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From TheJournal.ie US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone Hormozgan

US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone

The Pentagon insisted the aircraft was in international air space.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations Gulf Of Oman

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

Washington has blamed Iran for two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

From TheJournal.ie British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

From TheJournal.ie Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker Middle East

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

From TheJournal.ie US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf Strait Of Hormuz

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian foreign minister says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran' Tit For Tat

Iranian foreign minister says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

The riposte by Iran’s top diplomat followed an ominous warning by Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Trump warns that war would mean 'the official end of Iran' as tensions continue to rise Tweet Threat

Trump warns that war would mean 'the official end of Iran' as tensions continue to rise

Trump’s Cabinet is reportedly at odds on how to deal with Iran.

From TheJournal.ie US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq Gulf Wars

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

From TheJournal.ie Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions Hassan Rouhani

Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions

President Rouhani said Iran wants to negotiate new terms with remaining partners in the deal.

From TheJournal.ie Mass evacuations ordered after 70 left dead by floods in Iran Fresh Downpours

Mass evacuations ordered after 70 left dead by floods in Iran

Local authorities have said the situation is “critical” ahead of further downpours.

From TheJournal.ie US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza Bin Laden

US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son

Hamza bin Laden is seen as a growing force in global extremism.

From The42 'I went my own way' - Queiroz ends eight-year spell with Iran after Asian Cup exit Out The Gap

'I went my own way' - Queiroz ends eight-year spell with Iran after Asian Cup exit

After seeing his side beaten 3-0 by Japan in the semi-final, the former United number two announced his departure.

From TheJournal.ie Station boss sacked after Jackie Chan sex scene accidentally broadcast on Iranian TV Shinjuku Incident.

Station boss sacked after Jackie Chan sex scene accidentally broadcast on Iranian TV

Men and women are not even allowed to shake hands on screen in Iran.

From TheJournal.ie China, India and Japan among 8 countries exempt from US oil sanctions Escalations

China, India and Japan among 8 countries exempt from US oil sanctions

The renewed US sanctions aim to hit Iran’s oil exports and cut it off from international finance.

From TheJournal.ie Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war UN Security Council

Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections as payback for their growing trade war

A gavel-wielding Trump at the UN Security Council accused Beijing of working against his Republican Party in upcoming midterm elections.

From TheJournal.ie At least 29 people, including children, shot dead at military parade in Iran Islamic State

At least 29 people, including children, shot dead at military parade in Iran

Iran has said there will be a “crushing response”.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran Nuclear Weapons

Trump to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iran

Washington has sought to build up international pressure on Iran after reimposing tough sanctions in August.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria Rebels

'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria

The US President has warned Syria against launching an attack on the country’s last rebel stronghold.

From TheJournal.ie British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release Iran

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release

She is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition – a charge she has always denied.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation FAKE NEWS

Twitter and Facebook ban hundreds of accounts in crackdown on Iran, Russia misinformation

Mark Zuckerberg called the deception campaigns “sophisticated and well-funded efforts that aren’t going to stop”.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian leader accuses US of 'psychological warfare' as Trump reimposes sanctions No Deal

Iranian leader accuses US of 'psychological warfare' as Trump reimposes sanctions

Trump pulled the US out of a historic nuclear deal in May.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he's willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time' Any Time Any Place

Trump says he's willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'

Trump’s offer comes after a provocative warning a week ago from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Trump has warned Iran of 'consequences few throughout history have suffered before' Strained Relations

Explainer: Why Trump has warned Iran of 'consequences few throughout history have suffered before'

The nuclear deal with Iran struck by former President Barack Obama is one that Trump detests.

From TheJournal.ie 'You will suffer the consequences': Donald Trump warns Iran over threatening US Fire And Fury

'You will suffer the consequences': Donald Trump warns Iran over threatening US

The US President was responding to comments by Hassan Rouhani, who suggested that the two countries could be on a path to war.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian teen detained after posting dance videos on Instagram Social Media

Iranian teen detained after posting dance videos on Instagram

She had posted around 300 videos on her account, many of which showed her dancing in both Iranian and Western styles.

From The42 Queiroz: Iran will follow the 'three Rs' against Ronaldo and Portugal Dream Chasers

Queiroz: Iran will follow the 'three Rs' against Ronaldo and Portugal

The Iranians can still qualify from Group B but will need a victory over the European champions to do so.

From TheJournal.ie Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country Starvation

Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country

Experts have looked into the impact using such weapons would have on a nation’s population and resources.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney to discuss 'troubling events in Gaza' with EU foreign ministers Palestine

Coveney to discuss 'troubling events in Gaza' with EU foreign ministers

The Tánaiste is due to go to Palestine and Israel next week.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations Diplomatic Tensions

Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations

There have been serious military confrontations between both nations in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: 'There is a definite sense that the net is tightening around Donald Trump' Iran

Larry Donnelly: 'There is a definite sense that the net is tightening around Donald Trump'

However, the president’s job approval ratings have been on a clear, upward arc as of late, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria Golan Heights

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie 'Death to America': Iran's press is scathing about Trump's nuclear deal pullout High Stakes

'Death to America': Iran's press is scathing about Trump's nuclear deal pullout

The international community has also expressed regret at the decision.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disastrous', 'defective to its core': Trump pulls US out of landmark Iran nuclear accord Tehran Trumped

'Disastrous', 'defective to its core': Trump pulls US out of landmark Iran nuclear accord

The move was met with dismay in Europe and elsewhere.

From TheJournal.ie Israel's Netanyahu says he has proof of Iran's 'secret' nuclear weapons plan Televised Address

Israel's Netanyahu says he has proof of Iran's 'secret' nuclear weapons plan

Iran has dismissed Netanyahu’s allegations on nuclear weapons ahead of a renewed Iran deal.

From TheJournal.ie Unearthed mummified remains could be those of the father of the last Shah of Iran Dynasty

Unearthed mummified remains could be those of the father of the last Shah of Iran

The family of Reza Shah Pahlavi say they believe the remains are most likely his.

From TheJournal.ie Trump slams Iran nuclear deal as 'insane' and 'ridiculous' during Macron White House meeting Iran

Trump slams Iran nuclear deal as 'insane' and 'ridiculous' during Macron White House meeting

Trump hosted French president Emmanuel Macron in the Oval Office for the first time today.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

From TheJournal.ie Missiles and drones from Yemen have been 'intercepted' over Saudi Arabia Ballistic Missile

Missiles and drones from Yemen have been 'intercepted' over Saudi Arabia

The attacks were claimed by the rebels via their news outlet Al-Masirah.

From TheJournal.ie Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release Anniversary

Husband of woman jailed in Iran says Boris Johnson has not done enough to secure her release

The case sparked a political firestorm when Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee she was in Iran “training journalists”.

From TheJournal.ie Israel releases video of air strike against Syrian nuclear reactor Going Nuclear This post contains videos

Israel releases video of air strike against Syrian nuclear reactor

Admitting to the 2007 raid is seen as a message from Israel to Iran.