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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims
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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims

DUBAI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme Leader vowed on Thursday to retaliate against those threatening the country’s security after the massacre of Shi’ite pilgrims, an assault claimed by Islamic State which threatens to inflame tensions amid widespread anti-government protests. In a statement read on state TV, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the assailants “will surely...

Islamic State claims Iran shrine attack, Iran vows response
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Islamic State claims Iran shrine attack, Iran vows response

Women and children among casualties – state media President says Iran will respond to attack Protesters mark 40 days since Mahsa Amini’s death in custody DUBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The militant group Islamic State said it carried out an attack on a Shi’ite Muslim shrine in Iran on Wednesday which killed 15 people, escalating...

Iran’s atomic energy organization says e-mail was hacked
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Iran’s atomic energy organization says e-mail was hacked

DUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Iran’s atomic energy organization said that an e-mail server belonging to one of its subsidiaries had been hacked from a foreign country and information published online, state media reported on Sunday. An Iranian hacking group, Black Reward, said in a statement published on Twitter that it had released hacked information...

Tens of thousands march in Berlin in support of Iran protests
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Tens of thousands march in Berlin in support of Iran protests

Tens of thousands rally in Berlin in support of Iran protests Crowd chants ‘Death to Khamenei’ at Berlin rally Protests enter 6th week despite deadly crackdown Revolutionary Guards warn cleric over ‘agitating’ in southeast BERLIN/DUBAI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday in a show of support for...

Iran condemns call for U.N. probe into alleged use of its drones in Ukraine
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Iran condemns call for U.N. probe into alleged use of its drones in Ukraine

Oct 22 (Reuters) – Iran on Saturday strongly condemned a call by France, Germany and Britain for the United Nations to probe accusations that Russia has used Iranian-origin drones to attack Ukraine, its foreign ministry said. Tehran denies supplying drones to Moscow in the Ukraine war. In a speech on Saturday, President Ebrahim Raisi struck...

UK says Russian aircraft fired missile near British spy plane over Black Sea
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UK says Russian aircraft fired missile near British spy plane over Black Sea

Malfunction not escalation blamed for incident Wallace says U.S. trip no cause for alarm But incident highlights risk of miscalculation LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – A Russian fighter jet released a missile near an unarmed British spy plane patrolling in international airspace over the Black Sea on Sept. 29, UK defence minister Ben Wallace said,...

Elnaz Rekabi: Fans cheer, clap as climber returns to Iran
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Elnaz Rekabi: Fans cheer, clap as climber returns to Iran

DUBAI, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi, who caused controversy by competing in an international contest without a headscarf, has returned to Iran to cheering supporters, reiterating in comments to state media she had climbed without a hijab unintentionally. Footage had shown Rekabi, 33, scaling a wall without her head covered while representing...

Russia’s Putin declares martial law in seized Ukrainian regions
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Russia’s Putin declares martial law in seized Ukrainian regions

Ukrainians press counter-offensives City of Kherson under pressure, says Russia Moscow seeks evacuation of inhabitants Battle for Kherson seen drawing near KYIV/MIKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 19 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin introduced martial law on Wednesday in four Ukrainian regions he says are part of Russia as some residents of the Russian-held city of Kherson left...

U.S. seeking to make it harder for Iran to sell drones to Russia
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U.S. seeking to make it harder for Iran to sell drones to Russia

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The United States will continue to take “practical, aggressive” steps to make it harder for Iran to sell drones and missiles to Russia, State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said on Tuesday, adding that Washington had a number of tools to hold both Moscow and Tehran accountable. Patel, speaking at...