Tuesday, 17 May 2022


Iran 5.1 magnitude earthquake kills two, injures 22

TEHRAN: Two people died and 22 were injured when they fled their homes in panic following an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 that struck northern Iran in the early hours of Friday, state media said. There were several mild aftershocks, but no serious damage from the quake that struck after midnight ...

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‘Enemies seek to sow discord’ between Iran and Iraq: Khamenei

TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “enemies” were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq. “Iran and Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied together… Enemies seek to sow discord but they’ve failed & their conspiracy won’t ...

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Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately

DUBAI: Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA. “This is a dangerous game and has consequences … ...

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Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister ‘repetitive’

TEHRAN: A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment after meeting a minister from Britain’s Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were “repetitive”, state news agency IRNA reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison had the “usual talking points”, said Kamal Kharazi, the head of 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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