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Iran, Russia have US voter information: FBI

WASHINGTON: United States (US) national security officials have said Iran was responsible for sending threatening emails to Democratic voters ahead of next month’s presidential election. The emails appeared to come from a far-right pro-Trump group and were meant to “incite unrest”, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said. Ratcliffe said US officials found Iran and Russia […]

Iran will execute CIA agent involved in commander Qassem Soleimani’s killing

An Iranian citizen who provided information to U.S. and Israeli intelligence services on the whereabouts of Iran’s slain top commander Qassem Soleimani will be executed soon, Iran’s judiciary said on Tuesday. On Jan. 3, a U.S. drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding attacks […]

Iran’s new parliament speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf says talks with US ‘futile’

Iran’s parliament speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf said any negotiations with the United States would be “futile” as he delivered his first major speech to the conservative-dominated chamber on Sunday. Ghalibaf, a former commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ air force, was elected speaker on Thursday after February elections that swung the balance in the legislature towards ultra-conservatives. […]

Iran begins lifting restrictions after brief coronavirus lockdown

TEHRAN: Iran began reopening government offices Saturday after a brief nationwide lockdown to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, which has killed more than 4,300 people in the country. Authorities had ordered most government agencies and all non-essential businesses to remain closed for a week after the Nowruz holiday ended on […]

India, Iran should work to expedite Chabahar Port development, connectivity to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday said India and Iran need to work together to expedite rail connectivity to Afghanistan and procurement of equipment for development of Chabahar Port. The minister who was in the city said that India has good relations with Iran as well as US and can play […]

Saudi Aramco raises IPO to record $29.4 billion with over-allotment of shares

DUBAI: State-owned oil company Saudi Aramco said on Sunday it has exercised its “greenshoe option” to sell an additional 450 million shares, raising the size of its initial public offering (IPO) to a record $29.4 billion. Aramco initially raised a then-record $25.6 billion in its IPO in December by selling 3 billion shares at 32 […]

Boeing 737 passenger jet with 176 aboard crashes in Iran; all killed

All 176 people on board a Ukrainian passenger plane were killed when it crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported. State news agency IRNA said 167 passengers and nine crew members were on board the aircraft operated by Ukraine International Airlines. “Obviously it is impossible that passengers” on flight […]

80 “American Terrorists” killed in missile strikes: Iran State Media

DUBAI: Iranian state television said on Wednesday that at least 80 “American terrorists” were killed in attacks involving 15 missiles Tehran launched on U.S. targets in Iraq, adding that none of the missiles were intercepted. State TV, citing a senior Revolutionary Guards source, also said Iran had 100 other targets in the region in its […]

US targeting 52 Iranian sites if Tehran attacks Americans: Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit them “very fast and very hard” if the Islamic republic attacks American personnel or assets. In a tweet defending Friday’s drone strike assassination of a top Iranian general in Iraq, Trump said 52 represents the number of […]

Iranian General Soleimani contributed to terrorist plots in India: Donald Trump

NEW DELHI: Defending the killing of top Iranian commander in a US strike, President Donald Trump on Friday said “reign of terror is over” and claimed Qassem Soleimani had contributed to “terrorist plots as far away as New Delhi and London.” General Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite al-Quds force and architect of its regional […]

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