and at official silence about earlier disturbances in other towns.
WORLD
October 14, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos
BEIRUT -- Three kidnapped International Committee of the Red Cross staff members and a volunteer from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were released Monday, a day after they were seized in northern Syria, ICRC officials said. Three other Red Cross workers remain captive in Syria, spokeswoman Anastasia Isyuk said in a telephone interview from the agency's headquarters in Geneva. No other details were provided about the release. On Sunday, gunmen in Syria's Idlib province waylaid a humanitarian convoy and abducted the six Red Cross personnel and the Red Crescent volunteer.
WORLD
October 14, 2013 | By Laura King
CAIRO -- A senior figure in the Muslim Brotherhood's political party was arrested Monday on the eve of a major Muslim holiday, while the family of the organization's jailed leader issued a defiant statement saying he wouldn't renounce his claim to Egypt's presidency. As Egyptians prepared to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, which begins Tuesday, neither the Brotherhood nor the military-backed interim government showed any sign of moving toward a political compromise.
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October 28, 2001 | From Reuters
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's restrained line toward the United States attacks on Afghanistan came under fire Saturday from his own defense minister as being too soft on the "enemy." Relentless U.S. attacks on neighboring Muslim Afghanistan and a spate of youth riots in Iran have provided fodder for a hard-line argument that Khatami may be sacrificing Iran's revolutionary legacy for better ties with the West.
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June 3, 1992 | From Reuters
Officials in Mashhad--the scene on Saturday of Iran's worst riots in a decade--are blaming foreigners, enemy agents and opponents of the Islamic revolution for the outburst and faulting police for their failure to control the violence. But a radical Tehran daily, Salam, has pointed the finger at government economic policies and at official silence about earlier disturbances in other towns.
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August 18, 1987 | From Reuters
A Saudi diplomat, hurt when his country's embassy in Tehran was ransacked by protesters after Iranian pilgrims were killed during riots in Mecca last month, died Monday night from his injuries, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The agency, monitored by the British Broadcasting Corp., quoted "responsible sources" at the Saudi Foreign Ministry as saying "procrastination and delay" by Iran had prevented the transfer of the diplomat, Moussad Ghamdi, for treatment in Saudi hospitals.
NEWS
August 14, 1987
Iran has refused to send home a Saudi diplomat injured by demonstrators who stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran after riots in Mecca left more than 400 pilgrims dead, a Saudi editor said. Jamal Ameri, an editor of the English-language Saudi Gazette in Jidda, said that Massoud Gamidi, a political attache, was "critically wounded" in the leg and pelvis.
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November 29, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Which country is the most magnanimous toward refugees? Not Sweden, Canada or Switzerland. Although not generally regarded in the West as a charitable country, Iran for most of the last two decades has provided haven to more refugees than any other nation. Afghans, Tajiks, Azeris and Iraqi Arabs and Kurds have sought shelter here, escaping civil war, insecurity and oppression in their homelands.
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