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Tehran: Capital and the largest city of Iran
Tehran or Teheran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It is ranked 24th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area.

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Iran's judiciary says jailed German freed, returned home

Iran has freed a German citizen sentenced to three years in jail, the Iranian judiciary said on Tuesday, a day after Tehran said a detained Iranian accused of violating U.S. sanctions had returned home..
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Iranian accused of violating U.S. sanctions returns home from Germany

An Iranian man accused of violating U.S. sanctions and detained in Germany has been freed and has returned to Iran after diplomatic efforts by Tehran, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.
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Rouhani: Iran will never hold talks with US 'under pressure' [Video]Rouhani: Iran will never hold talks with US 'under pressure'

Iran has said will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday (February 16), adding that Tehran's help was essential in establishing security in the..

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U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit war powers on Iran [Video]U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit war powers on Iran

The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran's..

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Iran marks revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions [Video]Iran marks revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the..

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Irans mark revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions [Video]Irans mark revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event [Video]Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both accused Iran of being anti-Semitic as world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the..

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No breakthrough, says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband after meeting with PM [Video]No breakthrough, says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband after meeting with PM

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband has said there was "no breakthrough" with Boris Johnson when they discussed efforts to free the British-Iranian mother from imprisonment in Tehran. Richard Ratcliffe..

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Iran seeks to resolve tensions with Saudi Arabia [Video]Iran seeks to resolve tensions with Saudi Arabia

President Hassan Rouhani’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi told Iranian state media Tehran and Riyadh could work together to resolve their problems.

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Iran To Send Black Box Of Plane It Shot Down To Ukraine [Video]Iran To Send Black Box Of Plane It Shot Down To Ukraine

Iran initially denied shooting down the Ukrainian International Airlines plane, this month. 176 people were killed. However, it admitted a week ago that its military had mistakenly downed the aircraft...

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Iran will send black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine [Video]Iran will send black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine

Iran is sending to Ukraine the black boxes of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military accidentally shot down this month, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Tehran's threats will isolate it more: State Dept. [Video]Tehran's threats will isolate it more: State Dept.

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of State's special representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei..

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Canada's foreign affairs minister demands full transparency and cooperation by Iran [Video]Canada's foreign affairs minister demands full transparency and cooperation by Iran

Ministers from five countries who lost citizens in the passenger jet shot down over Tehran have called on Iran to accept "full responsibility" and compensate the victims' families. Foreign Secretary..

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Ministers pursue “accountability, transparency and justice" [Video]Ministers pursue “accountability, transparency and justice"

Ministers from five countries who lost citizens in the passenger jet shot down over Tehran have called on Iran to accept "full responsibility" and compensate the victims' families. A statement issued..

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Rouhani warns foreign forces in Middle East 'may be in danger' [Video]Rouhani warns foreign forces in Middle East 'may be in danger'

Iranian president's remarks come after UK, France and Germany challenged Tehran over breaking limits of nuclear deal.

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Iran says no to 'Trump deal' to solve nuclear row [Video]Iran says no to 'Trump deal' to solve nuclear row

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called the idea of a "Trump deal" to replace the 2015 nuclear pact a "strange offer," and advocated sticking to the current one. The suggestion was from Britain's..

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Trump celebrates Soleimani's death at rally [Video]Trump celebrates Soleimani's death at rally

President Donald Trump took to the stage at Milwaukee in Wisconsin for his campaign rally on Tuesday (January 14) night and jumped straight to the topic of killing Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani.

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Iran makes first arrests over plane disaster [Video]Iran makes first arrests over plane disaster

Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested an undisclosed number of suspects accused of playing a role in the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger place last week. Adam Reed reports.

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Trudeau blames 'tensions' for 57 Canadian deaths [Video]Trudeau blames 'tensions' for 57 Canadian deaths

In a TV interview on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that victims of the Ukrainian airliner shot down in Iran last week would still be alive if there had been no tensions in the region. Eve..

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Iranian students avoid stepping on U.S. flag [Video]Iranian students avoid stepping on U.S. flag

Students in Iran avoided walking over an image of the US and Israeli flag on Sunday, in videos circulating online.

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How troops in Iraq escaped a devastating attack [Video]How troops in Iraq escaped a devastating attack

Nearly eight hours before Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack on U.S. forces at bases in Iraq, American and Iraqi soldiers at Ain al-Asad air base scrambled to move personnel and weaponry to fortified..

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Reaction to arrest of UK Ambassador to Iran [Video]Reaction to arrest of UK Ambassador to Iran

The Foreign Secretary has demanded an apology from the Iranian ambassador in London after the arrest of Britain's top diplomat in Tehran. Rob Macaire was detained as demonstrations broke out over the..

