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Iran hits new COVID infection record for 2nd straight day
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Iran hits new COVID infection record for 2nd straight day

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran recorded over 34,900 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, setting the nation’s single-day record for cases…
Iran: Drought, water shortages spark protests
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Iran: Drought, water shortages spark protests

People in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province are desperate. Suffering from drought and water shortages since March, they’ve taken to the streets…
Lebanon signs deal to sell Iraqi fuel in move to ease crisis
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Lebanon signs deal to sell Iraqi fuel in move to ease crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon signed a deal Saturday to broker Iraqi fuel sales in hopes of alleviating a crippling financial…
Iran’s top leader says he understands protests over drought
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Iran’s top leader says he understands protests over drought

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Leader leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday said he understands protesters’ anger…
Iran’s Khamenei says water crisis protesters cannot be blamed
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Iran’s Khamenei says water crisis protesters cannot be blamed

DUBAI, July 23 (Reuters) – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iranians protesting over water shortages in…
Iran opens oil terminal in Gulf of Oman to bypass Strait of Hormuz
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Iran opens oil terminal in Gulf of Oman to bypass Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, July 22 (Reuters) – Iran has opened its first oil terminal in the Gulf of Oman, President Hassan Rouhani…
Iran says police officer killed in unrest amid water protest
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Iran says police officer killed in unrest amid water protest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian police officer was killed during unrest in the country’s restive southwest amid…
Iran imposes week-long lockdown of Tehran as virus surges
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Iran imposes week-long lockdown of Tehran as virus surges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday imposed a week-long lockdown on the capital, Tehran, and the surrounding region as…
Iran insists prisoner swap deal was agreed with U.S., says ready to proceed ‘today’
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Iran insists prisoner swap deal was agreed with U.S., says ready to proceed ‘today’

DUBAI, July 18 (Reuters) – Iran insisted on Sunday that a prisoner swap deal has been agreed with the United…
Desperate for vaccines amid surge, Iranians flock to Armenia
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Desperate for vaccines amid surge, Iranians flock to Armenia

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — In Iran, the urgency of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is growing by the day. A crush…
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