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Natanz nuclear site in Iran, largely built underground to withstand enemy airstrikes, had an "incident" concerning its electrical distribution grid on Sunday.

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

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Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

A cargo ship in the Red Sea, thought to be used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, has been attacked, with Israel being the main suspect.

Lebanese mothers protest ruling class to mark Mother's Day

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Lebanese mothers protest ruling class to mark Mother's Day

Dozens of women in Lebanon took to the streets on the eve of Mother's Day to protest against the country's ruling class.

Deadly Beirut blast more powerful than volcanic eruption: report

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Deadly Beirut blast more powerful than volcanic eruption: report

Beirut's port blast is believed to be one of the most powerful non-nuclear, man-made explosions in human history.

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Indian report says Iran behind bomb near Israeli embassy

An Indian intelligence report claims a militant cell supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Corps was behind the explosion.

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Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

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UN nuclear chief to visit Tehran to discuss inspections

The International Atomic Energy Agency will visit Tehran to discuss inspections of nuclear facilities amid efforts to restart the nuclear deal.

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Iran armed forces slam spy chief over scientist's murder

The statement by the armed forces general staff marked a rare public row between a security service and the military in Iran.

Iran may pursue nuclear weapon, intel minister warns West

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Iran may pursue nuclear weapon, intel minister warns West

The minister's comments mark a rare occasion that a government official says Iran could reverse course on the nuclear program if sanctions are ...

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US bomber mission over Gulf cautions Iran

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US bomber mission over Gulf cautions Iran

America flew bombers over the Gulf in an effort to warn Iran against attacking the US.

Iran warns Israel not to cross Gulf 'red lines'

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Iran warns Israel not to cross Gulf 'red lines'

Iran's foreign ministry said risks would be raised "high" if the Tehran's "red lines" are crossed, following media reports that an Israeli ...

Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

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Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

Tehran agreed to quit enriching uranium at the facility as part of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

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Iran nuclear deal parties try to defuse tensions

The meeting of the 'joint commission' included China, France, Russia, Iran, Germany and Britain and was chaired by senior EU foreign affairs ...

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Israel picks new head of Mossad spy agency

Yossi Cohen's replacement, identified only as "D", must be approved by a special committee responsible for top civil service appointments, a government statement said.

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Iran president says Israel was behind killing of scientist

President Hassan Rouhani's comments marked the first time he has directly accused Israel of carrying out the killing of Mohsen ...

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Iran makes arrests in connection with nuclear scientist's assassination

Several suspects in the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh have been arrested, an official said.

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US troop pullouts in Mideast raise fears of Iran

A senior U.S. military official with knowledge of the region said Monday that Iran may try to take advantage of America’s troop withdrawals.

'Thank you, Mossad': Israeli flag spotted in Iranian capital

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'Thank you, Mossad': Israeli flag spotted in Iranian capital

A thank you note to Israel's spy agency and a blue and white Israeli flag were spotted in the Iranian capital this week.

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US to reduce staff at Baghdad embassy amid tensions

The decision stems from concern about a possible retaliatory strike on the first anniversary of the US airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, ...

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

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Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

Following agreements to normalise relations with the UAE and Bahrain, thousands of Israeli tourists are scheduled to travel to the Gulf this ...

Iran hardens nuclear stance after assassination

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Iran hardens nuclear stance after assassination

The Guardian Council has approved a new law advocating increased uranium enrichment levels and a halt to UN inspections.

Iran's president rejects bill that would boost enrichment

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Iran's president rejects bill that would boost enrichment

President Hasan Rouhani said the bill, likely a show of defiance after the assassination of a top nuclear scientist, was "harmful" to ...

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