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Tehran: Capital and the largest city of Iran
Tehran 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.


US against the world over Iran 'snapback' sanctions [Video]

US against the world over Iran 'snapback' sanctions

Washington to declare UN sanctions back in effect on Tehran despite overwhelming objection from international community.

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Husband Of Jailed British-Iranian Aid Worker On New Charges: 'Nazanin Is A Hostage' [Video]

Husband Of Jailed British-Iranian Aid Worker On New Charges: 'Nazanin Is A Hostage'

After nearly five years of incarceration, British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could face an additional year in an Iranian prison. According to CNN, Zaghari-Ratcliffe's lawyer says new..

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Richard Ratcliffe calls on UK Government to 'be brave' in fight to free Nazanin [Video]

Richard Ratcliffe calls on UK Government to 'be brave' in fight to free Nazanin

The husband of jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hasappealed to UK officials to insist on being allowed to attend her second trialwhen it begins in Tehran on Sunday. Richard..

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U.S. moves to restore all U.N. sanctions on Iran [Video]

U.S. moves to restore all U.N. sanctions on Iran

The United States moved to restore all U.N. sanctions on Iran on Thursday, arguing Tehran was in violation of a nuclear deal it struck with world powers in 2015 even though Washington itself abandoned..

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'China dreaming of Joe Biden': Donald Trump slams rival | US elections 2020 [Video]

'China dreaming of Joe Biden': Donald Trump slams rival | US elections 2020

Donald Trump took potshots at his rival, Joe Biden, as Presidential elections in the United States of America loom closer. Trump, the serving President, said that US' traditional rivals like China and..

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Turkey may suspend ties with UAE over Israel deal [Video]

Turkey may suspend ties with UAE over Israel deal

Turkey is considering suspending diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates and withdrawing its ambassador over the Gulf state's accord to normalize ties with Israel, President Tayyip Erdogan said..

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Lebanese diaspora holds vigil to honour victims of Beirut blast [Video]

Lebanese diaspora holds vigil to honour victims of Beirut blast

Vigils for the victims of the Beirut blast were held in Tel Aviv, the Palestinian Territories, Tehran, Paris and London. View on euronews

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Tehran housing cost skyrockets as people struggle to afford rent [Video]

Tehran housing cost skyrockets as people struggle to afford rent

Why the Iranian capital has become one of the world's most unaffordable cities to live in.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published
Iran Launches Underground Missiles as part of Staged Attack [Video]

Iran Launches Underground Missiles as part of Staged Attack

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise targeting a mock-up US aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The military..

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