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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’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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Iran: New censorship law bans TV makers from showing women eating pizza, sandwich

New censorship rules in Iran banned TV makers from showing women eating pizza on screen. Drama makers have been warned that men should not be shown serving women tea in scenes involving a workplace, while women must not wear leather gloves. According to IranWire, government officials have issued the new guidelines to broadcasters and film […]

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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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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 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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France rejects spy charges brought against one of their citizens in Iran who flew a drone

France criticised spying charges brought against one of their citizens in Iran, calling them “incomprehensible”. Benjamin Briere, 35, was arrested last year in Iran after flying a drone near the Iran-Turkmenistan border. On Sunday Iranian prosecutors charged him with espionage, which is punishable by death if he is convicted. A French foreign ministry statement said […]

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Iran bans cryptocurrency mining for four months over widespread power outages across the country

Iran banned all cryptocurrency mining for the next four months as widespread power outages stir public dissatisfaction across the country. President Hassan Rouhani said that all crypto mining operations in Iran, including legal ones must shut down until the end of the sixth Iranian calendar month on September 22. “Now everybody has a few miners […]

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Iran claims atomic watchdog’s access to images from inside Iranian nuclear sites has ceased

The speaker of Iran’s parliament said a three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog expired and that its access to images from inside some Iranian nuclear sites would cease. The announcement on Sunday raised further questions about the future of indirect talks under way between the United States and Iran on reviving […]

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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 […]