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Tehran: Capital and the largest city of Iran
Tehran or Teheran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the third-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It is ranked 24th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area.

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump - Fars news [Video]

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump - Fars news

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said..

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US Navy veteran released by Iran arrives in Switzerland [Video]

US Navy veteran released by Iran arrives in Switzerland

Release of Michael White, who had been detained since 2018, comes a day after an Iranian scientist arrived back in Tehran after being freed from a prison in the United States.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published
Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuelan waters despite U.S. warning [Video]

Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuelan waters despite U.S. warning

The lead vessel of a five-tanker flotilla carrying fuel supplied by Iran to gasoline-thirsty Venezuela neared one of its state-run ports as President Nicolas Maduro thanked Tehran on Sunday. Libby..

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Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran [Video]

Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

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Tehran mother's memorial takes on special meaning amid outbreak [Video]

Tehran mother's memorial takes on special meaning amid outbreak

How one man in Iran has turned the grief of losing his mother into a memorial that brings joy to the masses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:03Published

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Iran: Tehran clinic hit by deadly explosion

At least 13 people are killed in the Iranian capital in an explosion blamed on a gas leak.
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U.S. thinks any extension of Iran arms embargo should be open-ended: U.S. envoy for Iran

The United States believes an extension of an arms embargo on Iran, currently due to expire in October under a 2015 nuclear deal, should be done so indefinitely without a fixed date, a top U.S...
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France says working with partners to pressure Iran at IAEA on inspector access

France said it was working with Britain and Germany to see the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog board of governors push Iran this week to cooperate fully and immediately to grant its inspectors access to sites..
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Iran urges Russia, China to resist U.S. push to extend arms embargo

Iran on Wednesday called on Russia and China to resist a push by Washington to extend a U.N.-imposed arms embargo due to expire in October under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with six powers.
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Majid Taheri: US releases Iranian doctor in prisoner swap

Majid Taheri flies back to Tehran days after Iran freed US Navy veteran Michael White.
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Iranian-American freed in prisoner swap with U.S. arrives in Iran

An Iranian-American doctor has returned to Iran, Iranian state media reported on Monday, after a swap deal between Tehran and Washington that resulted in the release of a U.S. Navy veteran detained in..
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Iranian Foreign minister challenges Trump to return to nuclear deal

Seizing on Donald Trump’s conciliatory tone after Tehran released an American Navy veteran, Iran’s foreign minister challenged the U.S. president on Friday to return to the nuclear deal that..
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Macron demands release of French-Iranian academic Adelkhah

France demanded on Friday that Franco-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah, whom Tehran has sentenced to six years in prison, be released immediately, saying her detention was harming trust between the two..
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Russian senator criticises U.S. for ending sanctions waivers on Iran nuclear sites

The United States' decision to end sanctions waivers that had allowed some work to proceed at Iranian nuclear sites will only provoke Tehran into developing nuclear weapons, Interfax cited Russian..
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France says relations with Iran tougher after citizen sentenced

France's foreign minister said on Tuesday that relations with Iran had become more difficult after Tehran sentenced a French-Iranian academic to prison in what he said was a politically motivated..
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U.S. targets Iran's interior minister in latest sanctions: Treasury Department

The United States has sanctioned Iran's interior minister in its latest action against Tehran, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Treasury's website on Wednesday.
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Iran complains to U.N., summons envoy over U.S. threat on Venezuela shipment

Iran complained to the United Nations on Sunday and summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who represents U.S. interests in the Islamic Republic, over possible measures Washington could take against..
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Vehicles, not marches, to mark Iran's annual anti-Israel rally: president

Rallies next week in Tehran to mark the annual Quds Day against Israel will involve Iranians driving in vehicles not marching through the streets, to avoid spreading the coronavirus, Iranian President..
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China's rejects planned U.S. moves at U.N. on Iran sanctions

China rejected on Thursday a planned push by the United States to extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran and, if that fails, Washington's assertion that it could trigger a return of all sanctions..
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Iran dismisses U.S. threat to trigger return of U.N. sanctions

Iran's Foreign Minister on Thursday dismissed as "foolish claims" U.S. threats to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions if the U.N. Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on..
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Russia slams U.S. assertion at U.N. that it remains party to Iran nuclear deal

Russia's U.N. ambassador slammed the United States on Tuesday as "ridiculous" for arguing it was still a member of the Iran nuclear deal two years after it quit, so Washington could trigger a return of..
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U.S. tells Iran to send plane so Washington can deport 11 Iranian nationals

