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Is this bomb site proof of our secret war against Iran?

Expulsions and covert attacks could escalate with catastrophic results, reports Dani Garavelli

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Embassy mob: ‘Death to England’

Hardline Iranian students have stormed Britain’s two diplomatic compounds in Tehran, lobbing petrol bombs, smashing windows and burning the Union Flag which they replaced with Iranian ones.

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‘Death to England’ as UK embassy is looted by hundreds of Iranians

Hardline Iranian students have stormed Britain’s two diplomatic compounds in Tehran, lobbing petrol bombs, smashing windows and burning the Union Flag which they replaced with Iranian ones.

UK steps up plans for Iran attack

THE Ministry of Defence is stepping up its contingency plans for a potential military strike against Iran as concerns grow over the Middle Eastern power’s nuclear programme, sources claim.

Struggle for leadership of Arab world heats up

RIVALRY between powerful Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia and Iran has now entered a dangerous new phase. The alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US, angrily denied by Tehran, comes at a critical moment in the Middle East’s so-called Cold War that pits the Arab, Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia against the mostly Persian, Shiite Islamic Republic of Iran.

Jail and lashes for Iran actress

AN IRANIAN actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in a film critical of the Islamic republic’s hard-line policies.

MPs seek facts on missile deal failure

Iran’s parliament has questioned foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi about Russia’s cancellation of a deal to sell Tehran S-300 air defence missile systems.

Parisa Hafezi: Scandal threatens Iranian president

IRAN’S hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who campaigned on a pledge to combat corruption, is facing a fresh internal political crisis over the biggest financial scandal in Iran’s history.

Acid-blinding punishment is postponed

IRAN has postponed the blinding of a man convicted of throwing acid in a woman's face.

Switch-on at Iran's first nuclear plant

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power station has begun operating at a low level, in a crucial step towards bringing it online, the Russian company that built it has said.

Iran: President returns to cabinet after dispute with Ayatollah

FIERY Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended his first cabinet meeting in more than a week yesterday, bringing to end - at least temporarily - a bitter public dispute with the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Computer virus targets Iran

IRAN has been targeted by a second computer virus in a "cyber war" waged by its enemies, the commander of civil defence has said.

Hackles rise as Iran bans dog ownership

A DRAFT bill in the Iranian parliament that criminalises dog ownership is raising the hackles of thousands of pet lovers in the Islamic republic.

Fork has appeared in Iran's road to Damascus

Syria has been Iran's staunchest Arab ally for three decades. So, it is little wonder that the escalating unrest there is ringing alarm bells in Tehran.

Iran's intelligence minister resigns

Iran's intelligence minister resigned yesterday, the official Irna news agency reported.

Fire-death man had lost residency bid

AN IRANIAN immigrant who doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire in central Amsterdam on Wednesday has died of his injuries.

Iranian police killed near Kurdish town

Four Iranian officers have been killed in an attack on a police station near a Kurdish town close to the Iraqi border.

Paramilitary launches cyber war on websites

Iranian hackers working for the Revolutionary Guard's paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of "enemies", a state-owned newspaper reported yesterday, in a rare acknowledgment that Iran is involved in cyber warfare.

Moderate Iranian leader pushed out by hardline rival in key role

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani lost his position as head of a key state clerical body yesterday.

One-vote margin saves ally of Iranian president

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad narrowly avoided losing his second minister in as many months yesterday when parliament voted not to impeach him by just one vote.

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