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A handout picture provided by the British Ministry of Defense shows a Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado GR4 returning from an armed mission in support of operation "Shader" in Iraq, to the RAF station in Akrotiri, Cyprus, on September 30.

U.K. Launches First Strikes On IS

British Defense Minister Michael Fallon says British jet fighters on September 30 launched their first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq. More

Iran To Help Lebanon Army Fight Extremists

A senior Iranian official has said that Tehran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups. More

Iran's Nuke Program 'Must Be Dismantled'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the UN General Assembly in New York Iran’s nuclear capabilities “must be fully dismantled.” More

Iran: Nuke Talks To Resume By Mid-October

Tehran says talks between Iran and world powers over Iran's nuclear program will resume in Europe before mid-October. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan pose for a photo during the Caspian summit in Astrakhan.

Putin Optimistic After 4th Caspian Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is hopeful that an agreement on the legal status of the Caspian Sea can be adopted at the next summit of the sea's five littoral states. More

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Coalition Of One: Iran Leads Own Fight Against Islamic State

Iran is not part of the international coalition against Islamic State militants. But it is waging a war of its own with the group that is likely to overlap with the U.S.-led effort in unpredictable ways.
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Tehran In No Mood To Laugh At Khomeini Jokes

Jokes mocking Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spread widely on social media, have attracted the attention of the authorities.
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Iranian Women's Monthly Under Pressure From Hard-Liners

Prominent Iranian female editor Shahla Sherkat has come under pressure by Iranian hard-liners over her recently launched publication devoted to women's issues.
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Famed Iranian Poet Simin Behbahani Dies At 87

One of Iran’s most prominent poets, Simin Behbahani, has died in Tehran, where she had been hospitalized since August 6.
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Iran Lawmakers Urge Ministry To Condemn 'Rights Abuses' In Riot-Hit U.S. Town

Iranian hard-liners hostile to the United States are using the unrest in Missouri to bash Washington and get back at the United States for criticism of the human rights situation in the Islamic republic.
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Iranian Math Genius's Photos Too Racy For Media Back Home

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to win the most prestigious award in her field. But coverage of this achievement has presented problems for Iranian media, who have digitally altered photos to obscure Mirzakhani's hair and skin to keep censors happy.
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'Anti-Sunni' Satellite Channels Under Fire In Iran

Iran has closed down the offices of a number of religious satellite channels for creating sectarian rifts.
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