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Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities.


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A man who says he is an Iranian nuclear scientist claims to have escaped after being abducted by US agents.


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Iran says that Britain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates are refusing to provide fuel to Iranian passenger planes.


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Iran has handed over new documents proving one of its nuclear scientists was abducted by the US, Tehran says. The evidence, the contents of which have not been disclosed, has reportedly been given to the Swiss embassy, which represents US interests in Iran.


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Iran's ministry of culture has released a catalog of government-approved hair styles, in an effort to eliminate the menace of "decadent Western cuts." According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, forbidden 'dos include ponytails, mullets and spiky hair. But styles resembling those of Elvis Presley, Simon Cowell, or eighties-era floppy fringes are totally fine. Also, hair gel in moderation is acceptable. With the...


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"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupting their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes." Those are the words of Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, an Iranian cleric. Figuring this was one religious claim that could be easily tested and proven true or false, a Purdue student named Jennifer McCreight launched a Facebook campaign called, appropriately, Boobquake...


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Iran has launched a programme aimed at developing a nuclear fusion reactor - an ambition long-cherished by Western nations.


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A US woman detained for more than a year in Iran on spying charges has left the country after being freed on bail.


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The US and other Western delegations walked out in protest during a speech by Iran's president at the UN, in which he said most people believed the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks.


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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that his office has received cash from Iran, but insists it was part of a "transparent" process. Mr Karzai was responding to a report in the New York Times that Tehran had been passing bags stuffed full of cash to Mr Karzai's aides.


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The controversial whistle-blowing site Wilileaks has released a cache of 250,000 secret messages sent by US diplomatic staff. Here are some of the key issues the documents reveal, as reported by the New York Times and Guardian newspapers.


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Mr Ahmadinejad shrugged off the leaks at a televised news conference on Monday, saying no-one should waste time reviewing the information. "We don't think this information was leaked," he said. "We think it was organised to be released on a regular basis and they are pursuing political goals."


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An Iranian nuclear scientist has been killed and another wounded in two separate but similar attacks in the capital, Tehran.


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Iran has cut energy and food subsidies, risking a repeat of angry protests which followed fuel rationing in 2007.


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Thousands of opposition supporters have clashed with security forces in the centre of the Iranian capital, Tehran. Police used tear gas and detained dozens rallying in solidarity with uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.


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