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Tehran: Capital and the largest city of Iran
Tehran or Teheran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 13.2 million in the city and 23 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and in West Asia [6] and has the largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It is ranked 9th in the world in terms of metropolitan population.

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Rouhani: U.S. has lost its chance to lift sanctions [Video]

Rouhani: U.S. has lost its chance to lift sanctions

Iran’s president said on Wednesday that the United States had lost a historic opportunity to lift sanctions on his country over the coronavirus, while adding that the penalties had not hampered..

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US Might Ease Sanctions On Iran [Video]

US Might Ease Sanctions On Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. may consider easing sanctions on Iran and other nations. According to Reuters, by doing so, the U.S. would help those nations fight the coronavirus..

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has temporary prison leave extended [Video]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has temporary prison leave extended

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said her temporary leave from prison in Iran has been extended. Richard Ratcliffe said his wife’s father had been told her temporary release from Evin..

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Richard Ratcliffe: Nazanin's temporary release is light at end of tunnel [Video]

Richard Ratcliffe: Nazanin's temporary release is light at end of tunnel

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said her temporary release from prison in Iran will be “devastating” if it does not lead to her eventual release – but he is hoping developments..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe temporarily released from Iranian prison amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe temporarily released from Iranian prison amid coronavirus outbreak

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been temporarily released from an Iranian prison amid the coronavirus outbreak. Tehran released thousands of prisoners temporarily in an effort to combat the spread of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published
Iranian students make masks for nurses amid crisis [Video]

Iranian students make masks for nurses amid crisis

Iranian students worked to produce face masks for nurses on Monday (March 16) as the country's coronavirus death toll reached 853, with 129 new deaths in the past 24 hours. Iran is the worst-affected..

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Tehran disinfects streets to protect against COVID-19 coronavirus [Video]

Tehran disinfects streets to protect against COVID-19 coronavirus

Iran is one of the worst-hit countries by COVID-19. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Documents show Huawei role in shipping prohibited U.S. gear to Iran [Video]

Documents show Huawei role in shipping prohibited U.S. gear to Iran

China’s Huawei Technologies, which for years has denied violating American trade sanctions on Iran, produced internal company records in 2010 that show it was directly involved in sending prohibited..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published
Iranian film about living under autocratic regime wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival [Video]

Iranian film about living under autocratic regime wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival

Mohammed Rasouof's Iranian drama 'There Is No Evil,' a powerful rebuke to the brutal and repressive regime in Tehran, has won the Golden Bear for best film at the 70th Berlin International Film..

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Pompeo grilled on Soleimani's killing, transparency [Video]

Pompeo grilled on Soleimani's killing, transparency

Democratic congressman Andy Levin asks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to show him on a map "which of our embassies were under threat of imminent attack so that you had to kill general Soleimani..

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U.S. offered to help Iran with coronavirus response: Pompeo [Video]

U.S. offered to help Iran with coronavirus response: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States has offered to help with the coronavirus response in Iran, where the outbreak has killed 34 people and raised doubts about Tehran's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published
Many Friday Prayers Cancelled As Iran's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises [Video]

Many Friday Prayers Cancelled As Iran's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises

Iran announced on Thursday its death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26. According to Reuters, it's by far the highest number outside China. The total number of infected people in Iran now stands at..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published
Iran parliamentary elections : Hardliners win in Tehran, turnout at 42,6% [Video]

Iran parliamentary elections : Hardliners win in Tehran, turnout at 42,6%

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Apathy runs high in Tehran as Iran gears up for parliament vote [Video]

Apathy runs high in Tehran as Iran gears up for parliament vote

As campaigning ends, voters in capital say they will boycott key poll despite officials' appeals for a big turnout.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:12Published
Rouhani: Iran will never hold talks with US 'under pressure' [Video]

Rouhani: Iran will never hold talks with US 'under pressure'

Iran has said will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday (February 16), adding that Tehran's help was essential in establishing security in the..

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U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit war powers on Iran [Video]

U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit war powers on Iran

The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran's..

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Iran marks revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions [Video]

Iran marks revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the..

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Irans mark revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions [Video]

Irans mark revolution anniversary amid U.S. tensions

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

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Iran urges U.S. to free Iranian prisoners amid coronavirus

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Iran to US: Do not politicize ex-FBI agent’s case, avoid exploiting his family’s emotions

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Tehran says missing former U.S. agent left Iran years ago

Tehran said on Thursday that a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran 13 years ago had left the country a long time ago, despite his family saying a day earlier that he had died in Iranian custody.
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Tehran has no knowledge about the whereabouts of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in March 2007, a spokesman for the Iranian mission at the United Nations said on Thursday.
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