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Iran Marks Annual Anti-Israel Day

Tens of thousands of Iranians have taken part in state-sponsored anti-Israeli rallies across the country to mark the annual Quds Day. More

U.S. Disciplines Sailors Captured By Iran

Nine U.S. Navy officers and three enlisted sailors have been disciplined or face discipline in connection with an incident in January during which 10 U.S. sailors were briefly taken captive by Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf. More

Iran Bank Chiefs Fired In Salaries Scandal

Iran has reportedly dismissed the heads of four banks after the amount of their salaries and benefits surfaced online, sparking criticism, anger, and calls for action by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rohani. More

Iran Appoints New Armed Forces Chief

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed a Revolutionary Guard general as the chief of staff of the country’s armed forces. More

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U.S. Extends Reprieve For China's ZTE In Iran Sanctions Case

The U.S. government has extended through August 30 a reprieve for ZTE Corp. from tough export restrictions imposed for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran. More

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Leaked Salaries Cast Iran Officials In Harsh Light, But To What End?

Simmering anger in Iran's hard-line media over official salaries has forced President Hassan Rohani's administration onto the defensive with a likely reelection bid for the relative moderate on the horizon. More

Red Card For Yellow Pants: SpongeBob Gets Iran Soccer Player In Hot Water

An Iranian soccer player has been banned from domestic matches for six months over "inappropriate" behavior that included the wearing of SpongeBob SquarePants trousers. More
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Explainer: What's Behind Sudden Clashes In Northwestern Iran?

Clashes erupted this month between Kurdish fighters and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with each side claiming to have inflicted casualties on the other. Why the sudden flare-up?

WHO's Cancer Warning No Shock For 'Hot Tea'-Happy Iran

Iranian tea-drinking practices are likely to come under the spotlight after a review of more than 1,000 studies indicated that drinking "very hot" beverages is "probably carcinogenic to humans
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