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The image of an Iranian woman cheering her national football team without her hijab that appears in her ID has been going viral. (Social Media)
June 24, 2018 - 14:45 GMT
A photo of an Iranian young woman in the World Cup dressed in a short skirt with the colors of the Iranian flag is going viral on social media. The extraordinary part of the photo is not the girl itself, however, the hijab she appears wearing in her ID image has been the key detail of the photo.
We are this far from forming a government Abadi says. (AFP File Photo)
June 24, 2018 - 13:39 GMT
The May 18 Iraqi parliamentary elections is creating a constant headache for politicians in Bagdad because nobody is happy with the results. However time is ticking to form a new government as the terms of the current Parliament term expires on June 30th. What will happen nobody is quite sure.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Twitter)
June 22, 2018 - 09:36 GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a state visit to Iran in July as Tokyo is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Tehran, government sources have said.
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June 21, 2018 - 13:04 GMT
China is making human rights abuse a lucrative, global industry.
Saudi King Salman and Jordan's King Abdullah (r) attend Mecca Summit, June 11, 2018. (AFP/ Photo Yousef Allan
June 21, 2018 - 11:36 GMT
Saved by the bell! Jordan's economic dire straits may have be given a new lifeline by the recent $2.5 Billion Saudi, Kuwait and Emirati aid package. Al Bawaba examines the nitty-gritty of the deal and attached strings to it that are inevitably political.
Syrian regime forces bigan operations alongside Iranian-backed militias against opposition groups in southwestern Daraa, killing eight civilians. (AFP/ File Photo)
June 21, 2018 - 08:24 GMT
Bashar al-Assad regime forces along with Iranian-backed militias have launched an operation against opposition groups in southwestern Daraa province, killing eight civilians, according to a Syrian civil defense unit on Wednesday.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz
June 21, 2018 - 04:08 GMT
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said he was concerned after a member of his staff was taken to hospital during the nail-biting 1-0 World Cup defeat to Spain on Wednesday.
 Spain have moved level on points with Portugal at the summit of Group B after edging past a spirited Iran side at the Kazan Arena.
June 20, 2018 - 21:17 GMT
Spain have moved level on points with Portugal at the summit of Group B after edging past a spirited Iran side at the Kazan Arena.
Gonen Segev has been arrested earlier in 2005. (AFP/File Photo)
June 20, 2018 - 12:00 GMT
Known as Shin Bet, the Israeli Security Agency announced earlier this week that a former Cabinet Minister was arrested on charges of spying for Iran. He was detained in Equatorial Guinea in May and handed to Israel following a request by the police last month.
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk  (Twitter)
June 20, 2018 - 11:42 GMT
An Interior Ministry source confirmed Tuesday that caretaker Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk will review the General Security decision to allow Iranians to enter Lebanon at the airport without having their passports stamped “in the next 24 hours.”
A rebel tank in Quneitra (AFP/FILE)
June 19, 2018 - 12:37 GMT
The Syrian war is mutating beyond all recognition as southern Syrians brace for a siege.
Israel's former minister Gonen Segev was charged on suspicion of spying for Iran on June 15, 2018 the Shin Beth security service announced in a statement on June 18, 2018.  (AFP/ Yariv Hatz)
June 19, 2018 - 08:15 GMT
A former Israeli energy minister has been charged with “passing information” to Iran and engaging in acts of “espionage” against the Tel Aviv regime.
Rouzbeh Cheshmi
June 18, 2018 - 16:35 GMT
Iran national football team defender Rouzbeh Cheshmi has been ruled out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after suffering a muscle injury in Team Melli’s training on Sunday.
Staffan de MISTURA, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria (Shutterstock/File Photo)
June 18, 2018 - 08:31 GMT
U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will kick off on Monday a tough two-week process to bridge the gap between the three “guarantor” states of the Astana process - Russia, Turkey and Iran - and the U.S.-led group of six which also compromises France, Britain, Germany, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
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Aerial View of Beirut Lebanon (Shutterstock/File Photo)
June 18, 2018 - 08:24 GMT
The Foreign Ministry clarified Sunday that the decision to stamp an entry card rather than the passport of Iranians visiting Lebanon was made by General Security.
Iran's national team beat Morocco 1-0 in stoppage time with an own goal scored in the 95th minute
June 16, 2018 - 17:15 GMT
Prior to World Cup 2018, the American shoe company Nike announced it would not be providing equipment to Iranian players due to the U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran.