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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 to the northwest by Armenia and Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan, to the southeast by Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Iran covers an area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), with a population of 83 million. It is the second-largest country in the Middle East, and its capital and largest city is Tehran.

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New US President Joe Biden inherits US-Iran tensions [Video]

New US President Joe Biden inherits US-Iran tensions

On the campaign trail, Biden made it clear his formal plan for dealing with Iran would start with the simple step of rejoining the nuclear deal, but relations have changed drastically since then.

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Iran's Rouhani urges Biden to return to nuclear deal [Video]

Iran's Rouhani urges Biden to return to nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the incoming U.S. administration on Wednesday to return to a 2015 nuclear agreement and lift sanctions on Tehran, while welcoming the end of President Donald..

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Saudi crown prince MBS courts a wary Biden [Video]

Saudi crown prince MBS courts a wary Biden

After staying out of the spotlight, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is retaking center stage with some high-profile diplomatic and economic steps. It's all about wooing the support of..

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US-Iran tensions: Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda [Video]

US-Iran tensions: Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

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US' Pompeo claims al-Qaeda established new base in Iran [Video]

US' Pompeo claims al-Qaeda established new base in Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says al-Qaeda has established a new home base in Iran.

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Statue of Iranian commander divides Lebanese [Video]

Statue of Iranian commander divides Lebanese

A statue of top Iranian military leader, Qassem Soleimani, erected to mark a year since his assassination, has stirred controversy between supporters and opponents on social media. Emily Wither..

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Pompeo to accuse Iran of al Qaeda links -sources [Video]

Pompeo to accuse Iran of al Qaeda links -sources

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to use newly declassified U.S. intelligence on Tuesday to publicly accuse Iran of ties to al Qaeda, two people familiar with the matter said, as part of his..

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins Thought The Capitol Attack Was Done By Iran [Video]

GOP Sen. Susan Collins Thought The Capitol Attack Was Done By Iran

GOP Senator Susan Collins of Maine has published a new op-ed. In it, she said she initially thought the Capitol siege was the work of the Iranians. "My first thought was that the Iranians had followed..

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U.N., aid agencies decry U.S. Yemen decision [Video]

U.N., aid agencies decry U.S. Yemen decision

The outgoing U.S. administration is to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, a move the United Nations warned could have serious repercussions for peace talks and..

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Biden taps career diplomat Burns to lead CIA [Video]

Biden taps career diplomat Burns to lead CIA

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will tap a former career diplomat in William Burns to lead the CIA, his transition team said on Monday, as the Democrat races to put a national security team in place..

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Iran nuclear deal must be revived in weeks: IAEA [Video]

Iran nuclear deal must be revived in weeks: IAEA

Reviving Iran's nuclear deal must happen within the coming weeks, U.N. atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said on Monday after Tehran resumed 20% uranium enrichment and its parliament threatened to..

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US plans to label Yemeni Houthis a terror group [Video]

US plans to label Yemeni Houthis a terror group

Yemen's Houthi movement may be designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States, according to three sources familiar with the matter, a move that diplomats and aid groups worry could..

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Iran leader bans U.S., UK COVID-19 vaccines [Video]

Iran leader bans U.S., UK COVID-19 vaccines

Iran's Supreme Leader has banned its government from importing COVID-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain. Iran has been the worst hit coronavirus country in the Middle East. Adam Reed..

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Biden Slams Insurgents Calling Group “Domestic Terrorists" [Video]

Biden Slams Insurgents Calling Group “Domestic Terrorists"

Biden Slams Capitol Hill Insurgents Calling Violent Group “Domestic Terrorists” President-elect Joe Biden has blamed Trump for inciting riots and called the violent group that descended on the..

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A year on, questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane [Video]

A year on, questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

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Saudi Arabia and allies to realign with Qatar [Video]

Saudi Arabia and allies to realign with Qatar

Embracing Qatar's ruler, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pushed a deal to end a bitter row with Doha at a Gulf Arab summit on Tuesday to try to shore up an anti-Iran front, although a final declaration..

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EU alarmed by Iran enrichment, wants to save pact [Video]

EU alarmed by Iran enrichment, wants to save pact

The European Commission said on Tuesday (January 5) it regretted that Iran had resumed 20% uranium enrichment at an underground nuclear facility, breaching a 2015 nuclear pact, but believed that the..

