Iranian governor slapped in the face during public speech

Zeinolabedin Khorram, the new governor of East Azerbaijan province, was on stage delivering a speech at the Imam Khomeini Mosque in the northeastern city of Tabriz when the incident took place. A video posted online by Iran’s semi-official Fars News

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Workers injured in Kuwait refinery fire, output unaffected

The atmospheric residue desulphurisation (ARDS) unit where the fire broke out was isolated and the fire has been fully brought under control, the state refiner said. A number of workers employed by a contractor suffered minor injuries and smoke inhalation,

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British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses court appeal

“Nazanin‘s lawyer was called today by the Judiciary and informed that the appeal on her second case failed,” the Free Nazanin campaign wrote on its official twitter account, adding that there had been “no court hearing.” “Sentence of 1+1 years

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Beirut’s worst street violence in more than a decade kills at least 6

Hundreds of supporters of Iran-backed Hezbollah and its main Shia ally, Amal, were marching toward the Lebanese capital’s Palace of Justice when shots were fired at the protesters by snipers on rooftops, forcing demonstrators and journalists to take cover, according

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Beirut’s worst street violence in more than a decade kills at least 6

Hundreds of supporters of Iran-backed Hezbollah and its main Shia ally, Amal, were marching toward the Lebanese capital’s Palace of Justice when shots were fired at the protesters by snipers on rooftops, forcing demonstrators and journalists to take cover, according

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Decaying oil tanker could disrupt clean water supply for 9 million people

The FSO Safer tanker — which contains 1.1 million barrels of oil, or more than four times the amount spilled in 1989 by the Exxon Valdez 2 — has been “deserted” off Yemen’s coast since 2015 and continues to deteriorate. A

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Cleric Sadr wins Iraq vote, former PM Maliki close behind, officials say

Former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki looked set to have the next largest win among Shia parties, initial results showed. Iraq’s Shia groups have dominated governments and government formation since the US-led invasion of 2003 that toppled Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein

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ISIS finance chief captured by Iraqi forces, Iraq PM says

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi did not disclose details of the operation, however in a statement posted to Twitter, he said that Jasim was detained outside of Iraq. He did not disclose the location or date of Jasim’s arrest. “While our

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