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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Trump administration adds Iran to list of countries lacking religious freedom

The Trump administration on Monday named China, Nigeria and Iran to the list of countries that engage in violating or allowing violations of religious freedom within their borders — part of U.S. efforts to end religious persecution around the world.

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Iran using media to corrupt Afghan national languages

The vibrant new media in Afghanistan is a visible sign of the country’s rise from the Taliban medieval darkness. Hundreds of professional new TV channels, radio, newspapers, and the online press have developed since the 2001 American invasion of the country

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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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