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Rouhani's brother released on bail - media

Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has been released on bail following his arrest on charges of financial crime, media reported. "The court has accepted the …

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Iran limits death penalty for drug traffickers

The Iranian parliament approved a bill on Sunday to limit death penalty for drug offenders. 182 out of 245 MPs present in the parliament voted in favor of the bill. The bill will be turned into a law when it is studied by …

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 Assailant kills police officer in Turkish court house

An unidentified assailant shot dead a police officer with a rifle before committing suicide with the same weapon in a court house in Turkey's northwestern province of Bursa on Tuesday. Anadolu agency reported with reference to …

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Man arrested for EXPO 2017 hoax bomb call

The Astana police arrested a native of south Kazakhstan who claimed there was a bomb planted at the EXPO exhibition, the press service of the department of internal affairs of Astana said. Currently the law enforcement officers are …

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Turkey sentences UN judge on 'terrorism' charges

Turkey has sentenced a UN war crimes judge Judge Aydin Sedaf Akay to 7 years and six months in prison on charges of "membership in a terrorist organization", an international court in the Hague said. Akay …

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 Acid attack in Tehran injures 16 people

A motorcyclist threw acid on 16 people in southern Tehran this morning, injuring 16, informed source said. The 40-year-old perpetrator, who was arrested later, committed the heinous crime after having a fight with a family staying in …

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Man opens fire at mausoleum of Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini

An armed man opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran at 10:00am (MSK) and wounded a number of people, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. ISNA quoted an unnamed source saying that the attacker at …

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Iranian parliament attacked by terrorists

A gunman stormed the Iranian parliament this morning leaving three persons injured and holding terrified bystanders hostage. Security staff were locked in a shootout with the suspect in the Tehran government building, according to …

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Gulen risks losing Turkish citizenship

Turkish authorities say US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed by Ankara for last year's coup, will lose his Turkish citizenship if he fails to return to Turkey within three months. In a decision …

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Ankara mayor's office attacked by unknown assailants

Tonight, the building of the Ankara mayor's office was attacked by unknown assailants. According to preliminary information, bullets hit the windows of the 7th, 11th and 13th floors. The Yeni Akit newspaper published the photos …

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