Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group

TEHRAN — Iran on Saturday said it had detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known, California-based opposition group for allegedly planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14 people and wounded over 200 others. Iran’s Intelligence Ministry also asserted that the detained man, Jamshid Sharmahd of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, planned more […]

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Iran fires missile from helicopter at replica aircraft carrier in Strait of Hormuz: report

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, state television reported, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. Iranian commandos also fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the […]

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Currency crisis impoverishes Iranians, strains economic defenses

2/2 © Reuters. An unauthorised seller counts U.S. dollars at Ferdowsi square in Tehran 2/2 By Parisa Hafezi and Davide Barbuscia DUBAI (Reuters) – Desperate to afford her daughter’s overseas university fees, 58-year-old retired Iranian teacher Maryam Hosseini withdrew all her savings from the bank to buy U.S. dollars. It was not enough. With three […]

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‘Incident’ near Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility damages building

TEHRAN, Iran — An “incident” damaged an under-construction building Thursday near Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though it did not affect its centrifuge operations or cause any release of radiation, a spokesman said. The affected building, described as an “industrial shed,” was above ground and not part of the enrichment facility itself, said Behrouz […]

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Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam’s website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings of the protests and embarrassing information about officials […]

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Tehran medical clinic explosion kills at least 13, state media report

A gas leak Tuesday at a medical clinic in Tehran caused an explosion that killed at least 19 people, according to Iranian state media. Authorities initially said 13 people were dead. Jalal Maleki, a spokesman for the Tehran Fire Department, later told state TV that the toll had risen to 19. The state-run IRNA news […]

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Iranian Missile Facility Blows Up, and Conspiracy Theories Abound in Tehran

When a major explosion lit the skies on the edge of Tehran last week, the Iranian government was quick to dismiss the episode as a gas explosion at the Parchin military base, which was once the focus of international nuclear inspectors. It turned out that was false: Satellite photographs show the explosion happened at a […]

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Iran Investigates Sudden Light and Booms

Iranian officials are investigating an explosion that turned the skyline east of the capital, Tehran, a bright orange for several seconds early on Friday morning, official news agencies reported. A spokesman for the defense ministry, Brig. Gen. Davoud Abdi, told state television that a gas explosion had occurred at Parchin, a military and nuclear research […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Australia Outlines Plan to Reopen Country by July

Tehran earthquake sends thousands of residents into the streets. An earthquake with the magnitude of 5.1 shook Tehran around 1 a.m. on Friday, with at least 20 aftershocks sending thousands of panicked residents into the streets. Tehran residents have been struggling to manage the threat of the coronavirus pandemic for over two months, and Friday’s […]

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Iran Says It Launched a Military Satellite Into Orbit

TEHRAN — The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in Iran said on Wednesday that it had launched a military satellite into orbit, after months of unsuccessful efforts that raised the specter of outside sabotage. There was no immediate independent confirmation of the announcement, which came amid wider tensions between Iran and the United States. The Guards […]

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Does Widespread Disinfecting Kill the Coronavirus? It’s Under Debate

The images are compelling: Fire trucks in Tehran or Manila spray the streets. Amazon tests a disinfectant fog inside a warehouse, hoping to calm workers’ fears and get them back on the job. TV commercials show health care workers cleaning chairs where blood donors sat. Families nervously wipe their mail and newly delivered groceries. These […]

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