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Iran: Country in Western Asia
Iran, also called Persia, and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan to the north, by Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to the south. It covers an area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), making it the fourth-largest country entirely in Asia and the second-largest country in Western Asia behind Saudi Arabia. Iran has a population of 85 million, making it the 17th-most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Tehran, followed by Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Shiraz and Tabriz.

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China withdraws as the host of soccer's 2023 Asian Cup owing to the pandemic | OneIndia News [Video]

China withdraws as the host of soccer's 2023 Asian Cup owing to the pandemic | OneIndia News

China, on Saturday, withdrew as the host of the soccer 2023 Asian Cup citing the ongoing pandemic as the reason behind the decision. China's withdrawal could let Qatar or Saudi Arabia take up as hosts..

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Soaring bread prices spark protests and shop fires in Iran [Video]

Soaring bread prices spark protests and shop fires in Iran

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Iran arrests at least 22 protesting staple food price hikes

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France denounces 'baseless' arrest of two citizens in Iran

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When gunmen from the Democratic Revolutionary Front for the Liberation of Arabistan (DRFLA) took control of the Iranian Embassy in London and seized hostages, dramatic measures were taken to regain..

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Thousands of Muslims in India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq gathered on Tuesday to pray for Eid al-Fitr. [Video]

Thousands of Muslims in India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq gathered on Tuesday to pray for Eid al-Fitr.

They joined Muslims across the Middle East and beyond observing Eid, which is one of the most celebrated holidays in the Muslim world and traditionally a time for family and festivities.

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Negev Summit: Historic meeting focuses on Israeli-Arab "security alliance against Iran" [Video]

Negev Summit: Historic meeting focuses on Israeli-Arab "security alliance against Iran"

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Israel-Arab ties 'deter' Iran, Israel FM tells landmark meeting

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Israel says historic meet with US, Arab envoys will 'deter' Iran [Video]

Israel says historic meet with US, Arab envoys will 'deter' Iran

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Blinken says US, Israel 'committed' to preventing Iran getting nuclear bomb [Video]

Blinken says US, Israel 'committed' to preventing Iran getting nuclear bomb

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Israeli-Arab summit convenes, Blinken seeks to reassure allies on Iran

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US to maintain sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard even if nucelar deal is reached says Robert Malley, US special envoy for Iran

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Iran: The Persian powder paradise drawing in the world’s best skiers [Video]

Iran: The Persian powder paradise drawing in the world’s best skiers

With 87 kilometres of slope and 66 lifts, the ski resorts outside of Tehran offer some of the best pistes in Asia - and no one knows about them.

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Release 'should have happened six years ago,' says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe [Video]

Release 'should have happened six years ago,' says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

The British charity worker has called for other hostages to be freed in Iran.

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Morad Tabaz's daughter pleads for her father's release [Video]

Morad Tabaz's daughter pleads for her father's release

The daughter of Morad Tahbaz - a British-US national being detained in Iran - has pleaded with the government to not abandon her father in the wake of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release. Speaking..

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Starmer calls on govt to do more for Brit detained in Iran [Video]

Starmer calls on govt to do more for Brit detained in Iran

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on the government to double down on the case of Morad Tahbaz - a British-US national being detained in Iran - following the release of Nazanin..

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