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Iran 'backs US military contacts'

Iran 'backs US military contacts'

Iran's Supreme Leader has approved co-operation with the US as part of the fight against Islamic State in northern Iraq, sources have told BBC Persian. Ayatollah Khamenei has authorised his top commander to co-ordinate military operations with the US, Iraqi and Kurdish forces, sources in Tehran say. Shia Iran regards the extremist Sunni Islamic State...

Iran 'sent soldiers to fight in Iraq'

Iran 'sent soldiers to fight in Iraq'

Hundreds of Iranian soldiers have taken part in a joint operation inside Iraq with Kurdish forces to retake a town held by the Islamic State group, Al Jazeera reports quoting security sources. It is believed to be the first time that Iranian troops have been directly involved in the fighting against the Sunni rebel...

48 killed in Iran plane crash

48 killed in Iran plane crash

An Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from an airport near the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people onboard, state media reported. The aircraft, an Iran-140 typically used for short domestic flights, crashed near Mehrabad airport, west of Tehran, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported. The plane went down in a residential area...

THE WORLD IN WORDS

Remaking Iran

IRANIAN President Hassan Rouhani recently marked the end of his first year in office not only with smiles, but also with further evidence of his efforts at domestic reform and geostrategic reorientation. In Iran's case, these two imperatives have long gone hand in hand. Rouhani now says that Iran would be willing to work with the United States in Iraq. The dire threat to both Iranian and US interests posed by the Islamic State (formerly the Islamic State in Iraq...

'Iran aiding Iraq' with fighter jets

'Iran aiding Iraq' with fighter jets

Strong evidence has emerged to suggest that Iran has supplied Iraq with Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot" aircraft to help it try to halt the Isis offensive. Russia supplied an initial delivery of the aircraft just a few days ago. But analysts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London say that a further delivery,...

Bosnia beat Iran 3-1 to win last group match

Bosnia beat Iran 3-1 to win last group match

  Group Match Group F, Match 6 Bosnia-Herzegovina knocked Iran out of the World Cup and salvaged some pride with a 3-1 win on Wednesday, reports Goal.com. With their fate already sealed after defeats to Argentina and Nigeria, Bosnia played with freedom and made history as goals to Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic and Avdija Vrsajevic saw them...

Bangladeshis in Iraq ‘may take shelter in Iran’

Bangladeshis in Iraq ‘may take shelter in Iran’

Bangladeshis facing trouble in Iraq due to the ongoing conflicts may travel to neighbouring Iran for a temporary shelter, the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister said today. “Bangladeshi migrants in Iraq are still safe as they are not target of any groups involved in intense fighting. If any emergency situation arises, we may...

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Big guns, watch out!

Big guns, watch out!

Salute to minnows. Rank outsiders Iran and Ghana played like champions to offer football buffs a night to remember. Two nail-biting, grinding matches in which biggies nearly bit the dust! They gave their much vaunted opponents Argentina and Germany a good run for their money.   Argentina, holders of two World Cups, barely edged past...

US, Iran, longtime enemies, now potential partners

US, Iran, longtime enemies, now potential partners

It's the fog of diplomacy. For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents. How is it that adversaries that haven't trusted each other for 35 years could cooperate on...

Iran hold Messi till last minute

Iran hold Messi till last minute

  Group Match Group F, Match 3 A stunning strike from Lionel Messi snatched a 1-0 victory for Argentina against a spirited Iran side in Saturday's World Cup clash in Belo Horizonte, reports Goal.com. Few would have expected Argentina, viewed as one of the favourites to win the tournament, to be given too much of a test...

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