News: 26-May-12

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  1. Iran, Six World Powers to Continue Talks in Moscow Next Month
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and the six world powers party to the talks with Tehran over its nuclear program will continue their negotiations in the Russian capital in June, unofficial sources said.
  2. Mild Quake Hits Northeastern Iran
    TEHRAN (FNA)- An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Minoodasht in Golestan province, Northeastern Iran, on Friday.
  3. Method to Delay Aging of Stem Cells Developed
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a news study uncovered a series of biological events that implicate the stem cells’ surroundings, known as their “niche,” as the culprit in loss of stem cells due to aging.
  4. Iran Ready for Nuclear Cooperation without Relinquishing Rights
    Tehran, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said on Friday that his country is ready to boost international cooperation in that field, but stressed that Iran will continue its nuclear program with peaceful purposes.
  5. Annan prepares for Damascus return
    Kofi Annan, the special UN-Arab League envoy to violence-torn Syria, is finalizing plans to return to Damascus, his spokesperson said on Friday.
  6. IAEA detects traces of higher-grade uranium in Iran
    The UN atomic watchdog said Friday that it has detected traces of higher-grade uranium at a site in Iran, but that Tehran had said it may be down to a technical error.
  7. Berri against Lebanese Shia going overland for pilgrimages, report says
    An-Nahar newspaper reported on Friday that Speaker Nabih Berri requested Iraqi Ambassador to Lebanon Omar Barzanji and Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghadanfar Roken Abadi to encourage Lebanese pilgrims to fly to Iran and Iraq instead of going overland.
  8. Iraqi MPs see conscription as possible cure to country’s woes
    Iraqi MPs were toying with the Saddam-era policy of military conscription in the hope it will combat both high unemployment and fears of sectarian divisions in a country that was on the brink of civil war a few years ago.
  9. Car bomb blast kills 12 in northern Yemen
    Sana’a: A suicide bomber driving an explosive-laden car killed at least 12 people and injured many more on Friday in Shia-held province of Jawaf, northern Yemen, hours after another suicide bomber failed to reach a Shiite protest in the same province, ministry of defense said.
  10. Lebanese Shia pilgrims freed in Syria
    (AGI) Beirut – All thirteen of the Lebanese Shia pilgrims kidnapped by presumed rebels in Syria three days ago have been freed. The pilgrims were captured close to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo while making their way home from Iran, said Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zoaby, the Syrian religious leader who opened negotiations with the kidnappers. “Thanks to God, their handover has been completed,” he added. . .

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