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Iranian MPs seek hardening of nuclear stance after scientist killed

Iranian MPs seek hardening of nuclear stance after scientist killed

A bill requiring Iran’s government to suspend nuclear inspections unless sanctions are lifted, and ignore other restraints on its nuclear programme agreed with major powers, was passed by the hardline-led parliament yesterday.

Iran official says Israel, exiled group killed scientist in complex operation

Iran official says Israel, exiled group killed scientist in complex operation

Iran said that Israel and an exiled opposition group used new and “complex” methods to assassinate its leading nuclear scientist, as it buried him Monday in a funeral befitting a top “martyr”.

Iran mulls response as it prepares to bury nuclear scientist

Iran mulls response as it prepares to bury nuclear scientist

Debate raged in Iran yesterday over how and when to respond to a top nuclear scientist’s assassination, blamed on Israel, as his body was honoured at shrines to prepare it for burial.

Gaza gets vital aid as hospitals struggle with rising infections

Gaza gets vital aid as hospitals struggle with rising infections

The World Health Organisation delivered 15 ventilators to Gaza hospitals yesterday amid a spike in Covid-19 infections that has tested the Palestinian territory’s under-developed health system.

Defiant protesters hit streets in south Iraq for second day

Defiant protesters hit streets in south Iraq for second day

Anti-government protesters defied lockdowns and the threat of violence to demonstrate yesterday in several Iraqi cities, with new clashes with security forces claiming the life of one protester.

Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday accused Israel of acting as a "mercenary" for the US and seeking to create chaos, blaming it for the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

Iran says top nuclear scientist assassinated

Iran says top nuclear scientist assassinated

Iran said one of its most prominent nuclear scientists was assassinated yesterday in an attack on his car outside Tehran that it accused arch foe Israel of being behind.

Gaza’s first female gas station attendant challenges ‘traditions’

Gaza’s first female gas station attendant challenges ‘traditions’

Salma al-Najjar, a petrol station attendant in the Gaza Strip, sees her part-time job in larger terms than the traditional act of filling a customer’s tank.

Supreme leader dismisses talks as Iran looks to post-Trump future

Supreme leader dismisses talks as Iran looks to post-Trump future

Iran’s supreme leader dismissed the prospect of new negotiations with the West yesterday, even as the Tehran government spoke optimistically about the return of foreign companies in “the absence of Trump” and his sanctions.

Hamas targets struck in Gaza after rocket fire

Hamas targets struck in Gaza after rocket fire

Palestinian fighters fired a rocket into Israel, drawing Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said yesterday.

More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail, say security sources

More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail, say security sources

More than 60 prisoners broke out of a Lebanese jail on Saturday and five of them were killed when their car hit a tree while under pursuit, security sources and the state news agency said.

Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine in decades: UN

Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine in decades: UN

War-torn Yemen is in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen in decades, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned Friday.

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