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    In Tehran, specter of war met with more defiance than fear

    In Tehran, specter of war met with more defiance than fear


    People in Tehran speak in hushed tones about what the coming days may bring. As geopolitical tensions crank up, talk of imminent conflict with the United States is widespread on the streets of Iran's...

    People in Tehran speak in hushed tones about what the coming days may bring. As geopolitical tensions crank up, talk of imminent conflict with the United States is widespread on the streets of Iran's capital.
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    Mysterious "attack" on four ships, says UAE


    Four ships were targeted on Sunday near the strategic Emirati port of Fujairah, in what the UAE described as a "sabotage attack." One was flying a UAE flag, and another the Norwegian flag. The other two were tankers owned by Saudi Arabia, which described...

    Four ships were targeted on Sunday near the strategic Emirati port of Fujairah, in what the UAE described as a "sabotage attack." One was flying a UAE flag, and another the Norwegian flag. The other two were tankers owned by Saudi Arabia, which described the incident as a threat to the security of global oil supplies.
    Syrian army 'kills terrorists' in Idlib countryside

    Syrian army 'kills terrorists' in Idlib countryside


    The Syrian army is launching "intensive strikes on dens of Jabhat al-Nusra," a group formerly affiliated with al Qaeda, in a village in southwestern Idlib province Sunday, Syrian state media is...

    The Syrian army is launching "intensive strikes on dens of Jabhat al-Nusra," a group formerly affiliated with al Qaeda, in a village in southwestern Idlib province Sunday, Syrian state media is reporting.
    China's persecuted Uyghurs live 'freely' in Turkey

    China's persecuted Uyghurs live 'freely' in Turkey


    Members of the Uyghur community in Turkey say they escaped a brutal crackdown in China and now continue to rally for missing relatives believed to be held in...

    Members of the Uyghur community in Turkey say they escaped a brutal crackdown in China and now continue to rally for missing relatives believed to be held in camps.
    Mina Mangal, Afghan journalist, killed in Kabul

    Mina Mangal, Afghan journalist, killed in Kabul


    A prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser has been killed in Kabul, an Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN...

    A prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser has been killed in Kabul, an Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN Sunday.
    The world is more dangerous after Iran's nuclear deal announcement

    The world is more dangerous after Iran's nuclear deal announcement


    All the ingredients are in place for a confrontation that could be the most significant outbreak of warfare since the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, with some of the same players leading the...

    All the ingredients are in place for a confrontation that could be the most significant outbreak of warfare since the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, with some of the same players leading the charge.
    Iranian leader announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

    Iranian leader announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal


    Iran announced Wednesday it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, marking a serious escalation in Tehran's faceoff with the United...

    Iran announced Wednesday it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, marking a serious escalation in Tehran's faceoff with the United States.
    5 questions about Iran's nuclear deal announcement

    5 questions about Iran's nuclear deal announcement


    Iran has announced it will no longer fully comply with the landmark nuclear deal it signed with the United States and five other nations in 2015, following Washington's own reneging on the agreement and increased diplomatic and military pressure on...

    Iran has announced it will no longer fully comply with the landmark nuclear deal it signed with the United States and five other nations in 2015, following Washington's own reneging on the agreement and increased diplomatic and military pressure on Tehran.
    Turkey's President Erdogan refuses to give up Istanbul without a fight

    Turkey's President Erdogan refuses to give up Istanbul without a fight


    There's an old saying in Turkish politics: "Who wins Istanbul, wins Turkey." The country's biggest city and commercial heart is undoubtedly its biggest political prize and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn't about to give it up without a...

    There's an old saying in Turkish politics: "Who wins Istanbul, wins Turkey." The country's biggest city and commercial heart is undoubtedly its biggest political prize and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn't about to give it up without a fight.
    Turkey orders revote for Istanbul mayor

    Turkey orders revote for Istanbul mayor


    Turkey's election board has ruled in favor of a rerun of the election for Istanbul mayor, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency, weeks after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, suffered a setback...

    Turkey's election board has ruled in favor of a rerun of the election for Istanbul mayor, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency, weeks after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, suffered a setback when it lost the mayoral race by a razor thin margin.
    Iran Fast Facts

    Iran Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Fast Facts and learn more about the Islamic Republic of Iran in Central...

    Read CNN's Fast Facts and learn more about the Islamic Republic of Iran in Central Asia.
    Ceasefire appears to take hold in Gaza, ending deadly weekend of hostilities

    Ceasefire appears to take hold in Gaza, ending deadly weekend of hostilities


    Israel and militant factions in Gaza appear to have reached a ceasefire after a violent weekend that saw the some of the worst fighting between the two sides since 2014, when full-blown war broke...

    Israel and militant factions in Gaza appear to have reached a ceasefire after a violent weekend that saw the some of the worst fighting between the two sides since 2014, when full-blown war broke out.
    600 rockets fired from Gaza, Israel responds with airstrikes

    600 rockets fired from Gaza, Israel responds with airstrikes


    Twenty-three people have died in Gaza as a result of the fighting between Israel and Gaza militants since Saturday morning, according to the Palestinian Ministry of...

    Twenty-three people have died in Gaza as a result of the fighting between Israel and Gaza militants since Saturday morning, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
    Saudi Arabia temporarily releases female activists

    Saudi Arabia temporarily releases female activists


    Four female Saudi activists were temporarily released from prison on Thursday, a source familiar with the events tells...

    Four female Saudi activists were temporarily released from prison on Thursday, a source familiar with the events tells CNN.
    Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says

    Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says


    Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of...

    Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."
    New video claims to show ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    New video claims to show ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi


    For the first time in five years, ISIS has released what it says is a new video message from its leader Abu Bakr...

    For the first time in five years, ISIS has released what it says is a new video message from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
    Alleged UAE spy kills himself in Istanbul prison, Turkish state media says

    Alleged UAE spy kills himself in Istanbul prison, Turkish state media says


    A man arrested on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates has allegedly died by suicide while imprisoned in Turkey, the country's state prosecutor and its state-run news agency Anadolu said...

    A man arrested on suspicion of spying for the United Arab Emirates has allegedly died by suicide while imprisoned in Turkey, the country's state prosecutor and its state-run news agency Anadolu said Monday.
    Hosni Mubarak Fast Facts

    Hosni Mubarak Fast Facts


    See CNN's Hosni Mubarak Fast Facts for a look at the life of the former president of...

    See CNN's Hosni Mubarak Fast Facts for a look at the life of the former president of Egypt.


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