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    Iran test-fires ballistic missiles

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 09:30pm on January 16, 2021

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards test-fired ballistic missiles against targets in the Indian Ocean as they wrapped up a two-day exercise, their official website reported Saturday. The...

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    Iran advances research on uranium production

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 11:19pm on January 14, 2021

    Tehran told the UN nuclear watchdog Wednesday that it was advancing research on uranium metal production, in what would be a fresh breach of the...

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    40 killed in deadliest Israeli strikes on Syria since 2018

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:17pm on January 13, 2021

    Israeli raids targeting arms depots and military positions in eastern Syria killed at least nine Syrian soldiers and 31 allied fighters, in the deadliest such...

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    Saudi Arabia launches car-free city

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:38am on January 11, 2021

    Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter, announced on Sunday the launch of an eco-city ‘with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions’ at...

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    Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:18pm on January 10, 2021

    Twitter has removed a tweet by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggesting coronavirus vaccines made in the United States and Britain are ‘untrustworthy’, saying...

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    Explorer Horn in Saudi sands seeks a rally without petrol

    Agence France-Presse . Sakaka, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 10:51am on January 10, 2021

    Mike Horn made his name by walking to some of the world’s remotest spots but as the Dakar Rally resumed on Sunday, he was in...

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    Qatar-Saudi border reopens

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:54am on January 10, 2021

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia reopened their land border Saturday, Qatari sources said, as they restore ties following a landmark deal to end a three and...

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    Justice for Ukraine plane victims demanded from Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Toronto | Updated at 12:53am on January 10, 2021

    Canada and other nations whose citizens died in Iran’s downing of a Ukrainian jetliner one year ago on Friday called on Tehran to come clean...

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    Iran leader bans import of US, UK-made vaccines

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:17am on January 09, 2021

    Iran’s supreme leader on Friday banned the import of American and British-produced vaccines against COVID-19, saying they were ‘completely untrustworthy’. ‘Importing vaccines made in the...

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    Iran in no rush to see US return to nuclear deal

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:00pm on January 08, 2021

    Iran is in no hurry to see the US return to a 2015 nuclear deal with major powers after Joe Biden takes office this month,...