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European Union nuclear coordinator to visit Iran this week to restore 2015 deal
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European Union nuclear coordinator to visit Iran this week to restore 2015 deal

The coordinator, Enrique Mora, has played a key role as an intermediary between the US and Iran during a year of on-off talks in Vienna that seek to revive the deal

Iran executions see 'alarming rise' by 25% in 2021, according to new report
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Iran executions see 'alarming rise' by 25% in 2021, according to new report

The report urged world powers negotiating with Iran on reviving the deal on its nuclear programme to put the use of capital punishment in Iran at the centre of the talks

Yemen's new leaders 'ready for war' but want years-long conflict to end
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Yemen's new leaders 'ready for war' but want years-long conflict to end

President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's internationally recognised government had been locked in conflict for seven years against the Iran-backed Huthis

Iran starts production at new centrifuge-parts workshop at Natanz, says IAEA
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Iran starts production at new centrifuge-parts workshop at Natanz, says IAEA

The new workshop replaces a nuclear facility in Karaj, near Tehran, after an attack there last year, which Iran said was an act of sabotage

US 'imposing new conditions' in nuclear talks to restore the 2015 agreement, claims Iran's foreign minister
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US 'imposing new conditions' in nuclear talks to restore the 2015 agreement, claims Iran's foreign minister

The 2015 agreement gave Iran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme to guarantee that Tehran could not develop a nuclear weapon

Will return to Vienna only to finalise nuclear deal, says Iran as it awaits US's reply on proposals
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Will return to Vienna only to finalise nuclear deal, says Iran as it awaits US's reply on proposals

Tehran has been engaged in long-running negotiations in the Austrian capital to revive the deal with Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia directly, and the United States indirectly

FIFA World Cup 2022: England boss Gareth Southgate wary of little preparation time for finals despite kind draw
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FIFA World Cup 2022: England boss Gareth Southgate wary of little preparation time for finals despite kind draw

However, Southgate's men are now considered one of the favourites for the tournament after reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup four years ago and then the final of Euro 2020.

Iran again bans entry of women at football stadiums, says report
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Iran again bans entry of women at football stadiums, says report

The World Cup qualifier against Lebanon on Tuesday night, won 2-0 by Iran, was played at the Imam Reza stadium in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

Iran nuclear deal: European Union envoy visits Tehran to 'close gaps' in Vienna talks
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Iran nuclear deal: European Union envoy visits Tehran to 'close gaps' in Vienna talks

Iran has been engaged in efforts to revive the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia directly, and the United States indirectly since April 2021

Iran offers to meet India's energy needs by relaunching rupee-rial trade for export of oil and gas
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Iran offers to meet India's energy needs by relaunching rupee-rial trade for export of oil and gas

Iran used to be India's second largest oil supplier but New Delhi had to halt imports after the former US president Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed sanctions on its oil exports

Diplomats on the cusp of Iran nuclear agreement despite distractions caused by Ukraine conflict
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Diplomats on the cusp of Iran nuclear agreement despite distractions caused by Ukraine conflict

After 11 months of on-and-off talks in Vienna, US officials and others say only a very small number of issues remain to be resolved

Iran claims responsibility for missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq, says it was retaliation for Israeli strike in Syria
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Iran claims responsibility for missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq, says it was retaliation for Israeli strike in Syria

The attack drew harsh condemnation from the Iraqi government, which called it a 'violation of international law and norms' and demanded an explanation from the Iranian leadership

Iraq: Iran takes responsibility for missile attack in Erbil, claims was targetting Israeli site
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Iraq: Iran takes responsibility for missile attack in Erbil, claims was targetting Israeli site

Kurdish authorities, however, have insisted that the Jewish state has no sites in or anywhere near Erbil

Sanctions against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are targeting the elite, but did that work in Iran?
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Sanctions against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are targeting the elite, but did that work in Iran?

If they’re successful, sanctions on Russia might eventually change the course of events through their impact on the circumstances of elite influencers but they also have the potential to cripple the rest of the economy

Revival of 2015 Iran nuclear accord must be paused due to 'external factors', says EU
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Revival of 2015 Iran nuclear accord must be paused due to 'external factors', says EU

This comes after Russia said it was demanding guarantees that the Western sanctions imposed on its economy following its invasion of Ukraine would not affect its trade with Iran

Russia is No 1: A look at the most-sanctioned countries in the world and their ‘crimes’
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Russia is No 1: A look at the most-sanctioned countries in the world and their ‘crimes’

In two weeks, Russia has become the most-sanctioned country in the world. On the infamous list are Iran, Syria, and North Korea

As Iran talks near end, UN nuclear watchdog chief meets officials in Tehran
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As Iran talks near end, UN nuclear watchdog chief meets officials in Tehran

Rafael Mariano Grossi of the International Atomic Energy Agency described his weekend visit to Tehran as a means 'to address outstanding questions' as negotiators appear to be reaching a deadline to see if the 2015 accord can be revived

‘US feeds on crisis’: How countries have supported Russia in the ongoing conflict with Ukraine
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‘US feeds on crisis’: How countries have supported Russia in the ongoing conflict with Ukraine

Countries such as Iran, Belarus, China, Syria, Venezuela have extended their support to Moscow, blaming the US and Western allies for their expansionist policies

Why a US facility in the Polish village of Redzikowo keeps Vladimir Putin on the edge
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Why a US facility in the Polish village of Redzikowo keeps Vladimir Putin on the edge

For villagers in Redzikowo, the idea that they are living at the forefront of Vladimir Putin’s oft-stated security concerns has already caused jitters for some local residents

Iran has 'only days' left to accept deal on nuclear progamme, warns France
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Iran has 'only days' left to accept deal on nuclear progamme, warns France

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned that a major crisis would be unleashed if there is no agreement