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Iran fails to abide by agreement on monitoring equipment: IAEA

The global nuclear watchdog said on Sunday Iran had failed to fully honour the terms of a deal struck two weeks ago to allow the watchdog’s inspectors to service monitoring equipment in the country. “The (IAEA) Director General (Rafael Grossi) stresses that Iran’s decision not to allow agency access to the TESA Karaj centrifuge component […]

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Hezbollah sends oil trucks filled with Iran fuel to Lebanon despite sanctions

Four convoys carrying Iranian fuel have arrived in Lebanon under an initiative by the militant group Hezbollah to ease the country’s crippling energy crisis. Eighty lorries with 4 million litres of diesel on board crossed the border from Syria, where a tanker is docked, Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV said. The fuel is being imported via Syria […]

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United Nations’ nuclear watchdog reach agreement with Iran to avert another crisis

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog and Iran’s nuclear chief reached an agreement that will prevent another crisis looming over the prospect of restoring Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal. Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), landed in Tehran late on Saturday and met Mohammad Eslami, the newly appointed head […]

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Iran training ‘Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon terror operatives’ to fly drones: Israel

Iran is providing foreign fighters with drone training at an airbase near the city of Isfahan, Israel’s defence minister alleged a month after Tehran came under global scrutiny over a suspected drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off Oman. In what his office described as a new disclosure, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on […]

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MT Mercer Street: Iranian drone laden with explosives attacked oil tanker off Oman, US inquiry concludes

The United States announced results of its forensic investigation into last week’s fatal drone attack on a merchant tanker off Oman. The US military’s Central Command said experts concluded that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was produced in Iran. The evidence has been shared with explosives experts in Britain and Israel who concurred with the […]

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MV Asphalt Princess: Oil tanker ‘hijacked’ by armed men in the Gulf of Oman ordered to sail to Iran

A Panama-flagged ship was hijacked by armed men in the Gulf of Oman and ordered to sail to Iran. The tanker MV Asphalt Princess is heading into the congested approach to the Strait of Hormuz, Lloyds List Maritime Intelligence said. It is not clear who has seized the ship but experts suspect Iranian forces. Iran’s […]

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Iran and Israel trade accusations over deadly tanker attack off Oman’s coast killing two crew members

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett accused Iran for its involvement in a deadly tanker attack off Oman and called Tehran’s accusations baseless. Two crew members died when the MV Mercer Street, operated by an Israeli-owned firm, was attacked on Thursday. Mr Bennett warned “we know how to send a message to Iran”, while Tehran said […]

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Iranian hackers pose as aerobics instructor for years to target US aerospace defence company

Iranian hackers posed for years as a glamorous Liverpool-based aerobics instructor in a bid to penetrate a US aerospace defence company. In an astonishing real-life espionage plot, the hackers used the name Marcella Flores in their attempts to spike the system with viruses. “Marcella”, who was secretly working for Iran and codenamed TA456, flirted and […]

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Iran: Protests over water shortage turns deadly, 1 killed

A man was killed during protests over severe water shortages in south-west Iran, state media reports. An official in Khuzestan province said the protester was accidentally hit by people who were firing in the air, according to state news agency IRNA. However, the opposition has accused the government security forces for causing the death. Iran […]

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Taliban capture major border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan

The Taliban militant group captured major border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan in a sweeping offensive across northern Afghanistan, officials said. The militants say they seized two key border towns – Islam Qala near Iran, and Torghundi bordering Turkmenistan. Video footage appeared to show Taliban forces taking down the Afghan flag from the roof of […]

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14 rockets hit airbase hosting US and other foreign troops in Iraq

More than a dozen rockets hit an Iraqi military base hosting US and other international troops, wounding at least two people. Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesperson for the United States-led military coalition said the Al-Assad Air Base in western Iraq was attacked early by 14 rockets that landed on the base and its perimeter, prompting the activation […]

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United States conducts airstrikes near Iraq-Syria border targeting Iran-backed militias

The United States carried out air strikes against Iran-backed militias near the Iraq-Syria border in response to drone attacks on its forces in Iraq. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the strikes targeted “operational and weapons storage facilities” at three locations. President Biden had been clear he would act to protect US personnel, he added. The […]