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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 Shiraz

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

Seven boats mysteriously catch fire in Iran port

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Seven boats mysteriously catch fire in Iran port

The unexplained incident comes following a series of explosions and fires which have occurred at sensitive sites in Iran, including nuclear, military, and industrial facilities .

Cyber conflict: Iran and Israel’s new frontier of war

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Cyber conflict: Iran and Israel’s new frontier of war

There has been no confirmation that explosions in Iranian facilities are the result of cyber-attacks, but it has got experts talking.

Mysterious damage to Iran nuclear site could be Israel

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Mysterious damage to Iran nuclear site could be Israel

An incident at a nuclear site in Iran has some guessing that it is connected to Israel.

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Two killed in latest mysterious explosion to hit Iran

A number of factories and sensitive sites in Iran have been hit by mysterious fires and explosions in recent weeks, sparking speculation that the country is under attack.

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Israel behind blast at Iran nuclear site, official claims

Israel's defence minister has said the country is not 'necessarily behind every mysterious incident targeting nuclear and military sites in Iran.

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Iran says damage at Natanz nuclear site 'significant'

The damages at Natanz nuclear facility are 'significant', Iran's atomic energy spokesperson said.

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EU says Iran has triggered nuclear deal dispute mechanism

The dispute mechanism provides for a period of about one month, which can be prolonged if all parties agree, to resolve any disagreement.

Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

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Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

After an "accident" at a nuclear complex in Iran, Tehran warned its enemies against hostilities.

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Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge, analysts say

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization sought to downplay the fire, calling it an 'incident' that damaged a construction.

'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear facility

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'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear facility

Natanz, also known as the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant, is among the sites monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

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Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The move comes as part of an ongoing dispute between Assad and his cousin, Rami Makhlouf.

US sanctions Iranian ship captains over Venezuela oil delivery

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US sanctions Iranian ship captains over Venezuela oil delivery

Mike Pompeo said the captains of Iranian-flagged oil tankers which recently delivered 1.5 million barrels of fuel to Venezuela had been placed ...

Russia vows to back Iran on nuclear deal

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Russia vows to back Iran on nuclear deal

At the start of talks with his Iranian counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that his country would firmly oppose any attempts "to ...

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Nuclear watchdog 'concerned' over Iran blocking of site inspections

Iran told the agency the report was a source of "deep regret and disappointment" and hinted the queries were based on "fabricated information" from "intelligence services".

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Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt ...

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Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

Syria's justice ministry has banned Rami Makhlouf from leaving the country, following a public dispute over millions of dollars the government ...

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Makhlouf lashes out at Syria regime in fresh accusations

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf accused the regime of threatening to arrest him and close his telecommunications empire if he does not hand over ...

Syria's economy continues to collapse

Dani Qappani

Syria's economy continues to collapse

With the economy in an unprecedented nose-dive and the value of the Syrian pound reaching 1,000 to one US dollar, Syrians are struggling to meet ...

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UAE to open first nuclear power plant in region

The Barakah plant, located on the Gulf coast west of Abu Dhabi, is the first nuclear power plant in the region.

Iran rocket launch fails to put satellite into orbit

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Iran rocket launch fails to put satellite into orbit

An Iranian satellite has failed to go into orbit after an attempted rocket launch from the Islamic Republic's Imam Khomeini Space Centre.

Iranians must have 'right to choose' at polls: Rouhani

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Iranians must have 'right to choose' at polls: Rouhani

Controversy has been raging for the last fortnight, pitting the coalition that supports Rouhani's government against the Guardian Council, which ...

US hits Iran with new sanctions, keeps some exemptions

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US hits Iran with new sanctions, keeps some exemptions

The Trump administration announced new sanctions targeting the head of Iran's nuclear program and the agency he directs.

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