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United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

08 Dec 2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office. | Video

Iran vows to continue missile work, dismisses EU powers' U.N. letter

05 Dec 2019

DUBAI Iran on Thursday rejected pressure to shelve its ballistic missile programme after a European letter to the U.N. Security Council accused Tehran of developing missiles capable of delivering nuclear bombs.

Iran stages pro-government rallies after days of violent unrest

25 Nov 2019

DUBAI Thousands of supporters of Iran's clerical establishment rallied in Tehran on Monday, accusing the United States and Israel of instigating the most violent anti-government protests in at least a decade in Iran.

Iran warns regional states of consequences if they stoked unrest

24 Nov 2019

DUBAI Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional countries of consequences if it is proven that they meddled to stoke recent unrest in Iran.

Iran begins reconnecting internet after shutdown over protests

21 Nov 2019

DUBAI Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, news agencies and residents said, after a five-day-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes.

Iran's Guards warn of 'decisive' action if unrest continues

18 Nov 2019

DUBAI Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards warned anti-government protesters on Monday of "decisive" action if unrest over gasoline price hikes does not cease, state media said, hinting at a harsh security crackdown. | Video

Iran's protests against gasoline price hike turn political: media

16 Nov 2019

DUBAI Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, as protests against a rise in gasoline prices turned political.

Iran downs drone over southern port city - IRNA

08 Nov 2019

DUBAI Iranian forces shot down a foreign drone over the port city of Mahshahr in its southern Khuzestan province on Friday, state news agency IRNA reported, quoting an Iranian official.

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