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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Iran was behind a recent attack on an Israeli-owned ship on the Gulf of Oma, which is denied by Tehran

An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

Iran armed forces slam spy chief over scientist's murder

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Iran armed forces slam spy chief over scientist's murder

The statement by the armed forces general staff marked a rare public row between a security service and the military in Iran.

Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by 'Israeli' robot gun

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Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by 'Israeli' robot gun

Mossad agents smuggled the machine gun in small parts and then painstakingly assembled, piece by piece, a media outlet has reported.

Iran may pursue nuclear weapon, intel minister warns West

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Iran may pursue nuclear weapon, intel minister warns West

The minister's comments mark a rare occasion that a government official says Iran could reverse course on the nuclear program if sanctions are ...

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Iranian armed forces member 'involved' in nuclear scientist's murder

In an interview with state television, Iranian intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said it was not possible for his ministry to "keep watch" over the armed forces.

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Israeli embassy in Delhi on high alert before blast

Ambassador Ron Malka said he was not surprised by Friday's attack on the New Delhi embassy.

Giorgio Cafiero

Why all the mudslinging against Iran envoy Robert Malley?

Comment: Biden's pick signals a determination to get negotiations with Iran back on track, despite objections from vocal Iran hawks in ...

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Iran advances research on uranium metal production

Iran told the UN it was advancing research on uranium metal production.

Iran unveils underground missile base in Gulf

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Iran unveils underground missile base in Gulf

The new base hosts missiles with 'huge destructive power', Revolutionary Guards head Hossein Salami said.

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Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Iran is pushing yet more uranium enrichment beyond the threshold established in the nuclear deal in 2015.

Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

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Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Iran said it had started the process to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity, well beyond the threshold set by its 2015 nuclear deal with major ...

Iran says will enrich uranium up to 20%: IAEA

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Iran says will enrich uranium up to 20%: IAEA

Tehran continues to retaliate to US sanctions by progressively abandoning limits on its nuclear activity laid down in the deal.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

US bomber mission over Gulf cautions Iran

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US bomber mission over Gulf cautions Iran

America flew bombers over the Gulf in an effort to warn Iran against attacking the US.

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Iran warns Israel not to cross Gulf 'red lines'

Iran's foreign ministry said risks would be raised "high" if the Tehran's "red lines" are crossed, following media reports that an Israeli submarine crossed the Suez Canal for the Gulf.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah officials fearful of Trump's final weeks: report

In statements to The Guardian, members of the group have expressed fears that senior Hezbollah leaders could be targeted by the US and Israel in ...

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Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

The meeting of the 'joint commission' included China, France, Russia, Iran, Germany and Britain and was chaired by senior EU foreign affairs ...

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Israel picks new head of Mossad spy agency

Yossi Cohen's replacement, identified only as "D", must be approved by a special committee responsible for top civil service appointments, a ...

Iran president says Israel was behind killing of scientist

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Iran president says Israel was behind killing of scientist

President Hassan Rouhani's comments marked the first time he has directly accused Israel of carrying out the killing of Mohsen ...

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Iran's Khamenei awards military medal to slain nuclear scientist

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed on a major road outside Tehran in late November in a bomb and gun attack that the Islamic ...

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Sabena Siddiqui

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Analysis: Among GCC states, the most dramatic impact could be felt in Saudi Arabia once the Biden administration takes over.

US flies B-52s over Gulf in message for Iran

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US flies B-52s over Gulf in message for Iran

The two bombers looped near Qatar while keeping a "safe distance" from Iran's coastline, US defense officials said.

Iran makes arrests in connection with nuclear scientist's assassination

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Iran makes arrests in connection with nuclear scientist's assassination

Several suspects in the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh have been arrested, an official said.

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