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    Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East.

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    UN nuke watchdog begins general conference amid tensions
    International

    UN nuke watchdog begins general conference amid tensions

    The 63rd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference started amid heightened tensions over the Iran nuclear deal at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) here on Monday.

    3rd Australian citizen detained in Iran identified
    International

    3rd Australian citizen detained in Iran identified

    The family of an Australian citizen who is being held in Iran, on Saturday confirmed her identity after several media outlets published her name.

    Released Iranian ship wanted by US 'seen off Syria'
    International

    Released Iranian ship wanted by US 'seen off Syria'

    The Iranian oil tanker, which was released by Gibraltar after it was detained in July over claims that it was being used to ship oil to Syria, has been sailing just off the Syrian coast, satellite images showed.

    Iran activates advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium
    International

    Iran activates advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium

    Iranian authorities on Saturday said that the country has started advanced centrifuges to boost the country's stockpile of enriched uranium, the latest step in reducing Tehran's commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers..

    Trump administration imposes new sanction on Iran's space agencies
    International

    Trump administration imposes new sanction on Iran's space agencies

    The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on Iran's space agencies in a move that can aggravate tensions between the two countries.

    Trump says US 'not involved' in failed Iran satellite launch
    International

    Trump says US 'not involved' in failed Iran satellite launch

    United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that Washington had nothing to do in Iran's failed attempt to launch a satellite into space and wished Tehran "good luck" in finding out what went wrong.

    Japan, Iran Foreign Ministers discuss Persian Gulf
    International

    Japan, Iran Foreign Ministers discuss Persian Gulf

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono here on Tuesday and said that Tehran had a special interest in maintaining stability in the Persian Gulf.

    US military drone shot down over Yemen
    International

    US military drone shot down over Yemen

    A US MQ-9 drone was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in the south of Yemen's capital Sanaa on Tuesday, according to a US official.

    Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker
    International

    Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker

    Gibraltar on Thursday released Grace 1, an Iranian oil tanker seized off the country's coast in July for breaching international sanctions on oil shipments, despite a last-minute plea by the US authorities to block it.

    'UK likely to release seized Iranian tanker soon'
    International

    'UK likely to release seized Iranian tanker soon'

    An Iranian official on Tuesday said that the UK was likely to soon release an Iran-owned oil tanker that it unlawfully seized last month off the coast of Gibraltar, after the two sides exchanged certain documents.

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