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As ISIS falls, has US missed bigger picture?

2017-10-21 08:30

The US-led campaign against the Islamic State group has scored a key victory, but Washington's narrow focus on the jihadists may have distracted it from the threat of wider war.

France will expel illegal immigrants who commit crime: Macron

2017-10-17 08:03

Illegal immigrants who commit crimes in France will face deportation, President Emmanuel Macron has said.

Iran scorns Trump's criticism

2017-10-14 15:42

Iran has responded with anger and mockery to the bellicose criticism of their government by US President Donald Trump who threatened to tear up the landmark nuclear deal.

World leaders slam 'aggressive' Trump's decision on Iran nuke deal

2017-10-13 21:24

President Donald Trump has angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with a litany of malign behavior and hit its main military wing with terrorism sanctions.

Iran confirms nuclear negotiator imprisoned for spying

2017-10-08 20:01

Iran's judiciary has confirmed the five-year prison sentence given to a Canadian-Iranian member of its nuclear negotiating team on spying charges.

With decision looming, Trump blasts Iran over nuke deal

2017-10-06 12:13

US President Donald Trump has insisted that Iran has not acted in keeping with a deal to curb its nuclear programme, days before he must decide on the future of the accord.

Erdogan: Kurdish vote risks 'ethnic and sectarian war'

2017-09-27 09:24

Recept Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to impose sanctions against the Iraqi semi-autonomous Kurdish region - a day after it held a controversial referendum - saying it "will be left in a lurch" and its people would go hungry.

Iran blocks all Iraqi Kurdistan flights ahead of poll

2017-09-25 07:03

Iran has blocked all flights to and from Iraq's Kurdistan at the request of Baghdad, a day before the autonomous region holds an independence referendum that Tehran opposes.

Iran publicly hangs man for rape, murder of young girl

2017-09-20 15:55

A man has been hanged in front of cheering crowds in Iran after being convicted of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl which had outraged the nation.

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

2017-09-18 05:01

Iran has warned that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government.

 

Norwegian firms signs deal with Iran for solar panels

2017-10-19 09:15

Norway solar panel maker Saga Energy has signed a deal, estimated to be worth about $2.94bn with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to build solar power plants.

Trump speech violated Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

2017-10-15 18:11

US President Donald Trump's speech outlining an aggressive new strategy against Iran violated Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said.

Trump kicks fate of Iran nuclear deal to Congress

2017-10-14 13:36

President Donald Trump has kicked the fate of the landmark Iran nuclear deal to the US Congress, ignoring the advice of worried allies as he vowed to confront the "fanatical regime" in Tehran.

Trump again blasts Iran nuke deal as certification decision looms

2017-10-12 12:39

President Donald Trump has again dismissed the Iran nuclear accord as terrible for America, as he prepares to announce a key decision on whether to certify Iran's compliance with it.

Iran: 10 Trumps can't roll back nuke deal benefits

2017-10-07 12:25

Iran's president is defending the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, saying not even 10 Donald Trumps can roll back its benefits to the Middle Eastern country.

Iranians flood streets to mourn symbol of fight against ISIS

2017-09-27 12:48

A huge crowd has flooded central Tehran in a sea of red and black to mourn a soldier who has become a symbol of the fight against the Islamic State group.

Death sentence for 74-year-old man involved in 'half-naked' parties

2017-09-26 20:46

Iran has sentenced a 74-year-old man to death for hosting "mixed and half-naked parties", while also arresting six other people for downloading "obscene" Hollywood films and dubbing them into Persian.

Iran tests new ballistic missile - state media

2017-09-23 13:00

Iran has "successfully" tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and can travel up to 2 000km, according to state media.

Israel vows to act against Iranian threats to annihilate it

2017-09-20 14:44

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says as long as Iran seeks to destroy Israel it will face no fiercer enemy than the Jewish state.

China gives billions to Iran

2017-09-16 11:32

A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks.

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