The United States urged Tehran on Monday to send a charter plane to take home 11 Iranian nationals whom Washington wants to deport, and accused the Islamic Republic of stalling the repatriation..
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Iran says United States yet to respond about prisoner swap

Washington has yet to respond to Iran about a prisoner swap, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei was quoted as saying by the government's website on Sunday, reiterating that Tehran was ready for a..
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Moderate Iran quake kills two, draws many into Tehran streets

Two people died after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Iran in the early hours of Friday, sending people in and around the capital Tehran fleeing from their homes in panic, state television..
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Switzerland seeks medical furlough extension of American detained by Iran: Pompeo

Switzerland, which represents the United States in Iran, has asked Tehran to extend the medical furlough from detention of U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
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Iran says U.S. push to extend Tehran's arms embargo is "illegitimate"

Iran dismissed as "illegitimate" efforts by the United States to extend the U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Tehran, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
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U.S. faces tough U.N. battle if it pushes plan to extend Iran arms embargo

The United States faces a tough, messy battle if it uses a threat to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran as leverage to get the 15-member Security Council to extend and strengthen..
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Iran's president says Tehran watches U.S. closely, but won't start conflict

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran was closely following U.S. activities, but would never initiate a conflict in the region.
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Iran summons Swiss ambassador as U.S. representative in Tehran over Gulf tensions: IRIB

Iran has summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran, who represents U.S. interests in the country, over recent Gulf tensions, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday, according to..
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Guards chief: U.S. warships will be destroyed if they threaten Iran in Gulf

Iran will destroy U.S. warships if its security is threatened in the Gulf, the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards told state TV on Thursday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump warned Tehran..
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Pentagon officials say Trump's comment on Iran a warning, will maintain self-defense

Senior Pentagon officials said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's comments on Iran were meant as a warning to Tehran, but suggested that the U.S. military would continue to abide by their..
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Trump would be willing to give coronavirus aid to Iran if asked

U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he would be willing to provide aid to Iran to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic if Tehran requested it.
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Iran partially reopens capital as coronavirus deaths hit one-month low

Iran allowed some businesses in the capital Tehran to re-open on Saturday as the country's daily death toll from the new coronavirus fell to 73, its lowest in more than a month.
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Iran will never ask U.S. for coronavirus help: official

Iran will never ask the United States to help Tehran in its fight against the new coronavirus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, adding that Washington should lift its "illegal"..
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Iran warns of coronavirus surge after many ignore 'stay home' rules

A senior Iranian health official said the greater Tehran area may face a coronavirus resurgence after many residents flouted advisories to stay home, crowding streets and causing traffic jams across..
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Rouhani: U.S. has lost opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus

Iran's president said on Wednesday the United States had missed a historic opportunity to lift sanctions on his country during the coronavirus outbreak, though he said the penalties had not hampered..
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U.S. renews sanctions waivers allowing Iran nonproliferation work

The United States has allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear sites to make it harder for Tehran to develop nuclear weapons, the U.S. State Department..
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UK woman's prison leave extended by Iran

The British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran is also being considered for clemency, her husband says.
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Iran urges U.S. to free Iranian prisoners amid coronavirus

The Tehran government on Friday urged the United States to release Iranians held in U.S. jails on sanctions-related issues due to fears about the coronavirus epidemic.
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U.S. imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions despite coronavirus

The United States blacklisted five Iran- and Iraq-based companies and 15 individuals on Thursday for supporting terrorist groups, its third round of sanctions on Iranian targets in the last two weeks..
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Tehran says missing former U.S. agent left Iran years ago

Tehran said on Thursday that a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran 13 years ago had left the country a long time ago, despite his family saying a day earlier that he had died in Iranian custody.
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Iran has no knowledge of former FBI agent's whereabouts: Iranian official

Tehran has no knowledge about the whereabouts of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in March 2007, a spokesman for the Iranian mission at the United Nations said on Thursday.
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At Saudi music festival, Iran rivalry takes the stage

Exile Iranian musicians critical of religious hardliners in Tehran converged this month to perform in the most unlikely locale: Saudi Arabia.
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U.S. sanctions Iran, seeks release of Americans amid coronavirus outbreak

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, keeping up its economic pressure campaign even as it offered to help Tehran cope with the coronavirus pandemic and called on the Islamic..
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