The Emiratis view the south as an outpost to exert control over the Gulf and Iran, and now they are inviting the Israelis in.
Iranian media is largely silent on the conflict, while the country's security forces have arrested several Iran-based Turkish activists supporting Azerbaijan.
The embargo on the sale of arms to Iran was due to start expiring progressively from Sunday, under the terms of the UN resolution that blessed the 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic republic and world powers.
The Saudi-led military coalition and Yemen's Houthi movement agreed last month in Switzerland to exchange 1,081 prisoners, including 15 Saudis, in the largest swap since peace talks in December 2018.
The latest wave of sanctions by the Trump administration blacklist almost all of Iran’s financial sector, dealing another blow to an economy that is already reeling under previous US sanctions.
Shajarian – who was also an instrumentalist and composer, and embodied traditional and classical music in his country – died at 80 in Tehran after a long battle with illness.
Azerbaijani Turks are Iran’s largest ethnic minority but they are increasingly protesting in support of Azerbaijan in its ongoing conflict with Armenia. This is likely to concern Tehran.
An online survey revealed increased secular attitudes among 50,000 respondents with a critical view of the country’s religious governance system, and nearly half reported losing their religion.
Despite increasing attacks led by Iran-backed Shia militias in Baghdad, Washington wants to avoid a major escalation of tensions ahead of the crucial US elections. Tehran has its own reasons to de-escalate.
Iran seems to be quietly backing Armenia in the conflict.
It all began with a tweet from an anonymous male user smacking of sexual perversion.
Houthi rebels will free 400 people, including 15 Saudis and four Sudanese, while the Saudi-led coalition will free 681 Houthi fighters, sources say.
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