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Iranian police fire tear gas and live rounds against protesters, online videos show [Video]Iranian police fire tear gas and live rounds against protesters, online videos show

Online videos from Tehran show Iranian police and security forces firing both tear gas and live rounds to disperse demonstrators who are protesting against the Islamic Republic's initial denial that it..

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Europe urges Iran to keep nuclear deal as Tehran protesters defy regime [Video]Europe urges Iran to keep nuclear deal as Tehran protesters defy regime

Europe urges Iran to keep nuclear deal as Tehran protesters defy regime

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Protesters Demand Iran's Leaders Quit [Video]Protesters Demand Iran's Leaders Quit

Protests across Iran continued after the military admitted it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner. A group of protesters said: “They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right..

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Thornberry calls for 'calm' following UK ambassador arrest [Video]Thornberry calls for 'calm' following UK ambassador arrest

Emily Thornberry has described the detention of the UK ambassador to Iran as "appalling" and "illegal" after he was arrested during anti-government protests in Tehran. The shadow foreign secretary said..

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Britain criticizes ambassador arrest in Iran [Video]Britain criticizes ambassador arrest in Iran

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has accused Tehran of a "flagrant violation of international law" after the UK's ambassador in Iran was briefly arrested. David Doyle reports.

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Rouhani says Iran will never yield to U.S. pressure for talks

Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that Tehran's help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East.
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Saudi minister: Iran must change behavior before any talks

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Saturday no private messages or direct contact had taken place to ease tensions with Iran and that Tehran first needed to change its behavior before talks can..
Reuters - Published

Saudis don't want to de-escalate tensions with Iran, Zarif says

Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday he did not believe Saudi Arabia wanted to defuse tensions with Iran as it was firmly under the influence of the U.S. campaign to pressure Tehran.
Reuters - Published

Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit Iran war making ability

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran's..
Reuters - Published

Rebuking Trump over Iran, U.S. Senate passes measure curbing president's ability to wage war

The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking the president after a strike against an Iranian military commander and..
Reuters - Published

Trump warns Senate not to approve war powers resolution on Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned the Senate against adopting a resolution that would curb his ability to wage war against Iran, saying it would send "a very bad signal" and allow Tehran..
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Tehran-backed Hezbollah steps in to guide Iraqi militias in Soleimani's wake

Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, the Tehran-backed Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid peak tensions with U.S.

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran and other cities on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it is ready to mediate between Turkey and Syria

Iran is ready to help Turkey and Syria resolve their differences over the nearly nine-year-old war in Syria, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, adding that Tehran backs the sovereignty of its key..
Reuters - Published

Iran's leader Khamenei says Tehran is not a threat to any country: TV

Iran is not posing any threat to other countries, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, according to State TV, adding that Tehran was determined to guarantee its own security.
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Khamenei says U.S. sanctions against Tehran are 'criminal act'

The sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States are a "criminal act" against the country, Iranian's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, according to state TV.
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Canadian lawyers file lawsuit against Iran over victims of downed Ukrainian plane

Canadian lawyers, who previously successfully sued Iran, are seeking class action status in a lawsuit on behalf of victims aboard a Ukrainian plane shot down over Tehran last month, looking for at..
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Passenger plane makes emergency landing to avoid coming under Syrian fire: Russia

A passenger plane carrying 172 passengers from Tehran to Damascus made an emergency landing at the Russian-controlled Hmeimim Air Base in Syria on Thursday to avoid coming under fire from Syrian air..
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British ambassador returns to Iran after brief arrest last month

Britain’s ambassador to Tehran has returned to Iran, he announced in an online posting on Thursday, after his departure last month following a brief arrest by Iranian security forces fueled..
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Unpaid bills, empty homes: Families of Iran crash victims put lives back together

Grief-stricken relatives of passengers killed aboard an airliner shot down by Iran over Tehran last month are grappling in Canada with the daily challenges of long-distance funeral arrangements,..
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Airline conflict alert system given new impetus after plane downed by Iran: IATA

The shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran has given new urgency to efforts to develop a shared conflict alert system for airlines, the head of the world's biggest airline body said on..
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Iran wants to resolve issues with Saudi, UAE quickly: Iranian official

Iran wants to resolve differences with its Gulf foes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates "as quickly as possible", Tehran's ambassador to Iraq told the Iraqi state news agency in an interview..
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Europe to avoid taking Iran nuclear dispute to U.N., EU's top diplomat says

The European Union will extend indefinitely the time limit to resolve disputes in the Iran 2015 nuclear accord to avoid having to go to the U.N. Security Council or triggering new sanctions, the EU's..
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Iran's president says Tehran ready to work with EU to resolve nuclear deal issues

