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Washington encourages Israel-Arab alliance against Iran

Washington - With a new leader in the White House bent on disrupting the status quo, could it also be time for a fresh approach to Middle East peace?

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 announces plan to spend $3 billion on green energy

Tehran - Iran's Finance Ministry has approved applications totaling $3.0 billion in foreign investments in the country's renewable energy sector, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said.

'Responsible nations' should back new Iran sanctions: Israeli PM

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that all "responsible nations" should back new sanctions against Iran, speaking during a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May in London.

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.

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.

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.

Mike Pence warns Iran against testing Trump's resolve

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence in an interview airing Sunday warned Iran "not to test the resolve" of the Donald Trump administration, days after Washington slapped new sanctions on Tehran following a ballistic missile test launch.

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.

Iran 'biggest state sponsor of terrorism': Mattis

Toukyo - US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran was the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country's weapons procurement network.

Trump slaps sanctions on Iran as tension mounts

Washington - US President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's weapons procurement network Friday, provoking an angry response from Tehran in what is an increasingly tense stand-off.

Former Norwegian PM held in US over Iran visa

Oslo - A former Norwegian prime minister said he was held at a Washington airport for one hour because of an Iranian visa in his passport, an incident he described as "provocative".

Review: ‘The Salesman’ discovers justice can have its own consequences Special

‘The Salesman’ is Iran’s 2017 Oscar-nominated foreign language film about a couple that faces the ultimate test of loyalty and forgiveness after an unprovoked assault.

US hits Iran with fresh sanctions after missile tests

Washington - The United States slapped fresh sanctions on Iran Friday to punish Tehran for recent ballistic missile tests and its support for Yemen's Houthi rebels.

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.

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.

Iranian couple cleared for US as 'exception' after transit ordeal

Den Haag - An elderly Iranian couple stranded at Amsterdam's airport for five days have been cleared to continue their journey to the US as an "exception", Dutch national carrier KLM said Thursday.

Trump puts Iran 'on notice,' denounces nuclear deal

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran was now formally "on notice" after a recent missile test, while also claiming the Islamic Republic was on the brink of collapse when it signed an international nuclear deal.

'On notice': Trump administration threatens Iran

Washington - National Security Adviser Mike Flynn's first public statement was a nebulous threat against Iran in reaction to the Islamic Republic's most recent missile test and an attack on a Saudi warship by Tehran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

5-year-old boy handcuffed, detained for hours as 'security risk'

Dulles - The 5-year-old American son of an Iranian woman was handcuffed and detained for hours without his mother at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia because he was deemed a "security theat," according to the White House.

House bill would allow Trump to wage preventive war on Iran

Washington - A joint resolution introduced in the House of Representatives last month authorizes preventive war against Iran to stop the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons.

US raises alarm at UN over Iran missile test

New York - The United States on Tuesday raised alarm at the United Nations over Iran's test-firing of a medium range missile, calling it "absolutely unacceptable," after Tehran warned the United States against fuelling tensions.

Iran warns US against creating tensions over missiles

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday warned the United States against fuelling tensions over its ballistic missile tests as the UN Security Council prepared for urgent talks on the issue at Washington's request.

LA's Iranian community outraged over Trump travel ban

Los Angeles - Members of California's large Iranian-American community expressed shock and disbelief on Monday at President Donald Trump's travel ban, saying it would tear families apart and tarnish America's image abroad.

UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

New York - The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran's test-firing of a medium-range missile, diplomats said.The United States requested the emergency consultations after the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations called for council action....

Austria 'regrets' suspension of Iran-US refugee scheme

Vienna - Austria said Monday that Washington has suspended a programme that has allowed thousands of persecuted Iranian Christians and Jews to pass though the European country on their way to setting in the US.

France to double visas for Iranian visitors: FM

Tehran - France plans to double the number of visas it issues to Iranians, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Monday in Tehran, at a time when US travel curbs have angered Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Model of the Bushehr Nuclear Power plant in Iran, which has now started operations.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Hundreds of people gather at Queen's Park in Toronto calling for freedom and democracy in Iran.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.

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