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

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

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.

Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

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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 ...

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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 judiciary's official media outlet has since said.

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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.

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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 ...

Iranian scientist freed by US back in Iran: reports

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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 ...

Iran calls on US to 'stop violence' against protesters

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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 ...

US official mocks Iran over prisoner exchange proposal

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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 ...

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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.

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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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Hungary to expel Iranians in 'politically-motivated coronavirus show trial'

A group of 14 Iranian students are facing deportation from Hungary in what rights groups have described as a politically-motivated move.

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Iranian official’s off-message tweets spark coronavirus row with China

An Iranian health spokesman has sparked the anger of both Chinese diplomats and more senior Iranian officials with tweets openly blaming Beijing ...

Iran says European barter system 'good omen' but insufficient

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Iran says European barter system 'good omen' but insufficient

Britain, France and Germany last week carried out the first transaction through the Instex mechanism to deliver medical supplies to Iran, which ...

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Former FBI agent may have died in Iran: US

Bob Levinson, a missing former FBI agent may have died in Iran, the White House has said.

Iran coronavirus death toll rises above 600

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Iran coronavirus death toll rises above 600

The Islamic Republic has more than 12,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei dies of coronavirus

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Adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei dies of coronavirus

Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi died after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Iran, state media reported on Monday.

Conservatives lead as Iran poll results trickle in

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Conservatives lead as Iran poll results trickle in

Iran's conservatives appear to be leading in an election marred by the disqualification of many candidates by authorities.

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