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Call for Iraq inquiry over 'dozens killed' in air strikes

Iraq’s parliamentary speaker has called for a government inquiry into air strikes on a town controlled by ISIL, amid reports that dozens of people, mostly civilians, were…

Iraq’s parliamentary speaker has called for a government inquiry into air strikes on a town controlled by ISIL, amid reports that dozens of people, mostly civilians, were…

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Iran considers currency change

The Rhouhani government approved on Wednesday a call by central bank to replace the rial with the more colloquially and historically known toman

The Rhouhani government approved on Wednesday a call by central bank to replace the rial with the more colloquially and historically known toman

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Iran won't let Trump tear up nuclear deal, says Rouhani

Iran’s president Rouhani has said he will not let US President-elect Donald Trump tear up the global nuclear deal agreed with several world powers, warning of unspecified repercussions if that…

Iran’s president Rouhani has said he will not let US President-elect Donald Trump tear up the global nuclear deal agreed with several world powers, warning of unspecified repercussions if that…

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Two Iranian passenger trains collide killing 36 people

A passenger train has collided with another at a station in Iran, killing at least 36 people and injuring some 95 others.

A passenger train has collided with another at a station in Iran, killing at least 36 people and injuring some 95 others.

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'The Salesman': a masterwork of neorealism

With ‘The Salesman’, Iran’s Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi offers once again a multi-layered masterwork of neorealism.

With ‘The Salesman’, Iran’s Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi offers once again a multi-layered masterwork of neorealism.

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Ashgar Farhadi on shooting 'The Salesman'

Picking up two awards at the Cannes film festival, for Best Screenplay and Best Actor (for Shahab Hosseini), Ashgar Farhadi’s latest movie ‘The Salesman’ tells the story of a middle-class couple who m

Picking up two awards at the Cannes film festival, for Best Screenplay and Best Actor (for Shahab Hosseini), Ashgar Farhadi’s latest movie ‘The Salesman’ tells the story of a middle-class couple who m

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What will Trump's presidency mean for the Iran nuclear deal?

Tehran says it expects the new US administration to accept the accord struck with world powers to curb its nuclear programme in return for lifting sanctions.

Tehran says it expects the new US administration to accept the accord struck with world powers to curb its nuclear programme in return for lifting sanctions.

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Foreign leaders pledge to work with Trump

However, some officials expressed alarm that the vote could mark the end of an era in which Washington promotesdemocratic values and is seen by its allies as a guarantor of peace.

However, some officials expressed alarm that the vote could mark the end of an era in which Washington promotesdemocratic values and is seen by its allies as a guarantor of peace.

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Iran marks anniversary of US embassy takeover

Thousands of protesters have rallied in the Iranian capital to mark the anniversary of the takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran.

Thousands of protesters have rallied in the Iranian capital to mark the anniversary of the takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran.

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Leading Koran preacher accused of abusing young boys

A well known reciter of the Koran and teacher of Islam in Iran is facing a possible death sentence after he was accused of sexually abusing several of his…

A well known reciter of the Koran and teacher of Islam in Iran is facing a possible death sentence after he was accused of sexually abusing several of his…

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Russia, Iran and Syria discuss action plan for tackling regional conflict

Syrian rebel forces have announced the launch of a counter attack against government forces and their allies in an attempt to break a siege in eastern Aleppo.

Syrian rebel forces have announced the launch of a counter attack against government forces and their allies in an attempt to break a siege in eastern Aleppo.

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UK selects Iranian horror movie as Oscar entry

Set in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war, horror movie ‘Under the Shadow’ is the feature debut of Iranian director Babak Anvari.

Set in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war, horror movie ‘Under the Shadow’ is the feature debut of Iranian director Babak Anvari.

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Yemenis in Sanaa react to new 72-hour ceasefire

In Yemen, residents in the capital Sanaa have reacted to the UN’s announcement that a 72-hour ceasefire will start late on Wednesday, by calling for a permanent end to the…

In Yemen, residents in the capital Sanaa have reacted to the UN’s announcement that a 72-hour ceasefire will start late on Wednesday, by calling for a permanent end to the…

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Vodafone partners with Iranian internet firm HiWEB

Vodafone is to help modernise the network and IT infrastructure of Iran's HiWEB as it looks for expand into new markets.

Vodafone is to help modernise the network and IT infrastructure of Iran's HiWEB as it looks for expand into new markets.

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Meet Parissa - the "angel of Iranian music"

One of Iran’s most revered classical singers, Parissa, recently performed at London’s Barbican, which was celebrating the anniversary of the birth of iconic Persian poet…

One of Iran’s most revered classical singers, Parissa, recently performed at London’s Barbican, which was celebrating the anniversary of the birth of iconic Persian poet…

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Iran claims to have copied a captured US drone

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone similar to a US drone captured five years ago, Iranian media reported on Saturday.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone similar to a US drone captured five years ago, Iranian media reported on Saturday.

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Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president

Iran’s supreme leader has told former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to stand again in next year’s elections, state media reported on

Iran’s supreme leader has told former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to stand again in next year’s elections, state media reported on

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Iranian cyclist killed in Paralympics road race

An Iranian cyclist has died following a crash during the Paralympics. Bahman Golbarnezhad, who was 48, was competing in the C4-5 road race when he

An Iranian cyclist has died following a crash during the Paralympics. Bahman Golbarnezhad, who was 48, was competing in the C4-5 road race when he

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Siamand Rahman, the strongest Paralympian ever

His name is Siamand Rahman, and he is the strongest Paralympian ever, breaking 300kg and winning gold in the men’s powerlifting heavyweight category.

His name is Siamand Rahman, and he is the strongest Paralympian ever, breaking 300kg and winning gold in the men’s powerlifting heavyweight category.

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Iranians protest against Saudi rulers as Hajj gets underway

Thousands of Iranians have protested in Tehran against Saudi Arabia’s ruling family, shouting “death to Al Saud the traitors” as the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Saudi city of Mecca gets…

Thousands of Iranians have protested in Tehran against Saudi Arabia’s ruling family, shouting “death to Al Saud the traitors” as the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Saudi city of Mecca gets…

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Iran and Saudi Arabia in pilgrimage row

Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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British Airways resumes flights from London to Tehran

British Airways is resuming direct flights from London to Tehran which were suspended four years ago because of western sanctions against Iran.

British Airways is resuming direct flights from London to Tehran which were suspended four years ago because of western sanctions against Iran.

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Oil production freeze speculation increases

A freeze of oil output by major producers is looking more likely as Saudi Arabia signals a change in approach ahead of an OPEC meeting in Algeria later this month.

A freeze of oil output by major producers is looking more likely as Saudi Arabia signals a change in approach ahead of an OPEC meeting in Algeria later this month.

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Iran deploys air defence missiles at Fordo nuclear site

State media in Iran says the army has begun deploying a Russian supplied S-300 air missile defence system around the Fordo nuclear facility.

State media in Iran says the army has begun deploying a Russian supplied S-300 air missile defence system around the Fordo nuclear facility.