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# Iran

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Trump says US was primed to attack three locations in Iran before he called off mission
The US had reportedly been planning strikes on a number of Iranian targets.
US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone
The Pentagon insisted the aircraft was in international air space.
Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations
Washington has blamed Iran for two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.
British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail
Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.
Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker
Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.
US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf
The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.
Iranian foreign minister says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'
The riposte by Iran’s top diplomat followed an ominous warning by Trump.
Trump warns that war would mean 'the official end of Iran' as tensions continue to rise
Trump’s Cabinet is reportedly at odds on how to deal with Iran.
US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.
Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions
President Rouhani said Iran wants to negotiate new terms with remaining partners in the deal.
Mass evacuations ordered after 70 left dead by floods in Iran
Local authorities have said the situation is “critical” ahead of further downpours.
US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son
Hamza bin Laden is seen as a growing force in global extremism.
'I went my own way' - Queiroz ends eight-year spell with Iran after Asian Cup exit
After seeing his side beaten 3-0 by Japan in the semi-final, the former United number two announced his departure.
Station boss sacked after Jackie Chan sex scene accidentally broadcast on Iranian TV
Men and women are not even allowed to shake hands on screen in Iran.
China, India and Japan among 8 countries exempt from US oil sanctions
The renewed US sanctions aim to hit Iran’s oil exports and cut it off from international finance.
Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war
A gavel-wielding Trump at the UN Security Council accused Beijing of working against his Republican Party in upcoming midterm elections.
At least 29 people, including children, shot dead at military parade in Iran
Iran has said there will be a “crushing response”.
Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran
Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran after reimposing tough sanctions in August.
'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria
The US President has warned Syria against launching an attack on the country’s last rebel stronghold.
British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release
She is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition – a charge she has always denied.
Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation
Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.
Iranian leader accuses US of 'psychological warfare' as Trump reimposes sanctions
Trump pulled the US out of a historic nuclear deal in May.
Trump says he's willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'
Trump’s offer comes after a provocative warning a week ago from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Explainer: Why Trump has warned Iran of 'consequences few throughout history have suffered before'
The nuclear deal with Iran struck by former President Barack Obama is one that Trump detests.
'You will suffer the consequences': Donald Trump warns Iran over threatening US
The US President was responding to comments by Hassan Rouhani, who suggested that the two countries could be on a path to war.
Iranian teen detained after posting dance videos on Instagram
She had posted around 300 videos on her account, many of which showed her dancing in both Iranian and Western styles.
Queiroz: Iran will follow the 'three Rs' against Ronaldo and Portugal
The Iranians can still qualify from Group B but will need a victory over the European champions to do so.
Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country
Experts have looked into the impact using such weapons would have on a nation’s population and resources.
Coveney to discuss 'troubling events in Gaza' with EU foreign ministers
The Tánaiste is due to go to Palestine and Israel next week.
Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations
There have been serious military confrontations between both nations in recent days.
Larry Donnelly: 'There is a definite sense that the net is tightening around Donald Trump'
However, the president’s job approval ratings have been on a clear, upward arc as of late, writes Larry Donnelly.
At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria
Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.
'Death to America': Iran's press is scathing about Trump's nuclear deal pullout
The international community has also expressed regret at the decision.
'Disastrous', 'defective to its core': Trump pulls US out of landmark Iran nuclear accord
The move was met with dismay in Europe and elsewhere.
Israel's Netanyahu says he has proof of Iran's 'secret' nuclear weapons plan
Iran has dismissed Netanyahu’s allegations on nuclear weapons ahead of a renewed Iran deal.
Unearthed mummified remains could be those of the father of the last Shah of Iran
The family of Reza Shah Pahlavi say they believe the remains are most likely his.
Trump slams Iran nuclear deal as 'insane' and 'ridiculous' during Macron White House meeting
Trump hosted French president Emmanuel Macron in the Oval Office for the first time today.
Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections
Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.
Missiles and drones from Yemen have been 'intercepted' over Saudi Arabia
The attacks were claimed by the rebels via their news outlet Al-Masirah.
Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release
The case sparked a political firestorm when Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was in Iran “training journalists”.