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To avoid the US sanctions imposed on Iran, traders are crossing the border into neighbouring Iraq to sell their wares.

Iran has been suffering blackouts across the country, and the government insists that the cause is cryptocurrency.

Saudi embassy attack 'mastermind' appointed to Iran judo federation

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Saudi embassy attack 'mastermind' appointed to Iran judo federation

Iranian media had named Shia cleirc Hassan Kordmihan as a 'mastermind' behind the attack on the Saudi embassy in 2016.

Iran’s Supreme Court upholds journalist’s death sentence

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Iran’s Supreme Court upholds journalist’s death sentence

In June, a court sentenced Zam to death, saying he had been convicted of “corruption on Earth,” a charge used in cases involving espionage or ...

Funeral begins for assassinated Iran nuclear scientist

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Funeral begins for assassinated Iran nuclear scientist

Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in an attack the Islamic republic has blamed on Israel.

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Iran nuclear scientist's body taken to Muslim shrine

President Hassan Rouhani has accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US "mercenary" and killing Mohsen Fakhrizadeh when assailants opened fire at him and his bodyguards near Tehran on Friday.

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Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist, Iran newspaper urges

Iranian analyst Sadollah Zarei said striking Haifa and killing a large number of people would "definitely lead to deterrence".

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Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of ...

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Iran cut internet access to conceal protest killings: Amnesty

Amnesty said Iran deliberately cut internet access to hide November 2019 killings of protestors and called for a probe by the UN Human Rights ...

Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

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Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

Reza Tabrizi, a disabled bodybuilder and powerlifter, said it was 'hypocritical' to close gyms but allow religious shrines to remain open.

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Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street

Mehrdad Sepehri was killed after being tied to a metal pole in the street and assaulted by a policeman, triggering outrage in Iran.

Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

Iran hits new coronavirus records, curbs travel

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Iran hits new coronavirus records, curbs travel

Iran announced temporary travel restrictions on five major cities as the country reached new single-day records in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

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Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

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Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The reports point to major technological strides for Iran's cyberespionage capabilities.

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Iranian metal band escape country following 15-year prison term

All three members of the Iranian heavy metal band Arsames have managed to escape the country after being sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for their allegedly ‘satanic’ music.

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Iran executes man for killing guard in 2017-18 protests

Iran executed a man convicted of killing a member of the Revolutionary Guards during deadly 2017-18 protests.

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Iran arrests 'perpetrators' of last week's protests

The protests ocurred on Thursday "with a limited number of Behbahan residents gathering and shouting norm-breaking chants."

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Iranian man executed for drinking alcohol, says rights group

A man was executed at Mashhad prison on Thursday after being convicted of drinking alcohol for the sixth time, his lawyer told a rights ...

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

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Iran president decries reduced respect for Covid-19 rules

Hassan Rouhani reproached citizens for not adhering to health measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

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Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

Trump said he spoke to Michael White by phone and voiced rare appreciation for Iran, with which the United State was close to all-out war ...

US Navy veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

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US Navy veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

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

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes ...

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