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Iran threatens to attack UAE over Israel deal

DUBAI/PARIS/ANKARA: Iran issued an explicit threat on Saturday to launch an attack against the UAE over its agreement to normalize ties with Israel. President Hassan Rouhani said the UAE had made a “huge mistake” and condemned what he called a betrayal.

GCC countries unite to seek UN extension of Iran arms embargo

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has asked the United Nations to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, a move pushed strongly by the United States. The secretariat of the GCC, made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, said in a ...

Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

There have been irregularities in data between national and regional levels, which some local authorities have spoken out about, and statisticians have tried to give alternative estimates. A level of undercounting, largely due to testing capacity, is seen across the world, but the information ...

Amnesty: Iran Prison Officials’ Pleas for Virus Help Ignored

Iran’s government has ignored repeated requests from senior prison officials for help in containing the coronavirus in the country’s overcrowded jails, Amnesty International said Friday. Amnesty said it reviewed copies of four letters to the health ministry signed by officials at ...

Iranian employees protest over delayed wages

Unpaid wages and benefits in Iran in recent years have become a serious problem for employees. It has led to workers protesting across Iran, including the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Industrial Complex, in the oil-rich Khuzestan province.

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Palestinians call for day of rage and general strike on Tuesday

Amid fighting between Israel, Hamas, Biden calls PA President Mahmoud Abbas

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