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UPDATE 2-Iran's Khamenei accuses U.S. of trying to stoke protests

31 Jul 2020

DUBAI, July 31 Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accused the United States on Friday of trying to stir anti-government protests by imposing sanctions that he said are aimed at bankrupting the country.

UPDATE 2-Iran holds annual Gulf drill amid rising tensions with U.S.

29 Jul 2020

DUBAI, July 28 Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards launched a military drill in the Gulf on Tuesday, Iranian state television reported, at a time of high tension between Tehran and Washington.

Iran security forces fire tear gas to disperse protesters

17 Jul 2020

DUBAI Iranian security forces fired tear gas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators gathered in the southwestern city of Behbahan, witnesses told Reuters, and there was a heavy presence of forces in other cities.

Currency crisis impoverishes Iranians, strains economic defenses

07 Jul 2020

DUBAI Desperate to afford her daughter's overseas university fees, 58-year-old retired Iranian teacher Maryam Hosseini withdrew all her savings from the bank to buy U.S. dollars.

Fire at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility caused significant damage - spokesman

06 Jul 2020

DUBAI A fire at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility has caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced centrifuges used to enrich uranium, an Iranian nuclear official said on Sunday.

UPDATE 8-Fire breaks out at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility but operations unaffected, officials say

03 Jul 2020

* Incident follows explosion at military base, earlier virus (Adds IAEA statement)

Iran says it will execute man convicted of spying on Soleimani for CIA

09 Jun 2020

DUBAI An Iranian who spied for U.S. and Israeli intelligence on slain Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani has been sentenced to death, Iran said on Tuesday, adding the case was not linked to Soleimani's killing earlier this year. | Video

Iran lauds arms supply to Palestinians against 'tumor' Israel

22 May 2020

DUBAI Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a "tumor" to be removed and hailed Tehran's supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation from the United States, European Union and Israel.

Some 10,000 Iranian health workers infected with coronavirus - state media

21 May 2020

DUBAI Around 10,000 Iranian health workers have been infected with the new coronavirus, the semi-official ILNA news agency quoted a deputy health minister as saying on Thursday.

Iran risks political backlash by riding stock market rally

14 May 2020

DUBAI Iran is taking advantage of a stock market boom to boost state revenues by selling stakes in state companies, but risks political repercussions if those buying shares get burned.

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