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February 19, 2017

Many of the reserves and energy facilities are located in the country’s south which has been hit by a wave of sandstorms in recent years. (File photo)
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National Iranian Oil Company has revealed that a dozen new fields discovered over the last four years contain 4.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil.

February 18, 2017

Reza Shekari Qezel Qayah (Photo: presstv.ir)
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Iranian midfielder Reza Shekari Qezel Qayah has concluded an agreement to join Russian professional football club FC Rostov, which currently plays at the Russian Premier League.

February 17, 2017

Photo: Meghdad Madadi
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Iran’s national squad of freestyle wrestlers defeated the US rivals at the final to crown the World Cup for the sixth consecutive time.
Mihael Petrelis glances at the appellate court's decision outside a federal appeals court after it ruled against lifting the stay on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations in San Francisco, California. (AFP/Elijah Nouvelage)
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The revised executive order may explicitly exclude green card holders from the travel ban.

February 16, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 after protesters torched the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates recalled their envoys in a show of solidarity with Riyadh. (AFP/File)
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Relations between predominantly Shia Iran and the mainly Sunni Arab countries of the Gulf, particularly Saudi Arabia, remain strained over their support for opposing sides in Syria and Yemen.
Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy to Syria, is seen at the previous round of peace talks in Astana. (AFP/File)
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Syrian rebels earlier this week had threatened to boycott the talks.

February 15, 2017

The upcoming visit will also of­fer insights into the relationship between the Netanyahu govern­ment and the Jewish community in the United States. (AFP/File)
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After eight years of U.S.-Israeli differences under Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, Netanyahu is hoping to establish a strong bond with the staunchly pro-Israel Trump administration.

February 14, 2017

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks to the media after a hearing February 10, 2017 in front of a US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. Herring attended the hearing for a request he filed to block the travel ban executive order issued by President Donald Trump. (AFP/Alex Wong)
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Virginia became the third state to block Trump's executive order on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is set to visit Kuwait after last month's landmark visit to Tehran by the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister. (AFP/File)
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GCC member state Kuwait has been tasted with re-establishing contact with Iran after a diplomatic row last year caused several Gulf countries to break ties with the country.

February 13, 2017

Late Iranian wrestler Nasser Hosseinpour rests as Iranian wrestler and two-time World Champion Reza Yazdani visits him at his house in the city of Juybar, northern Iran, in this undated picture. (Photo: Press TV)
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Iran’s veteran wrestler Nasser Hosseinpour has died of colon cancer after suffering a nearly three-long battle with the malady that had invaded other parts of his body, and had even struck him with a brain hemorrhage.

February 12, 2017

February 10, 2017

 Mihael Petrelis glances at the appellate court's decision outside a federal appeals court after it ruled against lifting the stay on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations in San Francisco, California. (AFP/Elijah Nouvelage)
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President Donald Trump reacted to the court's decision by tweeting angrily.

February 9, 2017

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are seen in a military ceremony. (AFP Photo/Atta Kenare)
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In particular the notion of blacklisting the IRGC is gaining traction in the White House.

February 8, 2017

Qatar's Al-Sadd failed to advance to AFC Champions League's group stage
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The line-up of the AFC Champions League group stage is almost complete as Ulsan Hyundai, Shanghai SIPG, Gamba Osaka, Al Fateh, Bunyodkor, Esteghlal, Al Wahda and Brisbane Roar all sealed their places on Tuesday and Wednesday following two days of play-off action.
A passenger from a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia inbound flight, arrives at the international arrivals hall at Washington Dulles International Airport February 6, 2017. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
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The US embassy in Riyadh has confirmed that nationals from the seven countries previously banned under Trump's executive order are now permitted to travel to the US if their visas remain valid.

February 7, 2017

Joji Takeuchi (M) of Japan is challenged by Oshin Sahakian (R) and Hamed Haddadi of Iran during their FIBA Asia Basketball championship match in Changsha, China's Hunan province on September 23, 2015. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO
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A mixture of Iranian experienced and young basketball players will travel to Tokyo to play two friendly matches with Japan.