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Iran blast ‘was near suspected missile site’

An explosion that shook Iran’s capital came from an area in the eastern mountains which analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system and missile...

Hardline former Tehran mayor elected as speaker of Iran’s new parliament

Iran’s parliament elected a former mayor of Tehran tied to the Revolutionary Guard as its next speaker, solidifying hardline control of the body as...

Iran president calls for harsher measures to combat ‘honour’ killings

Iran’s president urged his Cabinet to speed up harsher laws in so-called honour killings, after a particularly disturbing murder of a 14-year-old girl by...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has temporary prison leave extended

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said her temporary leave from prison in Iran has been extended. Richard Ratcliffe said his wife’s father had been...

Coronavirus halts pilgrimages to Mecca and Friday prayers in Iran

The coronavirus outbreak disrupted Islamic worship in the Middle East, as Saudi Arabia on Wednesday banned its citizens and other residents of the kingdom...

Iran’s coronavirus death toll up to 54 after sharp rise in confirmed cases

Iran’s Health Ministry has raised the death toll from the coronavirus to 54 as the number of people infected soared to 978. Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has contracted coronavirus in Iran prison, family says

The husband of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran believes his wife has contracted coronavirus as he expressed concern at the prison’s “refusal to...

Iran’s leader claims coronavirus ‘propaganda’ used to stifle voting

Iran’s supreme leader has accused the country’s enemies of spreading “propaganda” over the coronavirus threat in an attempt to dissuade people from voting in...

Iran abandons nuclear deal after general’s death in US air strike

Iran has said it will no longer abide by any of the limits of its unravelling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after a...

Remains of general killed in US drone strike returned to Iran

The body of the top Iranian commander, who was killed in a US drone strike, has arrived in Iran. Throngs of mourners carried the flag-draped...

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Two people were killed and several injured in the southwestern German city of Trier when a car drove into a pedestrian zone, police said. Trier...

Unemployment falls in Germany despite partial coronavirus shutdown

Germany’s unemployment rate dipped in November despite a partial shutdown introduced to halt a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, official data showed. However, estimates suggest...
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