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World Muslim body to suspend Syria


An emergency summit of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) began late Tuesday with a proposal to suspend conflict-wracked Syria, a move strongly opposed by Iran.

A draft final sta

Israel ready for 30-day war after Iran strike: Minister

Israel is prepared for a 30-day war on multiple fronts should it decide to strike Iran, and is ‘ready as never before’ for such a clash, the outgoing home front Defence Minister said on Wednesday.


Iran confident Israel won’t launch ‘stupid’ attack


Iran on Tuesday said it is dismissing Israeli threats of an imminent attack against it, explaining that even some Israeli officials realised such a 'stupid' act would provoke 'very severe consequences.'

Iran quakes killed 306, injured 3,037: Health minister


Twin earthquakes that devastated rural villages in northwest Iran at the weekend killed a total of 306 people -- most of them women and children -- and injured 3,037, Health minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi said on Monday.

Israel tests SMS missile alerts as Iran chatter grows


Israel on Sunday began testing an SMS system for warning the public of an imminent missile attack as chatter over a possible strike on Iran dominated the Israeli press headlines.

As testing began, Pr

Iran ends quake rescue; mourning begins for 227 dead


Iran on Sunday wrapped up rescue operation in hundreds of villages flattened by twin earthquakes the day before in its northwest, as officials gave a new toll of 227 dead and 1,380 injured in the disa

At least 87 dead, 600 hurt in Iran quakes

At least 87 people died and 600 were hurt in two strong earthquakes that jolted northwest Iran on Saturday, the head of the regional natural disasters centre, Khalil Saie, told state television.


Iran seeks to take over diplomacy on Syria crisis


Iran on Thursday will host a conference on Syria in a bid to take over the role of brokering peace in its beleaguered Arab ally, replacing Kofi Annan who last week resigned as the UN-Arab envoy in the crisis.

Eye on Iran and Syria, Israel hardens missile shield


Israel is upgrading its Arrow II ballistic missile shield in a U.S.-backed 'race' against Iran, Syria and other regional enemies, a senior Israeli defense official said on Sunday.

The new 'Block 4' g

Iran says upgraded short-range missile test-fired


Iran has fired an upgraded version of its Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile in a 'successful' test of its ability to hit stationary land or sea targets, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Sat

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