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Iranian militias in eastern Syria are changing the names of local streets in a 'provocative and sectarian' way in an effort to forcibly alter the character of the area.

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the Iran-Iraq war, writes Talha Abdulrazaq

Iran 'ready to pay compensation' for Ukrainian plane crash

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Iran 'ready to pay compensation' for Ukrainian plane crash

Iran has accepted responsibility for downing the Ukrainian plane and is ready to negotiate paying full compensation under international law, the state-run agency reported.

Kurdish activist jailed for 15 years on Iran return

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Kurdish activist jailed for 15 years on Iran return

The Kurdish activist was given promises of amnesty by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Israel's latest spy drama 'Tehran' explores nuclear tensions

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Israel's latest spy drama 'Tehran' explores nuclear tensions

The conservative press in Iran -- a country which strongly denies that its nuclear programme is for anything other than civilian use -- has ...

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Fire breaks out at Iranian power station

A fresh fire broke out at an Iranian power station, the latest of a series of similar blazes, while Israel said it is not “necessarily” behind every incident.

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Iran arrests charity workers for 'highlighting country's problems': report

An Iranian newspaper has claimed the arrest of three members of a student charity is due to the group 'portraying the justice and human rights ...

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Iranian dissident stabbed in 'politically-motivated' attack in the Netherlands

A Netherlands-based Iranian dissident was wounded after being stabbed repeatedly in an attack his family said was politically motivated.

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Iran scientist returns home after US release

Iranian scientist Majid Taheri returned to the Islamic republic on Monday after his release from jail in the United States last week.

Floyd killing shows 'true face' of US: Iran's Khamenei

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Floyd killing shows 'true face' of US: Iran's Khamenei

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

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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.

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

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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.

Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

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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 ...

Cash-strapped Venezuela sends tons of gold to Iran

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Cash-strapped Venezuela sends tons of gold to Iran

Crisis hit Venezuela has payed Iran nine tons of gold in exchange for help to rebuild its troubled oil industry.

US-Iran tensions rise after IRGC launches first military satellite

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US-Iran tensions rise after IRGC launches first military satellite

As observers await a formal response from the US State Department, the latest development represents a remarkable turnaround in Iran’s fortunes, ...

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Iran sees 43 deaths from coronavirus in one day

Dozens more coronavirus deaths in Iran have brought the country's virus-related death toll to 237.

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Iranian vice-president, former US hostage spokesperson struck by coronavirus

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 ...

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Why I am boycotting the Iranian elections in 2020

Comment: I voted for Rouhani and supported voting in 2016 parliamentary elections. But not this time, writes Arash Azizi.

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Thousands of Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid US tensions

Iranians across the country are marching to remember the 1979 revolution as discontent with the government and foreign interference remains at ...

Iran rocket launch fails to put satellite into orbit

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Iran rocket launch fails to put satellite into orbit

An Iranian satellite has failed to go into orbit after an attempted rocket launch from the Islamic Republic's Imam Khomeini Space ...

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Iranians must have 'right to choose' at polls: Rouhani

Controversy has been raging for the last fortnight, pitting the coalition that supports Rouhani's government against the Guardian Council, which ...

Images suggest Iran preparing satellite launch after repeated failures

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Images suggest Iran preparing satellite launch after repeated failures

Washington accuses Iran of using its satellite programme to work on nuclear-armed ballistic missiles.

Iran confirms two missiles shot down Ukrainian plane

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Iran confirms two missiles shot down Ukrainian plane

Iran has confirmed that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner with two Russian Tor M-1 missiles, in a catastrophic blunder that killed all 176 ...

Iran's Khamenei to lead Friday prayers amid public anger

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Iran's Khamenei to lead Friday prayers amid public anger

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will personally lead Friday prayers in Tehran this week for the first time in eight years, after ...

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