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Clash at Al-Aqsa mosque leaves at least 50 injured

By Joseph Krauss | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli police late Friday at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, a major holy site sacred to Muslims and Jews, in an escalation of weeks of violence in Jerusalem that has reverberated across the region. The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded in clashes with police there and elsewhere in Jerusalem, including 23 who were hospitalized. It says most were wounded in the face and eyes by ...
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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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Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran named a suspect Saturday in the attack on its Natanz nuclear facility that damaged centrifuges there, saying he...
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Highly dense urban areas are not more vulnerable to COVID-19, researchers say

A person who owns a car or who has a college education may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, according to an analysis of cases in Tehran, Iran, one of the early epicenters of the pandemic. While such variables do not inherently lower a person's risk, they do indicate an infrastructure of protection that persists despite how densely populated a person's district might be.
Tags: Science, TEHRAN Iran


Iran spurns offer of nuclear negotiations in Vienna

By Jon Gambrell | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal as “not worth looking at,” attempting to pressure world powers after an attack on the country’s main nuclear enrichment site. The comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all matters of state in the Islamic Republic, came after a day that saw Iran’s president similarly ratchet up pressure over the ac...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Berlin, Israel, Jerusalem, Sport, Iran, Vienna, West, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Associated Press


UK cases drop 60% due to vaccines, lockdown

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has hit a new coronavirus infection record for the third straight day, reporting 22,586 new cases. The country is...
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Iran Minister of Defense Unveils New 7.62×51 Masaf Assault Rifle

During an unveiling ceremony held in Tehran, Iran, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami proudly unveiled their new Masaf assault rifle. The new rifle is chambered in 7.62x51mm and intended for longer range engagements for both night and day operations. Iran Minister of Defense Unveils New 7.62×51 Masaf Assault Rifle The new Masaf rifle is […] Read More … The post Iran Minister of Defense Unveils New 7.62×51 Masaf Assault Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Iran, Daily News, TEHRAN Iran, Rifles, 7.62X51, Amir Hatami, MASAF, Masaf Assault Rifle


UN nuclear chief in Iran as it threatens watchdog's cameras

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog met Sunday with Iranian officials in a bid to preserve his...
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Iran urged the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, state TV reported...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran urged the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear...
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Iran lured a string of high-value targets out of the West into traps to kidnap and likely execute them

Iranian soldiers in Tehran, Iran, on December 5, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA via Reuters Iran has spent the last few years luring several dissidents that were being being protected by Western governments into locations where they could be kidnapped or killed. Several security officials told Insider the cases will make it harder for Iran to negotiate with the US over its nuclear program during Joe Biden's presidency. Iran executed Ruhollah Zam, who ran a dissident media outlet, over the wee...
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A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 1 year, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 73 million people and killed more than 1...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China


Iran executes journalist who encouraged 2017 protests

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday executed a once-exiled journalist over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic...
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A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 12 months, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 64 million people and killed nearly 1.5 ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, China, Russia


US allies around the world are acting like Iran is going to attack Jewish sites as revenge for its nuclear scientist's assassination, and that it's happening soon

Iranian soldiers leave Imamzadeh Saleh shrine in Tehran, Iran, on December 5, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA via Reuters Israel's latest actions against Iran have left regime hardliners furious and demanding revenge on Israeli or Jewish sites around the world. In the past year alone, the US and Israel have killed Iran's top military commander, top ally in Iraq, and — most recently — top nuclear scientist. European and Israeli security officials are now preparing for an imminent attack by Iran...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Iraq, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Ap, Cnn, Middle East, News UK, Associated Press, Biden


Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden pledged to restore

Donald Trump holds up a copy of the memorandum he signed, enacting a US departure from the Iran deal. AP President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, in May 2018. The Iran deal was one of the crowning diplomatic achievement's of former President Barack Obama's tenure, but has continued to be a divisive issue in Washington since it came to fruition in 2015. Withdrawing the US from the deal was one of the big...
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An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated to make it harder for Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to top experts

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist was designed to derail President-elect Joe Biden's plans to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to experts and former US diplomats. O...
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Iran says Israel killed military nuclear scientist remotely

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist...
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Iran has Western hostages locked up at all times in case it wants leverage for a deal with their country

Australian-British academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was detained in Iran in 2018 on espionage charges, pictured after her release in Tehran on November 26, 2020. IRIB News/WANA via Reuters Last week Iran released Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a dual UK-Australian citizen who has been detained since 2018, in exchange for three Iranians convicted of attempting an attack on Israel's embassy in Thailand. This is part of Iran's longstanding campaign to amass foreign — particularly US and European — hos...
Tags: Europe, UK, Australia, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Thailand, West, Britain, News UK, Hassan Rouhani, Hostage, Tehran, Hezbollah, Bangkok


