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Where once he kept to the shadows, Soleimani has in recent years become an unlikely celebrity in Iran – replete with a huge following on Instagram
Tehran says the Iranian-flagged Sabiti oil tanker was hit by two separate explosions off the Red Sea port of Jeddah
Speculation is rife over whether the leaders of the two arch-foes will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York
The US president has repeatedly indicated he is ready to meet with President Hassan Rouhani, who is expected to attend the UN General Assembly in New York this month
Iran's atomic energy organization is set to announce Tehran's third round of cuts in its nuclear commitments since May
Aside from a Filipino seafarer, the rest of the 23 detained crew of the oil tanker Stena Impero hail from India, Russia, and Latvia
(UPDATED) The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says one of the crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero is a Filipino citizen
It is the first US military engagement with Iran following a series of increasingly serious incidents
Foreign powers are watching the situation in the Middle East with growing concern as Tehran and Washington exchange warnings about an escalation in their conflict
Eleven are arrested in the crackdown on restaurants deemed by authorities to have allowed 'immoral acts' in their premises
A Russian foreign ministry statement says: 'The rest of the world perfectly understands that Washington's policy is becoming more and more aggressive and reckless'
A day of mourning has been declared for Thursday, March 28, in the southern city of Shiraz, the worst-hit area where the flooding claimed the lives of 19 people and injured more than 100
(3rd UPDATE) 'The plane had 16 passengers, 14 of whom were the army crew and two were civilians; 15 were martyred," says an Army spokesman
'Some US officials pretend that they are mad. Of course, I don't agree with that, but they are first-class idiots,' says Iran's supreme leader
The Taliban delegation discusses with Iran 'the post-occupation situation, restoration of peace and security in Afghanistan and the region'
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague hands Iran a major victory, saying that the stinging economic sanctions put Iranian lives at risk
(3rd UPDATE) About 500 protesters joined the attack, a school official says
Russian President Vladimir Putin says: 'The US president is not closing the door on negotiations. I think that all is not yet lost.'
Here's what we know about what was hit, how the world reacted, and what could happen next
HRW says the court's decision is 'just another stain on Iranian authorities' already dismal record on freedom of expression'
(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump eyes a broader 'deal' that will also limit Iran's ballistic missile program and support for militant groups across the Middle East
The tanker Sanchi, operated by Iran's Glory Shipping, was heading to South Korea when it collided with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship, the CF Crystal
'We warn the US against any attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran,' says Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov
There is a heavy police presence in Tehran as small groups of protesters ran through the city center shouting anti-regime slogans
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His statements come as hundreds of protesters marched through Tehran and other cities in the 4th day of demonstrations
(UPDATED) The interior minister warns protesters will 'pay the price' as footage on social media showed thousands marching across the country overnight in the biggest test for the Islamic republic since mass demonstrations in 2009
Unverified videos on social media appeared to show thousands marching through the western cities of Khorramabad, Zanjan and Ahvaz, while reports spread rapidly that several people had been shot dead by police in the town of Dorud.
Every year, Iran's sprawling capital suffers some of the worst pollution in the world when cool temperatures cause an effect known as 'temperature inversion'
'The Lebanese government, in all its political components, has committed to distance itself from all conflicts, wars, and internal affairs of Arab states,' according to the cabinet statement read by the returning Hariri
'No one can accept, or want, any harm to happen to Lebanon,' says Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit after meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun
(3rd UPDATE) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has been in Riyadh since issuing a statement on television there on November 4 that he was stepping down because he feared for his life
'We are ready to exchange experience with the moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence information to face Iran,' said Israel General Gadi Eisenkot on Elaph, a Saudi-run news site.
The 7.3-magnitude quake which hit the Iraq-Iran border area on Sunday night, kills hundreds of people and injures thousands of others
A resident of Sanaa says 'the situation was already catastrophic, but that didn't stop Saudi Arabia from imposing a total blockade for us to die of hunger'
Riyadh accuses Tehran of supplying ballistic missiles to the Huthi rebels in Yemen. Iran denies the allegation
The bill raises the amount of illegal drugs that can trigger the death penalty
The intelligence ministry says 41 suspects were arrested in Tehran in the northwestern provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan and in West Azerbaijan near the borders with Iraq and Turkey
Rouhani is seeking a second four year term next Friday He says Tehran s nuclear deal with world powers had ended many sanctions and brought a windfall from renewed oil sales over the past year that could now be invested
Iran President Hassan Rouhani says those responsible for the explosion must be found and dealt with accordingly without any exceptions
Officials have yet to confirm if anyone had been killed but Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf tells state television between 20 and 25 firefighters were thought to be inside when the building fell
Iran wants to strengthen connections between its central bank and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to allow more Iranian investors to start doing business in the Philippines
UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon leaves it up to the Security Council to determine what if anything should be done in response
Iran s intelligence ministry says more information would come following investigations both inside and outside the country
UPDATED Official results are expected later Saturday April 30
The China Railway Engineering Corporation says it would build parts of above rail sections in the 400 kilometer Tehran Isfaham high speed train project
About 100 people have been arrested since the attack that led to Riyadh cutting diplomatic ties with Tehran
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The incidents comes hours after the announcement of the death of 56 year old cleric Nimr al Nimr a key figure in anti government protests in the kingdom since 2011
Due to severe air pollution outdoor sports have been banned and all primary schools and nurseries closed in the Iranian capital