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Tehran has instructed its allies to be on high alert amid fears the outgoing Trump administration could launch attacks on Middle East targets.

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Middle East.

Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on Saturday.

French academic Fariba Adelkhah temporarily released in Iran: laywer

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French academic Fariba Adelkhah temporarily released in Iran: laywer

Adelkhah was sentenced to five years in prison earlier this year but her lawyer hopes the temporary release will be made permanent.

Khamenei aide Hossein <em>Dehghan</em> announces bid for Iran presidency

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Khamenei aide Hossein Dehghan announces bid for Iran presidency

Former Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan will be running for Iranian elections to take place in the summer of 2021.

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Iranian musician arrested for collaborating with female artists

An Iranian musician will stand trial for working with female artists, including one who lives in the Netherlands.

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Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Iran authorities have arrested a French-Iranian academic, who faces six years in prison.

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Iran 'frees French researcher' in apparent prisoner swap

Roland Marchal was formerly accused of 'colluding to commit acts against national security', according to his lawyer. His long-term partner, ...

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French academics to face trial for 'anti-Iran propaganda'

French researchers, Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal will stand trial in Iran on March 3, their lawyer confirmed on Tuesday.

French academic held in Iran ends hunger strike: lawyer

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French academic held in Iran ends hunger strike: lawyer

Fariba Adelkhah has ended a six-week hunger strike, that has left her with serious health issues, at the request of fellow activists.

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French researchers in Iranian jail petition to get married

Two prominent French academics being held in Iran's Evin prison have requested to marry. If permitted, they will be able to see each other for ...

IRGC leader: we will set ablaze US-backed areas

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IRGC leader: we will set ablaze US-backed areas

The IRGC leader addressed thousands gathered for the funeral of Qasem Soleimani, in his hometown of Kerman.

Iran designates US soldiers 'terrorists' for killing Qasem Soleimani

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Iran designates US soldiers 'terrorists' for killing Qasem Soleimani

Iran is upping the ante in the deepening crisis with America after its parliament passed a bill calling US forces "terrorists" over Soleimani's ...

Iran to 'directly respond' to US military: Khamenei adviser

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Iran to 'directly respond' to US military: Khamenei adviser

In an interview with CNN, the military adviser to Iran's supreme leader affirmed that the response to the killing of top Iranian General Qasem ...

French academics detained in Iran face high-level Revolutionary Court

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French academics detained in Iran face high-level Revolutionary Court

Two academics Iran accuses of spying have had their case referred to the high-level Revolutionary Court after the prosecution denied their ...

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Iran accuses jailed French scholar of 'collusion', says lawyer

Two Sciences Po academics remain in detention in Iran, with sociologist Roland Marchal now charged with ‘collusion’ with French-Iranian colleague Fariba Adelkhah accused of espionage.

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Prominent Iranian lawyer released after seven year detention

Abdolfattah Soltani spent more than seven years behind bars in Iran.

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Morocco defends expulsion of Guardian journalist who covered protests

Morocco's communication minister said on Friday that a journalist for Britain's Guardian newspaper was expelled because he had been working in a ...

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Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

Iran and Iraq vowed to continue the fight against terror on Sunday, in a new accord aimed at boosting military cooperation between the ...

Iran begins production of homemade anti-aircraft missile

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Iran begins production of homemade anti-aircraft missile

A new Iranian missile that can be used against planes and drones will roll off the production lines, as Tehran unveils a production plant for ...

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Iran elections 2017: A new direction for foreign policy?

How might Iran's new president shape its foreign policy? Here we take a look at three scenarios: The path to hell, the same ol', same ol', and ...

Iran vows Saudi destruction, leaving only holy cities untouched

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Iran vows Saudi destruction, leaving only holy cities untouched

Iran hits back at the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince's comments about Tehran-Riyadh relations by threatening to attack all of Saudi Arabia, leaving ...

Iran test fires cruise missiles in new military manoeuvres

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Iran test fires cruise missiles in new military manoeuvres

Following weeks of tensions with the US, Iran has made another show of defiance by test firing naval cruise missiles off its southern coast.

Iran confirms missile test, denies breach of nuclear deal

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Iran confirms missile test, denies breach of nuclear deal

Iran tested a ballistic missile as part of its programme to boost defence power, Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Wednesday, ...

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