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World leaders extended their congratulations to US President Joe Biden.

Donald Trump has left the White House, breaking with tradition as he finally leaves Washington.

Iran's <em>Rouhani</em> hails departure of 'tyrant' Trump

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Iran's Rouhani hails departure of 'tyrant' Trump

The leader of Iran welcomes the end of Trump's presidency.

Bitcoin blackouts: Iran blames cryptocurrency mining for city darkness

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Bitcoin blackouts: Iran blames cryptocurrency mining for city darkness

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

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and signals even more radical times ahead, writes Arash Azizi.

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Uproar in Iran over banning of British, American vaccines

Iranian medics sent an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani urging the government to stop politicising the coronavirus crisis after ...

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Cuba to test Covid vaccine in hard-hit Iran

Iran is due to test Covid-19 vaccines developed by Cuba, authorities announced, after an agreement was signed by state-run Finlay Vaccine ...

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Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet for 'violating' rules

The US social media company announced a policy in December to crack down on what it described as potentially "false or misleading information" ...

Iran's <em>Rouhani</em> says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

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Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

Following dramatic events in the US, Hassan Rouhani has offered a withering assessment of the US political system, as he hoped for ...

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Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Iran is pushing yet more uranium enrichment beyond the threshold established in the nuclear deal in 2015.

Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

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Amid US tensions, Iran steps up uranium enrichment

Iran said it had started the process to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity, well beyond the threshold set by its 2015 nuclear deal with major ...

Iran says 20% uranium enrichment process started

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Iran says 20% uranium enrichment process started

An Iranian government official said that President Hassan Rouhani ordered the enrichment "in recent days", following a bill passed last ...

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Mesbah-Yazdi dies

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Iran's ultraconservative cleric Mesbah-Yazdi dies

Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, 85, was under medical care and hospitalised days ago due to a "digestive disease" at a Tehran hospital.

<em>Rouhani</em> says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

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Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

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Saudi embassy attack 'mastermind' appointed to Iran judo federation

Iranian media had named Shia cleirc Hassan Kordmihan as a 'mastermind' behind the attack on the Saudi embassy in 2016.

Fuad Shahbazov

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Analysis: With Turkey asserting its influence in the South Caucasus region during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran must now adapt to a new ...

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Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

Iran has not elaborated on its regulatory approval process or plans for more advanced trials.

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Iran expecting 150,000 Pfizer vaccine doses from US benefactors

Iranian media have reported that unnamed philanthropists in the US are planning to send 150,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as the ...

<em>Rouhani</em> says US demanding vaccine payments via  banks

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Rouhani says US demanding vaccine payments via banks

Rouhani is criticising America after it said it wants payments for the coronavirus vaccine to go via the banks, with fears that the ...

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Arab states, Israel eyeing influence over future US-Iran deals

Gulf Arab states and Israel have reportedly floated the idea of being present in future negotiations between the US and Iran.

US looking 'very carefully' at new virus variant

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US looking 'very carefully' at new virus variant

US authorities are looking "very carefully" into the virus variant spreading in the United Kingdom, while indicating that a ban on UK travel was ...

Iran, despite sanctions, has routes to vaccines

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Iran, despite sanctions, has routes to vaccines

As the Western world prepares Covid-19 vaccinations, Iran is struggling under the weight of pandemic cases.

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

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Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin ...

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