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A Swiss diplomat in Iran has died after mysteriously falling from a high-rise building, state media says

The skyline of Tehran, Iran. Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images A senior employee at the Swiss embassy in Iran died after falling from a building, state media said. Fars reported the woman was a Swiss citizen and a first secretary of the country's embassy. ILNA reported that the woman was the second-highest ranked employee at the embassy. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Swiss diplomatic employee died after falling from a high-rise building in Tehran, Iran, m...
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Iranian nuclear scientist killed with drone gun

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's chief nuclear scientist, was shot with a remote-controlled machine gun, reports Iranian news agency Fars. The Fars News report said Fakhrizadeh was traveling with his wife in a bulletproof car, alongside three security personnel vehicles, when he heard what sounded like bullets hitting a vehicle, and he exited the car to determine what had happened. — Read the rest
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Iran's top nuclear scientist was assassinated by a remote-controlled machine gun placed in the back of another car, the country's media says

A funeral ceremony for top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran on November 30, 2020. Iranian Defense Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Iran's top nuclear scientist was killed with a remote-controlled machine gun, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Mohsen Fakhrizad, who was seen as the father of Iran's nuclear program, was killed while driving with his wife and security convoy near Tehran on Friday. The gun was mounted on the back of a Nissan truc...
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The assassinated head of the Iranian nuclear program was killed with a remote controlled machine gun

Semi-official Fars news agency reports Mohsen Fakrizadeh was killed by a remotely controlled automatic machine gun and not by a squad of...
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Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

Iranian state TV on Saturday reported that the country’s authorities executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man, after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old condemned man's life to be spared. State TV quoted the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi, as saying: “The retaliation sentence against Navid Afkari, the killer of Hassan Torkaman, was carried out this morning in Adelabad prison in Shiraz.” Afkari's case had drawn the attention of a social media campaign ...
Tags: News, Iran, Donald Trump, FARS, Navid Afkari, Afkari, Kazem Mousavi, Hassan Torkaman, Adelabad


Parsi Embroidery: A Heritage Of Humanity

With fewer than 55,000 individuals in India, Parsi Zoroastrians have carved a niche for themselves in the country. From leading industrialists like Ratan Tata and Godrej to an army of talented Bollywood actors, prodigal Parsis are an asset to India’s culture and economy. Article by Dr. Shernaz Cama | Edited by Jyoti Boken | Socio Martini While their lip-smacking food, unusual last names, stellar Bollywood movies, acting skills and the sweet mention of ‘dikra’ (well-behaved boy) are a part of Ind...
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Iranian official issues denial after another mysterious blast reported in Tehran

Iranian state media reported a blast in western Tehran early Friday, the latest in a string of mysterious incidents to shake the country in recent weeks. However, a senior official in that part of the city later denied there had been an explosion. State broadcaster IRIB said power was cut in several western suburbs near where online reports said an explosion occurred. It gave no further information about the cause of the blast or whether there were casualties. The governor of Qod city, Leila Vas...
Tags: News, Iran, The New York Times, Tehran, Mossad, Isfahan, Reuters, Natanz, FARS, Supreme National Security Council of Iran, IRIB, Yossi Cohen, Parchin, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Seyed Abbas Mousavi, Leila Vaseghi


Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Monday.
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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Monday.
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Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump over Qassem Suleimani killing

The leader of the Quds Force was killed in a drone strike in Iraq on 3 JanuaryIran has issued an arrest warrant for Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Suleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency.The United States killed Suleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, with a drone strike in Iraq on 3 January. Washington accused Suleimani of masterminding attacks by Iranian-a...
Tags: Washington, Iraq, US, World news, Iran, United States, Middle East and North Africa, Tehran, Donald Trump, Interpol, FARS, Quds Force, Qassem Suleimani, Suleimani, Revolutionary Guards ' Quds Force, JanuaryIran


Explosion rocks Tehran near military complex

A gas tank explosion rocked Tehran overnight near a military complex that had come under scrutiny five years ago from the UN nuclear watchdog, Iran's defence ministry said Friday. The tanks blew up at around midnight, with Fars news agency saying "a number of social media users reported seeing an orange light" in the east of the Iranian capital. Amateur footage aired on state television showed what appeared to be a massive orange fireball on the horizon in the middle of the night.
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Iran explosion: Blast seen near military base in Tehran

