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Joe Biden administration formally offers to restart nuclear talks with Iran
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Joe Biden administration formally offers to restart nuclear talks with Iran

The offer comes days before a Sunday deadline when Iran has said it will bar international inspectors from visiting undeclared nuclear facilities and conducting unannounced inspections

US must lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to return to nuclear deal, says Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
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US must lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to return to nuclear deal, says Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

Tensions have escalated between Iran and the US as Tehran seeks to pressure the new Biden administration to ease the unprecedented sanctions imposed by ex-president Donald Trump

US will rejoin nuclear deal if Iran complies with its provisions, says Secretary of State Antony Blinken
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US will rejoin nuclear deal if Iran complies with its provisions, says Secretary of State Antony Blinken

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was one of the key foreign policy achievements of the Obama-Biden administration. The previous Trump administration withdrew from it

Twitter bans suspect Iran account for violating 'abusive behavior policy' as its post threatens Donald Trump
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Twitter bans suspect Iran account for violating 'abusive behavior policy' as its post threatens Donald Trump

In the image posted by the suspect account, Trump is shown playing golf in the shadow of a giant drone, with the caption 'Revenge is certain' written in Farsi.

'I don't trust them': Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bans import of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Iran
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'I don't trust them': Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bans import of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Iran

Khamenei’s statement reflects decades of tense relations between Iran and the West which have not abated in the waning days of Donald Trump’s presidency

Saudi Arabia to open air space, land and maritime borders for Qatar with a view to ending Gulf crisis
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Saudi Arabia to open air space, land and maritime borders for Qatar with a view to ending Gulf crisis

Qatar's land border has been closed since 2017, when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain launched a blockade against the Gulf State owing to its support to Islamist extremist groups

Iran begins first human trial of locally made COVID-19 vaccine; three receive injections in Tehran
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Iran begins first human trial of locally made COVID-19 vaccine; three receive injections in Tehran

The vaccine dubbed Coviran, the first in the country to reach human trials, is produced by Shifa Pharmed, part of a state-owned pharmaceutical conglomerate known as Barekat

At least two killed, seven injured by bomb blast in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province
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At least two killed, seven injured by bomb blast in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province

The blast occurred near the football club in Panjgur's Essai area on Saturday, police said. The seven injured have been admitted to a local hospital, Samaa News reported

Iran: At least 8 climbers dead, 7 missing after blizzard and avalanches hit mountains in northern Tehran
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Iran: At least 8 climbers dead, 7 missing after blizzard and avalanches hit mountains in northern Tehran

A member of the Red Crescent team said the rescue mission to recover the bodies of the climbers was complicated by 'bad weather and snow'

US warship's secret Africa mission aims to help punish Venezuela, deter attempts to jailbreak Maduro aide before extradition
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US warship's secret Africa mission aims to help punish Venezuela, deter attempts to jailbreak Maduro aide before extradition

US cruiser San Jacinto recently sailed across the Atlantic to keep a close eye on Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman, widely believed to be the architect of the economic deals that are keeping the Maduro government afloat, who was arrested in June in Cape Verde

Tehran summons German envoy after EU member countries condemn execution of Iranian journalist
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Tehran summons German envoy after EU member countries condemn execution of Iranian journalist

The German foreign ministry on Saturday expressed its shock about the circumstances of Ruhollah Zam's sentencing and what it described as his "abduction from abroad" and forced return to Iran

Iran will seek revenge in due time, Hassan Rouhani says after top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's assassination
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Iran will seek revenge in due time, Hassan Rouhani says after top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's assassination

Two days after Fakhrizadeh died, Tehran demanded a halt to international inspections of Iranian nuclear sites while a top official hinted Iran should leave the global non-proliferation treaty

Iran assassination likely to impede its military ambitions, prohibit Joe Biden from resuming diplomacy
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Iran assassination likely to impede its military ambitions, prohibit Joe Biden from resuming diplomacy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long identified Iran as an existential threat and named the assassinated scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, as national enemy No. 1, capable of building a weapon that could threaten a country of eight million in a single blast

Hassan Rouhani accuses Israel of assassinating Iran's top nuclear scientist, vows revenge
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Hassan Rouhani accuses Israel of assassinating Iran's top nuclear scientist, vows revenge

After years of being in the shadows, the image of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suddenly was to be seen everywhere in Iranian media, as his widow spoke on state television and officials publicly demanded revenge on Israel for the scientist's slaying

US announces sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms supporting Iran's nuclear deal
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US announces sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms supporting Iran's nuclear deal

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the the four firms, accused of transferring sensitive technology and items to Iran's missile programme, will be subject to restrictions on US government aid for two years

Iran says prominent nuclear scientist assassinated in Tehran, accuses Israel of attack
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Iran says prominent nuclear scientist assassinated in Tehran, accuses Israel of attack

The scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was "seriously wounded" when assailants targeted his car before being engaged in a gunfight with his security team, Iran's defence ministry said

From 'Secretary of Trump' Pompeo to 'Biden's alter ego' Blinken, US foreign policy set for sea change
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From 'Secretary of Trump' Pompeo to 'Biden's alter ego' Blinken, US foreign policy set for sea change

The two men provide a study in contrast: Where Pompeo has the reputation of being abrasive and blustery, Blinken has been described as "soft-spoken" with a gift for self-deprecating humour

Riyadh denies reports of meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and MBS
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Riyadh denies reports of meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and MBS

Israeli public broadcaster Kan and other media said Netanyahu and Mossad spy agency chief Yosef Meir Cohen had met the de facto Saudi ruler, together with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, in the Red Sea city of Neom on Sunday

In final days of Oval Office, Donald Trump pursues policies to make Joe Biden's task more difficult
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In final days of Oval Office, Donald Trump pursues policies to make Joe Biden's task more difficult

The president's political appointees are going to extraordinary lengths to try to prevent Biden from rolling back his legacy: filling vacancies on scientific panels, pushing to complete rules that weaken environmental standards, nominating judges and rushing their confirmations

Gujarat records highest single-day spike, Delhi reels under 3rd COVID-19 wave; daily deaths in US average over 1,300
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Gujarat records highest single-day spike, Delhi reels under 3rd COVID-19 wave; daily deaths in US average over 1,300

Meanwhile, states like Maharashtra and Goa in India sought to curb the spread of infection by restricting the entry of people from other states, especially Delhi