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Iranians pay tribute to 'martyr general' as they vote

Iranians pay tribute to 'martyr general' as they vote

In Iran, learning to be an anti-American soldier of the Islamic republic can start as early as 19 months of age -- at least for one family voting in Friday's general election. But Mannaan, a blond toddler perched on his grandfather's shoulders at a polling station in the historic...

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Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives

Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives

Iranians are voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. The disqualification of more than 7,000 potential candidates, most of them reformists and...

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Iraq shuts border crossings with Iran amid corona fear

Iraq shuts border crossings with Iran amid corona fear

The Maysan province in Iraq decided Thursday to close its border with Iran because of fears of the spread of the new coronavirus in Iraq. Local Iraqi media reported the Ministry of Health decided to prevent Iranian citizens from entering the country until further notice. The measure...

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Netanyahu announces thousands of new east Jerusalem settler homes

Netanyahu announces thousands of new east Jerusalem settler homes

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans Thursday to build thousands of new homes for Jewish settlers in annexed east Jerusalem, a project unveiled less than two weeks before a general election. "I have huge news today -- we're adding another 2,200 units to Har Homa,"...

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