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Over 450 dead: Iran hunts for quake survivors near Iraq border

TEHRAN -UNS: Iranian rescue workers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors on Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 450 and injuring over 8000 thousands, reported AFP. The 7.3-magnitude quake hit a border area 30 kilometres (20 miles) …

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US calls for UN action against Iran over Yemen missiles

UNITED NATIONS: The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of supplying Yemen’s Houthi rebels with a missile that was fired into Saudi Arabia in July and called for the United Nations to hold Tehran accountable for violating two UN Security Council resolutions. US Ambassador to …

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Iran denounces CIA ‘fake news’ in Bin Laden files

Iran has accused the CIA of spreading “fake news” about the Islamic republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed. The CIA on Wednesday released 470,000 additional files found in May 2011 …

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Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

TEHRAN -UNS- Iran has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump. According Irani official reports the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1,242 miles), was shown on state TV. It is unclear when …

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Pakistan,Iran discuss regional issues

TEHRAN -UNS/IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in a meeting discussed various regional issues. Refugees, drug trafficking, fighting extremist and terrorist groups and also conditions of Muslims in Myanmar were among topics discussed by both sides. …

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Hajj success paved way for peace talks with Saudi Arabia: Iran

TEHRAN-AFP/UNS – Iran thanked Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for its handling of the annual hajj pilgrimage, saying it opened the way for negotiations between the regional rivals. “We thank Saudi Arabia… for adopting a new approach in dealing with Iranian pilgrims,” said Ali Ghazi-Askar, the …

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Reducing Middle East tensions? Saudi-UAE moves hint at willingness to engage with Iran

By James M. Dorsey Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest that the two Gulf states may be looking for ways to reduce tensions with Iran that permeate multiple conflicts wracking the Middle East and North Africa. The moves, including a …

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Over four killed,8 injured as soldier open fire on military base in Tehran

Tehran -UNS : At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement. The incident was “probably related to psychological problems of …

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US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

By James M. Dorsey US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran, has instructed White House aides to give him the arguments for withholding certification in October that Iran has complied with …

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Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over ‘terror’ cell

Kuwait on Thursday expelled Iranian diplomats and closed some embassy missions after the emirate’s top court convicted a “terror” cell of links to the Islamic republic, the foreign ministry said. Sunni-ruled Kuwait, which has a sizeable Shiite minority, is trying to mediate an end to …

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