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Iran, Qatar voice support for Saudi after Mecca suicide bombing

Tehran - Both Iran and Qatar on Saturday voiced support for Saudi Arabia over a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site in Mecca despite their severed ties."Iran...

Iran sends a message with missile strike in Syria

Tehran - Iran has targeted jihadists in Syria with missiles in retaliation for deadly attacks in Tehran, but the strike was also a message to its regional rivals and Washington, experts say.

Iran says its missiles into Syria hit IS targets

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Monday missiles it fired into Syria had successfully hit Islamic State group targets in retaliation for Tehran attacks claimed by the jihadists earlier this month.

Iran says its missiles into Syria hit IS targets

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Monday missiles it fired into Syria had successfully hit Islamic State group targets in retaliation for Tehran attacks claimed by the jihadists earlier this month.

Iran says its missiles into Syria hit IS targets

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Monday missiles it fired into Syria had successfully hit Islamic State group targets in retaliation for Tehran attacks claimed by the jihadists earlier this month.

US Senate approves new sanctions on Russia, Iran

Washington - The US Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed tough sanctions on Russia and Iran, sending the House of Representatives a bill that would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally easing penalties against Moscow.

Iran urges Gulf peace mechanism, says Saudi backing militants

Norway - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday called for a permanent mechanism in the Gulf to resolve crises like the blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

IS praises jihadist attacks in Philippines, Iran

Birut - A spokesman for the Islamic State group praised jihadist attacks in the Philippines and Iran, in an audio recording broadcast Tuesday.

IS praises jihadist attacks in Philippines, Iran

Birut - A spokesman for the Islamic State group praised jihadist attacks in the Philippines and Iran, in an audio recording broadcast Tuesday.

IS praises jihadist attacks in Philippines, Iran

Birut - A spokesman for the Islamic State group praised jihadist attacks in the Philippines and Iran, in an audio recording broadcast Tuesday.

Iran tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks

Tehran - Iran has tracked down and killed several suspected jihadists including the alleged mastermind of twin attacks in Tehran last week, a security official and a minister have said.

Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader

Tehran - The attacks in Tehran this week will only "reinforce hatred" for the United States and Saudi Arabia, Iran's supreme leader said on Friday at a funeral for those killed.

Eiffel Tower lights out for Iran attacks

Paris - The Eiffel Tower will turn its lights out on Thursday as a mark of respect for the victims of deadly twin attacks in Tehran, which were claimed by the Islamic State group.

Five Iranian attackers were in Mosul, Raqa with IS: ministry

Tehran - The five men who carried out twin attacks in Tehran were Iranians who joined the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria before returning last summer, the intelligence ministry said Thursday."The five known terrorists...

Iran says attackers had been in Iraq, Syria for IS

Tehran - Iran said Thursday that five of its nationals who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State members who had been to the group's strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Iran says attackers had been in Iraq, Syria for IS

Tehran - Iran said Thursday that five of its nationals who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State members who had been to the group's strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Iran says attackers had been in Iraq, Syria for IS

Tehran - Iran said Thursday that five of its nationals who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State members who had been to the group's strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Iran leader shrugs off IS attacks in Tehran

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader shrugged off attacks on Wednesday by gunmen and suicide bombers in Tehran that killed 13 people as US president Donald Trump warned the nation was reaping what it sowed.

Iran leader shrugs off IS attacks in Tehran

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader shrugged off attacks on Wednesday by gunmen and suicide bombers in Tehran that killed 13 people as US president Donald Trump warned the nation was reaping what it sowed.

Iran leader shrugs off IS attacks in Tehran

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader shrugged off attacks on Wednesday by gunmen and suicide bombers in Tehran that killed 13 people as US president Donald Trump warned the nation was reaping what it sowed.

IS claims coordinated attacks in Tehran, 12 dead

Tehran - Gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Iran's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday, killing 12 people in the first attacks in the country claimed by the Islamic State group.

IS claims coordinated attacks in Tehran, 12 dead

Tehran - Gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Iran's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday, killing 12 people in the first attacks in the country claimed by the Islamic State group.

IS claims coordinated attacks in Tehran, 12 dead

Tehran - Gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Iran's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday, killing 12 people in the first attacks in the country claimed by the Islamic State group.

Western terror policies have 'backfired': Iran leader

Tehran - Attacks by the Islamic State group in Europe and elsewhere show that Western policies in the Middle East have backfired, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.

Op-Ed: A Fan makes documentary of Wrestling in U.S. — his first film Special

Chicago - Wrestling fan and now documentary film maker, Ryan Blake was pleased to see the movie "American Wrestler - The Wizard," which as covered by this reporter had a special local premiere-showing in Petaluma, CA this past May 5th.

Iran leader slams Saudis as America's 'milking cow'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being pumped "like a milking cow" by "infidel" Americans."These people (the Saudis) appear to believe in the Koran...

US-Saudi arms mega deal looks to counter Iran

Washington - Washington has announced a bumper arms deal with Saudi Arabia, heralding the package as a major boost to long-standing security ties and a way to further isolate Iran.

Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on

Tehran - Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue.

Tensions deepen between Saudi, Iran, US after Trump visit

Tehran - The yawning gap between Tehran and Washington has grown even wider with US President Donald Trump's latest efforts to isolate Iran, which accused the United States of "milking" Saudi Arabia for petro-dollars.

Hardliners in US and Iran stand in way of Rouhani reforms

Tehran - After his re-election triumph, President Hassan Rouhani must now grapple with a fiercely hostile United States and hardliners at home as he struggles to build a more moderate and connected Iran.
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