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A released photo and video broadcast by Iranian state television of the site showed a two-story brick building with scorch marks and its roof apparently destroyed.

Iranian opposition activists have called the death of former judge Gholamreza Mansouri, who is wanted by Tehran for alleged corruption, 'certainly suspicious', after falling from a hotel window in Bucharest.

Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

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Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

The news agency is in hot water after an article criticising Tehran's intelligence operations in Europe.

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

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Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, while London-based human rights group Amnesty International has put ...

Iran's missile strike against US in Iraq was symbolic

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Iran's missile strike against US in Iraq was symbolic

In a symbolic move of revenge, Iran fired an estimated ten Fateh-313 missiles at the Ain al-Asad military base in Iraq's Anbar province living ...

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Khamenei orders Iran unrest victims treated as 'martyrs'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision marked a significant softening of position by the Iranian authorities towards those killed during the protests that erupted on 15 November.

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Khamenei says enemy 'repelled' in Iran as uprising grows

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the enemy had been 'repelled' as an uprising continues to grow.

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Iran attacks US 'hypocritical' support for protesters

Tehran slammed the United States for showing support for protesters in Iran despite Washington's economic pressure on the Islamic Republic.

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Tehran restricts internet access amid deadly nationwide protests

Authorities in Tehran have restricted internet access in Iran as protesters continued to take to the streets amid deadly nationwide protests.

Iranian policeman killed in clashes amid widespread protests

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Iranian policeman killed in clashes amid widespread protests

Clashes erupted after protesters attacked police headquarters in the western city, Arabi21 reported on the second day of widespread protests ...

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Iran's Khamenei backs petrol price hike that sparked protests

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed 'hooligans' for damaging property and said 'all the centres of the world's wickedness against us have cheered' the ...

The dangers of destroying Iran's middle class through sanctions

Paul Iddon

The dangers of destroying Iran's middle class through sanctions

Comment: Ironically, it's Iran's middle class who are most likely to help usher in a more liberal and democratic government. Destroying them is ...

Iran denies allegations of 'spying' on German army

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Iran denies allegations of 'spying' on German army

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the “enemies” were aiming to “sour relations” between Iran and Europe, dismissing German ...

Europe ‘cannot absolve responsibility for harbouring terrorists,’ says Iran

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Europe ‘cannot absolve responsibility for harbouring terrorists,’ says Iran

Iran’s foreign minister said EU sanctions on Tehran over alleged planned attacks in Europe “will not absolve Europe of responsibility for ...

EU slaps sanctions on Iran intelligence over assassination plots

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EU slaps sanctions on Iran intelligence over assassination plots

Officials from key EU states met with Iranian representatives on Tuesday to convey concerns over alleged assassination plots against Iranian ...

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EU to consider sanctions on Iran for failed attack

EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to examine possible sanctions against Iran over two foiled attacks in Europe on opposition rallies.

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More than meets the eye behind Iranian assassin plots

Comment: The question of who is responsible for these plots merits a nuanced look beyond official statements, writes Maysam Behravesh.

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Iranian diplomat held in Belgium over 'bomb plot'

Prosecutors said that the suspect, previously identified as Assadollah Assadi, had been extradited to Belgium from Germany.

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Iranian diplomat extradited to Belgium over 'bomb plot'

An Iranian diplomat linked to an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally in France has been extradited to Belgium from Germany, ...

France accuses Iran over bomb plot near Paris

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France accuses Iran over bomb plot near Paris

France accused Iran's intelligence ministry on Tuesday of being behind a foiled plot to bomb an exiled opposition group near the French capital ...

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Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

Analysis: Stepping up assassinations on foreign soil may spark unprecedented violent reactions, writes Paul Iddon.

US charges two Iranians with spying for Tehran

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US charges two Iranians with spying for Tehran

Two Iranian-Americans have been charged with spying for Tehran after allegedly collecting information on Jewish institutions and attempting to ...

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Derek Davison

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Comment: Should sanctions cause Iran's leadership to collapse, a military dictatorship controlled by former elements of the IRGC could emerge, ...

Bolton denies Iran sanctions about regime change

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Bolton denies Iran sanctions about regime change

The remarks, made during a Fox News appearance, are a reversal for the national security adviser.

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