Iran is ready to cooperate with the European Union on issues related to the nuclear deal it agreed with world powers in 2015, President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Monday by the ISNA news..
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Recording shows Iran knew immediately it had shot down plane -Zelenskiy

A leaked audio recording of an Iranian pilot talking to the control tower in Tehran shows that Iran knew immediately it had shot down a Ukrainian airliner last month, Ukraine's president Volodymyr..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine wants larger compensation for its citizens killed in plane shootdown in Iran

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that Kiev was not satisfied with a size of compensation Iran had offered to families of Ukrainians killed in the downing of a plane near Tehran..
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Saudi Arabia blocks Iran from Islamic grouping's meeting: Tehran

Saudi Arabia has barred an Iranian delegation from an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Jeddah on Monday where U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be discussed,..
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U.S. renews waivers on Iran nuclear work, but sanctions top Iran nuclear official

The Trump administration on Thursday said it will allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear sites, arguing that their presence makes it harder for Tehran..
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Iran says new U.S. sanctions shows Washington's despair: Fars

The U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran's nuclear organization and Tehran's nuclear chief shows Washington's despair, said a spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, adding that the country's..
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Iran lawmakers call for debate on quitting nuclear arms treaty

A group of Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday asked parliament to debate a motion for Iran to quit a treaty governing global nuclear arms control, a move apparently aimed at pressuring European powers to..
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Motion for Iran to quit nuclear proliferation treaty enters parliament

A motion for Iran to quit the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was introduced in parliament on Tuesday, the assembly's news site ICANA reported, in a move that appears to raise the stakes in..
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Oman's foreign minister meets Iran's foreign minister Zarif: Tweet

Oman's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah will meet Iran's Foreign Ninister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday to discuss maritime security in the Hormuz strait, Oman's..
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Iranian airplane makes emergency landing at Tehran airport

An Iranian airplane made an emergency landing at a Tehran airport, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.
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Absent Iran faces detente calls from worried West and Middle East

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif skipped this year's Davos, but Tehran was still a hot topic for many Western and Middle Eastern powers hoping for detente less than three weeks after the United..
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Iran is screening passengers from China for symptoms of coronavirus: Iran health official

Iran is screening passengers from China at Tehran's Imam Khomeini international airport for symptoms of coronavirus, the head of the center for infectious disease control at Iran's health ministry said..
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Ukraine awaits decision on sending black boxes from plane downed by Iran to Kiev

Ukraine's security council said on Thursday it was awaiting a decision on whether Tehran will hand over black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner it downed after an Iranian team presents its report to..
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Iran tells Europe not to follow U.S. by undermining nuclear pact

Iran's president told European powers on Wednesday not to copy the United States by undermining Tehran's strained nuclear pact with world powers, and said Tehran would not seek nuclear weapons whether..
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Macron says France 'inflexible' over Iran's nuclear ambitions

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that France will be inflexible about Iran's nuclear ambitions and that his country is determined Tehran will never acquire nuclear weapons.
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Iran calls on Saudi Arabia to work together to resolve issues: IRNA

Iran said on Wednesday that Tehran and its regional rival Saudi Arabia should work together to overcome problems, the state news agency IRNA quoted Iranian president's chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi as..
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Iran MP offers reward for killing Trump, U.S. calls it 'ridiculous'

An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid..
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U.S. decries Iran threat to withdraw from global nuclear treaty

A U.S. envoy said on Tuesday that Iran's threat to quit the global nuclear treaty if European countries refer Tehran to the U.N. Security Council after declaring it in violation of a 2015 pact would..
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Iranian MP offers $3 million reward for 'whoever kills Trump': ISNA

An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid..
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Iran seeks help reading plane's black boxes amid pressure to hand them over

Iran has asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, a request that will add to international frustration at Tehran's..
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Iran asks U.S., France for equipment to download downed plane's black boxes

Iran has requested equipment it says it needs from U.S. and French authorities to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran had not yet received a positive..
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Iran may review cooperation with IAEA if EU pressure mounts: TV

Iran will review its cooperation with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog over any "unjust" measures, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said after EU powers last week triggered a dispute..
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Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine

Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to..
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Trump says Iran's Khamenei 'should be very careful with his words'

U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the United States in a Friday prayers sermon in..
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Explainer: How close is Iran to producing a nuclear bomb?

The central achievement of the Iran nuclear deal - keeping Tehran at arm's length from nuclear weapons - is eroding.
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U.S.'s representative on Iran: Tehran's threats will isolate it more

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of States special representative to Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its..
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