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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Iran looms large in Central Asia despite sanctions

Saudi Arabia may have gotten more than it bargained for when authorities in Khujand, Tajikistan’s second-largest city, ordered that the city’s largest and most popular mosque be converted into a cinema. The order followed the closure of some 2,000 mosques in the country in the last three years, and the arrest last month of scores of Muslim clerics and teachers, many of whom were accused of being members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that is banned in both Tajikistan and the Saudi kingdom

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Iran drops lower in world rankings of happiest nations

Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second year in a row, while Iran ranked 117th out of 156 countries…

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