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Women’s day in Iran: dancing not allowed

Iran’s top legal authority wants to prosecute organisers of a party arranged by Tehran City Hall commemorating Iranian Women’s Day, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. A video of Tuesday’s event, during which young girls danced in front of a mixed audience in the Iranian capital, was widely broadcast on …

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All 66 people on board Killed in Iran plane crash

An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said. The Aseman Airlines flight left Tehran’s Mehrabad airport around 0800 (0430 GMT) for the city of Yasuj in Isfahan province, said Mohammad Tabatabai, director of public …

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Iran at UN accuses US of ‘grotesque’ meddling

Iran on Wednesday angrily accused the United States at the United Nations of meddling in its domestic affairs after President Donald Trump backed anti-government protests. Iran’s UN Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo said in a letter that the US government “has stepped up its acts of intervention in a grotesque way in …

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Trump vows ‘support’ for Iran protestors

US President Donald Trump pledged unspecified support for Iranians trying to “take back” their government Wednesday, extending a drumbeat of encouragement for countrywide protests. “Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government,” Trump tweeted early Wednesday. “You will see great support from …

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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt in Iran capital

An earthquake was felt in the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, sending hundreds of people running out onto the streets, AFP journalists reported. The quake measuring 5.2 magnitude struck shortly before 11:30 pm (2000 GMT), according to the seismological centre of the University of Tehran. The epicentre of the tremor …

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah hails ‘positive’ Hariri moves

Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah organisation on Thursday welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s decision to suspend his resignation pending talks, after he returned from a mysterious, nearly three-week-long stay abroad. Hariri had caused widespread perplexity on November 4 when he resigned during a TV broadcast from Saudi Arabia, citing assassination threats as …

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