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    At least 70 soldiers killed, several hurt in Yemen missile attack

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:15pm on January 19, 2020

    At least 70 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a missile attack launched by Huthi rebels on a mosque in the central province of Marib,...

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    Khamenei defends military over plane disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:34am on January 18, 2020

    Iran’s supreme leader called the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner a ‘bitter’ tragedy Friday but said it should not overshadow the ‘sacrifice’ of a...

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    Dutch art sleuth finds rare stolen copy of Hafiz’s Divan

    Agence France-Presse . Amsterdam | Updated at 12:11am on January 18, 2020

    A stolen 15th-century book by the famed Persian poet Hafiz has been recovered by a Dutch art detective after an international ‘race against time’ that...

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    Rouhani says Iran wants dialogue, working to ‘prevent war’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 06:10pm on January 17, 2020

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said he wants to avoid war after Tehran and Washington appeared on the brink of direct military confrontation in early January...

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    Iran wants dialogue, working to prevent war, says Rouhani

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 05:26pm on January 16, 2020

    Iran’s president said Thursday dialogue with the world was ‘possible’ despite high tensions with the United States, and stressed that Tehran was working daily ‘to...

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    Iran makes first arrests over downed airliner

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 06:18pm on January 14, 2020

    Iran announced Tuesday its first arrests over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet, as protesters vented their anger over the catastrophic blunder...

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    Iran denies ‘cover-up’ as anger mounts over downed airliner

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 01:09am on January 14, 2020

    Iran denied a ‘cover-up’ Monday after taking days to reveal an airliner was accidentally shot down last week, a disaster that sparked demonstrations and calls...

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    Trump warns Iran not to kill protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:43am on January 13, 2020

    Donald Trump warned Iran Sunday against killing protesters who have risen up over the regime’s downing of a civilian airliner as his defence secretary left...

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    Reflections on BBC structure, contents

    TJ Coles | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2020

    AS IRAN responds to US war crimes and tensions escalate, we can expect the BBC to increase its anti-Iranian propaganda. The BBC’s defence correspondent, Jonathan...

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    EU urges 'de-escalation' after Iran holds UK envoy

    Agence France-Presse .Brussels | Updated at 06:29pm on January 12, 2020

    The EU's diplomatic chief criticised Iran on Sunday for briefly detaining the British ambassador to Tehran, calling for ‘de-escalation’. Iranian authorities held ambassador Rob Macaire...

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