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In meeting with US, Israel slams Iran as ‘fanatical regime’ | Israel News

In first trip to region as US secretary of defence, Lloyd Austin met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli…

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EU sanctions elite Iran commander over 2019 protests | European Union News

Head of the elite Revolutionary Guards among eight Iranian militia commanders and police chiefs sanctioned. The European Union has imposed…

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Middle East

Iran’s nuclear sites attacked in 600 words | Explainer News

Recent sabotage at Iran’s Natanz facility threatens to upend nuclear negotiations, which began last week, and heighten regional tensions. Iran’s…

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Iran’s Zarif blames Israel for Natanz incident, vows revenge | Nuclear Energy News

BREAKING Iran blames its regional arch-foe Israel for Sunday’s incident at the Natanz nuclear facility. Iran blames its regional arch-foe…

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Africa

Future ties at stake as South Korean PM heads to Iran | Politics News

Tehran, Iran – The future of diplomatic and financial relations between Iran and South Korea is at stake as Prime…

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Africa

Electrical ‘incident’ hits Iran’s Natanz nuclear site | Nuclear Energy News

No casualties reported at the site that was hit by a large explosion last year. Tehran, Iran – Parts of…

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Iran unveils new centrifuges, civilian nuclear ‘achievements’ | Nuclear Energy News

Tehran, Iran – Iran began feeding gas to cascades of new, advanced centrifuges and unveiled dozens of “achievements” to mark…

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Middle East

Iran imposes 10-day restrictions amid sharp rise in COVID cases | Coronavirus pandemic News

Tehran, Iran – Authorities in Iran have been forced to impose fresh nationwide restrictions after lack of control over travels…

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Asia

Vienna talks on Iran’s nuclear deal conclude hopeful opening week | Nuclear Energy News

Technical talks over Iran nuclear deal appear to have progressed well as negotiators are set to meet again. Tehran, Iran…

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Africa

Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry | Politics News

Release of Hankuk Chemi vessel seized by the Revolutionary Guards in January comes as Iran and world powers seek to…

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Africa

Foreign lenders cutting ties with Lebanon’s central bank: Sources | Banks News

Foreign lenders including HSBC and Wells Fargo are cutting ties with Lebanon’s central bank, sources familiar with the matter told…

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Latin America

Is Clubhouse boosting democracy in Iran? | Social Media News

Tehran, Iran – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made headlines last week when he made a late-night appearance in…

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Asia

Iranian vessel attacked in the Red Sea: Reports | Shipping News

The semi-official Iranian news agency Tasnim said the Saviz ship was targeted by limpet mines. The Iranian vessel, Saviz, was…

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Africa

Vienna talks: Iran and world powers begin nuclear negotiations | Nuclear Energy News

Iran and the major world powers still party to a 2015 nuclear deal have begun official talks in Vienna, Austria…

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Latin America

Iran indicts 10 officials over downed Ukraine airliner | Aviation News

Military prosecutor says 10 individuals indicted over the plane shootdown that killed all 176 people on board. Tehran, Iran –…

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Middle East

Iran receives first AstraZeneca doses through COVAX | Coronavirus pandemic News

Iran belatedly takes delivery of 700,800 AstraZeneca doses as its vaccination programme lags and cases rise. Tehran, Iran – Some…

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US: Iran talks unlikely to lead to an ‘immediate breakthrough’ | Nuclear Energy News

The US and Iran are planning indirect talks on Tuesday in what is expected to be a long, difficult process…

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Latin America

What to expect as Iran and world powers head for nuclear talks | Nuclear Energy News

Tehran, Iran – Representatives of the world powers that signed a 2015 nuclear deal are headed to Vienna on Tuesday…

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Asia

Iran faces fourth COVID wave after Nowruz holidays | Coronavirus pandemic News

Thousands travelled across the country despite testing positive as fines also fail to deter Iranians during the new year holidays.…

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Africa

Iran says ‘no step-by-step plan’ for lifting US sanctions | Nuclear Energy News

The step-by-step approach previously proposed by Iran is now off the table as it says it will only accept a…

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Latin America

US ‘open’ to direct talks with Iran at meeting on nuclear deal | Joe Biden News

US and Iranian officials will be in the same city for the meeting, but there are currently no plans to…

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Iran, world powers to discuss US return to nuclear deal | European Union News

The virtual meeting headed by the EU will attempt to engage Iran and the US to resume compliance with the…

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Rouhani: ‘No serious efforts’ from US to revive nuclear deal | Middle East News

The Iranian president says Biden admin’s words have not translated into action, as he calls for lifting of sanctions to…

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Asia

Iran launches operation to fight swarms of desert locusts | Agriculture News

Migratory locusts across several provinces threaten billions of dollars worth of food at a critical time for Iran. Tehran, Iran…

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What is behind China and Iran’s ‘strategic’ deal?

