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US and Iran make rare prisoner swap deal 0

US and Iran make rare prisoner swap deal

The United States and Iran have each freed a prisoner in a rare act of co-operation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.

Iran baulks at EU powers’ nuclear protest 0

Iran baulks at EU powers’ nuclear protest

Iran has rejected pressure to shelve its ballistic missile programme after a European letter to the UN Security Council accused Tehran of developing missiles capable of being delivering nuclear bombs.

Iran baulks at EU powers’ nuclear protest 0

Iran baulks at EU powers’ nuclear protest

Iran has rejected pressure to shelve its ballistic missile programme after a European letter to the UN Security Council accused Tehran of developing missiles capable of being delivering nuclear bombs.

At least 208 dead in Iran unrest: Amnesty 0

At least 208 dead in Iran unrest: Amnesty

At least 208 people in Iran have been killed amid protests over sharply rising petrol prices and a subsequent crackdown by security forces, Amnesty International says, as one government official acknowledged telling police to shoot demonstrators.

US calls for Iran protest crackdown videos 0

US calls for Iran protest crackdown videos

As the internet is slowly being revived across Iran after a days-long, government-imposed shutdown amid demonstrations, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling for Iranians to send the US videos “documenting the regime’s crackdown” on protesters.

US calls for Iran protest crackdown videos 0

US calls for Iran protest crackdown videos

As the internet is slowly being revived across Iran after a days-long, government-imposed shutdown amid demonstrations, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling for Iranians to send the US videos “documenting the regime’s crackdown” on protesters.

Gay Saudi journos in Aust asylum centre 0

Gay Saudi journos in Aust asylum centre

Two Saudi male journalists, who say authorities revealed their romantic relationship in retaliation for contacts one had with foreign media, have been detained in Australia after seeking asylum last month, their lawyer says.

Riot police, fuel protesters clash in Iran 0

Riot police, fuel protesters clash in Iran

Riot police and security forces have clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran, Iranian news agencies and social media say, as protests against a rise in gasoline prices turned political.

One killed in Iran fuel hike protests 0

One killed in Iran fuel hike protests

One person has been killed in the Iranian city of Sirjan during protests that erupted after President Hassan Rouhani’s government imposed gasoline rationing and price hikes of at least 50 per cent.