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The UK court action accuses four Emirati officials of assault, false imprisonment and the intentional infliction of psychiatric injury.

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

Iran's virus deaths cross 60,000 mark

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Iran's virus deaths cross 60,000 mark

Iran passed over the 60,000 fatalities caused by coronavirus, as the country is in the midst of the Middle East's worst outbreak of the illness

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

Iran imposes mandatory quarantine for travellers from Europe

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Iran imposes mandatory quarantine for travellers from Europe

The change in measures came as a health official claimed that the COVIran Barekat had "completely neutralised" the highly infectious variant ...

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even greater threat to stability.

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Iran chooses Lebanon, Syria as Soleimani legal representatives

Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are among the countries chosen to represent Iran through international legal channels.

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Iran commander vows revenge as Soleimani killing anniversary looms

Retaliation could even come from 'inside your own house', Quds Force chief Esmail Ghaani warned the US.

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Iranian officials fear 'fourth wave' sparked by winter festivities

Officials remain worried about the danger of resurgence amid the Yalda gatherings, which mark the longest and darkest night of the year.

UN probe on 1988 Iran massacres a 'breakthrough': Amnesty

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UN probe on 1988 Iran massacres a 'breakthrough': Amnesty

Amnesty have longed campaigned for what they describe as the extrajudicial executions of thousands of Iranian dissidents at the end of the ...

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Iran will focus on 'actions' of new US administration

Iran has said it will focus on the 'actions' of the new US administration rather than who wins the White House.

Iran expands anti-virus measures as calls for lockdown grow

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Iran expands anti-virus measures as calls for lockdown grow

A senior health official has said that daily fatalities could potentially reach 900 in coming days unless adequate measures were taken.

Emirati bid for Interpol presidency would 'damage' reputation: NGOs

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Emirati bid for Interpol presidency would 'damage' reputation: NGOs

A coalition of 19 NGOs wrote to the international police body's secretary-general to express their 'deep concern' over Raisi's candidacy.

Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

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Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

Iran's highest judicial authority has banned the use of torture, amid criticism from the international community on the way it treats its ...

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

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Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

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Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

The jailed academic experienced torture and solitary confinement during his detention in the UAE, Hedges says.

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Iran 'moving towards third wave of Covid-19' says official

After a brief decline last month, coronavirus infections and deaths are now surging in Tehran, with the rest of the country likely to follow

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Iran ex-judiciary official gets 31 years for graft

Akbar Tabari received the jail term after being convicted of "setting up and heading a bribery network", judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein ...

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Confusion and fear as Iran says 'millions' have virus

Since President Hassan Rouhani announced on Saturday that 25 million Iranians may have been infected with the coronavirus, he has not mentioned ...

Iran coronavirus death toll nears 10,000

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Iran coronavirus death toll nears 10,000

A health official urged mask wearing as Iran suffered its highest daily coronavirus death toll in more than two months.

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Iran arrests founder of student charity, 2 aides

Iranian hard-liners have criticised the charity, the Imam Ali’s Popular Students Relief Society, accusing it of misusing the organisation for ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's ...

Iran opens trial of former judiciary deputy head

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Iran opens trial of former judiciary deputy head

Akbar Tabari is accused of obstructing "the execution of justice" against influential senior Iranian officials "by forming a criminal group".

Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

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Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

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