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Iran detains president's brother, sentences American

Iran detains president's brother, sentences American

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Iran has imprisoned a Chinese-American man for 10 years after accusing him of "infiltrating" the country and detained President Hassan Rouhani's brother over allegations of financial misconduct, authorities said Sunday. News of the detentions comes less than two months after relative moderate Rouhani beat a hard-line opponent to win reelection by running in large part on his record of pursuing greater engagement with the West. They were announced by the judiciary, a pillar of hard-liners' influence. The Chinese-American dual national was identified as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old history researcher, according to Mizan Online, a website affiliated with the judiciary. He was not previously known to be among the handful of Americans detained in Iran. "It was verified and determined that he was ...
Russia 2018: Iran secure place at next year's World Cup with 2-0 win over Uzbekistan

Russia 2018: Iran secure place at next year's World Cup with 2-0 win over Uzbekistan

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Carlos Queiroz has guided Iran to two successive World Cup finalsMonday, June 12, 2017Iran have become the second team to advance through qualifying to reach the 2018 World Cup finals after a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan in Tehran.Goals from Sardar Kazmoun and Mehdi Taremi earned a victory which secures the Iranians top spot in Asian qualifying group A with two games still to go.Led by former Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz, Iran booked their place in next year's finals alongside Brazil and hosts Russia.Kazmoun opened the scoring in the 23rd minute and then produced the cross from which Taremi sealed the victory in injury time.It marks the fifth time Iran have qualified for the World Cup finals and the first time they have achieved the feat twice in succession.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Iran sends food after neighbours isolate Qatar

Iran sends food after neighbours isolate Qatar

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Iran has started sending fruit and vegetables to Qatar after Gulf nations cut trade links with the emirate.Iran's national carrier has already delivered 90 tons of food and flights will continue "based on demand".Three boats, carrying around 350 tonnes of food, will also be leaving an Iranian port for Qatar, according to Tasnim news agency, quoting local officials.It was not clear whether the shipments were made as aid deliveries or as exports.The deliveries came nearly a week after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates began a blockade against Qatar, sparking an unprecedented diplomatic crisis.Video:Foreign Minister: Qatar provides stability in the regionThe Gulf states expelled Qatari nationals from their territory, cut trade links to the emirate and banned Qatar's national ...