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Aiming to avert economic crisis, the ruling includes setting up emergency courts, enacting laws to protect the economy, and imposing harsher penalties on smugglers and a rising black market

Detainees were flogged, sexually abused, and given electric shocks as part of Iran's deadly crackdown on November's protests, Amnesty has claimed

Iran says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

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Iran says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

Two people have been convicted in Iran for allegedly spying on behalf Israel, the UK and Germany.

Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

"Mahmoud Mousavi Majd's sentence was carried out on Monday morning over the charge of espionage so that the case of his betrayal to his country ...

Internet disrupted in Iran after online anti-death penalty campaign

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Internet disrupted in Iran after online anti-death penalty campaign

Iran experienced internet disruptions after an online campaign against Iran's death penalty went viral.

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA: judiciary

Reza Asgari, an Iranian citizen who had formerly worked at the defence ministry's aerospace division, was executed last week, according the judiciary.

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Iran currency tumbles to new low against dollar

The latest dip has prompted Iran's central bank to inject millions of dollars into the market, in a bid to stabilise the diminishing currency.

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Syria facing 'unprecedented' hunger crisis amid coronavirus outbreak: UN

The United Nations has warned that Covid-19 and the deteriorating economic situation in Syria could prove to be a cocktail of disaster for the ...

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Iran to execute spy 'who helped US target Soleimani'

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was convicted of spying on Iran's armed forces "especially the movements of martyr General Qassem Soleimani" for large sums ...

Iran says 230 killed in November protests: state media

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Iran says 230 killed in November protests: state media

International observers place the death toll in the crackdown between 300 and 1,500.

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Iran calls on US to 'stop violence' against protesters

Washington should 'let its people breathe', Tehran said in a message backing the protests engulfing the US.

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

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Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, while London-based human rights group Amnesty International has put ...

Syrians violate coronavirus measures to feed their families

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Syrians violate coronavirus measures to feed their families

Syrians are venturing out despite the regime's coronavirus restrictions to put food on the table for their families.

War-exhausted Syrians struggle to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Tesbih Habbal

War-exhausted Syrians struggle to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Amid regime secrecy about the spread of Covid-19, war-weary Syrians face skyrocketing prices and food shortages as bomb-damaged health systems ...

Saudi king urges coordinated G20 response to coronavirus crisis

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Saudi king urges coordinated G20 response to coronavirus crisis

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, chairing an extraordinary G20 emergency meeting via video link, pushed for coordination as COVID-19 threatens a ...

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Saudi Arabia suffers plummeting oil prices due to coronavirus

Saudi Arabia is bracing for an economic downturn as oil prices plummet due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saudi Aramco profits slide 20.6% in 2019

Saudi Aramco has given its first earnings announcement as a listed company.

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Saudi Arabia, UAE open oil taps amid price war

Saudi Arabia and its ally the UAE said they would together boost production by at least 3.5 million barrels per day.

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Death toll in Iran crackdown exceeds 300, Amnesty says

Amnesty said it collected 'harrowing testimony' suggesting that after authorities 'massacred' protesters, they orchestrated a 'wide-scale ...

Malaysia does not support 'illegal' US sanctions on Iran

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Malaysia does not support 'illegal' US sanctions on Iran

Malaysia's prime minister said his country does not support the US sanctions imposed on Iran, which he said violate international law.

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Iran unveils budget of 'resistance' against US sanctions

Rouhani told parliament that the budget of 4,845 trillion rial, or $36 billion at the current street rate, was devised to help Iran's people ...

Amnesty: Iran unrest killed 'at least 208' last month

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Amnesty: Iran unrest killed 'at least 208' last month

At least 208 people are believed to have been killed during a crackdown on protests in Iran last month that followed a sharp fuel price ...

Israel slams 'shameful' European recruits to Iran sanctions-busting system

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Israel slams 'shameful' European recruits to Iran sanctions-busting system

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu slammed six new European members of a barter mechanism with Iran on Sunday.

Iranians endure biting sanctions and a brutal crackdown

Bashdar Ismaeel

Iranians endure biting sanctions and a brutal crackdown

Comment: The real losers of the US sanctions are ordinary Iranian people, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

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