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Iran reform leader Karroubi ends hunger strike

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for six years, ended his hunger strike late Thursday after the government agreed to remove intelligence agents from his home.

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Khamenei prays for the end of Ramadan

The Supreme Iranian leadership has presided over the prayer of Al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan's month. The celebration was held in a mosque in Tehran. «The Islamic world must clearly support the people of Yemen and denounce the oppressors they attacked during the sacred month of Ramadan,» said Khamenei.

Iran elections have history of dark horses

Election season is under way in Iran and the rumour mill is in overdrive as the public tries to divine the backroom machinations that have thrown up major surprises in the past.

Ahmadinejad barred as Iran Guardians pick vote candidates

Former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred from running in next month's election Thursday while President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved by Iran's conservative-controlled Guardian Council, state media reported.

US urges UN to focus on «chief culprit» Iran

The United States on Thursday urged the UN Security Council to make Iran's «incredibly destructive» activities its Middle East priority and devote less attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Iran bans live election debates

Iran's interior ministry said Thursday there would be no live debates in the run-up to next month's presidential election.

US reviews «failed» Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson branded the Iran nuclear deal a failure Wednesday as President Donald Trump ordered a review of how Washington is countering the threat from Tehran.

Iran Guards member begins work as Iraq ambassador

In a sign of the growing regional influence of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a close advisor to its foreign operations commander began his new role as ambassador to Iraq on Wednesday, state media reported.

Iran elections: top candidates

Registration to run in Iran's election on May 19 closed on Saturday, with more than 1,600 hopefuls throwing their hats in the ring.

Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its «significant and concrete results» and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world's major powers.

Petraeus sees «downsides» to Iran nuclear pact

A global deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions contains elements «of great concern», retired US general David Petraeus, seen as a contender to be Washington's top diplomat, said on Saturday.

Iran must be hospitable to foreign investors: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that his country must be hospitable to foreign businessmen, two days after a high-profile Iranian-American and his father were jailed for 10 years as spies.

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