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Michael White's release from Iran comes a day after Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari returned home.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the killing of unarmed George Floyd in police custody shows what what the United States 'has always done all over the world'.

Iran hardliner addresses parliament as newly elected speaker

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Iran hardliner addresses parliament as newly elected speaker

The former IRGC commander decried what we called authorities’ waning "social capital", due to the departure from the “ideals of the revolution".

Iran's Ahmadinejad defends African Americans with Tupac 'n****' lyrics

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Iran's Ahmadinejad defends African Americans with Tupac 'n****' lyrics

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday weighed in on the ongoing anti-police brutality protests in the United States by quoting a Tupac song, ...

Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

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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's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

Iranian lawmakers were sworn in after many MPs arrived for the opening ceremony wearing face masks and observing social distancing regulations.

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How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the ...

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Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

Iraqis in Baghdad have called for the removal of a massive number of posters showing Iranian leaders on Quds Day, an event supposedly expressing ...

Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

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Israel, Iran leaders trade barbs on Twitter

Iran's Supreme leader said that eliminating Israel didn't mean "eliminating the Jews" but expelling "thugs like Netanyahu".

Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

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Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

One rocket hit near the US embassy in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, security sources told AFP, the first to land in the high-security zone in ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

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Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

<em>Khamenei</em>: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

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Khamenei: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Iran's supreme leader said that the United States will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington's allies "abhor" it now.

Medical professionals died as Iran ignored virus concerns: report

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Medical professionals died as Iran ignored virus concerns: report

Interviews with over 30 medical professionals and a review of communications by doctors on messaging apps and other documents reveal many ...

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Germany paying 'debt' to Israel with Hezbollah ban: Iran

Iran argued Germany was motivated by the grim legacy of Nazi rule and its guilt over the Holocaust, the mass murder of six million European Jews in extermination camps.

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How coronavirus has changed the way Muslims celebrate Ramadan

This year, Ramadan will bear little resemblance to the celebrations that have coloured Islam's history for centuries.

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US zeroes in on Soleimani replacement in Iraq

The United States is combing Iraq for any information about Muhammad Kawtharani, the general who took over Soleimani's operations in the country.

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Fasting strengthens the immune system, Turkey's religious chief says

Muslims should pray at home and give up harmful habits such as smoking this Ramadan, Turkey's top religious authority has said amid the ...

Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

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Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

People across the Middle East are looking forward to a bleak Ramadan as social activities, communal prayers, and nightly get-togethers are ...

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Islam's Prophet Muhammad's pandemic advice goes viral in 2020

Advice given more than 1,400 years by Islam's Prophet Muhammad has gone viral in 2020, as the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus 'a valid excuse' to abandon fasting: <em>Khamenei</em>

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Coronavirus 'a valid excuse' to abandon fasting: Khamenei

The fatwa was prompted by an enquiry on the issue of abstaining from food and drink during the Covid-19 crisis, which has gripped the Islamic ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Orthodox Easter celebrated at home, UK criticised over ethnic minority Covid-19 deaths, Iranians permitted not to fast over ...

Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over coronavirus

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Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over coronavirus

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested mass gatherings may not be allowed in the country throughout the Muslim holy month ...

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