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Saudi Arabia calls to tackle Iran threat at summit [Video]

Saudi Arabia calls to tackle Iran threat at summit

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman opened a Gulf Arab summit on Tuesday by taking aim at Iran and lauding a deal towards ending a long-running dispute with Qatar.

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Gulf leaders arrive for key Saudi Arabia summit [Video]

Gulf leaders arrive for key Saudi Arabia summit

Gulf Arab leaders arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for a summit focused on ending a long-running dispute with Qatar, at a time of heightened regional tensions with Iran. Adam Reed reports.

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Iran holds drone combat exercise drills [Video]

Iran holds drone combat exercise drills

Iran unveiled its military drones ahead of combat drills in Semnan province on Tuesday, in a display that was visited by Iran's armed forces chief of staff.

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India supplies two mobile harbour cranes to Iran for Chabahar port

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Work on Chabahar port fast-paced as India begins handing over cranes to Iran

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From hacks to sabotage: Behind the 'invisible' attacks that threaten to undermine democracies

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Invisible attacks by states like Russia, China and Iran risk unravelling the world's democracies "without a shot being fired", the defence secretary and the UK's military chief have warned.
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'We are honoured': Yemen's Houthi rebels defiant after Pompeo labels them 'terrorist' group

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Yemen's Iran-backed rebels have dismissed the US move to designate them a terrorist organisation in the final days of the Trump administration, while aid agencies warn such a designation would deal..
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Iran under pressure over delays to investigation into shooting down of passenger plane

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Iran flexes its muscles before Biden comes to power as it seizes tanker in Gulf

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Exclusive: Chabahar can be fulcrum of transit between India and Central Asia: Indian envoy to Uzbekistan Manish Prabhat

India built the Shahid Behesti Port at Chabahar as part of the India, Iran, Afghanistan 2016 agreement to increase its connectivity with Afghanistan.
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India to invite Afghanistan to next meet on Chabahar port

Afghanistan will be invited to the next meeting of India, Iran and Uzbekistan on joint use of strategically-located Chabahar port, the ministry of external affairs said on Thursday.
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Afghanisthan invited for second India-Uzbekistan-Iran trilateral meet on Chabahar

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Situation in Bengal worse than Kashmir, similar to that of Iran, Iraq: State BJP chief

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday alleged that with surging political violence, the law and order situation of the state has become "worse than Kashmir" and is "similar to that of Iran..
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India to discuss Chabahar port issue with Iran and Uzbekistan


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India, Iran, Uzbekistan to hold trilateral meeting on Chabahar port on Dec 14


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India, Iran and Uzbekistan to hold talks on Monday on joint use Chabahar port


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India, five Central Asian countries vow to 'increase engagement', New Delhi announces $1 billion line of credit

The ministers of the Central Asian countries "appreciated" India's efforts to modernize the infrastructure of the Chabahar port in Iran which the joint statement stated, "could become an important link..
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President Trump Drops F-Bomb While Talking Iran with Rush Limbaugh

Kinda hard to ignore the fact President Trump is on a heavy dose of steroids -- to combat the coronavirus -- when ya hear him firing off the f-word during live interviews. POTUS called in Friday to..
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Head of Afghan peace council Abdullah Abdullah holds talks with NSA Doval

In the talks, Doval was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Joint Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran..
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Wrestler Navid Afkari Executed In Iran Despite Plea from President Trump

Iranian wrestling champ Navid Afkari has been executed in Iran, officials confirm. The 27-year-old was hanged Saturday morning in Adelabad prison in the city of Shiraz, according to Iranian state media..
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Chabahar projects discussed during Rajnath, Jaishankar's Iran visits: MEA


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Jaishankar holds talks with Iranian counterpart Zarif in Tehran

On his way to Russia, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday made a stopover in Tehran and held talks with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, covering various aspects of bilateral..
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EAM Jaishankar to have stopover in Iran ahead of 4-day visit to Russia


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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Iranian counterpart in Tehran, discusses bilateral ties

Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday during his visit to Iran met the country's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami in Tehran while returning from Moscow. Several important issues..
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh discusses bilateral ties, regional security with Iranian counterpart

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said he had a "very fruitful" meeting with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami and discussed ways to bolster bilateral cooperation and..
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Afghanistan, regional security top focus as Rajnath Singh meets Iranian counterpart in Tehran

