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Germany's ambassador was summoned in Tehran over tweets condemning the execution of a wrestler just days earlier.

The sentence against Navid Afkari was carried out on Saturday morning in Adelabad prison in Shiraz.

Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

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Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

The case of Navid Afkari has drawn international interest, with world sports organisations jumping to his defence and critics claiming Iran is using his punishment to silence dissent.

Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

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Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

In the segment, Afkari is seen 'confessing' to stabbing a water supply company employee in the southern city of Shiraz amid ...

Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

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Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

Iran said it has detained Jamshid Sharmahd, the leader of a US-based Iranian monarchist group, accusing him of planning a deadly 2008 bombing in ...

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Iran arrests 'perpetrators' of last week's protests

The protests ocurred on Thursday "with a limited number of Behbahan residents gathering and shouting norm-breaking chants."

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Iranian CEO accused of violating US sanctions pleads guilty

An Iranian businessman accused of violating US sanctions through his financial services firm has pleaded guilty, the US Justice Department said.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

A number of Shia Muslim shrines have reopened in Iran, with worshippers allowed to enter as long as they follow measures to prevent the spread ...

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Iran transforms shrine into a coronavirus mask production facility

Authorities in Iran are using a historic religious shrine as a production facility to make more masks in the country which has seen thousands ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Malaysia tells wives how to behave during the lockdown, prisoners riot in Iran, and the Syrian regime records its second death.

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Inmates riot in southern Iran prison over coronavirus spread

Iranian authorities have released around 100,000 prisoners in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Bootleg 'antiviral alcohol' now killing hundreds in Iran

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Bootleg 'antiviral alcohol' now killing hundreds in Iran

Iranian media reports nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic Republic.

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Saqib Mugloo & Bhat Burhan

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Kashmir's families are being left in the dark over the fate of their children studying in coronavirus-stricken Iran.

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Saqib Mugloo & Bhat Burhan

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Kashmir's families are being left in the dark over the fate of their children studying in coronavirus-stricken Iran.

Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

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Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

#IWD2020: The Women of Nineveh magazine hopes to give a voice to the women of northern Iraq's diverse religious and ethnic groups.

Arash Azizi

Is this Iran's 'Chernobyl moment'?

Comment: Arash Azizi asks if the Iranian regime's crisis of competence will bring it down.

Paul Iddon

Cultural sites should never be a target of war

Comment: Trump's threat to target Iranian cultural sites shows complete disdain for Iran's people and their rich heritage, writes Paul Iddon.

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Iran says 'rioters' shot and killed amid protests

Tehran has previously rejected international reports alleging hundreds of people have been killed in a brutal crackdown on demonstrations.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards praise violent crackdown on protesters

Authorities vowed to arrest leaders of the protests that started last Friday, in which police stations were attacked, petrol pumps torched and ...

Iran's Khamenei backs petrol price hike that sparked protests

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Iran's Khamenei backs petrol price hike that sparked protests

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed 'hooligans' for damaging property and said 'all the centres of the world's wickedness against us have cheered' the ...

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Iranian protester killed as petrol price hikes spark protests

The demonstrations broke out on Friday, hours after it was announced that the price of petrol would be hiked by 50 percent for the first 60 ...

Iran marks 1979 embassy siege with 'Death to America'

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Iran marks 1979 embassy siege with 'Death to America'

Rallies also took place in several other cities four decades to the day after revolutionary students stormed the complex and seized dozens of ...

'Goalkeeper of the revolution' killed by Syrian regime forces

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'Goalkeeper of the revolution' killed by Syrian regime forces

Abdelbaset al-Sarout rose to fame as a goalkeeper in his hometown Homs. He died as a Free Syrian Army commander, known as the 'guardian of the ...

Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17

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Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17

Flash floods in southern Iran have killed at least 17 people and injured 74, Iranian state TV reported on Monday.

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