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"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year of a Ukrainian passenger jet.

UN expert says Iran lied in downing of airliner

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UN expert says Iran lied in downing of airliner

A UN official on Tuesday accused Iran of lying in its explanation of how it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran.

South Korea agrees to partial release of Iranian funds

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South Korea agrees to partial release of Iranian funds

Iran says it has 'close to $10 billion' held in South Korean banks.

Women cartoon characters must 'wear hijab', rules Iran's Khamenei

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Women cartoon characters must 'wear hijab', rules Iran's Khamenei

Wearing the hijab and modest clothing became mandatory for women in Iran, following the Islamic revolution of 1979.

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US in communication with Iran over detained Americans

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that the US is in communication with Iran over detained dual nationals.

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Iran's homemade Covid vaccine '90% effective'

Iran's new Covid-19 vaccine is still in the human trials stage, but preliminary results offer hope.

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Iran says talks with IAEA chief 'fruitful'

The result of the talks will be released later on Sunday, Tehran's ambassador to the UN agency said.

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UN nuclear chief starts Tehran talks as deadline looms

The talks with IAEA chief Rafael Grossi come ahead of an end-of-Sunday deadline to limit inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog.

Biden urges allies to curb Iran's 'destabilising' activities

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Biden urges allies to curb Iran's 'destabilising' activities

US President Joe Biden urged European powers Friday to work together to curb Iran's "destabilising" activities in the Middle East.

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Iranian official urges US to fulfil nuclear deal commitments

Fada Hossein al-Maliki reveals that Qatari and European contacts are working to restore the nuclear deal between Tehran and Washington

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

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Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first determine what ...

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Philippe Marlière

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Comment: French academia is under attack from an increasingly right-wing government looking to discredit researchers whose findings it considers ...

Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

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Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

Sanctions reimposed in 2018 by former US president Donald Trump do not directly target the gaming industry, but the risk of punitive measures ...

French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

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French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious ...

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Iran armed forces slam spy chief over scientist's murder

The statement by the armed forces general staff marked a rare public row between a security service and the military in Iran.

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Iran, Russia start joint naval drill in Indian Ocean

The joint naval exercise will bring together units from the Iranian army and paramilitary IRGC, as well as Russia's navy, according to an ...

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French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

The French parliament votes on a bill to battle Islamist extremism, which the state argues is needed to bolster the secular system but critics ...

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Iran renews pledge against nukes after controversy

Iran's assurances that its nuclear activities remained peaceful came after a minister said it would not be Tehran's fault if the country was ...

Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

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Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

Electric torture, the administration of hormones and strong psychoactive medications are imposed on LGBT in Iran, according to a United Nations ...

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Turkish Muslim groups in France oppose controversial anti-Islam bill

Citing the bill's marginalising nature against Muslims, Turkish Muslim foundations in France refuse to sign the newly-established ...

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warns of coronavirus 'fourth wave'

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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warns of coronavirus 'fourth wave'

Covid-19 cases in Iran are once again on the rise in Iran, worrying the government.

Israel was the only country to foresee Iran revolution

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Israel was the only country to foresee Iran revolution

Israel did not warn its Western allies about the imminent threat to the Shah's regime, despite its foresight.

Democracy at 'all-time low' following coronavirus driven by authoritarians

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Democracy at 'all-time low' following coronavirus driven by authoritarians

The Democracy Index in 2020 has hit an all-time low since the index was first produced in 2006.

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