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US lawmakers clash on Iran intelligence before briefing

General Joseph Dunford will head to the US Capitol to apprise lawmakers from both chambers on the latest developments, an official says.

Students clash over hijab use at Tehran University

There are no reports of any casualties or arrests.

US urges UN to bring back restrictions on Iran over missiles

US acting Ambassador Jonathan Cohen warned Iran's activities were destabilising the entire Middle East and risk triggering an arms race.

Britain to grant jailed UK-Iranian mother ‘diplomatic protection’

UK-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in prison in September 2016 for alleged sedition.

Iran releases French national arrested for illegal entry

Nelly Erin-Cambervelle was arrested on the grounds of having signed an illegal contract and carrying out a non-authorised trip.

Death toll in Iran alcohol poisoning jumps to 84

The most poisoning cases were reported in Alborz province north of Tehran and Hormozgan on the south coast.

US in new global court showdown with Iran

Iran won a shock victory last week when the ICJ ruled that the US must lift sanctions against Tehran targeting humanitarian goods like food and medicine.

US counterterrorism strategy puts new focus on Iran and proxies

Counterterrorism strategy documents outline a US administration's blueprint for tackling the threat of extremism – from military action to intelligence operations to cooperating with partners and allies and the use of sanctions and other financial tools.

Israel slams Iran, claims secret atomic warehouse

Netanyahu says Iran has a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran which he urges the UN atomic agency to inspect.

Iran trying to drive wedge between US, Europeans, says UAE

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash is concerned by the public differences between the remaining European signatories to the accord.

Iran warns US, Israel of revenge after parade attack

Four assailants fired on a viewing stand in Ahvaz where Iranian officials had gathered to watch an annual event marking the start of the Islamic Republic's 1980-88 war with Iraq.

Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

The subject matter makes it 'a caustic film' as regards its portrayal of life in Iran.

US vows to respond ‘decisively’ to attacks in Iraq by Tehran...

Since Donald Trump took over the White House in early 2017, Washington has set Iran in its sights, accusing it of seeking to destabilise the Middle East.

Under fire, Iraq PM visits Basra after deadly violence

For five days last week protesters had flooded the streets, clashing with security forces and torching the provincial headquarters, the Iranian consulate and the offices of armed groups.

Fate of Syria’s Idlib in balance at Tehran summit

On Friday morning, Russian air raids pounded rebel positions in the southwest of Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Khamenei says US, Israel wage media war to discourage Iranians

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have backed Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Tehran, reflecting the wealthy oil exporters' concern about Iran’s ballistic missile programme and support for militant groups.

UK minister holds first talks in Iran since US quit nuclear...

Britain and other European signatories are trying to keep the nuclear deal alive, despite Trump's reimposition of sanctions on Tehran.

Iran: French call for more negotiations “bullying and excessive”

The agreement, reached after years of painstaking negotiations, limited Iran's nuclear development programmes in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

Rouhani vows to defeat “anti-Iranian” officials in the White House

US President Donald Trump withdrew in May from a deal that had lifted sanctions on Tehran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

World Court hears Iran lawsuit to have US sanctions lifted

The lawsuit filed with the ICJ, also known as the World Court, says the US sanctions violate terms of a little-known 1955 friendship treaty between the two countries.

Iran unveils a new fighter jet

A fourth-generation fighter, the jet has advanced avionics and multi-purpose radar, according to the Tasnim news agency.

Iran tells EU to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

European states have been trying to ensure Iran gets enough economic benefits to persuade it to stay in the deal since the US withdrew from the deal, which Trump said was deeply flawed.

One dead, 11 wounded as Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile

The ballistic missile was fired from the northern Yemeni province of Amran towards the southern Saudi city of Jizan, said a coalition statement.

US reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran

The return of sanctions has increased tensions in Iran - days of protests and strikes in multiple towns and cities over water shortages, high prices and anger at the political system.