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Prominent Opposition Leader in Iran Begins Hunger Strike

TEHRAN — One of Iran’s most prominent opposition leaders, under house arrest since 2011, began a hunger strike on Wednesday to demand a public trial, family members said. The release of the opposition leader, Mehdi Karroubi, and another former presidential ...

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Hundreds suffer symptoms in Iran chlorine leak

TEHRAN: Iranian state TV is reporting that more than 300 people suffered respiratory and other problems after a chlorine gas leakage in the country’s south.The Sunday report says the victims have been taken to local hospitals in the city of ...

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Iran eyes more funds for missiles, Guards after US sanctions

DUBAI: Iran’s parliament gave initial approval on Sunday to a bill to boost spending on Tehran’s missile program and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States.Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill ...

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Kuwait says arrests 12 convicted in 2015 Iran spy case

DUBAI: Kuwaiti authorities have arrested 12 people convicted in absentia of spying for Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.Kuwait had charged 25 of its nationals and an Iranian citizen after the discovery of guns and explosives ...

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Iran Bans Two Soccer Stars for Playing Against Israelis

TEHRAN — Two players on Iran’s national soccer team were banned for life from playing for their country on Thursday after they participated in a match with their club team in Greece against an Israeli team, an Iranian governmental official ...

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Iran breaks up Daesh group planning attacks

DUBAI/ISTANBUL: Iranian security forces have broken up a group linked to Daesh which was planning attacks in religious centers in the country and trying to hide weapons in home appliances, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday,The agency said the ...

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