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Iran's foreign ministry said it is suspending cooperation with the European Union in various fields following the bloc's decision to blacklist several Iranian security officials over a 2019 protest crackdown.

The EU on Monday added eight Iranian security officials to a sanctions blacklist over a 2019 protest crackdown.

Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

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Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

Reza Tabrizi, a disabled bodybuilder and powerlifter, said it was 'hypocritical' to close gyms but allow religious shrines to remain open.

Iran nuclear chief tests positive for Covid-19

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Iran nuclear chief tests positive for Covid-19

Iran's Nuclear chief is along thousands of people to contract covid-19 in the last month.

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

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Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the ...

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2 killed in 'terrorist' attack in western Iran

Three people were helping local's in Iran's Kurdistan province when they were reportedly 'targeted by terrorist groups', Iran's revolutionary guard says.

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Iran Revolutionary Guard convoy targeted by 'roadside bombs'

Jaish Al-Adl, which was formed in 2012, have targeted Iranian military and security forces in numerous deadly skirmishes and suicide bombings.

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Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

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Iran plans 'cars-only' rally for annual Quds Day

Iranians have swapped marching in the streets for driving in their vehicles as part of their annual pro-Palestine Quds Day celebration

Virus-hit Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights

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Virus-hit Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights

Despite coronavirus fears, Iranians spilled into mosques for prayers after the Islamic Republic reopened them for two hours for Laylat Al-Qadr, ...

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Rouhani warns US not to 'plot' against Iran

The US and Iran continue to trade barbs over tensions in the Gulf.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The Syrian regime is being urged to release doctors amid the outbreak of coronavirus while Algeria's 'Radio Corona Internationale' continues the ...

Iran claims device can 'diagnose coronavirus in five seconds'

The New Arab

Iran claims device can 'diagnose coronavirus in five seconds'

A new Iranian army invention can allegedly detect the coronavirus in a 100-metre radius, inviting wide-scale skepticism.

Iran imposes lockdown to check all citizens for coronavirus

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Iran imposes lockdown to check all citizens for coronavirus

Iran has introduced its toughest measure yet to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Fresh plane crash protests as Iran makes first arrests

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Fresh plane crash protests as Iran makes first arrests

Iran has struggled to contain the fallout over its handling of the air disaster, after initially dismissing Western claims it was brought down ...

The New Arab

A decades-long battle: The Iran-US rivalry explained

Explainer: Tensions between the US and Iran have reached the highest point in decades, with the killing of a leading Iranian general by Washington. But how did it all start?

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Internet 'partially restored' in Iran following crackdown on protests

The Internet monitoring organisation Netblocks has reported that internet connectivity has been restored in Iran following a week of ...

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Sanctions are testing the resilience of Iran's Islamic system

Comment: Iran's latest crisis highlights the problems of its double-headed government, and the conflict between national interests and the ...

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UN 'alarmed' at mounting Iran protests death toll

The UN rights office said it was alarmed by reports live ammunition was being used against protesters and had caused a 'significant number of ...

Three killed as Iran unrest continues amid internet blackout

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Three killed as Iran unrest continues amid internet blackout

At least five people are confirmed to have been killed in nationwide protests that erupted Friday after it was announced the price of petrol ...

The New Arab

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn of 'decisive' crackdown against protesters

Iran's powerful armed force hinted at a looming crackdown against nationwide demonstrations opposing dramatic petrol price hikes, which ...

Iranian protester killed as petrol price hikes spark protests

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Iranian protester killed as petrol price hikes spark protests

The demonstrations broke out on Friday, hours after it was announced that the price of petrol would be hiked by 50 percent for the first 60 ...

US, Gulf allies sanction dozens of Iran-Hezbollah entities

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US, Gulf allies sanction dozens of Iran-Hezbollah entities

The sanctions were set by Riyadh-based Terrorist Financing Targeting Center, a group that includes Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar ...

Guards member killed in clashes with 'terrorists' in Iran

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Guards member killed in clashes with 'terrorists' in Iran

A firefight that took place late on Saturday in the Sistan-Baluchistan province killed a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard and a ...

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