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Plane with Americans on board forced to land in Iran

BANDAR ABBAS, Iran, Sept. 5 (UPI) --A charter aircraft carrying Western military contractors was forced to land in Iran Friday over an issue with its flight plan.
Gabrielle Levy

IAEA begins inspection of Iran uranium mine

TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Inspectors from the international nuclear watchdog agency are at the Gachin uranium mine, Iranian officials said Wednesday.

IAEA inspectors arrive at Iranian uranium mine

TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived Wednesday to survey operations at a uranium mine in Iran, the Iranian government confirmed.

Rouhani, Annan discuss nuclear issues in Tehran

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday his country wants nothing more than what it's allowed under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Iran expects IAEA inspectors by month's end

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said Friday inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency were due in Iran at the end of January.
IAEA head says Iran invited inspectors to visit two nuke facilities

IAEA head says Iran invited inspectors to visit two nuke facilities

LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Iran has invited inspectors to visit a nuclear facility covered by an agreement reached with Western powers, the head of the inspection agency said Thursday.

Indian oil tanker still being detained by Iran

NEW DELHI, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The issue of an Indian oil tanker being held by Iran since last week still has not been resolved.

Iran says navy at high ready state

TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Iranian navy is at its highest state of readiness as it monitors patrols of foreign forces near its southern maritime borders, a commander said.

South Sudan signs oil deal with Israel

JUBA, South Sudan, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- South Sudan says it has signed an agreement with several Israeli oil companies, a potentially significant strategic move that will consolidate the Jewish state's relations with the fledgling, oil-rich East African state.

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Iran says cyberattack successfully foiled

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Iran says it has successfully countered a cyberattack by the Stuxnet computer worm on a power plant and other industries in the south of the country.

Israel, Iran vie for control of Red Sea

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Red Sea is becoming an arena of confrontation between Israel and Iran, with Sudan and Eritrea key targets in a strategic contest that's likely to intensify.

Israel, Iran scrap over Red Sea zone

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Two Iranian navy ships docked at Sudan's main Red Sea port, underlining Tehran's military links to Sudan in the wake of last week's airstrike near Khartoum.

Sudan blames Israel for mystery blasts

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Sudan claims Israel was behind explosions that ripped apart a munitions factory outside Khartoum.
Israel arms seizure caps secret operation

Israel arms seizure caps secret operation

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Israeli navy's seizure of a ship carrying 300 tons of Iranian arms supposedly bound for Hezbollah capped an intelligence operation that tracked the shipment for 2,500 miles from Iran's Gulf port of Bandar Abbas.
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Bandar-Abbas (Persian: بندرعباس) or Bandar-e ‘Abbās (in Persian: بندر عباس; formerly known as Gombroon to English traders and Gamrun to Dutch merchants) is a port city and capital of Hormozgān Province on the southern coast of Iran, on the Persian Gulf. The city occupies a strategic position on the narrow Straits of Hormuz, and it is the location of the main base of the Iranian Navy. Bandar Abbas is the capital and also largest city of the province Hormozgān.It had an estimated population of 352,173 in 2005.

Bandar Abbas has always been a port, and as such its various names have all addressed this function. The most common name over time (Gameroon) has traditionally been said to derive from Persian gümrük, customhouse (from Late Greek kommerkion, from Latin commercium, "commerce"), but is now speculated to be from Persian kamrūn, shrimp (which in Portuguese is camarão, similar to the former Portuguese name).

The earliest record of Bandar Abbas is during the reign of Darius the Great (between 586 and 522 B.C.). Darius's commander, Silacus, embarked from Bandar Abbas to India and the Red Sea

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