Rajnath Singh's bilateral meeting with Iran's Defence minister in Tehran was at the latter's request.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh arrives in Iran

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday arrived in Tehran where he will meet his Iranian counterpart and discuss bilateral defence ties. India on Friday said that it was “deeply concerned” about..
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Rajnath Singh to make stopover in Tehran, to meet Iranian defence minister

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Iran is significant in view of India's considering the country as part of its extended neighbourhood and also key to connectivity projects.
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Dana White Asks Trump to Help Save Iranian Wrestling Champ Sentenced to Death

UFC boss Dana White personally called President Trump to ask for help in saving an Iranian wrestling champ who is set to be executed ... and POTUS has already taken action. As we previously reported,..
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Iran Sentences Wrestling Champ Navid Afkari to Death Over Peaceful Protests

An Iranian wrestling champ is slated to be executed over his alleged role in a 2018 protest against the government ... and now people from all over the world are begging for mercy. The Islamic Republic..
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Pakistan forced to jail three terrorists for financing Mumbai attacks, FATF blacklist deadline in September

Pakistan may be put in the blacklist along with Iran and North Korea after this deadline.
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Iran's Khamenei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump


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Naqvi shares affectionate video of PM, mother doing rounds on Arab, Iranian social media


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India waits for Iran to resolve ‘outstanding’ technical, financial issues of Chabahar rail project: MEA

After reports that Iran had "dropped" India from the Chabahar-Zahedan railway project, the government on Thursday said the project was actually awaiting the appointment of an authority by Iran to..
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40 Indian fishermen stranded in Iran during lockdown return to Tamil Nadu

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Iran dismisses report of 'dropping' India from Chabahar railway project

Iran has refuted an Indian newspaper report claiming that New Delhi had been "dropped" from the Chabahar-Zahedan railway project. An official said the story was "totally false because Iran has not..
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India: Committed to funding, building Chabahar railway project

India refuted Iran’s contention that it is out of the Chabahar-Zahedan rail project, with senior Indian officials saying that New Delhi remained “committed” to financing and building the railway..
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Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala stranded in Iran get help to return home


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INS Jalashwa evacuates 687 Indians stranded in Iran


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Indian Navy repatriates over 600 Indians from Iran

The Indian Navy on Wednesday repatriated over 600 Indians from Iran as part of the Centre's "Samudra Setu" mission to evacuate stranded Indian citizens from abroad. Indian Navy Ship Jalashwa..
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INS Jalashwa departs from Iran's Bandar Abbas port for Tuticorin with 687 Indians


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Iran foreign minister: An 'agreeable solution' possible for IAEA inspection request

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that "an agreeable solution is possible" for the United Nations nuclear watchdog's request for access to two nuclear sites in the country.
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Iran's death toll from coronavirus outbreak approaches 10,000

Iran is approaching 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak in the country, according to official figures from the Ministry of Health.
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Discord thwarts U.N. nuclear watchdog's plans for virtual Iran meeting

Opposition led by China to a planned resolution rebuking Iran at the U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board has forced it to call an in-person session after four days of meeting online because of the..
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Saudi proposes framework to end standoff between allies in southern Yemen: sources

Saudi Arabia has proposed a framework to end the latest standoff in southern Yemen between nominal allies under a Saudi-led coalition, three sources said, as violence escalates with the Iran-aligned..
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Kremlin dismisses 'absurd' UK accusations Russia is exploiting coronavirus opportunities

The Kremlin on Thursday described accusations by Britain that Russia, along with China and Iran, was looking to exploit opportunities created by the coronavirus, as "absurd".
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Iran rejects U.S. sanctions on Syria, vows to boost trade with ally

Iran on Thursday condemned as inhumane a fresh round of U.S. sanctions against its regional ally Syria and said it would expand its trade ties with Damascus.
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Iran says it successfully tests new naval cruise missile

Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf.
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UK says China and Russia trying to exploit coronavirus crisis

The United Kingdom said on Thursday that China, Russia and Iran were looking to exploit weaknesses shown by the coronavirus outbreak, amid suggestions Beijing had used the crisis to push through new..
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Iran to send black boxes from downed Ukrainian airliner to Ukraine: minister

Iran will send the black boxes from a downed Ukrainian airliner to Ukraine, Iran’s minister of Roads and Urban Development, Mohammad Eslami, said on Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency. 
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