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Gunmen kill 2 policemen in southwest Iran

Trend News Agency –Two Iranian policemen were killed in an armed confrontation on May 15 morning in Ahwaz city of the country’s southwestern Khouzestan province. Deputy Commander of Khouzestan province police Colonel Ali Qasempour ‎said that the two policemen were shot by unknown gunmen, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported. Following the assault, Iranian security forces have launched an operation in …

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Qalibaf Quits Iran’s Presidential Race, Backs Hard-Line Cleric Raisi

RFL/RE – Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has withdrawn from Iran’s presidential race to back hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi. In a May 15 statement published by Iranian media, Qalibaf said the decision was vital for the “preservation of the interests of the people, the revolution, and the country.” Qalibaf called on his supporters to vote for Raisi on May 19. …

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Will Proposed Wall Along Turkish-Iranian Border Keep Out Kurdish Separatists?

VOA – Ankara’s apparent intention to build a wall along its border with Iran is being met with skepticism by some regional experts who question its practicality and whether it will curb cross-border terrorism as Turkey intends. A report last week in the Hurriyet Daily News, written by a reporter close to the Turkish government, quoted unnamed Turkish authorities as saying …

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Iran’s Khatami Urges Voters to Re-elect Rouhani as President

VOA – Former president Mohammad Khatami, considered the spiritual leader of Iran’s reformists, urged voters on Sunday to re-elect President Hassan Rouhani and support his policy of seeking to end Iran’s isolation from the rest of the world. Iran’s hardline security and judicial powers, which operate separately to the presidency and are close to Iran’s ultimate authority — Supreme Leader …

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Iran Earthquake Leaves 2 Dead, Hundreds Injured

VOA – A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has hit the Iranian city of Pishqaleh in North Khorasan province, killing two people and injuring at least 225 more, according to IRNA, Iran’s official news agency. The Red Crescent Society said 37 search and rescue teams were sent to the quake-hit region Saturday, immediately after the earthquake struck. Eighty percent of the injured and …

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