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

Iran’s Vice-President for Women’s Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, who was also the spokeswoman for the hostage-takers who seized the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

A Concise History of Sunnis & Shi'is

Paul McLoughlin

A Concise History of Sunnis & Shi'is

Book Club: John McHugo's work looks beyond lazy punditry on the Sunni-Shia divide to take us on a journey of Islamic history and coexistence.

Scores killed in attack on Iranian Revolutionary Guard bus

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Scores killed in attack on Iranian Revolutionary Guard bus

A suicide bombing targeted a bus carrying Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Corps, killing at least 30 people.

Suicide car bomb targets police station in southeast Iran

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Suicide car bomb targets police station in southeast Iran

A suicide bomber killed at least two people outside a police headquarters in the port city of Chabahar in restive south-eastern Iran on Thursday.

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Iran FM confirms Riyadh plot to assassinate senior Iranians

Iran's foreign minister has confirmed that Saudi officials close to the crown prince plotted to assassinate senior Iranian officials.

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Iran jails journalist who 'insulted' ninth century imam

An Iranian journalist who "insulted" a ninth century Shia imam in a tweet posted on Twitter was sentenced to ten years in prison, according to ...

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Iran executes eight over deadly IS attacks in Tehran

Iran has executed eight people convicted over two deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in Tehran last year, the judiciary's news ...

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Iran sentences 8 to death over Islamic State attacks

The attacks last June left 18 people dead and marked the first time Iran was targeted at home by the Islamic State group.

Why Rouhani warned Iran not to repeat Shah's mistakes

Paul Iddon

Why Rouhani warned Iran not to repeat Shah's mistakes

Analysis: The slightest veneer of democracy has enabled the regime in Tehran to rule for four decades, writes Paul Iddon.

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The spark that triggered Iran's Revolution 40 years ago

Forty years on, Iranians look back on the moment that sparked Iran's historic 1979 revolution.

On the road to Karbala with Iran's young pilgrims

Charlotte Phillips

On the road to Karbala with Iran's young pilgrims

Blog: Somewhere between 20-22 million Shia men and women are descending upon the Iraqi city of Karbala following a long, arduous pilgrimage on ...

Iran detains Islamic State linked group

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Iran detains Islamic State linked group

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained militants linked to the Islamic State it says intended to carry out ...

Saudi coastguards 'shoot, kill Iranian fisherman'

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Saudi coastguards 'shoot, kill Iranian fisherman'

Saudi coastguards shot and killed an Iranian fisherman who reportedly entered Saudi waters late Friday, exacerbating tensions between the ...

Iran tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks

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Iran tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks

Iran has tracked down and killed several suspected Islamic State militants, including the alleged mastermind of twin attacks in Tehran last ...

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Thousands mourn Tehran victims as officials lambast US, Saudi

Thousands of mourners gathered in Tehran on Friday for the funerals of victims in last week's deadly attacks as Iranian officials turned their wrath against the US and Saudi Arabia.

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Tehran attackers 'were trained in IS-held Iraq and Syria'

Iran authorities have blamed IS for an attack in Tehran on Wednesday and said the militants who carried out the attack spent time in Raqqa and ...

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Iran decries Trump's 'repugnant' reaction to Tehran killings

Iran denounced US President Donald Trump's reaction to a deadly attack in Tehran as 'repugnant' after the US president claimed Iran is 'reaping ...

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Police arrest five suspects over Tehran attacks

Five suspects have been arrested in Tehran, the city's police chief said on Wednesday, following two attacks that killed at least 13 people.

US condemns 'terrorist' attacks in Iran

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US condemns 'terrorist' attacks in Iran

The United States condemned "terrorist" attacks in Tehran that killed 12 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday in the first attacks in Iran by ...

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Iran's revolutionary guards blame US, Saudi for Tehran attacks

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday said the US and Saudi Arabia were 'involved' in deadly twin attacks in Tehran which killed at least 12 ...

IS launch deadly twin attacks on Iran parliament, <em>shrine</em>

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IS launch deadly twin attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

Gunmen and suicide bombers have carried out apparently coordinated attacks on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah ...

Iran's 'resistance economy' dries out in neoliberal rehab

Soheil Asefi

Iran's 'resistance economy' dries out in neoliberal rehab

Comment: As the big game hits the headlines once again, a look at the "Resistance Economy" in Iran gives us a clearer picture of the ongoing ...

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