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ISIS fueling soldiers with drug that makes them feel unstoppable

ISIS has allegedly been supplying it"s militants with a drug that makes them feel unstoppable. The drug Captagon creates an euphoric state where the user feels no pain, unbelievable strength and will not sleep for days.

Iran says tests will show how diplomat died in Saudi Arabia

Tehran - Iran expects medical tests to establish within 48 hours if a high-ranking diplomat died on pilgrimage in the stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia, following contrasting accounts about his demise.

Iran, Russia vow to oppose 'external attempts' to dump Assad

Tehran - Russia and Iran will jointly oppose "external attempts" at regime change in Syria, a Kremlin official said Monday in Tehran after President Vladimir Putin met supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iran says U.S. reporter Jason Rezaian sentenced to jail

Tehran - Iran on Sunday confirmed that it had sentenced Iranian-American Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on charges including espionage.

Syrian war likely to dominate Putin's visit to Iran

Tehran - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran Monday for talks sure to sharpen attention on his alliance with Iran in Syria after the Islamic State group's deadly attacks in Paris.

Warhol, Pollock, Rothko on rare display in Tehran

Tehran - Some of the world's most expensive and rarely seen modern art, including works by the Americans Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, went on display Saturday in a major exhibition in Iran.

United Nations censors Iran over human rights abuses

New York - The United Nations has censured Iran over its alleged human rights abuses. A resolution was passed by a 76-35 vote with 68 countries abstaining. This marks the 62nd censure resolution of Iran's rights record.

Iran to cut IS threat at Afghan, Iraqi borders: army

Tehran - A top Iranian army commander said Monday that his troops would take "decisive" action if Islamic State group militants come within 40 kilometres of its borders with Iraq and Afghanistan.

Unveiled women drivers in Iran to have cars impounded

Tehran - Iranian women who fail to wear the veil when driving will have their cars impounded for a week and are likely to be fined, police warned Sunday.

Iran press split on Paris attacks, hardliners critical of France

Tehran - Iran's press on Sunday largely condemned the jihadist attacks that killed 129 people in Paris and expressed sympathy for the victims, but conservative newspapers put the blame on France's policies in Syria.

Iran says up to Assad to decide on Syria election run

Tehran - A top Iranian official said Sunday several countries involved in Syria peace talks had tried to exclude President Bashar al-Assad from future elections but Tehran insisted the demand be withdrawn.

Iran says will 'definitely' take part in Syria talks in Vienna

Tehran - Iran will "definitely" attend international talks in Vienna on the Syrian conflict this weekend, a foreign ministry spokesman said on state television without specifying the level of Tehran's delegation.

Iran leaders won't attend receptions serving alcohol: diplomat

Tehran - Iran's leaders won't attend events serving alcohol, a diplomat said Wednesday after French media reported that President Hassan Rouhani refused to attend a state dinner in Paris because wine was on the menu.

Iran to receive Russian missiles by end of 2015: Minister

Tehran - Iran will receive the bulk of the S-300 air defence missile systems it ordered from Russia by the end of the year, Tehran's defence minister has said."We signed a contract with Russia. It is being done.

Congress mourns, denounces attack on Camp Liberty Special

Washington D.c. - Members of Congress as well as former senior U.S. Government officials attended a memorial on Capitol Hill to pay tribute to 24 unarmed residents of Camp Liberty, Iraq, who were killed when a barrage of 80 missile slammed into the Camp last month.

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Tehran - Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, naming foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham to head its embassy in Malaysia, the foreign minister announced on Sunday.

After being opened for a few days, 'KFC' in Iran shuts down

Tehran - A KFC-branded restaurant opened up on Sunday night. However, the restaurant, which opened in Tehran, was closed down by Tuesday.

Anti-U.S. fervour alive in Iran despite nuclear deal

Tehran - Chanting "Death to America" and burning the US flag, Iranian protesters Wednesday marked the anniversary of the US embassy seizure with a show of anti-Washington fervour despite the nuclear deal.

Iranian dissidents mourn death of those killed in missile attack

Paris - Following a brutal attack on a de facto refugee camp in Iraq, world leaders and Iranian dissidents gathered in Paris on Sunday to mourn the casualties.

'Death to America' stands despite nuclear deal: Iran MPs

Tehran - A clear majority of Iranian legislators said Monday the Islamic republic will not abandon the slogan of "Death to America" despite its July nuclear accord with world powers.
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