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"Khook - Pig" challenges images of Iran at Berlin film festival


BERLIN A comedy depicting a movie director being protected by his family from a serial killer challenges stereotypes about Iran and Iranian women at the Berlin Film Festival, the director said on Wednesday.

Ahmadinejad calls for 'free' elections in Iran in letter to Supreme Leader

BEIRUT Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose 2009 re-election prompted mass unrest over alleged vote rigging, has called for "free" presidential and parliamentary elections in an open letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Russia resists Western bid to condemn Iran at U.N. over Yemen arms

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council should not condemn Iran in a resolution to renew sanctions on Yemen, Russia's U.N. ambassador said on Wednesday, resisting a Western bid to denounce Tehran for failing to stop Yemen's Houthi group getting its missiles.

Bodies recovered from Iran plane crash site

BEIRUT The bodies of seven victims of Sunday's air crash in Iran were brought down from the mountainous crash site on Wednesday, according to Mizan, the official news site of the Iranian judiciary.

No survivors as Iran finds wreckage of plane on mountain

LONDON There were no survivors among the 65 passengers and crew on an Iranian plane that ploughed into a mountain top, where most of the bodies lie buried under snow, the first rescue team to reach the wreckage said on Tuesday.

Feb 20 2018

Iran summons Swedish envoy over granting of citizenship to prisoner

LONDON The Iranian foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned the Swedish ambassador to protest over Sweden's granting of citizenship to a Stockholm-based scientist being held in Tehran under a death sentence.

Feb 20 2018

Five Iranian security officers killed at Sufi protest in Tehran

LONDON Five members of Iranian security forces were killed in Tehran on Monday night in clashes with protesters from a religious order, 300 of whom were arrested, the police said.

Feb 20 2018

All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

DUBAI All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. | Video

World, Davos Feb 19 2018

Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'

MUNICH Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation. | Video

World, Israel, Syria Feb 18 2018

Iran's Zarif says Israel's "myth of invincibility" has crumbled

MUNICH Iran's foreign minister said on Sunday the shooting down of an Israeli jet after it bombed an Iranian site in Syria had shattered Israel's "so-called invincibility", reacting to a critical speech delivered earlier by Israel's premier.

World, Syria, Israel Feb 18 2018

U.S. looking at potential new sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a devastating cyber attack last year, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday, pushing back against criticism that it has been slow to act.