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Kimia Alizadeh celebrates after winning bronze in Rio de Janeiro, 2016. Andrew Medichini-AP

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist quits country

Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh said this was because she had had enough of being used by Iranian authorities as a propaganda tool.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged all citizens to remain calm as officials race to produce a list of those aboard the crashed airline in Iran.

Ukrainian president speaks after country’s airliner crashed in Iran

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged all citizens to remain calm as officials race to produce a list of those aboard the crashed airline in Iran.
It comes amid heightened tensions over the killing of the top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, by the United States in Baghdad.

Qasem Soleimani’s burial postponed after 35 people die during funeral procession

Iran has postponed the burial Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s following a stampede which resulted in the death of 35 persons among the huge funeral party in the late General’s hometown, according to state television.
Iranians march the streets of the northwestern city of Ahvaz to pay homage to top general Qasem Soleimani [Hossein Mersadi-Fars News-AFP]

Mourners pack Iran city as top general’s remains return

A tide of mourners wept and beat their chests in the Iranian city of Ahvaz Sunday, paying homage to top general Qasem Soleimani, after he was killed in a US strike in Baghdad.
Protests in Tehran on Sunday against petrol prices that have risen by as much as 300%. Sipa-Rex-Shutterstock

Reports: Three Iran security personnel killed by ‘rioters’

Three members of the Iranian security forces have been stabbed to death by “rioters” near Tehran, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported late Monday.
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that it is the U.S. regime which must change its nature and not Iran.

Iran denies US claim it was behind oil attack in Saudi Arabia

Iran on Sunday denied accusations by U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that it was responsible for a drone attack on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.
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Iran: US carrier, troops in Gulf now a target

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported.
The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another war ship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran.

US sends Patriot missiles, war ship to Middle East to deter Iran

The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another war ship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran.
Iran's Hassan Rouhani also said in his speech that bowing to US pressure amounts to 'treason' [Abedin Taherkenareh-EPA]

Reports: Iran to announce partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to declare his country’s “partial termination” of the nuclear deal with major powers on Wednesday, according to two Iranian news agencies.
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Strong earthquake rocks western Iran

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran's western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, the country's institute of geophysics said, with local officials reporting over 200 people injured.
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Iran executes two men for economic crimes

Iran executed two men accused of economic crimes on Wednesday, part of an effort to stem financial misconduct as the country faces an economic crisis and new U.S. sanctions targeting its oil sector.

Death toll from Iran alcohol poisoning rises to 84

Iran’s health ministry on Monday said a total of 84 people have died and nearly 1,000 been poisoned from consuming bootleg alcohol over the past six weeks, ISNA news agency reported.
This picture taken on September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows injured soldiers lying on the ground at the scene of an attack on a military parade that was marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq.At least eight troops were killed on September 22 in an attack on a military parade in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, the province's deputy governor Ali-Hossein Hosseinzadeh said. / AFP PHOTO / ISNA / ALIREZA MOHAMMADI

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard vows to avenge Ahvaz attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has vowed to revenge the attack on a military parade that killed 29 people, including the four attackers, and wounded 70 others.
This picture taken on September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows injured soldiers lying on the ground at the scene of an attack on a military parade that was marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq.At least eight troops were killed on September 22 in an attack on a military parade in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, the province's deputy governor Ali-Hossein Hosseinzadeh said. / AFP PHOTO / ISNA / ALIREZA MOHAMMADI

Iran’s Javad Zarif blames ‘foreign regime’ backed by US for parade attack

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed "a foreign regime" backed by the United States for Saturday's attack on a military parade which killed at least eight troops and several civilians.

Eight soldiers killed, more than 20 injured in Iran parade attack

At least eight troops were killed on Saturday in an attack on a military parade in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, the province’s deputy governor Ali-Hossein Hosseinzadeh said.

Foreign minister accuses US of waging ‘psychological war’ against Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the US of waging a 'psychological war' against Tehran and its business partners.

Donald Trump predicts Iran talks ‘pretty soon’

US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, but the idea has been criticized in Tehran, with the country's foreign minister warning that "PR stunts won't work."
Gholamhossein Gheybparvar - MEHR

Iran will resist Trump’s “psychological warfare” – commander

Iran will resist U.S. President Donald Trump’s “psychological warfare”, a senior commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Monday.

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