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Iran has been suffering blackouts across the country, and the government insists that the cause is cryptocurrency.

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Iran police disperse pro-Azerbaijan demonstrations

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Iran police disperse pro-Azerbaijan demonstrations

Demonstrations in northwestern Iran in support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia.

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 anti-government ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: March 29

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: March 29

Syria and Qatar report their first coronavirus deaths, while Iranian authorities hunt for dozens of escaped prisoners in today's coronavirus ...

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British ambassador returns to Iran after arrest last month

Ambassador Rob Macaire has returned to Tehran after leaving Iran shortly after he was detained near an anti-government demonstration in January.

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British ambassador 'briefly detained' in Iran amid protests

Demonstrators returned to the streets of Tehran on Saturday after Iran admitted to accidentally downing a Ukrainian passenger jet.

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Iranian mourners slam authorities for concealing plane crash truth

Despite Tehran's statement, Iranians expressed anger towards the government for initially denying it had shot down the passenger jet.

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Khamenei says enemy 'repelled' in Iran as uprising grows

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the enemy had been 'repelled' as an uprising continues to grow.

UN 'alarmed' at mounting Iran protests death toll

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UN 'alarmed' at mounting Iran protests death toll

The UN rights office said it was alarmed by reports live ammunition was being used against protesters and had caused a 'significant number of ...

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Train travel between Tehran and Ankara resumes this week

Train travel between the Turkish capital Ankara and the Iranian capital Tehran has been suspended since 2015, but resumes this week.

Iran slams 'childish' US sanctions on FM Zarif

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Iran slams 'childish' US sanctions on FM Zarif

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has blasted new US sanctions on Iran's foreign minister as a barrier to diplomacy amid escalating US pressure ...

Huge blaze threatens Iran's historic <em>Tabriz</em> bazaar

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Huge blaze threatens Iran's historic Tabriz bazaar

A fire at the 1000-year-old Bazaar of Tabriz was successfully put out by firefighters, having injured 16 people and damaged 150 shops.

Iranian rivalry erupts: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Iranian rivalry erupts: This week in Middle East football

As many as 100,000 fans crowded into the Tabriz stadium to enjoy one of the biggest derbies of Iran's league, reports Uri Levy.

Iran, Russia, Turkey to meet again amid Idlib fears

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Iran, Russia, Turkey to meet again amid Idlib fears

Despite President Erdogan indicating a European summit in Istanbul, reports of a third tripartite summit planned in Iran have emerged amid fears ...

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The 1988 Iran prison massacre: What happened?

Amnesty International and Justice for Iran have revealed that Tehran is destroyed mass graves of those who died during the 1988 prison massacre, demanding an end to the cover up.

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Trump undecided on scrapping Iran deal, Bolton says

Trump is as yet undecided on whether or not to scrap the Iran deal, and is 'considering' Macron's new deal as the deadline approaches.

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Trump and Macron hint at 'new' deal with Iran

Trump displayed surprising familiarity with his meeting with France's Macron as talks of the Iran deal dominated the agenda.

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'Severe consequences' if US reneges on nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iran has warned it will step up its nuclear programme if the US withdraws from the 2015 agreement.

Iranian environmental official, symbol of expat return, quits post

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Iranian environmental official, symbol of expat return, quits post

Iran's poster child of expat return quits his government role just seven months into the job, following pressure from conservative officials.

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Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

Comment: Saudi Arabia and Iran are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East, into the Caucasus, writes James Dorsey.

The spark that triggered Iran's Revolution 40 years ago The spark that triggered Iran's Revolution 40 years ago

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The spark that triggered Iran's Revolution 40 years ago

Forty years on, Iranians look back on the moment that sparked Iran's historic 1979 revolution.

Heavy air pollution shuts schools in Iran

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Heavy air pollution shuts schools in Iran

Schools have been shut in Tehran due to toxic smog over the city.

'Human error' behind Iran fatal train crash

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'Human error' behind Iran fatal train crash

An error by a railway signals operator was likely the reason for a collision involving two trains in Iran last month, which left 45 people dead.

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