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At least five people were killed and 44 others injured after string of earthquakes hit Iran

At least five people were killed and 44 others injured following a string of earthquakes in southern Iran on Saturday, FARS news agency reported. Four separate earthquakes were recorded near the southern port city of Bandar-e Lengeh, including one that registered at a 6.1 magnitude, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website. Twelve […]

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Iranian personnel who served in IRGC will now be allowed to enter United States

Iranian men who served in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as part of their compulsory military service will now be allowed entry into the United States, a US Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of State notice published said. According to the notice, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Anthony […]

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Indian tea shipments rejected by Iran, Taiwan citing excess pesticide use

Tea shipments from India were allegedly rejected at a few importing destinations on the ground that they carried more pesticide residues than the prescribed Maximum Residue Level (MRL). According to sources, nearly 30,000 kg of tea from North India was rejected. This, however, could affect tea exports from the country as it could signal that […]

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Passenger train details in eastern Iran kills at least 17 people

17 people have died after a passenger train derailed in eastern Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency has said, while over 50 passengers were seriously injured. The number of casualties could rise, though initial details about Wednesday’s disaster involving a train reportedly carrying some 350 passengers remained unclear. Four of the seven carriages in the […]

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Iran weeks away from accumulating ‘significant quantity’ of enriched uranium

Iran is only a few weeks away from having a “significant quantity of enriched uranium,” the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Director General Rafael Grossi said on Monday. “Having a significant quantity does not mean having a bomb,” Grossi told a press conference following the start of the quarterly Board of Governors meeting in the Austrian […]

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At least 10 soldiers killed in attack at security checkpost in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

At least 10 soldiers were killed in an attack on a security checkpost in the southwest province of Balochistan earlier this week, according to a statement by the Pakistani Military. The attack took place on Tuesday night in the Kech area, located near the country’s western border with Iran and roughly 600km south of provincial capital […]

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Instagram blocks posts using in memory of victims of Ukrainian airliner shot down by Iran

Instagram blocked posts using a hashtag in memory of the victims of a Ukrainian airliner shot down by Iranian security forces two years ago. Families of the 176 victims found posts with the hashtag #IWillLightACandletoo, as well as its Persian version, were not visible to users. A cybersecurity expert said it appeared that Iran had […]

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Iran: Flash flooding after heavy rains kill at least eight people, thousands evacuated

At least eight people have died in flash flooding in Iran’s south due to heavy rains, state media has reported. “Following the floods and rains of the past few days in the southern regions of the country, we have seen an increase in casualties and deaths,” spokesman for the national rescue service Mojtaba Khaledi told […]

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Iraq: Thousands rally in Baghdad on anniversary of Iran general Qassem Soleimani’s death

Thousands of people rallied in the Iraqi capital to mark the second anniversary of the killing of a revered Iranian commander and his Iraqi lieutenant in a drone attack by the United States. Chanting “Death to America”, the marchers filled a Baghdad square to honour Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani, who headed the Quds Force, the […]

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Iran’s satellite launch fails to put payloads into orbit around Earth

Iran’s space launch on Thursday has failed to put its three payloads into orbit after the rocket was unable to reach the required speed, a defence ministry spokesman said in remarks carried on state television. The attempted launch, which came as indirect United States-Iran talks take place in Austria to try to salvage a 2015 […]

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Iran launches satellite-carrying rocket into space

Tehran launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space with three devices onboard on Thursday. The move comes amid ongoing talks and is expected to anger the United States, local media have reported. Previous rocket launches, including several failed attempts, have drawn heavy criticism from the US. “The satellite-carrying Simorgh rocket successfully launched three devices into space,” […]

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Sri Lanka to settle debt for past oil imports from Iran by paying off in tea

Sri Lanka plans to settle a debt for past oil imports from Iran by paying it off in tea, a government minister said. Ramesh Pathirana said his country hoped to send $5 million worth of tea to Iran each month to clear a $251 million debt. Sri Lanka is experiencing a severe debt and foreign […]