The two countries have signed a long-term agreement worth billions of dollars. Credit

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Latin America

Iran and China sign 25-year cooperation agreement | Business and Economy News

Deal signed in Tehran is expected to increase bilateral trade and military cooperation as US rivals move to deepen ties.…

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Iran’s Khamenei reiterates nuclear deal stance in new year speech | Middle East News

Supreme leader says the United States must lift all sanctions before Iran reverses its steps away from the nuclear deal.…

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Africa

G7 agrees to back IMF reserve boost to help poorer nations | Business and Economy News

The United Kingdom said the G7 agreed to support a ‘sizable’ increase to Special Drawing Rights, an internal currency used…

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Latin America

Is the world at a ‘tipping point’ to abolish the death penalty? | Black Lives Matter News

Business leaders from different sectors and spanning multiple continents are joining forces to call for an end to the death…

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Africa

Concerns about fourth COVID wave as Iranians travel for Nowruz | Coronavirus pandemic News

Tehran, Iran – Concerns are mounting about a resurgence of COVID-19 as the Iranian New Year approaches and many are travelling…

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Europe

‘Human error’: Inside Iran’s report on downing of Ukraine plane | Aviation News

Tehran, Iran – Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation (CAO) released its final report on Wednesday on the downing of a Ukraine…

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Latin America

Ukraine says Iran report ‘cynical’ bid to hide plane crash cause | Iran News

Criticism comes after Iran’s aviation agency said the crash was a result of an error by air defence operator who…

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Latin America

US Marine once jailed in Iran faces suspicion of treason | Middle East News

After Amir Hekmati was released from Iranian custody in a 2016 deal trumpeted as a diplomatic breakthrough, he was declared…

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Europe

Iran starts human trials of its third domestic COVID vaccine | Middle East News

The latest vaccine comes as Iran has imported 1.2 million jabs to inoculate its 80 million population. Tehran, Iran –…

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Europe

Iran charges detained French tourist with spying: Lawyer | France News

Benjamin Berier, who was arrested 10 months ago, faces a long jail sentence, his lawyer said. Iran has charged a…

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Africa

Iran tells UN it was not behind attacks on US interests in Iraq | United Nations News

Several rockets hit a military base in Erbil, northern Iraq last month, killing a foreign civilian contractor. Tehran, Iran –…

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Europe

Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe appears in court over new charge | Courts News

Tehran court hears new charge of ‘propaganda against the establishment’ against the British-Iranian aid worker, who was previously given a…

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Latin America

Bitcoin backlash: Iran cracks down on crypto exchanges | Business and Economy News

Tehran, Iran – Iranian officials are cracking down on the use of cryptocurrencies in the country again, with crypto exchanges…

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Africa

How Iranian ship got hit in attack in Mediterranean

  The ship was slightly damaged by an explosive object which caused a small fire and no casualties, state media…

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Europe

Iran arrests producers over controversial music video | Arts and Culture News

Iranian authorities have arrested multiple music producers connected to a California-based Iranian pop singer, according to his management company and…

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Asia

US, Israel hold talks on Iran nuclear diplomacy, security threats | Joe Biden News

Bilateral talks come as Biden seeks to restore the 2015 UN-backed Iran nuclear deal abandoned by Trump. Officials from the…

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Asia

US sanctions two Iranian officials for ‘gross rights violations’ | Human Rights News

Biden administration move bars two members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from entering the US. The United States has…

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Asia

Young Iranians defy tattoo taboo | Arts and Culture News

Tehran, Iran – A face hauntingly peering through a mirror surrounded by black. A woman with a skeleton hand protruding…

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Middle East

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence ends, but faces new charge | Human Rights News

Lawyer tells Iranian website Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s house arrest has officially ended but she is summoned to appear to court on…

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