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The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the Persian Gulf."

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but others doubt it will improve their lives

Jailed Iranian bodybuilder sews lips to protest prison abuse

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Jailed Iranian bodybuilder sews lips to protest prison abuse

Khaled Pirzadeh has been allegedly beaten by Iran's brutal authorities on multiple occasion, leaving him in need of hospital treatment, which he has been denied.

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

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The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

Pompeo claims 'many' in Saudi want normalisation with Israel

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Pompeo claims 'many' in Saudi want normalisation with Israel

Pompeo, who served as Trump's CIA director and top diplomat, made the comments in a recorded video address to the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement.

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Iran should probe deadly shooting on Pakistan border: HRW

Human Rights Watch called on Iran Friday to investigate a deadly shooting by Revolutionary Guards against smugglers attempting to transport fuel into neighbouring Pakistan.

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HRW urges Iran to probe deadly shooting on border

Monday's shooting in the border area near the town of Saravan killed at least 10 people and wounded five, HRW said, citing Baluchi activists.

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Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons ...

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Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year ...

Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

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Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

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UN expert says Iran lied in downing of airliner

A UN official on Tuesday accused Iran of lying in its explanation of how it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran.

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

Iran's army test fires short-range 'smart' missile

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Iran's army test fires short-range 'smart' missile

State media quoted the chief of the army's ground force as saying the "smart" missile is capable of operating under "any weather condition".

Turkey detains Iran consulate employee in murder probe

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Turkey detains Iran consulate employee in murder probe

An Iranian consulate employee in Istanbul was detained in connection with a probe into the assassination of an Iranian dissident in Turkey.

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Iran’s Guard begins ground forces drill near Iraqi border

The report said the annual exercise, dubbed the “great prophet,” is ongoing in the southwest of the country and has aimed at readiness and assessment of forces.

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Involving regional states in Iran talks will spell failure

Comment: It would be a mistake to allow long-standing and difficult issues of regional rivalries to interfere in future negotiations with Iran, ...

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Secret 'Zarif recording' suggests Iranian flight was 'deliberately downed'

A secret recording, said to be of Foreign Minister Zarif, appears to back claims that a Ukrainian flight was deliberately fired on by Iranian ...

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Biden to nominate new Yemen special envoy

Timothy Lenderking will be tasked with ending the six-year conflict in Yemen, which has wrecked and starved the country.

UK warns Zaghari-Ratcliffe family not to publicise release plan

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UK warns Zaghari-Ratcliffe family not to publicise release plan

Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family has been campaigning for her release since she was held in Iran in April 2016 on sedition charges. She is currently ...

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Iran hangs ethnic Baluch for 'terror', despite UN appeal

Javid Dehghan Khalad was put to death early in the morning in the restive southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan, Mizan Online reported.

Iran finds loophole in vaccine ban with Swedish import

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Iran finds loophole in vaccine ban with Swedish import

Iran has reportedly found 'a way around' an official ban on US and British-made Covid-19 vaccines.

The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

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The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame ...

Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

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Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths against security forces despite a ...

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