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Tehran: Capital and largest city of Iran
Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It is ranked 24th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area.

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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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Thousands rally in Baghdad a year since Iran general’s killing [Video]

Thousands rally in Baghdad a year since Iran general’s killing

Thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark square in central Baghdad on theanniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqimilitia leader in a US drone strike. The killing of..

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Inside Iran's pandemic frontline [Video]

Inside Iran's pandemic frontline

A look inside a Tehran hospital on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, through the eyes of 36-year-old nurse Somayeh Hosseinzadeh. Emer McCarthy reports.

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How close is Iran to producing a nuclear bomb? [Video]

How close is Iran to producing a nuclear bomb?

A 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is being eroded and efforts to revive the pact face a new challenge with the killing of Tehran's top nuclear scientist. Megan Revell reports.

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Iran mourns slain nuclear scientist [Video]

Iran mourns slain nuclear scientist

A top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader has warned that those responsible for killing one of the country's top nuclear scientists would face a "calculated and decisive" response. Tehran blames Israel..

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Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran [Video]

Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran

Iranian foreign minister condemns killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as an ‘act of state terror’ and links Israel to the attack.

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Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind assassinated [Video]

Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind assassinated

An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb program was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes..

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Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind Fakhrizadeh assassinated near Tehran [Video]

Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind Fakhrizadeh assassinated near Tehran

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