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Iran flies unarmed military drone over US aircraft carrier

The footage purported to show the drone being launched and then hovering over an unidentified aircraft carrier, a targeting bracket briefly passing over a jet parked on the deck below.

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Iran says it flew drone over US aircraft carrier

The US Navy said an unarmed Iranian drone flew near a French and American carrier on January 12, but couldn’t confirm it was the same incident.

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Iran coerces Afghans to fight in Syria: HRW

“Iran has not just offered Afghan refugees and migrants incentives to fight in Syria, but several said they were threatened with deportation back to Afghanistan unless they did,” said Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director at the New York-based HRW.

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Italy hides ancient nude statues for Iranian president Rouhani’s visit

The museum said Tuesday that the premier’s office wanted the statues along Rouhani’s path to the news conference covered up.

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FILE - In this April 12, 2015 file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, talks to Hassan Khomeini, grandson of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, in a ceremony to commemorate the late Khadijeh Saghafi, wife of Ayatollah Khomeini, in Tehran, Iran. Hassan Khomeini has been barred from running for the Assembly of Experts election, his family said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, as the country prepares for crucial elections next month. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Grandson of Iran’s Khomeini excluded from elections: Family

Elections to the Assembly and for parliament will take place on February 26.

Missing plane last has contact with air traffic controllers 120 nautical miles off the east coast of the Malaysian town ( FIle photo: Reuters)

Iran to buy 114 Airbus planes this week from France

The first batch of new planes will arrive in the country by March 21.

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Saudi-Iranian proxy war over Syria spreads to Davos

The standoff highlights some of the reasons U.S.-Russian-backed peace talks on Syria may not open as planned in Geneva next week.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the 29th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. (AP Photo)

Sanctions against Iran lifted: India can pay a high price for lost opportunities

The only advantage to India would be the freedom to buy “as much crude oil that Iran is willing to sell to us”.

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Iran sanctions removal: A silver lining for the fisc

Lifting of sanctions on Iran is beneficial for India considering its net crude importer position.

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Normalising Iran

Tehran’s readmission to the world market offers opportunities Delhi must seize.

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As US, EU lift sanctions on Iran, countries agree on prisoner swap

Together, the lifting of sanctions and the prisoner deal considerably reduce the hostility between Tehran and Washington that has shaped the Middle East since Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani welcomes lifting of sanction, says N-deal a ‘new chapter’

Iran took a huge step toward ending its international isolation on Saturday after the United Nation’s atomic watchdog confirmed Iran was carrying out measures agreed under the deal.

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Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

The sailors, nine men and one woman, were being held overnight at an Iranian base on Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf, and were expected to be transferred to a U.S. ship in the region on Wednesday morning local time.

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China envoy calls for calm and restraint between Saudi Arabia, Iran

Tensions between the Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Muslim Iran have escalated since Saudi authorities executed Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr on Jan. 2, triggering outrage among Shi’ites across the Middle East.

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Turkey slams Iranian reports linking Erdogan to execution

A Foreign Ministry statement released late Thursday says Turkey protested reports suggesting that the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was linked to Erdogan’s recent visit to Riyadh.

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