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The Iranian peoples or the Iranic peoples, are a diverse Indo-European ethno-linguistic group.

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US to remove Patriots, other military assets from Saudi Arabia [Video]

US to remove Patriots, other military assets from Saudi Arabia

WSJ: four batteries of Patriot surface-to-air missiles sent to deter Iranians will be removed from Saudi oil facilities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:18Published
Social media criticism in Iran as petrol prices stay high [Video]

Social media criticism in Iran as petrol prices stay high

The global oil slump caused by coronavirus gives Iranians renewed drive to put their foot down over the price of gas.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published
Iran battles COVID-19: Thousands of volunteers disinfect cities [Video]

Iran battles COVID-19: Thousands of volunteers disinfect cities

Battling the invisible enemy, thousands of Iranians are playing their part in keeping their country safe.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

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Iran appeals to people not to travel for Eid holiday to avoid COVID-19 spike

Iran's top health official appealed to Iranians to avoid travelling during the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday later this month to avoid the risk of a new surge of coronavirus infections, state TV..
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Iranians should be cautious but not afraid of the coronavirus: Rouhani

Iranians should be cautious but not afraid of the coronavirus, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday as the country eases restrictions in an attempt to return to normal life.
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Iran plans to reopen mosques in areas free of coronavirus, president says

Iran plans to reopen mosques in parts of the country that have been consistently free of the coronavirus outbreak as restrictions on Iranians gradually ease, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.
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Iran renews coronavirus warning as 'low risk' activities re-start

President Hassan Rouhani urged Iranians to continue to respect measures to guard against the new coronavirus as "low-risk" business activities resumed in most of the country on Saturday, state news..
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Rouhani urges Iranians to respect health protocols as coronavirus curbs ease

President Hassan Rouhani urged Iranians to respect health protocols to guard against the new coronavirus as "low-risk" economic activities resumed in most of the country on Saturday, state news agency..
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Unity will help Iran overcome coronavirus, Rouhani says

Iranians will overcome a coronavirus outbreak with unity, President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Friday, praising doctors and nurses for their courage in fighting the disease that has..
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Coronavirus keeps families apart on eve of Iranian new year

Like many Iranians, Mahnaz left Iran and settled in a western country 10 years ago after political restrictions in the Islamic Republic made it difficult for her to live and work there.
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Iranians told to stay at home as coronavirus death toll rises to 354

Iran urged people to stay at home, avoid unnecessary journeys and spread no rumors about the coronavirus on Wednesday after the death toll from the virus rose to 354 in the Islamic Republic.
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Iran's coronavirus death toll rises to 16 as worries deepen

Two more people infected with the new coronavirus have died, taking the toll in Iran to 16, officials said on Tuesday, as Iranians worried that authorities could be underestimating the scale of..
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Iran confirms two more dead of new coronavirus - local media

Two more Iranians infected with the new coronavirus have died in Iran, local media website Eghtesaonline reported on Tuesday, citing the head of the Medical Science University of Saveh, raising the..
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Iranians vote in election, hardliners set to dominate

Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to help hardline loyalists of the supreme leader tighten their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its..
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Iran holds parliamentary election likely to bolster hardliners

Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to help religious rulers tighten their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing..
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Iranians begin voting in parliamentary election: state TV

Iranians began voting on Friday in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the Islamic Republic's troubled relations with the United States, after thousands of candidates were barred from..
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U.S. targets five Iranians in latest sanctions action

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five Iranians in its latest action targeting Tehran, according to a notice posted Thursday on the U.S. Treasury Department's website.
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'From bad to worse' - Dashed hopes may deter many Iranians from polls

Confrontation with America, economic hardship and an airline tragedy have battered Iranians' confidence in their leaders, posing a potential problem for the authorities in a parliamentary election this..
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Factbox: Choices curtailed - Iran's parliamentary election

Iranians vote on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's authority, as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and..
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No dialogue for now as Saudis, Iranians camp on positions

Iran and Saudi Arabia appeared no closer to bridging their differences on Saturday with both sides sticking to their positions and regional facilitator Oman seeing no breakthrough before U.S. elections..
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Iran's Rouhani calls for unity, accuses Trump of exploiting rift

Iranians should not allow U.S. President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" approach to harm national unity ahead of parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech, lashing out at..
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Iranians should not let Trump harm national unity, Rouhani says

Iranians should not allow U.S. President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" approach to harm national unity ahead of parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on..
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‘Demeaned and Humiliated’: What Happened to These Iranians at U.S. Airports

Since August, at least 16 Iranian students have been turned away at airports, losing their chances to study at prestigious universities, amid new tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
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Iran considers dual nationals on downed Ukrainian plane to be Iranians: TV

Iran considers dual nationals aboard a Ukrainian plane that was shot down accidentally this month to be Iranian citizens, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
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Iranian American activist weighs tensions, hopes

Iranian American activist Hoda Katebi rarely takes a break from organizing. As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, she reflects on her concerns for Iranians in Iran and her hopes for the..
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Iranians bury dead from downed plane after days of rage on the street

Iranians buried their dead from an airliner shot down by the military as authorities on Wednesday identified more of the 176 victims of last week's crash, which led to days of rage against Iran's..
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Iranians protest for third day after plane disaster: social media

