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Tehran police in new dress code crackdown


Police in Tehran are conducting a new crackdown on women wearing mandatory headscarves improperly or in ‘vulgar’ dress, the city's police chief said, according to media reports on Saturday.

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Iran some time away from capacity to build nuclear weapon

Iran is sometime away from its capacity to build nuclear weapons, the White House on Thursday said, adding that the United States is committed to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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US sets up spy agency to focus on threats from Asian powers

The US is moving to revamp its spy operations globally with Pentagon floating a new intelligence agency to focus on new threats from emerging Asian powers like Iran and China.

Under a plan approved

New Pentagon spy agency to focus on Iran, China


The Pentagon is creating a new intelligence agency that will focus on Iran and China as it begins to pivot away from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, the New York Times reported.

The newspaper said

Half Iran tanker fleet storing oil at sea after sanctions hit crude supply


Iran has been forced to deploy more than half its fleet of supertankers to store oil at anchorage in the Gulf as buyers of its crude cut back because of sanctions, two Iran-based shipping sources said

Iran says it is building copy of captured US drone


A senior Iranian commander says the country has reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by Tehran's armed forces last year and has begun building a copy.

Gen Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who is chi

Ready to hit Iran if ordered: Israel military chief

Israeli forces are carrying out more special operations beyond the country's borders and will be ready to attack Iran's nuclear sites if ordered, the chief-of-staff said in an interview today.

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Iran, powers agree in-depth Baghdad talks next month


Iran and world powers agreed in talks on Saturday to a more in-depth meeting in Baghdad on May 23 where, Western nations warned Tehran, hard work needed to be done to ease fears it wants the bomb.


Iran, world powers hold tough talks


Iran and world powers sat down on Saturday for their first meeting in 15 months hoping to ease tensions over Tehran's nuclear programme, but with mutual mistrust and tough talk making a major breakthr

With time short, US back for nuclear talks with Iran


Giving Iran another chance at diplomacy, deeply skeptical Obama administration officials return to nuclear negotiations this weekend looking for quick progress — or at least enough hope to hold off ur

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