Iran Women Allowed in Stadium as They Witness Iraq Win and World Cup Qualification

Iranian women were allowed to attend a national team football match for the first time in almost three years Thursday — and cheered their side to victory. “It was perfect. Now our voice is gone,” said two flag-carrying female students who gave their names as Kimia and Hasti. The Islamic republic has generally barred female […]

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Iran, Russia and China Start War Games in Indian Ocean to Counter 'Maritime Piracy'

Iran, Russia and China Start War Games in Indian Ocean to Counter ‘Maritime Piracy’

Iran, Russia and China began on Friday naval and air drills in the Indian Ocean, seeking to counter “maritime piracy”, according to Iran’s state news agency IRNA. Drills reportedly simulated a pirate seizure of two vessels. The Iranian spokesman for the drills, Admiral Mustafa Tajeddini, said “naval and aerial units of the three countries liberated […]

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The World Outside: India Caught in the Middle of West Asia Woes

The World Outside: India Caught in the Middle of West Asia Woes

The return of the mortal remains of the two Indians who were killed in the alleged drone attack in Abu Dhabi and the Indian crew members who are still in the custody of Houthis on a UAE-flagged ship are perhaps symbolically reflecting India’s own position in West Asia. The country has been getting caught in […]

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AFC Women’s Asian Cup India vs Iran LIVE Streaming: When and Where to Watch Online, TV Telecast, Team News

In the women’s AFC Asian Cup opener on Thursday, hosts India will look to get off to a winning start against a lower-ranked Iran. A win over Iran at the DY Patil Stadium will guarantee India at least third place in Group A. Iran is the group’s lowest-ranked team – a group that has China […]

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Kazakhstan President Sacks Cabinet, Vows 'Tough' Response to Mass Protests

Kazakhstan’s Ex-security Chief Arrested for Treason Amid Crackdown on Unrest

Kazakhstan’s former intelligence chief has been arrested on suspicion of treason, the state security agency said on Saturday, as the former Soviet republic cracks down on a wave of unrest and starts to assign blame. The detention of Karim Massimov was announced by the National Security Committee which he headed until he was fired by […]

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US Base in Iraq Faces Drone Attack on Death Anniversary of Iran Top General Soleimani

Iran Imposes Sanctions on Americans Over Killing of General Qassem Soleimani

Iran on Saturday imposed sanctions on dozens more Americans, many of them from the U.S. military, over the 2020 killing of General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike. Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the 51 Americans had been targeted for what it called “terrorism” and human rights violations. The step lets Iranian authorities seize any assets […]

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Syria to Play Home Ties of Asian World Cup Qualifiers at Neutral Venues

Syria will play their home World Cup qualifying ties at neutral venues, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Thursday without giving a reason for the switch. Syria, who are bottom of Group A in the Asian qualifiers with two points from six games but still have a chance of finishing third and reaching the […]

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