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Iran to give a 'calculated' response to nuclear scientist killing, says official

Iran will give a “calculated and decisive” response to the killing of its top nuclear scientist, said a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, while a hardline newspaper suggested Tehran’s revenge sho


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Iran health ministry reports slowing of virus infections

Iran’s Health Ministry on Saturday (November 28) reported a slowdown in coronavirus infections, saying that 89 of 160 cities were out of the designated high risk category.


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US aircraft carrier deploys to Gulf, Navy says unrelated to 'specific threats'

US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was deployed to the Gulf this week, days before the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, although the US Navy said on Saturday (November 28) the deployment was not


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Iran's leader promises retaliation for nuclear scientist's killing

Iran’s supreme leader promised on Saturday (November 28) to retaliate for the killing of the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear scientist, raising the threat of a new confrontation with the West and Israe


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Turkey rejects European Parliament call for sanctions over Cyprus

Turkey on Friday (November 27) rejected a call by the European Parliament for sanctions against Ankara over President Tayyip Erdogan’s recent visit to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in north Cypr


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Saudi Arabia has suspended Turkish meat imports - Turkish union

Saudi Arabia formally suspended imports of meat, eggs and other products from Turkey earlier this month, the Turkish exporters’ union said, after a months-long informal boycott of Turkish goods over p


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Prominent Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated in Tehran suburb : Fars News Agency

Prominent Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an explosion and machinegun fires in Absard city east of Tehran, Iranian semi-official Fars News Agency said on Friday (November 2


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At least three Turkish-backed militants killed in Ras al-Ayn in northeastern Syria

At least three Turkey-backed militants were killed and two others wounded in a car bomb blast near Tal al-Janab village in the countryside of Ras al-Ayn city in northeastern Syria. on Friday (November


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In European first, Iranians face trial over suspected bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranians go on trial in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday for planning to bomb a 2018 meeting in France of an exiled opposition group, the first time an EU country has put


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Turkey does not expect US sanctions over Russian S-400s under Biden

Turkey does not expect ties with the United States to be strained under President-elect Joe Biden and does not anticipate sanctions over its purchase of Russia S-400 defense systems, a senior official


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Ten-day total coronavirus curfew begins in four areas in northeastern Syria

Following the decision of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), ten-day total curfew began on Thursday (November 26) to limit coronavirus outbreak in the region and health com


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China says lodged stern representations with the US over Iran-related sanctions

China said on Thursday (November 26) it has lodged stern representations with the United States after Washington announced fresh Iran-related sanctions on four entities.


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Turkish court issues life sentences in 2016 coup trial – Anadolu

A Turkish court handed down dozens of life sentences on Thursday (November 26) for some of the nearly 500 defendants, including army commanders and pilots, accused of carrying out a 2016 coup attempt


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UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states: document

The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a document issued by a state-ow


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American woman charged with hiding money transfers to Syria-based militants

US federal prosecutors have charged a New Jersey woman with concealing multiple efforts to transfer money to Islamist militants in Syria connected to the Nusra Front, a onetime al Qaeda affiliate base


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Iran swaps jailed British-Australian academic with Iranians held abroad – TV

Iran has exchanged a jailed British-Australian academic, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, with three Iranians who had been detained abroad, Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB reported on Wednesday (November 25).


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US envoy to Iran says more sanctions coming, urges Biden to maintain leverage

The Trump administration plans to tighten sanctions on Tehran during its final months in power, the top US envoy on Iran said on Wednesday (November 25), as he urged President-elect Joe Biden to use t


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Erdogan slams jailed Kurdish leader, fuelling scepticism about reform pledge

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday (November 25) a jailed Kurdish leader has “blood on his hands”, scotching some hopes that a reform plan could lead to wider liberties for the opposit


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Syrian army says Israel hits southern Damascus in second strike in week

The Syrian army said early Wednesday (November 25) that Israel launched air strikes on an area in the southern outskirts of Damascus, where military defectors believe has a strong Iranian military pre


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Turkish court adds new Saudi defendants in Khashoggi trial

A Turkish court on Tuesday (November 24) added new defendants to the case against Saudi officials charged over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported, in a trial that Ankara sa


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