Iranian protesters gathered for a third day on Monday in the capital amid public anger over the military's admission that it had shot down a civilian airliner last week, videos from inside Iran posted..
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Iran dismisses Trump's tweeted support for Iranians: state media

Iran's government spokesman dismissed on Monday tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump voicing support for Iranians, saying the Iranian people would remember he killed a top general and was the reason..
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Esper Says He ‘Didn’t See’ Specific Evidence Iranians Planned to Attack 4 Embassies

President Trump had claimed that a planned attack on four American embassies was a justification for the strike on an Iranian general.
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Trump says watching Iran protests 'closely,' is 'inspired' by Iranians' courage

President Donald Trump said on Twitter that his administration is closely following protests that erupted in Iran after that country's government admitted its forces shot down a civilian Ukrainian..
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Angry Iranians question authorities for concealing truth on plane incident

Iran's statement on Saturday that a Ukrainian passenger plane was downed by a missile fired unintentionally followed growing pressure from abroad but also at home, and for some Iranians, the..
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Calm after Iran missile strikes, then a fiery plane crash. Here's how the horror unfolded

Bracing for retaliation after missiles were fired at U.S. bases, Iranians saw a flaming object fall and crash. It was a Ukraine passenger plane, with 63 Canadians aboard.
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Iranians turn to social media to grieve and rage over doomed plane

The last tweet sent by a user named Sorush before taking off from Iran on a doomed Ukrainian airliner on his way back to university in Canada suggested he knew he was flying into danger.
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'Empty chairs' across Canada’s academic community after Iran plane crash

The crash in Iran of a Ukrainian Airlines jet bound for Toronto killed dozens of professors and researchers from campuses across Canada, leaving a painful hole in Canadian academia where Iranians have..
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Trump Claims Iranians Were Plotting to Blow Up American Embassy in Baghdad

The president’s unsubstantiated account comes as lawmakers seek details about why he authorized the killing of Iran’s most important general.
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Trump threats to Iran culture sites were illegal, bad strategy and a break with tradition

Trump's disrespect infuriated Iranians. Except for Donald Rumsfeld, the US military has long understood the need to protect cultural heritage in wars.
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Trump's threats against Iranian cultural sites may unite Iran more than Suleimani's death

Pride in their long cultural history has the power to unite Iranians against the U.S. Attacking cultural sites wouldn't just be illegal, it'd be unwise.
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Ukraine foreign minister says 82 Iranians on board crashed plane, 63 Canadians

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Wednesday there were 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians on board the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran.
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Pro-democracy Iranians in U.S. say death of Soleimani could open a window for dissidents

The death of a top Iranian general in an American missile strike was long overdue, the leaders of a U.S.-based pro-democracy group said on Tuesday, and might "open a window" for dissidents to challenge..
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Iranian Americans aren't mourning Gen. Qasem Soleimani. They're glad he's dead. But, now what?

Few Iranian Americans in Los Angeles are mourning Gen. Qasem Soleimani's death, but they disagree on the consequences for family here and in Iran.
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Iranian-Americans Questioned at the Border: ‘My Kids Shouldn’t Experience Such Things’

Up to 200 people were held by border agents, with some of them reportedly asked to share their opinions about the situation in Iran and Iraq.
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Iranian-Americans say they were detained at border

Civil rights groups and lawmakers demanded information from federal officials following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the United..
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Huge crowds in Iran for general's funeral as new commander promises revenge

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians thronged Tehran's streets on Monday for the funeral of military commander Qassem Soleimani, killed by a U.S. drone strike, and his successor promised to drive U.S...
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Huge crowds in Iran for commander's funeral, daughter warns U.S. of 'dark day'

Tens of thousands of Iranians thronged the streets of Tehran on Monday for the funeral of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a U.S. air strike last week and his daughter said his..
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Wailing in grief, Iranians flock to mourn slain commander

Hundreds of thousands of mourners, many chanting, beating their chests and wailing in grief, turned out across Iran on Sunday to mourn slain military commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq..
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Sorrow mixed with fear as Iran mourns Soleimani's death

Iranians young and old have thronged the streets across Iran, waving national flags and breaking into mass chants of “I am Soleimani” as they mourn the country's top military commander, Qassem..
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Iranian Americans react to US strike on Soleimani

There were mixed emotions from some Iranian Americans to news of the targeted killing by the United States of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani early Friday. In California there was happiness and shock,..
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U.S. will keep sanctioning Iranian officials for rights abuses: Pompeo

The United States will keep sanctioning Iranian officials responsible for human rights abuses, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday, saying the United States had received nearly 20,000..
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Iran says pro-government rally to show the 'real' Iranians

A pro-government rally in Tehran on Monday will show the world who "real" Iranians are, Iran's Foreign Ministry said, expressing surprise at foreign statements of support for a wave of protests against..
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Iran rocked by deadly protests

The government's sudden move on Saturday to hike gas prices brought angry Iranians out into the streets, and at least three people have been killed.
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Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif embarks on a tour to salvage benefits of Iran nuclear deal

CBS News foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports from Tehran, where Iranians are reacting to the United States' decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
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Iranians chant 'Death to America' to mark U.S. embassy seizure

Thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to America" near the old U.S. embassy on Monday, the 40th anniversary on the seizure of the mission and a day after Iran's supreme leader vowed it would not lift a..
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