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Tag Archives: Iran

Iraq PM to make first official Iran visit Saturday

BAGHDAD: Iraqi premier Adel Abdel Mahdi will travel to Iran on Saturday, a member of his office said, in his first official visit to the country rivalling Washington for influence over Baghdad. The US reimposed tough sanctions on Tehran’s energy and finance sectors last year but has granted Baghdad several ...

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Death toll from Iran flooding rises to 44

ANKARA: The official death from this week’s wave of torrential flooding in Iran rose to 44. Iran’s Mehr News Agency quoted Hamidreza Khankeh, deputy head of Iran’s emergency directorate, as saying that 21 people had been killed in Fars province; seven in Golestan province; five in Mazandaran province; three in ...

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At least 19 dead in unprecedented Iran floods

TEHRAN: Major floods across much of Iran have left 19 people dead and more than 90 injured, blocking roads and triggering landslides with warnings of more heavy rain to come, emergency services said Monday. Such a widespread flood threat is unprecedented in arid Iran, which until 2018 was dealing with ...

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Saudi media claims Iran hacked Netanyahu family’s phones, Tel Aviv denies

TEL AVIV: Telephones belonging to the Israeli prime minister’s wife and son, Sara and Yair Netanyahu, were allegedly breached by Iranian intelligence services in order to wiretap the Israeli head of government, Independent Arabia reported, citing anonymous sources. According to the news outlet, the hack occurred several months ago, but was eventually discovered and the breach closed. It ...

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Iran wants railroad project with Iraq soon

BAGHDAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is looking forward to establishing a railroad project with Iraq in the near future, Iraqi state television quoted him as saying on Monday. It provided no further details. Rouhani, who is making his first official visit to Iraq, said in a news conference that he ...

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Turkey, Iran preparing joint operations against Kurdish militants

ANKARA: Turkey and Iran are preparing to hold joint operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is considered by Ankara to be a terrorist organization, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday. “Turkey and Iran are preparing joint operations against PKK terrorists,” Soylu told Anadolu news agency. According to the ...

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5 killed in helicopter crash in Western Iran

TEHRAN: An ambulance helicopter crashed and killed five people in Iran’s Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, the IRNA news agency reported. All of the victims were the helicopter’s crew, the IRNA news agency said, citing a provincial security official. According to the news agency ISNA, the helicopter crashed some 19 miles ...

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China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

BEIJING: The Iranian foreign minister’s passionate defense of his country’s interests at the Munich Security Conference has made him “a famous person” in China, his Chinese counterpart told him on Tuesday, as the sides met amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is ...

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