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Who was General Qasem Soleimani?

Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed Friday in a U.S. strike, was one of the most popular figures in Iran and seen as a deadly adversary by America and its allies. General Soleimani, who headed the external operations Quds Force for the Guards, had wielded his regional clout publicly since 2018 when it […]

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Oil prices spike after killing of Iranian military leader in US airstrike

The prices of the benchmark Brent crude in the international markets surged on Friday after a military strike by the US killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad. Futures for Brent crude, a global benchmark, jumped 2.9% to $68.16 per barrel during Asian trading hours on Friday. US oil futures gained 2.8%, reaching $62.86 per […]

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Trump ordered airstrikes kills Iran Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani

General Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force was killed by US forces in Iraq. The Pentagon confirmed he was killed “at the direction of the president”. General Soleimani was being driven by car at Baghdad airport, alongside local Iran-backed militias, when he was hit by a US air strike. […]

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Iraqi security forces regain control of area around US Embassy two days after violent protests

Iraqi security forces regained control of the area around the US Embassy in Baghdad after the compound was rocked by a second day of mass protests. Earlier Wednesday security personnel fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of protesters — who also attempted to climb the building’s walls. Witnesses said the protesters were hurling […]

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Violent mobs attack US embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

Violent mobs attacked the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, scaling walls and forcing the gates of the compound. Hundreds of protesters demonstrated against American airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq. The mob attempted to break into the premises adding that security personnel fired tear gas to repel the attack. Viral videos on […]

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Iran: 50% hike in price and rationing of petrol triggers fresh protests

Protests erupted in Iran after the government unexpectedly announced it was rationing petrol and increasing its price. At least two people have been killed. Prices rose by at least 50% on Friday as subsidies on petrol were reduced. Under the new measures, each motorist is allowed to buy 60 litres (13 gallons) of petrol a […]

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Iran discovers new oil field with 53 billion barrels of crude

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani revealed that a new oil field that would increase Iran’s proven reserves by about a third was discovered. The field, in the south-western province of Khuzestan and about 2,400 sq km in area, contains 53 billion barrels of crude, he claimed. At the moment Iran has isn’t able to sell its […]

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Missiles target Iran oil tanker 60 miles off Saudi port Jeddah

An oil tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was hit and damaged by two missiles on Friday. No Iranian government officials have blamed the attack on any side at this stage. The tanker was 60 miles (96 kilometers) from the Saudi port of Jeddah on the Red Sea when the incident occurred, […]

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Insane World

Angelina Jolie look-alike Iranian Instagram star arrested for blasphemy

Iranian Instagram star who posted her spooky images resembling Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie has been arrested on blasphemy charges, the media reported. Sahar Tabar was detained over charges of “cultural crimes and social and moral corruption”, Iranian tabloids published. Tabar altered her face through cosmetic surgery which then resembled a spooky version of Jolie and […]

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Saudi crown prince warns of soaring oil prices that could ruin world economy

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned that oil prices may soar if the world does not act to scare-off Iran. He said failure to act could embolden Iran and lead to war, which he said would ruin the global economy. The prince was speaking after an attack on oil facilities which he blames […]

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US deploys Patriot missile system in Middle East after Iran “ultimatums”

The United States is sending a Patriot missile-defence system to the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran. A warship, USS Arlington, with amphibious vehicles and aircraft on board, will also join the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group in the Gulf. The US B-52 bombers have arrived at a base in Qatar, the Pentagon announced. […]

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European Super Powers rejects Iran’s ‘Ultimatums’

The European heads of state have rejected “ultimatums” from Tehran to prevent its collapse of the Iran nuclear deal. Iran on Wednesday announced they had suspended two commitments under the 2015 accord in response to the economic sanctions imposed by US last year. They also threatened to step up uranium enrichment if they were not […]