Iran admits to seizing South Korean-Flagged oil tanker

Iranian state television has acknowledged that Tehran seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

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Alleged mastermind of attack on Saudi Embassy appointed to Iran’s judo federation

An Iranian cleric who was allegedly behind the 2016 attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran has been appointed as the head of the cultural committee of Iran’s Judo Federation.

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Iran sentences British-Iranian academic to eight years in prison

Iran has sentenced British-Iranian anthropologist Kameel Ahmady, who studies child marriage and female genital mutilation, to eight years in prison.

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Swedish Foreign Minister calls Iranian counterpart over death sentence against doctor

Sweden’s foreign minister spoke to her Iranian counterpart on November 24 after reports that Iran may soon execute Swedish-Iranian scientist Ahmadreza Djalali.

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Iran to work with China to create national internet system

An Iranian lawmaker says Tehran and Beijing will work together to create a national Internet for Iran as part of a 25-year partnership agreement they are discussing.

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Parties To Iran Nuclear Deal To Meet In Vienna Amid U.S. Pressure

The remaining parties to the faltering nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers are meeting on September 1 as the United States is pushing for UN sanctions on Iran to be reimposed and an arms embargo to be extended. The meeting in Vienna will be chaired by EU senior official Helga-Maria Schmid with representatives from Britain, China, France, Germany, Iran, and Russia attending.

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Iraq targets Iran-Aligned Militia Over Shooting Death Of Protester

Iraqi security forces have raided the office of an Iran-aligned party in the southern province of Basra and arrested militiamen who fired on demonstrators, killing one protester and injuring several others outside the party building.

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Iranian border guards accused of torturing and drowning Afghan Migrants

To escape war and poverty, Shah Wali left his village in northwestern Afghanistan in search of a better life in neighboring Iran.

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Armed Men board oil tanker off Iran coast

Unidentified armed men have boarded a Hong Kong-flagged oil tanker off the coast of Iran near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a British monitoring organization and a private intelligence firm reported.

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Popular Iranian TV series criticized for ‘Unforgivable’ scenes reminiscent of Shah-Era shows

Until recently, the Iranian television series Paytakht (Capital) was praised for promoting state policies — including Tehran’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — while also attracting viewers who usually watch satellite TV for entertainment.

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