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'Syria retained chemical weapons' - US Defense Secretary Mattis

US Defense Secretary James Mattis claims Syria has retained chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement to hand them over to the international community.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis claims Syria has retained chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement to hand them over to the international community.

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Iran's Ahmadinejad disqualified from running for president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May’s presidential election by a government vetting body, while former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May’s presidential election by a government vetting body, while former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was

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Iran marks national Army Day with parades

Trucks carrying missiles drove past a podium in Tehran draped with images of President Hassan Rouhani. There was an air display by fighter jets and bombers.

Trucks carrying missiles drove past a podium in Tehran draped with images of President Hassan Rouhani. There was an air display by fighter jets and bombers.

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Floods in Iran kill at least 35

At least 35 people have died and eight are reported missing after heavy rains triggered flash floods in north-west Iran.

At least 35 people have died and eight are reported missing after heavy rains triggered flash floods in north-west Iran.

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Rouhani to run in Iran's election

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has registered to run in the country's upcoming presidential poll in May.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has registered to run in the country's upcoming presidential poll in May.

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Russia, Iran, Syria denounce US 'act of aggression'

The three foreign ministers meeting in Moscow slammed the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in response to an reported use of chemical weapons as 'unacceptable'.

The three foreign ministers meeting in Moscow slammed the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in response to an reported use of chemical weapons as 'unacceptable'.

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Defiant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run for Iran's presidential election

Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run in next month's presidential election, despite being told by the Supreme Leader to stay out of the race.

Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run in next month's presidential election, despite being told by the Supreme Leader to stay out of the race.

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Scores of candidates register for Iran's presidential election

Discontent has risen over steep rises in consumer prices, coupled with stubbornly high unemployment. Many Iranians are struggling to make ends meet, despite the lifting of international sanctions that

Discontent has risen over steep rises in consumer prices, coupled with stubbornly high unemployment. Many Iranians are struggling to make ends meet, despite the lifting of international sanctions that

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Death sentences soar but executions fall in 2016 says Amnesty

Campaigners aginst the death penalty for 36 years, Amnesty International's annual report says the number of executions has fallen around the world, but the number of people sentenced to death has jump

Campaigners aginst the death penalty for 36 years, Amnesty International's annual report says the number of executions has fallen around the world, but the number of people sentenced to death has jump

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Russia and Iran agree to reduce their oil output

The Russian and Iranian leaders have agreed to cooperate in a bid to stabilise the global energy market.

The Russian and Iranian leaders have agreed to cooperate in a bid to stabilise the global energy market.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives in Russia for Kremlin talks

As Syria's six year-long civil war has sucked in both regional and international players, Iran and Russia have found themselves forging a new strategic alliance in the Middle East.

As Syria's six year-long civil war has sucked in both regional and international players, Iran and Russia have found themselves forging a new strategic alliance in the Middle East.

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Anger and dismay in countries targeted by Trump travel ban

The United Nations has voiced its concern amid reports that tens of thousands of refugees already vetted for resettlement to the United States will now be stranded in crisis…

The United Nations has voiced its concern amid reports that tens of thousands of refugees already vetted for resettlement to the United States will now be stranded in crisis…

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Iran tests Russian-made air defence system

Moscow had suspended delivery of the system back in 2010 after objections from the US and Israel

Moscow had suspended delivery of the system back in 2010 after objections from the US and Israel

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Iran proud of "The Salesman" and its Oscar triumph

The film was already a hit in Iran, breaking all box office records since it came out six months ago. But opinion is divided. Does the Oscar reward the political message - or a straightforward work of

The film was already a hit in Iran, breaking all box office records since it came out six months ago. But opinion is divided. Does the Oscar reward the political message - or a straightforward work of

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Iran looks to improve ties with Gulf neighbours

President Hassan Rouhani has called for greater unity between Shiite and Sunni Muslims during his first official visit to the Arab Gulf since being elected in…

President Hassan Rouhani has called for greater unity between Shiite and Sunni Muslims during his first official visit to the Arab Gulf since being elected in…

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Iran celebrates the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Iran's President Rouhani warns "newly elected" western leaders that his country is united and will not be cowed by threats on the 38th anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

Iran's President Rouhani warns "newly elected" western leaders that his country is united and will not be cowed by threats on the 38th anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

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Tough talk as military exercises get underway in Iran

The US Defence Secretary says he is not planning to boost troop levels in the Middle East, despite rising tension with Iran. Jim Mattis has warned, however, that the world will no longer ignore Tehran

The US Defence Secretary says he is not planning to boost troop levels in the Middle East, despite rising tension with Iran. Jim Mattis has warned, however, that the world will no longer ignore Tehran