Iranian authorities are investigating after an explosion east of the capital near a site linked to the regime's nuclear testing programme. A bright and large flash of light was seen in the night sky over Tehran early on Friday in images shared widely on social media, Iran's Fars news agency reported. "In the early hours after midnight on Friday, a number of social media users reported seeing an orange light in the eastern part of Tehran," said Fars. "In the videos sent by (our) readers, ...
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Iran doctor freed in swap for Navy veteran returns to Tehran

An Iranian doctor based in Florida returned to his homeland Monday after being part of a swap that saw a U.S. Navy veteran held by Iran return to America. The semiofficial Fars news agency published an image of Matteo Taerri being greeted at Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport by Foreign Ministry officials and his family. Taerri, a dermatologist, had been charged with attempting to export a filter to Iran that he said was for vaccine research but that U.S. authorities said required a ...
Tags: Florida, News, Navy, America, Iran, Tehran, Foreign Ministry, FARS, Khomeini International Airport, Matteo Taerri, Taerri


Coronavirus live news: Wuhan lab had bat viruses but not Covid-19 strain as Australia border row simmers

Lab says none of three bat viruses match Covid-19; new witnesses cast doubt on Cummings’s lockdown claims; WHO says pandemic ‘taking different pathway’ in Africa. Follow the latest updatesMorrison urges state leaders to justify economic damage from ongoing border restrictionsWuhan lab says its bat strains were not Covid-19 as US nears 100,00 deathsAmerica begins to unlock for summer – but is it inviting a second wave?New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings’s lockdown claimsCoronavirus lates...
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Ervad Zarrir Bhandara Represents the Zoroastrian Faith at Interfaith Iftar Celebrations over Zoom

A Report on Interfaith Iftar Celebrations over Zoom Peace and Unity event organized by the American Muslims Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council over the Zoom on Sunday, April 26, 2020. The speakers for this unique interfaith event were: Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congresswoman Katie Porter, FBI Assistant Director Paul D Delacourt, Sheriff Don Barnes, Pakistani Hollywood actor Iqbal Theta, Afghan American actress Sitara Attaie, Pakistani actress Maria Wasti, Singer Jason Feddy,Talk show hos...
Tags: News, Life, India, Jerusalem, PAUL, Persia, Mohammad, Cyrus, FARS, LESLIE MARSHALL, Judy Chu, Bhandara, Katie Porter, Ervad Zarrir Bhandara, Zarrir Bhandara, Interfaith Iftar Celebrations


Iran says it launched military satellite as Trump threatens ships

Iran said it put its first military satellite into orbit Wednesday, making it an emerging "world power", as the US issued new threats amid rising naval tensions in the Gulf. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps hailed the launch as a milestone despite repeated US allegations that the space programme is a cover to develop ballistic missiles. "Today, we are looking at the Earth from the sky, and it is the beginning of the formation of a world power," the Guards' commander Hossein Salami said, q...
Tags: News, US, Iran, Trump, FARS, Hossein Salami, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps


Iran says launched military satellite into orbit, US tensions simmer

Iran said it put its first military satellite into orbit Wednesday, making it an emerging "world power", as US President Donald Tump issued a new threat amid rising naval tensions in the Gulf. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps broke the news of what it said was its own satellite launch, hailing it as a milestone for the country's space programme. "Today, we are looking at the Earth from the sky, and it is the beginning of the formation of a world power," the Guards' commander Hossein Salam...
Tags: News, US, Iran, FARS, Hossein Salami, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Donald Tump


News agency: Iran VP, 2 Cabinet members have new virus

Iran's senior vice president and two other Cabinet members have contracted the new coronavirus, a semiofficial news agency reported Wednesday as the death toll in the Islamic Republic from the outbreak rose by 62 to 354. The report by the Fars news agency, believed to be close to Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, comes as President Hassan Rouhani took control of the country's much-criticized response to the virus and the COVID-19 illness it causes. Authorities announced that there were ...
Tags: News, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Cabinet, Islamic Republic, Revolutionary Guard, FARS


