Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Tag Archives: Iran

Iran tests home-made air defence systems

TEHRAN: Iran tested home-made air defence systems during military exercises, state media said, days after the expiry of an international arms embargo against the Islamic republic. The manoeuvres – dubbed “Defenders of the Sky” – took place in “an area covering half of the country s surface”, state television s Iribnews website ...

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U.S imposed sanctions on Iran’s banking sector

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s administration imposed sweeping sanctions on Iran’s banking sector, taking a major new step to cripple the arch-rival’s already struggling economy weeks ahead of US elections. The Treasury Department said it was designating 18 major Iranian banks, a move that could largely cut off the nation of 80 ...

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Iran fears regional war as fighting rages around Karabakh

TEHRAN: Iran’s president warned that fighting between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces in the South Caucasus could trigger a regional war as the death toll rose on the 11th day of hostilities. More than 300 have now died in the renewed fighting in and around the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, ...

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All of Iran on coronavirus red alert as deaths hit records

TEHRAN: Iran’s health ministry said on Monday nearly the whole country was on a coronavirus red alert as cases and deaths rose to record levels, with a member of the state task force’s warning field hospitals might be needed if people flout the rules.Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state ...

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All-women band in Iran struggles to break through

BANDAR ABBAS: The men in the audience clapped and the women ululated as the band finished singing: it would have been commonplace except the venue was in Iran and the group on stage were all women. The catchy rhythmic music they played that balmy night is known as “bandari”. Its ...

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Iran holds military drill in Sea of Oman, Indian Ocean

TEHRAN: Iran’s armed forces began a large-scale military exercise in the southern waters of the country amid unprecedented escalation of tensions with the US. The three-day military drill, dubbed Zulfiqar-99, involves Iran’s army, navy, air force and air defense force and many newly developed weapons. The massive drill is being conducted over ...

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Maduro says Venezuela buying Iranian missiles ‘a good idea’

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said it would be a “good idea” to look into buying missiles from Iran, a day after Colombia said Venezuela was considering such a plan amid growing ties between Caracas and Tehran. Iran in May supplied gasoline to Venezuela to ease chronic shortages, ...

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Iran batters dummy US aircraft carrier in Gulf exercises

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blasted a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier with missiles on Tuesday during military exercises in sensitive Gulf waters, state television reported. The exercises – dubbed “Prophet Mohammed 14th” – were held near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for a fifth of global ...

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

TEHRAN: Iran executed a former translator convicted of spying for the US and Israel, including helping to locate a top Iranian general killed later by the Americans, the judiciary said. The killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport in January brought decades-old arch ...

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Iran drops India in key rail project

TEHRAN: In a startling development, Iran has reportedly dropped India from a key rail project along the border with Afghanistan after New Delhi showed reluctance in joining the project due to US sanctions. The Iranian government has decided to proceed in the long-stalled project without India’s participation, citing delays from the ...

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