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Iran to appeal seizure of 9/11 compensation money

Tehran - Iran's central bank said Sunday it will appeal Luxembourg's decision to freeze $1.6 billion of its assets, which the US is claiming as compensation for victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Iran to sanction 15 US companies for Israel ties

Tehran - Iran will impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its "terrorist actions", state news agency IRNA said Sunday.

Iran pre-nups land thousands of men in jail

Tehran - When Sadegh married his college sweetheart, he never thought he'd end up as one of those Iranians facing ruin and even prison because of huge sums demanded by his wife's family.

UN praises Iran's 'exemplary' refugee efforts

Tehran - While Iranians would bear the brunt of Donald Trump's visa ban, which has been blocked on the orders of a US court, international officials say the country has quietly emerged as one of the most generous towards refugees.

US-Iranian and wife charged over Tehran parties: prosecutor

Tehran - A jailed US-Iranian and his wife have been formally charged with hosting parties in Tehran, while another couple were given the death penalty for running a "cult", the Tehran prosecutor said Monday.

Iran rejects US moves to seize 9/11 compensation money

Tehran - Iran said Tuesday it was "completely unfair" for US lawyers to try to seize its overseas assets as compensation for the victims of September 11, 2001.

Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad joins Twitter, despite ban

Tehran - Iran's hardline former president Mahmud Ahmadinejad became the latest leader to join Twitter on Sunday, despite having been instrumental in getting it banned from the country.

Iran's S-300 air defence system 'operational': state TV

Tehran - Iran's advanced S-300 air defence system, delivered by Russia following a July 2015 nuclear deal after years of delay, is now operational, state television reported on Saturday.

Iran requests 950 tonnes of uranium from Kazakhstan

Tehran - Iran's nuclear chief said Saturday that the country had asked to buy 950 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Kazakhstan over the next three years to help develop its civil reactor programme.

Iran leader backs liberation from Israel 'tumour'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Tuesday for the "complete liberation" of Palestine from the "tumour" of Israel, renewing his regime's refusal to recognise Israel's right to exist.

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Tehran - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test.

Man taking selfie among seven dead in Iran storms

Tehran - A man taking a selfie after an Iranian dam burst was among at least seven people killed as floods, avalanches and dust storms gripped the country, state media reported Saturday.

Iran leader rejects reconciliation with anti-regime 'minority'

Tehran - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rejected the possibility of reconciliation with a "minority" that is opposed to the regime.

Millions in Iran march against Trump 'threats' on revolution day

Tehran - Millions of Iranians marched on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution Friday in what the president described as a response to the new US administration and a rejection of "threatening language".

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

Tehran - Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday.

Defiant Iran in missile exercise day after US sanctions

Tehran - Iran is to deploy missiles for a Revolutionary Guards exercise Saturday in a show of defiance a day after the United States imposed sanctions over a ballistic missile test launch last weekend.

Trump visa ban deprives children of parents, life-saving surgery

President Donald Trump's ban on refugees, immigrants and travelers from seven mainly Muslim countries is having life-or-death consequences for one Iranian baby, while also separating a badly burned Iraqi toddler being treated in Boston from his parents.

Iran denies US wrestling team visas after Trump ban

Tehran - Iran has refused visas for US athletes due to compete in an international wrestling tournament in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Op-Ed: White House Press Secretary falsely accuses Iran of attack

Washington - On Wednesday National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn announced that he had "officially put Iran on notice" after it had carried out a ballistic missile test.

Iran rejects 'baseless and provocative' Trump warning

Tehran - Iran on Thursday rejected a warning from President Donald Trump over its latest missile test as unfounded and provocative, reflecting growing tensions between Tehran and the new US administration.
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