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FATF places Iran on blacklist after more than 3 years of warning; US says Tehran must face consequences for continued 'failure' to abide by international norms
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FATF places Iran on blacklist after more than 3 years of warning; US says Tehran must face consequences for continued 'failure' to abide by international norms

The global dirty money watchdog placed Iran on its blacklist on Friday after it failed to comply with international anti-terrorism financing norms, a move that will deepen the country’s isolation from financial markets.

208 killed in Iran amid protests over rising gasoline prices and subsequent crackdown by security forces, says UK-based human rights group
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208 killed in Iran amid protests over rising gasoline prices and subsequent crackdown by security forces, says UK-based human rights group

Iran shut down internet access amid unrest, blocking those inside country from sharing their videos, information, as well as limiting outside world from knowing scale of protests, violence

Iran says seizure of British-flagged oil tanker was 'legal measure', claims it was aimed at ensuring region's security
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Iran says seizure of British-flagged oil tanker was 'legal measure', claims it was aimed at ensuring region's security

Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz was a 'legal measure', the spokesman for the Islamic republic's government said.

US releases footage of 'Iran removing unexploded mine' from oil tanker, Tehran dismisses 'unfounded' allegations
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US releases footage of 'Iran removing unexploded mine' from oil tanker, Tehran dismisses 'unfounded' allegations

The United States military released a video showing Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz.

Donald Trump's decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May result of hawkish economic, security advisors
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Donald Trump's decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May result of hawkish economic, security advisors

Trump has been eager to halt Iran’s oil exports since slapping sanctions on the Islamic Republic last November for the first time since 2015

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says they killed mastermind of parade attack that left 25 dead in September
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says they killed mastermind of parade attack that left 25 dead in September

The Guards said in a statement published on state media their forces had killed a man named Abu Zaha and four other militants in Diyala province in Iraq. One news website run by Iran's state television said Abu Zaha was a member of Islamic State.

In response to US sanctions, Iran president Hassan Rouhani says Donald Trump will fail against Tehran like Saddam Hussein
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In response to US sanctions, Iran president Hassan Rouhani says Donald Trump will fail against Tehran like Saddam Hussein

US President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two West Asian powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles.

Attack on Iran military parade kills 9, injures 20; state media blame Sunni militants for incident
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Attack on Iran military parade kills 9, injures 20; state media blame Sunni militants for incident

Four militants carried out the attack and two of them were killed, according to Iran state media. There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack in the city of Ahvaz.

US national security advisor John Bolton says sanctions on Iran more effective than expected, notes 'devastating' economic impact
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US national security advisor John Bolton says sanctions on Iran more effective than expected, notes 'devastating' economic impact

The Trump administration slapped back sanctions this month after withdrawing from the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran. The US turnaround has outraged Iran

Iranian authorities arrest 44 people for posting 'immoral images' on Instagram
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Iranian authorities arrest 44 people for posting 'immoral images' on Instagram

Iran conducts regular similar crackdowns to combat western cultural influence.

Israel calls for coalition against Iran's self-armament, Ayatollah asks leaders to drop 'dream' of curbing nuclear programme
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Israel calls for coalition against Iran's self-armament, Ayatollah asks leaders to drop 'dream' of curbing nuclear programme

Israel's minister of intelligence Yisrael Katz called for a coalition against Iran if it refuses to curb its nuclear programme. Iran denies its armament to be meant for military purposes.

Eleven Iranians among dead in Israel strikes on Syria on Thursday, says Britain-based human rights monitor
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Eleven Iranians among dead in Israel strikes on Syria on Thursday, says Britain-based human rights monitor

At least 11 Iranians were among those killed in unprecedented Israeli strikes on Syria this week, a monitor said.

After Russia, Iran bans the use of messaging app Telegram citing national security concerns
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After Russia, Iran bans the use of messaging app Telegram citing national security concerns

The court order said Iran’s security had been threatened by Telegram as it had been used to mobilise many anti-government protests.

Iran's new Great Satan: Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabi ideology
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Iran's new Great Satan: Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabi ideology

The politics in Iran today is deeply divided. Both reformist and revolutionary voices compete with each other, by using anti-Saudi, anti-West and anti-Israel rhetoric to strengthen their relation with the Iran's Supreme Leader. To sideline the hardliners and to secure normalising relations with the United States, they have found a new Great Satan, it is Saudi Arabia.

President Rouhani heads to France as Iran rebuilds relations with Europe
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President Rouhani heads to France as Iran rebuilds relations with Europe

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wraps up his visit to Italy on Wednesday before heading to France on the second leg of a trip signalling the dramatic rapprochement between Tehran and the European powers since the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iranian diplomats have left Saudi Arabia after kingdom severs ties with Tehran: reports
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Iranian diplomats have left Saudi Arabia after kingdom severs ties with Tehran: reports

Iranian diplomats have left Saudi Arabia after the kingdom severed all ties with Tehran following attacks on its mission in the Islamic republic.

Gambia president declares country an 'Islamic state', stresses on rights of Christians and women
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Gambia president declares country an 'Islamic state', stresses on rights of Christians and women

President Yahya Jammeh has declared the Gambia "an Islamic state", but stressed that the rights of the Christian minority in the small west African country would be respected and that women would not be held to a dress code.

Marathon Iran nuclear talks drag on past self-imposed deadline
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Marathon Iran nuclear talks drag on past self-imposed deadline

The US on Tuesday abandoned a midnight deadline to agree the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran but insisted that "enough progress" merited extending marathon talks into tomorrow.

Resuming ties with US not on agenda, says Iranian official
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Resuming ties with US not on agenda, says Iranian official

An Iranian official has said the country's ongoing negotiations are only on the nuclear issue and resumption of ties with the US is not on the Islamic republic's agenda