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Energy Iran opens its first super heavy oil refinery in Qeshm

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi is to officially inaugurate a first super heavy oil refinery in Iran on Friday as the country moves ahead with plans to develop its massive...
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New railway to connect Iran and Iraq

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The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq signed an agreement on the construction of a railway with a length of about 30 km, which will connect...
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Iran state TV says Tehran launches rocket into space

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Iran said Thursday it launched a rocket with a satellite carrier bearing three devices into space, though it’s unclear if any of the objects entered orbit around the Earth. The...
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Saudi-led coalition launches ‘large-scale’ Yemen operation after deadly strike

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The Saudi-led coalition on Saturday launched a "large-scale" assault on Yemen after a projectile killed two people in the kingdom, in the first such deaths in three years by...

Nournews: Iran pledges ‘crushing’ response against any Israeli attack

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 Iran will retaliate with a "crushing" response against any Israeli attack, a commander said according to an Iranian news agency linked to the country's top security body. "If Israel carries...

Iran warns of “heavy price” after report of U.S.-Israeli military drill plans

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A top Iranian military official warned on Saturday of a "heavy price" for aggressors, state media said, after a report of U.S. and Israeli plans for possible military drills...
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West withdrawing troops from Iraq

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The U.S-led international coalition has ended its combat mission in Iraq and withdrawn from the country, Iraq's national security adviser Qasim al-Araji said on Thursday."Today, we have completed the...
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UAE signs mega weapons deal with France, buys 80 Rafale fighter jets

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In a USD 18 billion deal, the mega deal with UAE marked France's largest-ever weapons contract for export. France announced the signing Friday of a 16 billion-euro (USD 18 billion)...
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Breaking / Iraq / Middle East / News / US Breaking: IED attack on...

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ISWNews Analysis Group: Iraqi resistance group attacked three US logistical convoys in Qadesiyah, Babil and Muthanna provinces with roadside bombs.According to the Ashab al-Kahf resistance group, the first attack...
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Israel accuses defence minister’s household staffer of Iran-related espionage

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Israel has charged a member of Defence Minister Benny Gantz's housekeeping staff with espionage, saying on Thursday he offered to spy on him on behalf of "a person identified...
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Belarusian leader points to escalating situation at republic’s border with Ukraine

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The situation at Belarus’ southern borders is constantly deteriorating, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday as he approved the border guard service’s 2022...

NATO sends ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe

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NATO said Monday that it’s putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe as Russia continues its...

U.S. tells diplomats’ families to leave Ukraine, weighs troop options

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The U.S. State Department announced Sunday it was ordering diplomats' family members to leave Ukraine, as U.S. President Joe Biden weighed options for boosting...
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Russia’s embassy calls on London to stop dangerous provocations about Ukraine

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Russia’s embassy in the UK has urged the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to stop dangerous rhetorical provocations about Ukraine, explaining anti-Russian propaganda...
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Ukraine receives second batch of U.S. weapons in Russian stand-off

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Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday the country had received a second consignment of weapons from the United States as part of...