Iran to execute man for spying for CIA: judiciary

A man sentenced to death in Iran for spying for the CIA and attempting to pass on information about Tehran's nuclear program will be executed soon, authorities said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. In another case, two people working for a charity were sentenced to 10 years in prison for spying and five years in prison for acting against national security on similar charges, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said, according to Fars. "Amir Rahimpour who was a...
Tags: News, Iran, Cia, Tehran, FARS, Gholamhossein Esmaili, Esmaili, Fars Amir Rahimpour


Saudi Arabia blocks Iran from Islamic grouping's meeting: Tehran

Saudi Arabia has barred an Iranian delegation from an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Jeddah on Monday where U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be discussed, the Iranian foreign ministry said. Saudi authorities have not issued visas for the Iranian participants, ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. "The government of Saudi Arabia has prevented the participation of the Iranian delegation in the meeting to examine the 'deal of the century' plan at th...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Middle East, Tehran, Donald Trump, Jeddah, FARS, Abbas Mousavi, Islamic Cooperation OIC, Organization of Islamic Cooperation Mousavi


Iran Says Drone Used in Soleimani Strike Came From Kuwait

(Bloomberg) -- Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the U.S. drone used to kill a top Iranian general in Baghdad took off from a military base in Kuwait, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, citing Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Guards’ aerospace force.The Guards had detected activity from the drone and fighter jets near Baghdad airport but didn’t know they were planning to target Qassem Soleimani, according to Hajizadeh. At least four military bases i...
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Anger in Iran over jet’s downing; gunfire disperses protests

By JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Popular anger swelled Monday in Iran over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and the government’s attempt to conceal its role in the tragedy, as online videos appeared to show security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests in the streets. Iranians, already suffering under crippling U.S. sanctions, expressed shock and outrage over the plane crash that killed scores of young people. They also decried the misleadi...
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Iran police disperse student air crash protesters: news agency

Iranian police dispersed students chanting "radical" slogans during a Saturday gathering in Tehran to honour the 176 people killed when an airliner was mistakenly shot down, Fars news agency reported. AFP correspondents said hundreds of students had gathered early in the evening at Amir Kabir University, in downtown Tehran, to pay respects to those killed in the air disaster. The students chanted slogans denouncing "liars" and demanded the resignation and prosecution of those responsible for d...
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Iran protesters take to the streets over shooting down of Ukrainian airliner

Protesters took to the streets of Tehran on Saturday night after the regime was forced into the embarrassing admission that it accidentally shot down a civilian airliner. After three days of officially denying any involvement in the crash, Iran abruptly reversed course and said “human error” had led its forces to shoot down Flight PS752 after mistaking it for a US cruise missile.  The announcement was met with fury on the streets of Tehran, where crowds of students gathered to denounce the Revol...
Tags: News, Iraq, Russia, US, Iran, Ukraine, Getty Images, Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Malaysia Airlines, Tehran, Boeing, US Navy, Armed Forces, Rouhani, Anadolu Agency


U.S. officials: ‘Highly likely’ Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON — Two U.S. officials said Thursday it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. The crash came just a few hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack against Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops amid a confrontation with Washington over the U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guard general last week. The officials, citing U.S. i...
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Video appears to show rockets hit air base

Video from Iran's Fars news appears to show the moment missiles land on the al-Asad air base in Iraq, which houses US troops. CNN cannot independently verify this video.
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Cell phone video appears to show rockets hit air base

Video from Iran's Fars news appears to show the moment missiles land on the al-Asad airbase in Iraq, which houses US troops. CNN cannot independently verify this video.
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Video appears to show missiles hit air base in Iraq

Video from Iran's Fars news appears to show the moment missiles land on the al-Asad air base in Iraq, which houses US troops. CNN cannot independently verify this video.
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Video shows moment missiles hit air base

Video from Iran's Fars news appears to show the moment missiles land on the al-Asad air base in Iraq, which houses US troops. CNN cannot independently verify this video.
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Iran, Cnn, Stories, Asad, FARS


Cell phone video appears to show rockets hit airbase

Video from Iran's Fars news appears to show the moment missiles land on the al-Asad airbase in Iraq, which houses US troops. CNN cannot independently verify this video.
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Iran, Cnn, Stories, FARS