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Former Tehran mayor who killed wife free on bail

A former mayor of Tehran Mohammad Ali Najafi who murdered his wife has been released on bail, his lawyer said. Najafi was sentenced to death last month after being convicted of shooting dead his second wife Mitra Ostad …

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British-Iranian academic detained in Tehran

British-Iranian anthropologist Kameel Ahmady has been detained in Tehran on unspecified allegations. Ahmady, an Iranian Kurd who was born in Mahabad, was granted British citizenship in 1994 but had been living in Iran for …

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Fire at Iran oil ministry building put out

The main building of the Iranian Oil Ministry on Taleghani Street has been secured after the fire on the 15th floor was put out this morning, Mehr news agency reports. Latest reports indicate that the main building of the Iranian Oil …

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Pompeo says he's not allowed to visit Tehran

U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said that Iran did not accept his offer to visit Tehran and talk directly to Iranian people. "I recently offered to travel to Tehran and speak directly to the Iranian people. …

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Truck crashes into Russia's embassy building in Iran

A truck hit the wall of the Russian Embassy in Tehran today, according to Iranian media. The Russian embassy later confirmed the reports. According to the preliminary version, the accident occurred due to the failure of the brakes …

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 Wife of Rouhani's adviser shot dead in Tehran

A wife of an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Mohammad Ali Najafi, was shot and killed at her home. Mitra Najafi — the second wife of Najafi, a former reformist mayor of Tehran and a Rouhani …

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Plane catches fire at Tehran airport

An airliner caught fire on landing at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport yesterday but all 100 passengers were evacuated without injury, the head of Iran’s emergency department Pir-Hossein Kolivand said on state …

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Portugal mission staff member attacked in Tehran

A staff member of Portugal embassy in Tehran was attacked in Iran's capital on Tuesday night, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, adding that the armed attack was due to personal hostility. …

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Iran ‘covered’ with snowstorms

The unusual weather is observed in Iran - in 17 provinces of the republic, there are devastating blizzards, accompanied by no less severe flooding. According to Trend, in total, about 3.3 thousand families suffered from the disaster, …

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Elmar Mammadyarov to visit Tehran

Azerbaijani and Iranian foreign ministers, Elmar Mammadyarov and Mohammad Javad Zarif, will meet in Tehran in February, Iran's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Javad Jahangirzadeh said at a press …

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Plane crashes on outskirts of Tehran

A Boeing-707 has crashed on the outskirts of Tehran today, the flight engineer who was on board was the only person who survived the crash. The plane was en route from Bishkek to Payam Airport in the town of Karaj, Fars news agency …

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Ten students dead in bus crash in Tehran

Ten people have been killed in a bus accident at one of Tehran´s largest universities. The bus was carrying 30 students along a mountainous road within the science research campus of Islamic Azad University in northwestern Tehran …

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More than 20 killed in Iran's Isfahan road accident

At least 21 people were killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer carrying flammable materials in the central Iranian province of Isfahan. The passenger bus was heading from Tehran to Kerman city in the southern part …

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