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A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a new court filing.

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers pointed at an unlikely culprit: Bitcoin.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts for peace.

Bomb threat at US Supreme Court ahead of inauguration

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Bomb threat at US Supreme Court ahead of inauguration

The US has arrested an Iranian academic on charges of acting as an agent of the Islamic Republic.

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

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Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

Helicopter footage of the exercise released by Iran’s navy showed what resembled an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine.

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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 ...

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Iran warns against interference over seized SKorea ship

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Hankuk Chemi and arrested its multinational crew of 20 near the strategic Strait of Hormuz one ...

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression' in south: state media

Syrian state media has said that it confront an Israeli attack that targeted several positions south of Damascus.

Iran says <em>South</em> Korea holding its $7b funds 'hostage'

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Iran says South Korea holding its $7b funds 'hostage'

Iran's seizure of a South Korean tanker has caused a diplomatic crisis in the region.

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South Korea sends delegation to Iran over tanker seizure

South Korea is set to send a delegation to Iran in an effort to negotiate the release of an oil tanker.

Iran Guards seize <em>South</em> Korean tanker amid US tensions

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Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws", at ...

Iran Revolutionary Guards seize <em>South</em> Korean-flagged tanker

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Iran Revolutionary Guards seize South Korean-flagged tanker

The apparent seizure of the South Korean-flagged Hankuk Chemi and the arrest of crew members comes as Tehran has reportedly ...

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the <em>South</em> Caucasus

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 ...

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

The New Arab Staff

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.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah officials fearful of Trump's final weeks: report

In statements to The Guardian, members of the group have expressed fears that senior Hezbollah leaders could be targeted by the US and Israel in Trump's final weeks.

Paul McLoughlin

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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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.

Sabena Siddiqui

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Analysis: Among GCC states, the most dramatic impact could be felt in Saudi Arabia once the Biden administration takes over.

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Ruslan Trad

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching ...

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Iran surpasses one million Covid-19 cases

Iran's coronavirus cases have surpassed one million, as the country struggles under the weight of the pandemic and a vaccine appears to be in ...

UNSC unlikely to respond to Iranian nuclear scientist killing

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UNSC unlikely to respond to Iranian nuclear scientist killing

Countries have been divided over the killing of the Iranian nuclear scientist.

Iran nuclear scientist's body taken to Muslim shrine

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Iran nuclear scientist's body taken to Muslim shrine

President Hassan Rouhani has accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US "mercenary" and killing Mohsen Fakhrizadeh when assailants opened fire at ...

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

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