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China sentences third Canadian to death on drug charges amid sour ties between Beijing and Ottawa
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China sentences third Canadian to death on drug charges amid sour ties between Beijing and Ottawa

Relations between China and Canada have soured over the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, an executive and the daughter of the founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei, at Vancouver’s airport in late 2018

Iranian civilian aircraft involved in near-miss with suspected American warplanes over Syria
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Iranian civilian aircraft involved in near-miss with suspected American warplanes over Syria

The Mahan airlines encounter, if confirmed to be with US warplanes, could amplify tensions between Iran and the United States, which is pursuing a hard-nosed campaign of sanctions and other actions against Iran.

Iran denies dropping India from Chabahar-Zahedan rail project, claims 'vested interests behind reports'
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Iran denies dropping India from Chabahar-Zahedan rail project, claims 'vested interests behind reports'

Last week, a report had surfaced claiming that the Hassan Rouhani government in Iran decided to exclude India from the construction project of Chabahar-Zahedan railway

Hassan Rouhani says 2.5 crore Iranians may have been infected with coronavirus
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Hassan Rouhani says 2.5 crore Iranians may have been infected with coronavirus

The figure was far higher than Saturday's official figure for infections of 2,71,606, and corresponds to more than 30 percent of Iran's 8 crore population

Burning ships in Iran add to string of dozens of explosions and fires across country in recent times
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Burning ships in Iran add to string of dozens of explosions and fires across country in recent times

For many in Iran, anticipating what will blow up next has become a kind of parlour game. In the absence of a clear culprit or claim of responsibility, the government has been struggling to respond

Iran's civil aviation agency blames misaligned radar system, communication gap for Ukrainian plane crash
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Iran's civil aviation agency blames misaligned radar system, communication gap for Ukrainian plane crash

On 8 January, a Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed shortly after the plane took off from Tehran's main airport, killing all on board.

India bids for hosting rights of Asian Cup 2027; will compete with four other countries
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India bids for hosting rights of Asian Cup 2027; will compete with four other countries

The other bidders for Asia's premier football tournament are Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.

India deploys helicopters, 12 drones to spray insecticides and monitor swarms after nine states report sightings of locusts
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India deploys helicopters, 12 drones to spray insecticides and monitor swarms after nine states report sightings of locusts

To combat locust swarms, the government has also placed an order for five new helicopter-mounted spray systems from Britain to install in Indian Air Force helicopters

Gas leak triggers explosion at Tehran clinic, 19 killed, 6 injured; similar blast occurred at military site in Iranian capital a week ago
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Gas leak triggers explosion at Tehran clinic, 19 killed, 6 injured; similar blast occurred at military site in Iranian capital a week ago

A video posted on social media appeared to show multiple explosions at the north Tehran site and another showed firefighters using a ladder to reach the roof of the building

Major explosion at missile facility in Iran gives rise to variety of conspiracy theories all over Tehran
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Major explosion at missile facility in Iran gives rise to variety of conspiracy theories all over Tehran

Iran’s news media tried to counter reports about the missile site, saying those were generated by “enemy media” eager to portray Iran’s missile bases as vulnerable to attack

Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump and others over killing of General Qassem Soleimani, asks Interpol for help
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Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump and others over killing of General Qassem Soleimani, asks Interpol for help

While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges underscore the heightened tensions between Iran and the United States since Trump unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran state TV reports 'gas explosion' near Tehran; satellite images place blast near suspected missile production site
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Iran state TV reports 'gas explosion' near Tehran; satellite images place blast near suspected missile production site

Iran's defence ministry spokesperson Davood Abdi blamed the blast on a leaking gas he did not identify and said no one was killed in the explosion

Saudi Arabia says this year's hajj will not be cancelled, 'very limited' number of people allowed to perform pilgrimage
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Saudi Arabia says this year's hajj will not be cancelled, 'very limited' number of people allowed to perform pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia said Monday that this year's hajj will not be cancelled, but that due to the coronavirus only 'very limited numbers' of people will be allowed to perform the major Muslim pilgrimage.

On flawed North Korea and Iran policies, John Bolton's new book blames 'the split between Trump and Trump'
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On flawed North Korea and Iran policies, John Bolton's new book blames 'the split between Trump and Trump'

President Donald Trump knew exactly what he was getting when he hired John Bolton in the spring of 2018 to be his national security advisor: An uber-hawk who made no secret of his belief that Iran and North Korea could be driven over the brink by extreme sanctions

Desert locust swarms invade India: They are millimetres in size but millions in numbers
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Desert locust swarms invade India: They are millimetres in size but millions in numbers

The current locust swarm is thought to have originated in southern Iran due to the Indian Ocean Dipole, which caused warmer waters to its west and cooler waters to its east.

After Twitter flags fresh Donald Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence', White House points to Khamenei's use of social media app
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After Twitter flags fresh Donald Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence', White House points to Khamenei's use of social media app

President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term in November, has already threatened to shut down social media platforms.

As Iran braced for Covid-19 fight, how Indian Parsi community's race against time ensured aid for Yazd's critically ill
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As Iran braced for Covid-19 fight, how Indian Parsi community's race against time ensured aid for Yazd's critically ill

The Parsi community in India sprang into action when Sepanta Niknam, Iran’s sole Zoroastrian politician and a councillor in the city of Yazd, spread the word that people from the community were dying of the coronavirus, and there were no medicines to save them.

19 sailors dead, 15 wounded as missile fired by Iran during training exercise strikes support vessel in Gulf of Oman
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19 sailors dead, 15 wounded as missile fired by Iran during training exercise strikes support vessel in Gulf of Oman

An Iranian missile fired during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman struck a support vessel near its target, killing 19 Iranian sailors and wounding 15

Coronavirus Outbreak: Iran opens long-banned drive-in movie theaters with precautionary measures
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Iran opens long-banned drive-in movie theaters with precautionary measures

Workers spray disinfectants on cars that line up each night after buying tickets online for what is called the “Cinema Machine” in Farsi.

India may have to move ICJ due to Pakistan's refusal to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, says Harish Salve
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India may have to move ICJ due to Pakistan's refusal to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, says Harish Salve

India may have to move the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to gain access to espionage accused Kulbhushan Jadhav after Pakistan failed to comply with the July 2019 order in the case