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Femi Falana: Legal documents would be signed before Ibraheem El-Zakzaky could be released

A Nigerian court on Monday granted bail to a detained Shiite leader, whose case has sparked bloody protests, so that he can fly to India for medical care, his lawyer said.

Shi’ites: Another Boko Haram in the making?

The incessant clashes between the police and adherents of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, known as Shi’ites, have raised fears that another conflict is about to get out of hand in the country.

FIFA pressures Iran to allow women access to matches

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has ramped up the pressure on Iran to ensure local female football fans are allowed to attend men’s World Cup qualifiers in the Islamic Republic later this year.

Iran: Oil price to hit $100

A senior Iranian commander has dismissed the United States’ aggressive posturing against Iran, reasoning that any potential confrontation in the Persian Gulf would instantly increase oil prices to over 100 dollars per barrel, something that Washington and its allies would not be able to endure.
This handout picture provided by the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him arriving to a ceremony involving workers in the capital Tehran on April 24, 2019. – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 24 called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”. The United States two days before announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran’s oil customers and will start imposing sanctions on countries such as India, China and Turkey if they buy Iranian oil. (Photo by – / Iranian Supreme Leader’s Website / AFP) / XGTY /

Iranians reject Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, march for Palestine

In a clear solidarity for their Palestinian brothers, tens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual “Quds (Jerusalem) Day” in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as the “deal of the century.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) speaks during a ceremony marking the country’s annual army day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on April 18 to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s archfoe Israel. Speaking flanked by top general as troops paraded in a show of might, Rouhani also sought to reassure the region that the weaponry on display was for defensive purposes and not a threat. (Photo by – / AFP)

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani calls on Mideast states to ‘drive back Zionism’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s arch-foe Israel.
Iran arrested, imprisoned or killed at least 860 journalists in the three decades after the 1979 Islamic revolution, according to documents leaked to media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

RSF: Iran jailed hundreds of journalists after 1979 revolution

Iran arrested, imprisoned or killed at least 860 journalists in the three decades after the 1979 Islamic revolution, according to documents leaked to media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile range

The deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe against forcing the Islamic Republic into boosting the range of its missiles by trying to halt their development.
Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile

Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Human Rights Watch warns Nigeria over Shiite Muslim crackdown

Nigeria on Wednesday faced calls to prosecute soldiers for using excessive force against Shiite Muslim protesters, exactly three years after a military crackdown killed more than 300.
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Iranians rally to mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover

Thousands of Iranians have rallied in Tehran to mark the 39th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover, as Washington prepares to reimpose all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

US vows to fight Iran lawsuit in international court

The United States vowed to fight Iran before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), calling Tehran's move to question the legality of recently reimposed sanctions an attempt to interfere with its national security.
Iran bought its F-5 fighters from the United States before the 1979 Islamic revolution (AFP Photo-EBRAHIM NOROUZI)

Pilot killed in Iran F-5 fighter jet crash

An Iranian F-5 fighter jet crashed in southern Iran on Sunday killing its pilot, state media reported.

Official: Iranian President rejected eight requests from Trump for bilateral meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump made eight requests for a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani, all of which were rejected, the Iranian leader’s chief of staff said Wednesday.

Iran says Donald Trump ‘feeble-minded’ for Jerusalem embassy move

Iran denounced President Donald Trump as “feeble-minded” over Monday’s controversial move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, calling for resistance from the Palestinians and the international community.

Crown Prince: Only death can stop me from ruling Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that "only death" will stop him from ruling the kingdom in a wide-ranging interview on the eve of his first official visit to the United States.

Iranian police to crack down on women protesting headscarf law

Police in Iran will be cracking down harder on women who protest the country’s headscarf law by removing their covering in public, police chief Hussein Rahimi told local media on Tuesday.

Rallies in Iran to beef support for government

Government supporters poured into the cities of Iran in solidarity rallies and show of strength to counter previous anti-government’s protests.

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Nigerian Army: Boko Haram engaging in fishery trade to fund insurgency

The Nigerian Army has warned traders and Borno communities against engaging in illegal fishery trade with Boko Haram insurgents.