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Hopes Fade As Iran Mine Explosion Death Toll Climbs To 35

RFL/RE – Rescuers searched a damaged Iranian coal mine for a second day on May 4 as hopes of finding survivors faded following a blast, with the labor minister saying the death toll had risen to 35. The explosion tore through the Zemestanyurt mine in Golestan Province on May 3, reportedly trapping up to 80 miners underground at a depth …

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Iran Denounces Saudi Refusal To Engage In Dialogue As ‘Destructive’

RFL/RE – Iran has reacted to a rare televised interview by Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, accusing him of stoking tensions in the region with a “destructive” statement ruling out dialogue with Tehran. Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the designated heir to his father, King Salman, said in unusually blunt remarks on May 2 that he would not seek to open …

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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on Syria safe zones, opposition cries foul

Al-Arabia – Russia, Turkey and Iran signed on Thursday a memorandum on creating safe zones in Syria, while the delegation of the armed Syrian opposition walked out and shouted angrily after a new round of peace talks held in the Kazakh capital Astana.

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Iran Coal Mine Blast Kills at Least 35, Dozens Trapped

VOA – An explosion tore through a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 35 miners and injuring many more, according to Iranian state media. Sadegh Ali Moghadam, head of the emergency department of Golestan Province, said 22 bodies were recovered from the mine following the explosion, according to Press TV, the English-language arm of Iranian state …

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Iran’s Rajai Shahr Prison: Eight Prisoners Including Women Hanged in One Day

Iran Human Rights-On Wednesday May 3, eight prisoners, including two unidentified women, were reportedly hanged at Karaj’s Rajai Shahr Prison.   According to close sources, the majority of these prisoners were executed on murder charges. Five other prisoners, including Mehdi Bahlouli, were returned to their cells after their execution sentences were halted. The men who were executed were among a group of …

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