Monday, September 24, 2018

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    REVEALED: Israeli ex-minister ‘who spied for Iran’ lived in Nigeria

REVEALED: Israeli ex-minister ‘who spied for Iran’ lived in Nigeria

Israel's internal security service has indicted one of the country's former cabinet minister on suspicion of spying for Iran.In a statement on Monday, the Shin Bet security service said Gonen Segev, energy minister from 1995 to 1996, “was recruited by Iranian intelligence and served as an agent”.According to Reuters, the security service said Segev “had been living in Nigeria” and [...]

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    World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

The Super Eagles were eliminated from the 2014 World Cup via a 2-0 defeat to France in the second round.Prior that game, the team drew 0-0 against Iran, pipped Bosnia 1-0 and lost 3-2 in a thrilling game against Argentina.The 2014 mundial was a competition that brought about mixed feelings for Nigeria but the most unforgettable game of the tournament [...]

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    Naira stable as markets tremble over Trump’s Iran decision

Naira stable as markets tremble over Trump’s Iran decision

In a move that dealt a painful blow to global sentiment, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that the United States will be pulling out of the “defective” Iran nuclear deal.US stocks ended mixed on the news while oil prices fluctuated in each direction, as investors considered the potential negative ramifications of Trump’s decision. The US president adopted a very [...]

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    MTN: Trump’s Iran decision may affect business

MTN: Trump’s Iran decision may affect business

MTN Group, South African telecommunications company, says US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear accord with Iran may make it difficult to repatriate funds from the country.In a statement released on Wednesday, the company said this may cause its share price to plummet.Trump had announced on Tuesday that the US would reintroduce economic sanctions on Iran, [...]

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    Iran mourns as 66 die in plane crash

Iran mourns as 66 die in plane crash

Aseman Airlines, an Iranian passenger aircraft, crashed on Sunday, leading to the deaths of all 66 persons on board.The plane crashed in a mountainous area 5o minutes after taking off from the capital city of Tehran, news agency ISNA quoted Mojtaba Khaledi, emergency services spokesman, as saying.State television quoted the airline’s spokesman as confirming the deaths.“Aseman Airlines public relations head [...]

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    328 killed in Iran-Iraq earthquake

328 killed in Iran-Iraq earthquake

At least 328 people have reportedly been killed in a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked Iranian and Iraqi border on Sunday night.Iran’s semi-official Isna news agency raised the death toll to 328 on Monday morning, after a quake struck the country’s western provinces at 9.20pm local time on Sunday.Local officials said the death toll would rise as search and rescue [...]

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    Iran to give ‘definitive response’ to proposed US sanctions

Iran to give ‘definitive response’ to proposed US sanctions

Abbas Araqchi, deputy foreign minister of Iran, on Wednesday said the country will respond if the US passes new sanctions.He said this in reaction to a proposed plan to slam new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea.Araqchi, who is also a top nuclear negotiator, however, did not specify what actions Iran would take."New sanctions being discussed in the US [...]

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    Seven dead in dual attacks on Iran, ISIS claims responsibility (updated)

Seven dead in dual attacks on Iran, ISIS claims responsibility (updated)

Armed men launched two attacks in Iran’s capital on Wednesday morning, killing seven persons, state media reports.The two attacks happened almost simultaneously.Lawmaker Elias Hazrati said three assailants, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, raided parliament, according to the state television website.ISNA news agency quoted a member of the parliament as saying that all the parliament doors [...]

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    Rouhani re-elected as Iran’s president

Rouhani re-elected as Iran’s president

Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected president of Iran following Saturday's presidential elections.He has been congratulated by the state television.According to the near-complete results announced, Rouhani leads with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi.Although the powers of the elected president are limited by those of unelected supreme leader Ayatollah Ali [...]

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    Iranians vote in presidential election

Iranians vote in presidential election

Iran’s presidential election began on Friday morning at 8:00am local time (0330 GMT) as the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast his vote.Khamenei urged the Iranians to go to the polling stations for the vote at the earliest time.The election of the president is important in the Islamic republic and the people should take note of this point, Khamenei [...]

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    Iran wants to take over the Muslim world, says Saudi prince

Iran wants to take over the Muslim world, says Saudi prince

Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince and minister of defence, has accused Iran of wanting to control the Muslim world.In an interview with Saudi-owned MBC television, Salman ruled out any chances of reconciliation with Iran.Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, and Iran are on the opposing sides of major middle east crises, including the conflicts in Syria [...]

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    Sanusi: Saudi Arabia, Iran have radicalised and divided the Muslim world

Sanusi: Saudi Arabia, Iran have radicalised and divided the Muslim world

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, who is one of the most vocal Islamic voices on the continent, says Saudi Arabia and Iran have "radicalised and divided" the Muslim world.Sanusi said the world needs a strong state, "not a fragile state", to address the root causes of extremism.He added that Islamic leadership could come from less conservative countries like Malaysia [...]

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    Hawaii files lawsuit against Trump’s new travel ban

Hawaii files lawsuit against Trump’s new travel ban

The US state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s new travel ban in a federal court, Honolulu.In a statement, Doug Chin, Hawaii attorney general called the new executive order "nothing more than Muslim Ban 2.0".Chin said, “under the pretense of national security, it still targets immigrants and refugees.“It leaves the door open for even further restrictions. Our [...]

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    Iran to block US citizens in reaction to Trump’s new order

Iran to block US citizens in reaction to Trump’s new order

Iran will not issue visas to Americans as long as the US refuses to do the same to Iranians, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, deputy foreign minister, said on Tuesday.Takht-Ravanchi said his country was unperturbed by the renewed ban on Iranian visitors under President Donald Trump’s revised executive order.“The new executive order is also worthless from a judicial point of view," Takht-Ravanchi said.“As [...]

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    Missile test: US congress ready to take action against Iran

Missile test: US congress ready to take action against Iran

US senators are set to initiate a legislation that will impose sanctions on Iran for its recent test of a nuclear-capable ballistic missile.Republican senators who are championing the move insist that by testing the ballistic missiles, Iran was acting to "destabilise" the Middle East, a US senator said Sunday."I think it is now time for the Congress to take Iran [...]

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    Iran vows to destroy US fleet if ‘the enemy makes a mistake’

Iran vows to destroy US fleet if ‘the enemy makes a mistake’

Iran has backed up its provocative military drills with threats to destroy the US 5th fleet based in Bahrain.The Middle East country has said its "roaring missiles" will raze the fleet to the ground "if the enemy makes a mistake."Of late, Iran has conducted military exercises and rolled out new weapons that its leaders said would help strengthen national defence.Hossein [...]

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