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Ayatollah Yousef Saanei died in a hospital in the holy city of Qom after being hospitalized for two days with a broken hip and wrist.

Washington's European allies all abstained, and Iran mocked the Trump administration for winning the support of just one other country, the Dominican Republic.

UN rejects US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

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UN rejects US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

Only two of the Council's 15 members voted in favour, highlighting the division between Washington and its European allies since Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear accord in May 2018.

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

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Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the ...

Iran says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

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Iran says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

Two people have been convicted in Iran for allegedly spying on behalf Israel, the UK and Germany.

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Fourth Lebanese minister resigns as security chiefs questioned

Lebanese Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni resigned on Monday, bringing the embattled government closer to collapse, as a judge questioned security chiefs over last week's deadly Beirut blast.

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Beirut explosion 'should not be politicised', says Iran

A foreign ministry spokesperson claimed countries were trying to politicise the blast "for their own interests".

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Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Protests have been lodged with the International Civil Aviation Organization - a UN agency - and the Swiss embassy in Tehran that handles US ...

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Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

Iran's mission to the UN will take its concerns to the Security Council, claiming US military jets "threatened" an Iranian passenger plane over ...

US fighter jets near Iranian passenger plane over Syria

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US fighter jets near Iranian passenger plane over Syria

A pilot has confirmed that two US fighter jets approached an Iranian passenger plane, forcing it to land in Beirut.

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

"Mahmoud Mousavi Majd's sentence was carried out on Monday morning over the charge of espionage so that the case of his betrayal to his ...

Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA: judiciary

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA: judiciary

Reza Asgari, an Iranian citizen who had formerly worked at the defence ministry's aerospace division, was executed last week, according the ...

Condemned Iranian spy arrested 'months before' Soleimani assassination

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Condemned Iranian spy arrested 'months before' Soleimani assassination

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd had been detained and imprisoned by Iranian authorities months before Soleimani's assassination, the Iranian ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran launches 'corona police' force to enforce lockdown as health minister says "one in five" may have been infected.

Iran launches 'Corona Police' to tackle coronavirus lockdown rebels

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Iran launches 'Corona Police' to tackle coronavirus lockdown rebels

A police force designed to keep citizens off the streets in Iran's 'red zone' - Abadan City - has been launched, as the Covid-19 toll continues ...

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Iran to execute spy 'who helped US target Soleimani'

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was convicted of spying on Iran's armed forces "especially the movements of martyr General Qassem Soleimani" for large sums of money, judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Iranian scientist freed by US back in Iran: reports

Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari has been reunited with his family in Iran after his release from prison in the United States.

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Plane carrying Iran scientist jailed in US takes off

Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from arch-foe the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his ...

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Iran calls on US to 'stop violence' against protesters

Washington should 'let its people breathe', Tehran said in a message backing the protests engulfing the US.

Iran says scientist jailed in US to return soon

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Iran says scientist jailed in US to return soon

Dr. Sirous Asgari, who has reportedly contracted coronavirus while in US custody, will return to Iran within 'the next two or three days', Iran ...

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US official mocks Iran over prisoner exchange proposal

The United States and Iran clashed on the prospect of a prisoner swap, with a US official mockingly urging the adversary to send a plane to ...

Jailed Australian-British academic 'has attempted suicide' multiple times

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Jailed Australian-British academic 'has attempted suicide' multiple times

Jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has "attempted suicide" multiple times in Iranian prison, the spouse of another detainee ...

Iran rulesout Cold War-style hotline with US

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Iran rulesout Cold War-style hotline with US

Iran has had tense encounters at sea for years with the US Navy in the Persian Gulf, through which 20 percent of its oil passes.

Germany paying 'debt' to Israel with Hezbollah ban: Iran

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Germany paying 'debt' to Israel with Hezbollah ban: Iran

Iran argued Germany was motivated by the grim legacy of Nazi rule and its guilt over the Holocaust, the mass murder of six million European Jews ...

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