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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 votes in General Election amid renewed tensions with US; fairness of polls under question as authorities disqualify over 7,000 candidates
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Iran votes in General Election amid renewed tensions with US; fairness of polls under question as authorities disqualify over 7,000 candidates

Iranians were voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically

US officials say ‘highly likely’ Iran downed Ukrainian jet in crash that killed 176, point to possible communications intercepts
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US officials say ‘highly likely’ Iran downed Ukrainian jet in crash that killed 176, point to possible communications intercepts

Two US officials said Thursday it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late on Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board.

Air India, AI Express, several foreign carriers rerouting flights that usually take Iranian airspace; delay in flight arrivals expected
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Air India, AI Express, several foreign carriers rerouting flights that usually take Iranian airspace; delay in flight arrivals expected

Several major airlines, including India's national carrier Air India, said on Wednesday they were re-routing flights to avoid airspace over Iraq and Iran

After Qassem Soleimani assassination, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appoints Esmail Ghaani head of Iran's elite Quds Forces
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After Qassem Soleimani assassination, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appoints Esmail Ghaani head of Iran's elite Quds Forces

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday appointed Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani as head of the Revolutionary Guards' foreign operations arm, the Quds Forces, after the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, who had led the defence agency since 1998.

Iran takes steps to downgrade nuclear commitments in retaliation to US-imposed sanctions on Tehran
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Iran takes steps to downgrade nuclear commitments in retaliation to US-imposed sanctions on Tehran

Iran said it had taken a step to further downgrade its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with the world’s most powerful nations, according to Iranian media, in retaliation to US sanctions reimposed on Tehran

US military drone MQ-9 shot down over Yemen in second such incident since June; Houthi rebels suspected to be behind attack
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US military drone MQ-9 shot down over Yemen in second such incident since June; Houthi rebels suspected to be behind attack

In June, Iran shot down a US Global Hawk drone, far larger than the MQ-9 drone, and almost led to retaliatory US strikes

Amid growing tensions with Iran, Australia to join US-led mission to protect shipping through Strait of Hormuz
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Amid growing tensions with Iran, Australia to join US-led mission to protect shipping through Strait of Hormuz

Australia will join the US-led mission to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday.

Iran-US tensions: 'Highly gratified' by cooperation from 'great friend' India on Iranian sanctions, says White House
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Iran-US tensions: 'Highly gratified' by cooperation from 'great friend' India on Iranian sanctions, says White House

The US is "highly gratified" by the cooperation from a "great friend" like India in enforcing the oil sanctions on Tehran, the White House said on Wednesday as the Trump administration slapped sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Hassan Rouhani says US 'afraid' of Mohammad Javad Zarif, mocks decision to freeze Iran foreign minister's American assets
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Hassan Rouhani says US 'afraid' of Mohammad Javad Zarif, mocks decision to freeze Iran foreign minister's American assets

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani on Thursday mocked US decision to impose sanctions on foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying it showed Washington was "afraid" of him as tensions again flare between the arch-enemies

Iran says US rejected offer for robust nuclear inspection in exchange for lifting sanctions, claims Washington 'not seeking talks'
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Iran says US rejected offer for robust nuclear inspection in exchange for lifting sanctions, claims Washington 'not seeking talks'

Iran said on Monday the US had rejected an offer from Tehran for more robust nuclear inspections in exchange for lifting sanctions because Washington is "not seeking dialogue

India ramps up efforts to secure release of 18 nationals onboard British tanker seized by Iran
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India ramps up efforts to secure release of 18 nationals onboard British tanker seized by Iran

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has met Iranian envoy Ali Chegeni as part of the government's efforts to secure the release of 18 Indians onboard a British oil tanker Impero seized by Iran

Donald Trump's threat to 'obliterate' Iran could be the spark that sets West Asia aflame; negotiations must be reopened
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Donald Trump's threat to 'obliterate' Iran could be the spark that sets West Asia aflame; negotiations must be reopened

The fear is that Donald Trump’s bully rhetoric and his increasingly threat to obliterate Iran, voiced so often in the recent past, could create an impasse in the region

Donald Trump threatens Iran with 'obliteration', after Tehran calls White House sanctions 'mentally retarded'
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Donald Trump threatens Iran with 'obliteration', after Tehran calls White House sanctions 'mentally retarded'

US president Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked “anything American,” in a new war of words with Iran

India calls for de-escalation of Iran-US tensions, day after Trump imposed banking sanctions on Khamenei and other Tehran officials
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India calls for de-escalation of Iran-US tensions, day after Trump imposed banking sanctions on Khamenei and other Tehran officials

India on Wednesday called on Iran and the United States to de-escalate their tensions, amid strained bilateral ties between them, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday

Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif says Donald Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not affect nation, US president had threatened of 'end of Iran' earlier
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Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif says Donald Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not affect nation, US president had threatened of 'end of Iran' earlier

The riposte by Iran's top diplomat followed an ominous warning by Donald Trump, who on Sunday suggested the Islamic republic would be destroyed if it attacked US interests.

Tension flares up in Gulf after 4 Saudi ships are mysteriously 'sabotaged'; US warns Iran against any misadventures
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Tension flares up in Gulf after 4 Saudi ships are mysteriously 'sabotaged'; US warns Iran against any misadventures

Turning up the pressure on Tehran after the United States deployed B-52 bombers, President Donald Trump warned that Iran would 'suffer greatly' was it to 'do anything' to threaten US interests

As Iran-US tensions rise, Iraq prepares for first Parliamentary election since declaring victory over Islamic State
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As Iran-US tensions rise, Iraq prepares for first Parliamentary election since declaring victory over Islamic State

Iraq on Saturday holds its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State group, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace