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Indian football team clubbed with Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia in AFC U-16 Championship

The Indian football team will play Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia in Group C of the AFC U-16 Championship to be held in Malaysia later this year
Indian football team will take on Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia in the AFC U-16 Championship finals.(AIFF)
Indian football team will take on Iran, Vietnam and Indonesia in the AFC U-16 Championship finals.(AIFF)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 04:29 PM IST
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Israel will hit Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv: Minister

The comments by Avigdor Lieberman were an unusually explicit Israeli threat to take military action within Iranian territory, and followed a surge of unprecedented confrontations between the countries’ forces in civil war-torn Syria.
An Israeli-Iranian showdown has loomed since Feb. 10, when Israel said an armed drone sent from a Syrian base penetrated its air space.(Reuters File Photo)
An Israeli-Iranian showdown has loomed since Feb. 10, when Israel said an armed drone sent from a Syrian base penetrated its air space.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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Iran’s Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against US: State TV

Iran’s top authority criticised Trump for saying on Tuesday some countries in the Middle East “wouldn’t last a week” without U.S. protection.
In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran.(AP)
In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran.(AP)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 03:06 PM IST
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India must reject Trump’s Iran policy with the contempt it deserves

India’s biggest Chabahar-related challenge comes from US President Donald Trump’s policy to squeeze Iran
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Iran President Hassan Rouhani, Hyderabad House, New Delhi, February 17, 2018(Vipin Kumar/HT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Iran President Hassan Rouhani, Hyderabad House, New Delhi, February 17, 2018(Vipin Kumar/HT)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 03:48 PM IST
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ByBrahma Chellaney

EU, Iran oppose Macron's offer of new deal to Trump

Trump has threatened to not sign the certification Iranian nuclear compliance due on May 12, which might lead to the US snapping back sanctions on Iran and killing the deal.
French President Emmanuel Macron has made an offer of a “new deal with Iran” during his talks with US President Donald Trump.(AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron has made an offer of a “new deal with Iran” during his talks with US President Donald Trump.(AP)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 08:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Iran threatens to quit Non-Proliferation Treaty if US scraps nuke deal

US President Donald Trump is expected to decide by May 12 whether to pull the US out of the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major world powers in 2015
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signs a guest book during a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres after the two attended a High-Level Meeting on Peace building and Sustaining Peace at United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., April 24, 2018.(REUTERS)
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signs a guest book during a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres after the two attended a High-Level Meeting on Peace building and Sustaining Peace at United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., April 24, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 11:56 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Tehran | ByIndo Asian News Service

Macron by his side, Trump calls Iran nuclear deal ‘a disaster’

The United States President has repeatedly spoken of walking out of the nuclear deal with Iran, inked three years ago by his predecessor Barack Obama, and Iran, Europe, Russia and China.
Emmanuel Macron (right) is in Washington to convince Donald Trump not to walk away from the nuclear deal with Iran.(Reuters)
Emmanuel Macron (right) is in Washington to convince Donald Trump not to walk away from the nuclear deal with Iran.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 12:10 AM IST
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Deadline looms as allies rally to save Iran nuclear deal from Trump

Trump and many Republicans have long opposed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed in 2015 by the US, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union with Iran
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in the US on April 23, 2018.(AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in the US on April 23, 2018.(AP)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 08:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj, Washington

‘Saudi First’ is changing the contours of West Asia

In the campaign against Iran, America First has aligned itself with Saudi First
Saudi women jog in the streets of Jeddah's historic al-Balad district on March 8, 2018(AFP)
Saudi women jog in the streets of Jeddah's historic al-Balad district on March 8, 2018(AFP)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 12:40 PM IST
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I’ve had a personal experience of my mum being in comatose state: Shoojit Sircar

As October gets critical acclaim and goes strong at the box office, film-maker Shoojit Sircar says all his films, till date, have been very personal in nature.
Film-maker Shoojit Sircar says understanding human emotions come “quite naturally to me.”
Film-maker Shoojit Sircar says understanding human emotions come “quite naturally to me.”
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 05:14 PM IST
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Bahrain sentences 24 Shia citizens to jail, revokes nationality

The High Criminal Court in Bahirain on Wednesday sentenced 10 of the defendants to life in prison, 10 to a decade behind bars and the other four to jail terms ranging from three to five years.
Human Rights Watch in February accused the kingdom of “stripping away the citizenships of people whom they find undesirable”.(Reuters File Photo)
Human Rights Watch in February accused the kingdom of “stripping away the citizenships of people whom they find undesirable”.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 07:00 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Dubai | ByAgence France-Presse

Southern Iran hit by magnitude 5.5 earthquake, no casualties reported

Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.
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Updated on Apr 19, 2018 01:59 PM IST
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What Modi said: Top quotes from the PM’s London townhall event

If you missed Modi’s over two-hour long townhall event in London, here’s a quick look of what the Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prince Charles during a visit to the science museum in London on Wednesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prince Charles during a visit to the science museum in London on Wednesday.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

US and Russia need to work together to bring peace to war-torn Syria

The stalled Geneva peace talks on Syria, in which the US and its allies are full participants, will have to be revived
Fortunately the exchange of warlike declarations last week, in which Moscow hinted that it would hit back at US warships in the Mediterranean Sea, and US President Donald Trump’s tweet asking Russia to “get ready”, appears to have been mostly theatrical posturing(AP)
Fortunately the exchange of warlike declarations last week, in which Moscow hinted that it would hit back at US warships in the Mediterranean Sea, and US President Donald Trump’s tweet asking Russia to “get ready”, appears to have been mostly theatrical posturing(AP)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 07:00 PM IST
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It’s clay time: Add kaolin to your skin-care regime to combat summer woes

Kaolin is a soft, clay powder used for cosmetic purposes. Highly absorptive in nature, it helps control sebum production, heals blemishes and soothes the skin.
Kaolin face mask will help absorb excessive oil and cleanse the skin.(iStockphoto)
Kaolin face mask will help absorb excessive oil and cleanse the skin.(iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

CWG 2018 gold winner Heena Sidhu: There is no space for religion in sport

Heena Sidhu, who recently won gold in the women’s 25m shooting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, opted out of a competition in Iran around 2014, after the sportswomen were asked to wear a hijab wherever they went.
Heena Sidhu won the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol shooting during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.(Photo: Patrick Hamilton/AFP)
Heena Sidhu won the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol shooting during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.(Photo: Patrick Hamilton/AFP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 12:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Six dead in clashes near Iran-Pakistan border

Three of the attackers were killed along with a police officer and two members of the Revolutionary Guards during clashes at night along India-Pakistan border.
Iran has criticised Pakistan in the past for supporting the Jaish al-Adl jihadist group, which it accuses of ties to al-Qaeda and carrying out numerous attacks in Sistan-Baluchistan.(Representational Photo)
Iran has criticised Pakistan in the past for supporting the Jaish al-Adl jihadist group, which it accuses of ties to al-Qaeda and carrying out numerous attacks in Sistan-Baluchistan.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 02:22 PM IST
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1 killed, 19 Indian pilgrims injured in bus accident in Iran

Twenty Indian pilgrims were heading to the city of Qom, considered holy in Shia Islam, last night when the accident.
Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran.(Reuters File Photo)
Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 11:24 PM IST
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Russia-Iran axis will remain on top in Syria despite West’s airstrikes

The growing dominance of a Russia-Iran axis in the Levant, the area stretching from Lebanon to Iraq, is unaffected.
A Syrian soldier on Saturday films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Centre which was attacked by US, British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians.(AP)
A Syrian soldier on Saturday films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Centre which was attacked by US, British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians.(AP)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 08:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPramit Pal Chaudhuri

US-led airstrikes leave Syrian peace process right where it was

By re-focusing Washington’s attention however briefly on Syria’s seven-year-old civil war, the Westers strikes on Syria served to highlight the political confusion over the US role in the conflict.
A journalist films the wreckage of a building described as part of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre compound in the Barzeh district, north of Damascus, on Saturday.(AFP Photo)
A journalist films the wreckage of a building described as part of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre compound in the Barzeh district, north of Damascus, on Saturday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 07:47 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei says Western attack on Syria a crime

Iran has been Assad’s most supportive ally against insurgents throughout the conflict
In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 14, 2018.(AP)
In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 14, 2018.(AP)
Published on Apr 14, 2018 06:15 PM IST
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Reuters, Tehran | ByReuters

Syrians defy strikes, gather in Damascus squares holding flags of Iran, Russia

US President Donald Trump announced Friday night that the three allies had launched military strikes to punish Syria’s Assad for alleged chemical weapons use and to prevent him from doing it again
Syrians wave Iranian, Russian and Syrian flags during a protest against U.S.-led air strikes in Damascus,Syria April 14,2018.(REUTERS)
Syrians wave Iranian, Russian and Syrian flags during a protest against U.S.-led air strikes in Damascus,Syria April 14,2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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Donald Trump says decision on US response to Syria chemical attack soon

The US President says this is about humanity and it can’t be allowed to happen.
File photo of US President Donald Trump.(AFP photo)
File photo of US President Donald Trump.(AFP photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 12:04 AM IST
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Iranian forces among 14 killed in strike on Syria air base: monitor

Forces from Assad’s allies Russia and Iran, as well as fighters from Tehran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah militia, are known to have a presence there, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Syrian soldiers gather on the outskirts of Douma, as they continue their fierce offensive to retake the last opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta.(AFP)
Syrian soldiers gather on the outskirts of Douma, as they continue their fierce offensive to retake the last opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta.(AFP)
Published on Apr 09, 2018 12:53 PM IST
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Syria, Iran nuclear deal on agenda as Saudi crown prince arrives in Paris

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who began his European tour with arrival in Paris on Sunday, will meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.
French foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (Left) welcomes Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Paris airport on Sunday.(AFP File Photo)
French foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (Left) welcomes Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Paris airport on Sunday.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 09:32 AM IST
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Why the traditional biryani remains a culinary favourite even today

Even though cooking biryani is a challenge, and there isn’t much room for experimentation, chefs say the rice preparation evokes nostalgia and has managed to remain a favourite time after time.
The Hyderabadi biryani uses a ground spice blend and can be spicy.(Shutterstock)
The Hyderabadi biryani uses a ground spice blend and can be spicy.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 08:32 AM IST
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Iran hit by global cyber attack that left US flag on screens

Iranian officials said the attack affected 2,00,000 router switches across the world, including 3,500 in the country. They said 55,000 devices were affected in the United States and 14,000 in China.
Iran’s IT minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi posted a picture of a computer screen on Twitter with the image of the US flag and the hackers’ message.(Twitter/@azarijahromi)
Iran’s IT minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi posted a picture of a computer screen on Twitter with the image of the US flag and the hackers’ message.(Twitter/@azarijahromi)
Published on Apr 08, 2018 12:28 PM IST
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Pune all set to host ‘Out and Loud’ international Queer film festival

From 1,600 films from across 103 countries, 120 films will be screened over the period of three days
A poster of the movie, Aanvesham, which will be screened at the international Queer film festival.(HT PHOTO)
A poster of the movie, Aanvesham, which will be screened at the international Queer film festival.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 04:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari, Pune

Saudi crown prince says Israel has ‘right’ to its land

No such senior Saudi official is known to have previously accepted that Israel has a “right” to any land beyond the practical need to secure a lasting deal.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud(Reuters File Photo)
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 05:48 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits western Iran, no casualties reported: State TV

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit western Iran on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, state television reported.
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit western Iran.
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit western Iran.
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 03:10 PM IST
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Reuters, Dubai | ByReuters
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