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Louis Farrakhan Visits Iran, Compares Trump to Satan

TEL AVIV – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on a visit to Tehran described President Donald Trump as a lying Satan and urged Iranians to resist American “plots” against Iran and other Muslim countries, according to a report by the state-affiliated Islamic Republic News Agency.

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Exiled Iranian Royal Sees Chance to End the Islamic Republic

WASHINGTON — Reza Pahlavi concentrates intently on the little cellphone in his hand, scrolling through clips of chanting Iranians and explaining why the protests unsettling his homeland are different this time. Even as the latest reports suggest the unrest may be ebbing, the scion of Persia’s 2,500-year-old monarchy believes Iran’s people are writing a new future for themselves, and perhaps for their exiled son.

Iran's long exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi speaks during an interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017. Pahlavi is hoping for a peaceful revolution in his homeland in the age of Donald Trump. But whether Pahlavi could translate nostalgia for the Iran’s monarchy and its …

Negotiator on Iran Nuke Deal Reportedly Sentenced to Prison

Tehran, IRAN — A member of Iran’s team of nuclear negotiators that struck the 2015 deal with world powers has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted in Iran of espionage, a semi-official news agency reported on Wednesday.

OLDENBURG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE WAS PIXELATED AT SOURCE) Nikolai H., suspected criminal, is seen with handcuffs at his trial at the regional court Oldenburg on November 11, 2008 in Oldenburg, Germany. Nikolai H. is accused of dropping a wooden block down a highway bridge which killed …

Chess Player Banned by Iran Over Hijab Switches to U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran — A young woman banned form the Iranian national chess team, allegedly for attending an international competition without wearing an Islamic headscarf, has joined the U.S. team, an Iranian news agency reported Monday.

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Russian Warplanes Take Off From Iran to Target Islamic State in Syria

Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from a base in Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, widening Moscow’s bombing campaign in Syria in a major development in the country’s civil war.

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Swiss Court Backs Iran in Decades-Old Oil Row With Israel

Switzerland’s highest court has ordered Israel to pay Iran around $1.1 billion plus interest in a decades-old dispute over a secretive oil pipeline company predating the 1979 Islamic revolution which made the countries enemies.

An Iranian worker stands in front of a construction during a visit by Iranian Journalists to the South Pars gas field development phases (5-8) in the southern Iranian port town of Asaluyeh on July 19, 2010 as a top official announced that global energy majors are welcome to help develop …