Iran says Israel remotely killed military nuclear scientist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist...
Tags: Israel, Iran, TEHRAN Iran


Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated outside Tehran, state media says

A top Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahavadi, was killed on Friday outside the capital Tehran, Iran's state media IRIB and semi-official news agencies Tasnim said.
Tags: News, Stories, Tehran, TEHRAN Iran, Tasnim, IRIB, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahavadi


Adviser to Iran’s leader: US attack risks ‘full-fledged war’

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — An adviser to Iran’s supreme leader who is a possible 2021 presidential candidate is warning that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a “full-fledged war” in the Mideast in the waning days of the Trump administration. Speaking to The Associated Press, Hossein Dehghan struck a hard-line tone familiar to those in Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, a force he long served in before becoming a defense mini...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Iraq, Israel, US, America, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Soccer, United States, Paris, United Nations


Intel Officials Say Iran Is Responsible For Emails Aimed At Intimidating Dem Voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump. The officials did not lay out specific evidence for how they came to pinpoint Iran, but the activities attributed to Tehran would mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in online espionage. The announcemen...
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Shock, sympathy, criticism: World reacts to Trump’s COVID infection

By LORI HINNANT and FOSTER KLUG | Associated Press TOKYO — News that the world’s most powerful man was infected with the world’s most notorious disease dominated screens large and small, drawing instant reactions of shock, sympathy, undisguised glee and, of course, the ever-present outrage and curiosity surrounding President Donald Trump. Trump’s announcement Friday, on Twitter, that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, and the deep uncertainty that accompanied it...
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A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 9 months, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The first case of the novel coronavirus was reported in Wuhan, China, in December. In the nine months since, the virus has infected more than 33 million people and killed more than 1 million. Here is a timeline of the most significant events and milestones of the pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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Iran is considering assassinating the US ambassador to South Africa as revenge for top general Qassem Soleimani, report says

US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks in Soweto, South Africa, in June 2020. Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images via Getty Images US intelligence reports say that Iran has been thinking of assassinating Lana Marks, the US ambassador to South Africa, as revenge for killing of top general Qassem Soleimani in January, Politico reported. The US killed Soleimani in a drone strike that majorly escalated tensions between the two countries and pushed them close to war. Iran then vowed revenge, and laun...
Tags: Politics, UK, Germany, Iraq, Politico, US, Trends, Iran, South Africa, Washington Dc, News UK, Un, Cia, Tehran, Donald Trump, US ambassador


NYC is reopening indoor dining rooms at 25% capacity. Here's how restaurants in the world's densest cities have reopened with coronavirus-era social distancing.

An employee prepares the terrace of a coffee shop to reopen in Bogota on August 14, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP via Getty Images New York restaurants will be allowed to reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity on September 30. We looked at how restaurants have brought back business safely in the world's densest cities so far. To inform this list, Business Insider referred to Our World in Data, a 2014 project about population density by Global Change Data Lab using information from the United Na...
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Robot servers, mannequin guests, and teddy bear dates: Photos show how restaurants are reopening with social distancing regulations in the world's densest cities

An employee prepares the terrace of a coffee shop to reopen in Bogota on August 14, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP via Getty Images Restaurants in cities across the world are reopening with new social distancing regulations in place.We looked at how restaurants are bringing back business safely in the most packed cities.To inform this list, Business Insider referred to Our World in Data, a 2014 project about population density by Global Change Data Lab using information from the United Nations.The ...
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Maduro says Venezuela buying Iranian missiles 'a good idea'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said it would be a "good idea" to look into buying missiles from Iran, a day after Colombia said Venezuela was considering such a plan amid growing ties between Caracas and Tehran. Iran in May supplied gasoline to Venezuela to ease chronic shortages, triggering alarm bells in Washington as the two countries expand trade relations amid efforts to undermine aggressive U.S. sanctions programs. "It had not occurred to me, it had not occurred to us," ...
Tags: News, Washington, Iran, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Caracas, Maduro, TEHRAN Iran, Vladimir Padrino


Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

By JOSEPH KRAUSS | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian cause, even as much of the international community welcomed the move. Iran’s Foreign Ministry called the U.S.-brokered deal a “dagger that was unjustly struck by the UAE in the backs of the Palestinian people and all Muslims.” Turkey said the peoples of the re...
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Burning Ships in Iran Add to String of Dozens of Explosions and Fires

Iranian officials say that some of the explosions at factories and military facilities, and some forest fires may have been sabotage but blamed weather and accidents for the others.
Tags: News, Arson, Iran, Wildfires, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Energy, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Fires and Firefighters, Defense and Military Forces, Tehran (Iran, Explosions (Accidental, Sabotage (Crime, Natanz (Iran