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Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, writes Ruba Ali Al-Hassani.

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 Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power over Iraqi affairs.

<em>Iran</em> used fake Instagram accounts to nab Israelis

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Iran used fake Instagram accounts to nab Israelis

Israeli spy agencies accused Iran of using fake social media accounts to lure its citizens abroad to harm them.

EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

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EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials over 2019 crackdown

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

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim strikes on Saudi oil plants

The Houthi rebels claimed Monday to have launched drone strikes against Saudi energy giant Aramco's facilities

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US reinforces 'ironclad' Israel relationship as Iran tension rises

During a two-day visit to Israel, the US defence secretary was quick to reinforce Washington's close relationship with Israel amid tensions with ...

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Israel 'of course' behind nuclear site attack: Iran

Iran's foreign minister Saeed Khatibzadeh blamed 'the Zionist regime' behind an attack on the Natanz uranium enrichment plant on Sunday.

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Iran calls on South Korea to release frozen funds

Tehran urged Seoul to release billions of dollars of Iranian funds frozen in South Korea under US sanctions over its nuclear programme, during a ...

Israel will ensure 'new' <em>Iran</em> deal protects its interests

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Israel will ensure 'new' Iran deal protects its interests

During the US Defence Minister Lloyd Austin to Israel, Benny Gantz said that Israel will work with the US regarding the Iran nuclear ...

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Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Iran said that the "accident" at the Natanz nuclear facility was an "anti-nuclear terrorism".

<em>Iran</em> reports highest daily Covid-19 death toll of 2021

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Iran reports highest daily Covid-19 death toll of 2021

Nearly 65,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Iran, with Sunday as the highest single-day death toll.

Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

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Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

Academic and theatre director Ghotboddin Sadegh has come under fire after saying he wants to 'purge' a Tehran district from the LGBTQ+ community.

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

70 dead as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

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70 dead as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

The fighting between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels for the strategic city of Marib in Yeman has cost 70 lives in the last day.

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US defence chief lands in Israel for two-day visit

The US defence chief's visit comes amid consternation in Tel Aviv over the Biden administration's unfolding Iran policy.

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'Accident' at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant after centrifuge activation

Natanz nuclear site in Iran, largely built underground to withstand enemy airstrikes, had an "incident" concerning its electrical ...

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American activist, ex-justice official Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, described as a defender of 'Palestinian and human rights' and an opponent of US wars with Iraq, died aged 93 on Saturday.

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Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the ...

Pentagon chief to visit Israel amid <em>Iran</em> talks

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Pentagon chief to visit Israel amid Iran talks

The visit of the highest ranked member of the Biden administration to Israel comes as Washington tries to return to Iran's nuclear deal, a deal ...

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Iran starts up advanced centrifuges in nuclear deal breach

By starting up the advanced centrifuges in breach of its faltering nuclear deal Iran is yet to reciprocate Washington's "very serious" ...

Saudi executes three soldiers for 'high treason'

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Saudi executes three soldiers for 'high treason'

Riyadh's defence ministry named the three soldiers as Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim without identifying who they ...

Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

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Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

A pro-government source said Houthi rebels seized some territory in the fighting northwest of Marib and that 22 government soldiers had been ...

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Tyler Cullis and Trita Parsi

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Comment: Trump's sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran, write ...

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