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Iran has demanded the US frees Iranian citizens after Trump called on Tehran to free American prisoners, warning the Islamic Republic could face "serious consequences".

The UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu 'secretly met' in New York in 2012, according to a recent report.

Iran slams new US sanctions, responds with its own

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Iran slams new US sanctions, responds with its own

Iran responded to new US sanctions against its ballistic missile programme with its own sanctions against Americans on Tuesday, official news agency IRNA reported.

Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions

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Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions

The Trump administration faced a new congressional deadline on Monday to say whether Iran has curbed its nuclear weapons ...

Macron chides Netanyahu on settlements, urges new Mideast talks

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Macron chides Netanyahu on settlements, urges new Mideast talks

Emmanuel Macron stressed Israel must respect international law and halt the expansion of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, urging ...

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Iran Air to take-off with 'first ever' female CEO

Iran appointed Farzaneh Sharafbafi as the head of Iran Air, Fars News reported on Tuesday, the first female to lead the national carrier.

Imad K. Harb

Attempts to confine Iran will only increase US isolation

Comment: The United States government is likely to stand alone in countering Iran's development of missile technology, writes Imad K. Harb

Emile Nakhleh

Washington and Riyadh must defuse the war hysteria

Comment: The time has come for a bold and inclusive social contract between Middle East states and the US, and between regimes and their ...

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Volkswagen returns to Iran after 17 years' absence

German car giant Volkswagen is returning to the Iranian market for the first time in 17 years after the lifting of economic sanctions.

Iran seeks cooperation with North Korea after missile test

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Iran seeks cooperation with North Korea after missile test

Iran is looking to bolster its ties with North Korea - on the same day Pyongyang claimed it successfully tested a ballistic missile capable of ...

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Total to sign $4.8 bn gas deal with Iran

French energy giant Total will finally sign its multi-billion-dollar agreement to develop an Iranian offshore gas field on Monday, in the ...

GCC businesses are facing a major cybersecurity deficit

Amar Diwakar

GCC businesses are facing a major cybersecurity deficit

Comment: A lack of investment and awareness around cybersecurity is leaving GCC companies more at risk than others, writes Amar Diwakar.

US mulls more sanctions as Iran unveils ballistic-missile facility

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US mulls more sanctions as Iran unveils ballistic-missile facility

The US will review licenses required by plane makers to sell to Iran in a bid to step up sanctions against Tehran and Damascus.

Iran's Rouhani on course for second term as president

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Iran's Rouhani on course for second term as president

President Hassan Rouhani isleading in Iran's election with more than half of votes counted on Saturday, the head of the election committee ...

Iranians head to polls to elect new president Iranians head to polls to elect new president

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Iranians head to polls to elect new president

Iranians poured into polling stations on Friday to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild ties with ...

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Iran slams Trump's new US missile sanctions

Iran criticised new US sanctions imposed on its missile programme just a day before the country's presidential elections, saying they would undermine a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers

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'Boon for Rouhani' as US refrains from renewing sanctions

The decision comes two days ahead of Iran's presidential elections and is thought to be in President Rouhani's favour.

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Ten events that changed Iran since the Islamic Revolution

Iran is due to hold presidential elections on Friday. Here is a look back at ten key dates in the country's history, since the 1979 Islamic ...

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Iran elections 2017: A new direction for foreign policy?

How might Iran's new president shape its foreign policy? Here we take a look at three scenarios: The path to hell, the same ol', same ol', and ...

Iran's former President Khatami urges reformists to back Rouhani

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Iran's former President Khatami urges reformists to back Rouhani

Former reformist Iranian President KIhatami has urged supporters once again to back Rouhani who is running for re-election as president this ...

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Iran's President Rouhani slams 'nuclear deal saboteurs' in debate

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed conservative opponents for allegedly attempting to sabotage the nuclear deal with world powers ...

Boris Johnson: UK could strike Syria 'without parliamentary approval'

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Boris Johnson: UK could strike Syria 'without parliamentary approval'

The British foreign secretary says it would be 'very difficult' to reject a call from Washington for military action against Bashar al-Assad.

UAE hands Iranian 10-year sentence over sanctions breach

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UAE hands Iranian 10-year sentence over sanctions breach

A UAE court sentenced an Iranian to 10 years in prison on Wednesday, for attempting to ship a generator to his home country in breach of ...

Total close to lucrative flagship gas deal with Iran

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Total close to lucrative flagship gas deal with Iran

Iran is confident that a deal worth some $4.8 billion could be signed in the coming weeks with French energy giant Total, as sanctions continue ...

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