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Tehran: Capital and the largest city of Iran
Tehran or Teheran 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 third-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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Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuelan waters despite U.S. warning [Video]

Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuelan waters despite U.S. warning

The lead vessel of a five-tanker flotilla carrying fuel supplied by Iran to gasoline-thirsty Venezuela neared one of its state-run ports as President Nicolas Maduro thanked Tehran on Sunday. Libby..

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Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran [Video]

Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

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Tehran mother's memorial takes on special meaning amid outbreak [Video]

Tehran mother's memorial takes on special meaning amid outbreak

How one man in Iran has turned the grief of losing his mother into a memorial that brings joy to the masses.

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Tehran opens drive-in cinema as coronavirus restrictions ease [Video]

Tehran opens drive-in cinema as coronavirus restrictions ease

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, cinemas across Iran have closed but film fans in Tehran are now able to enjoy screenings at a drive-in cinema.

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The toy doctor of Tehran: Family business continues despite sanctions [Video]

The toy doctor of Tehran: Family business continues despite sanctions

Giving new life to old toys has been a family business for nearly 50 years.

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China's rejects planned U.S. moves at U.N. on Iran sanctions

China rejected on Thursday a planned push by the United States to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran and, if that fails, Washington's assertion that it could trigger a return of all sanctions..
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Iran dismisses U.S. threat to trigger return of U.N. sanctions

Iran's Foreign Minister on Thursday dismissed as "foolish claims" U.S. threats to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions if the U.N. Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on..
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Russia slams U.S. assertion at U.N. that it remains party to Iran nuclear deal

Russia's U.N. ambassador slammed the United States on Tuesday as "ridiculous" for arguing it was still a member of the Iran nuclear deal two years after it quit, so Washington could trigger a return of..
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U.S. tells Iran to send plane so Washington can deport 11 Iranian nationals

The United States urged Tehran on Monday to send a charter plane to take home 11 Iranian nationals whom Washington wants to deport, and accused the Islamic Republic of stalling the repatriation..
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Iran says United States yet to respond about prisoner swap

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Moderate Iran quake kills two, draws many into Tehran streets

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Switzerland seeks medical furlough extension of American detained by Iran: Pompeo

Switzerland, which represents the United States in Iran, has asked Tehran to extend the medical furlough from detention of U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
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Iran says U.S. push to extend Tehran's arms embargo is "illegitimate"

Iran dismissed as "illegitimate" efforts by the United States to extend the U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Tehran, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
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U.S. faces tough U.N. battle if it pushes plan to extend Iran arms embargo

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Iran's president says Tehran watches U.S. closely, but won't start conflict

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran was closely following U.S. activities, but would never initiate a conflict in the region.
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Iran summons Swiss ambassador as U.S. representative in Tehran over Gulf tensions: IRIB

Iran has summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who represents U.S. interests in the country, over recent Gulf tensions, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday, according to..
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Guards chief: U.S. warships will be destroyed if they threaten Iran in Gulf

Iran will destroy U.S. warships if its security is threatened in the Gulf, the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards told state TV on Thursday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump warned Tehran..
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Pentagon officials say Trump's comment on Iran a warning, will maintain self-defense

Senior Pentagon officials said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's comments on Iran were meant as a warning to Tehran, but suggested that the U.S. military would continue to abide by their..
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Trump would be willing to give coronavirus aid to Iran if asked

U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he would be willing to provide aid to Iran to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic if Tehran requested it.
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Iran partially reopens capital as coronavirus deaths hit one-month low

Iran allowed some businesses in the capital Tehran to re-open on Saturday as the country's daily death toll from the new coronavirus fell to 73, its lowest in more than a month.
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Iran will never ask U.S. for coronavirus help: official

Iran will never ask the United States to help Tehran in its fight against the new coronavirus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, adding that Washington should lift its "illegal"..
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Iran warns of coronavirus surge after many ignore 'stay home' rules

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Rouhani: U.S. has lost opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus

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U.S. renews sanctions waivers allowing Iran nonproliferation work

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Iran urges U.S. to free Iranian prisoners amid coronavirus

The Tehran government on Friday urged the United States to release Iranians held in U.S. jails on sanctions-related issues due to fears about the coronavirus epidemic.
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U.S. imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions despite coronavirus

The United States blacklisted five Iran- and Iraq-based companies and 15 individuals on Thursday for supporting terrorist groups, its third round of sanctions on Iranian targets in the last two weeks..
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Tehran says missing former U.S. agent left Iran years ago

Tehran said on Thursday that a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran 13 years ago had left the country a long time ago, despite his family saying a day earlier that he had died in Iranian custody.
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4th batch of 53 Indians evacuated from Iran moved to Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer

Fifty-three Indian nationals evacuated from the Iranian cities of Tehran and Shiraz were moved to the Army Wellness Centre in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer on Monday upon their arrival in the state.
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Fourth batch of 53 Indians arrive from Iran, says Jaishankar

External affairs minister S Jaishankar on early Monday said that the fourth batch of 53 Indians has arrived in India from Tehran and Shiraz in Iran. Out of the 53 Indians, 52 are students and one is a..
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The death toll from coronavirus infections in Iran rose on Saturday to 611, up nearly 100 from a day earlier, state TV said, while Tehran's governor-general denied plans to impose a lockdown on the..
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Iran's death toll from coronavirus infections jumped on Friday to 124, as 17 died over the past 24 hours and more than 1,000 were additionally diagnosed with the disease, a health ministry spokesman..
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Coronavirus: India in touch with Iran to evacuate its nationals, Harsh Vardhan says

India is in touch with Iran on possible evacuation of Indian pilgrims and students stuck in the coronavirus-hit nation, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday. The minister said the government..
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On Ukraine visit, Canada minister presses Iran for access to black boxes from plane crash

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne on Wednesday urged Tehran to allow access to the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that was accidentally shot down over Iran in January.
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U.N. nuclear watchdog admonishes Iran for denying access to two sites

The U.N. watchdog policing Iran's nuclear deal with major powers admonished Tehran on Tuesday for failing to provide access to two undeclared locations or fully answer its questions about past..
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Jailed British-Iranian Zaghari-Ratcliffe in good health, Tehran says

Jailed British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is in good health, Iran's judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday, after her husband said on Saturday he believed she had contracted the..
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Exclusive: U.N. nuclear watchdog plans alert on Iranian stonewalling - diplomats

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WHO technical team arrives in Iran to support coronavirus response

A team from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Tehran on Monday to support Iran's response to a coronavirus outbreak, the WHO said on Monday.
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