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US Coast Guard ships fires warning shots at Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz

United States coast guard ships fired warning shots at Iranian boats that came close to American naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon has claimed. The Pentagon said 13 fast boats from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came within 140 meters of US vessels on Monday. The Iranian vessels left after […]

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Leaked audio tape of Iranian Foreign Minister triggers stir, probe ordered

A leaked interview in which Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif frankly discusses behind-the-scenes has stirred fierce conversation and debate ahead of the country’s presidential elections in June. More than three hours of audio from an interview in March with government-aligned journalist and economist Saeed Leylaz was anonymously leaked to Farsi-language media outside Iran on Sunday. […]

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Oil tanker outside Baniyas refinery off Syria’s coast burst into flames in suspected drone attack, 3 dead

An oil tanker that burst into flames following a suspected drone attack outside the Baniyas refinery off Syria’s coast was doused, Syria’s oil ministry said. The state news agency SANA quoted oil ministry as saying the fire erupted after “what was believed to be an attack by a drone from the direction of Lebanese waters”. […]

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5 rockets hit the Iraqi military airbase, two soldiers wounded

At least five rockets hit the Iraqi military airbase at Balad north of Baghdad, wounding two Iraqi soldiers, the Iraqi military said in a statement. Security officials had said earlier that the Katyusha rockets had fallen on the area of the base that houses US contractors, and that no casualties had been reported. No group […]

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5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Iran, nuclear power plant reportedly safe

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Iran’s southern province of Bushehr, where a nuclear power plant is located, but there were no immediate reports of considerable damage. At least five people were injured, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. The epicentre of the earthquake on Sunday was the town of Rig. Hospitals in nearby cities and […]

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Missiles strike Israeli ship transporting cars off the coast of UAE

A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Gulf waters, pro-Iran media and an Israeli television channel reported. Israel’s Channel 12 quoted unnamed Israeli officials as blaming arch foe Iran for the assault, which it described as a missile strike. There were no […]

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Iran decides to enrich uranium purity up to 60% in response to nuclear sabotage: Hassan Rouhani

Iran has decided to enrich uranium purity up to 60% in response to the sabotage at its key nuclear facility, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday. After an explosion at its Natanz uranium enrichment site on Sunday blamed by Tehran on arch-foe Israel, Iran said it would begin enriching uranium at 60%, a move bringing […]

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Iran blames Israel for Natanz nuclear plant sabotage incident

Iran blames regional arch-foe Israel for a sabotage incident at its key Natanz nuclear site and will exact revenge, state TV quoted its foreign minister as saying. Iran’s semi-official Nournews website said the person who caused an electricity outage in one of the production halls at the underground uranium enrichment plant had been identified. “Necessary […]

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Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility hit by act of ‘nuclear terrorism’

An incident at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday was caused by an act of “nuclear terrorism”, the country’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said, according to state TV. “The action taken against the Natanz site shows the failure of the opposition to Iran’s industrial and political progress to prevent the significant development of Iran’s […]

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Iran inaugurates new advanced centrifuges further breaching nuclear deal

Iran began feeding gas to cascades of new, advanced centrifuges and unveiled dozens of “achievements” to mark its national nuclear technology day in an effort to show its nuclear programme is peaceful. President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday launched several projects across the country via video link in Tehran that was broadcast live on national television, […]

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South Korean flagged tanker and captain detained in Iran for violating pollution rules freed

A South Korean flagged tanker and its captain detained in Iran in January were released, foreign ministry in Seoul said. Iran seized the Hankuk Chemi near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, accusing it of violating pollution rules. All the 20 crew members were set free in February, apart from the captain. The incident happened amid […]

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Saudi Arabia: Houthis launch drones targeting oil facility in Riyadh

Drones struck an oil facility in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Friday, igniting a fire, Saudi Arabian authorities said. The official Saudi Press Agency quoted an official in the energy ministry as saying the dawn attack caused no injuries or damage, and did not affect oil supplies. “The Riyadh oil refinery was attacked by […]