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Iran & Eastern States
Des militaires se tiennent près du cercueil drapé du drapeau de Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, un scientifique tué vendredi, lors d'une cérémonie funéraire à Téhéran, en Iran, le 30 novembre 2020.

Iran indicts 14 in top nuclear scientist's assassination

Iran gave no details on the identities of those indicted, including their nationalities

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Les Kurdes irakiens commémorent le cinquième anniversaire du référendum sur l'indépendance de la région du Kurdistan à Erbil, le 25 septembre 2022.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards hit Kurdish groups in Iraq

This is the second such cross-border attack since last weekend

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Hadis Najafi, tuée le 25 septembre, visage de la révolte des femmes en Iran

Iran: Woman killed during revolts becomes new face of protest

Hadis Najafi, an Iranian influencer was shot six times by Iranian security forces during protests, killing her

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A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on September 21, 2022, shows Iranian demonstrators burning a rubbish bin in the capital Tehran during a protest.

Iran vows 'no leniency' against wave of women-led protests

Official death toll is at 41 but rights groups say it's much higher

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This handout photo taken and released by Armed Forces of Ukraine shows the wreckage of allegedly Iranian-made drone, which was shot down in the town of Odessa, Ukraine, on September 25, 2022.

Ukraine says Iranian drones renew attacks on Odesa port

'The enemy hit the administrative building in the city center three times'

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Women chant slogans and hold up signs depicting the image of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini during a demonstration denouncing her death by Iraqi and Iranian Kurds outside the UN offices in Arbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on September 24, 2022.

Iran protests: Over 700 arrested in a single province

Hundreds of angry demonstrators arrested with crowds taking to the streets of major cities in Iran

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Photo of protests in downtown Tehran, Iran taken by an eyewitness who wished to remain unnamed on September 21, 2022.

Iran protests: Death toll at 35, US helping boost internet access

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that he would activate the firm's satellite internet service, Starlink

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Iranians wave the national flag as they march during a pro-hijab rally in the Iranian capital Tehran on September 23, 2022.

Iran stages rallies to counter week of deadly protests

Iran has been rocked by street violence since the death last week of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a press conference in New York, United States, on September 22, 2022 on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Iran’s Raisi vows probe into Mahsa Amini’s death amid protests

'If there is a party at fault, it certainly must be investigated'

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People protest outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 21, 2022, following the death of an Iranian woman after her arrest by the country's morality police in Tehran, Iran.

US sanctions Iran's morality police over Mahsa Amini’s death

The US Treasury announced the sanctions 'for abuse and violence against Iranian women'

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Le président iranien Ebrahim Raisi s'exprime lors d'une conférence de presse à Téhéran le 29 août 2022

Iran’s Raisi cancels interview with US journalist refusing to wear headscarf

This was going to be Ebrahim Raisi’s first ever interview on US soil

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A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on September 21, 2022, shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.

Iran curbs internet access as protest death toll rises

'... it is no longer possible to access Instagram in Iran... and access to WhatsApp is also disrupted'

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States, on September 21, 2022.

Iran's Raisi talks nukes, 'Zionist oppression' at UN

'Iran is not seeking to build or obtain nuclear weapons. Sanctions are a weapon of mass destruction'

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A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on July 2, 2022, shows damage caused by a reported Israeli air strike in the western Syrian coastal city of Tartus.

Israeli strikes in Syria target Iran’s logistics unit - report

The unit is responsible for receiving 'incoming equipment, weapons and personnel from Iran'

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Demonstrators gathering around a burning barricade during a protest for Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police," in Tehran, Iran, on September 19, 2022.

Iran: Death toll rises as protests intensify

Protests spread to 15 cities across Iran over the death of the young woman Mahsa Amini after police arrest

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Le président français Emmanuel Macron le 15 septembre 2022

Macron to meet Iran’s Raisi to urge revival of nuclear deal

'We are repeatedly saying... there is no better offer for Iran'

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Demonstrators gather near a motorbike on fire during a protest for Mahsa Amini in Tehran on September 19.

Iran: 5 killed in protests over death of woman

Mahsa Amini fell into a coma and died Friday after morality police picked her up in Tehran, sparking protests

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Iranian Kurds set a headscarf on fire during a march in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya on September 19, 2022, against the killing of Mahsa Amini, a woman in Iran who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's morality police.

Iran: US demands accountability for death of women after hijab arrest

'Iran must end its use of violence against women for exercising their fundamental freedoms'

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Bashar Noorzai (C), a warlord and Taliban associate attends press event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 19, 2022.

US, Taliban exchange prisoners

'After long negotiations, US citizen Mark Frerichs was handed over to an American delegation'

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Le président iranien Ebrahim Raisi s'exprime lors d'une conférence de presse à Téhéran le 29 août 2022

Iranian president questions Holocaust, calls for ‘research’

Raisi claimed there were ‘some signs’ the Holocaust happened

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Judges enter the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, where they ruled on an Iranian request to order Washington to suspend U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

Iran to open UN fight to free assets frozen in US

Tehran said the freezing of the funds breached the 1955 Treaty of Amity with the United States

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on October 8, 2020.

Khamenei's health draws spotlight on thorny, enigmatic topic of succession

Identity of candidates for the next Supreme Leader is shrouded in mystery

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Mahsa Amini

Iranians protest over woman's death in police custody

Videos show protesters chanting 'Death to the dictator,' referring to the country’s Supreme Leader

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Shiite pilgrims mark the holiday of Arbaeen in Karbala, Iraq, on September 16, 2022.

Over 21 million Shiites mark Arbaeen in Iraq's Karbala

'For Iraqi Shiites, it's very much an expression of their freedom after years of dictatorship'