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European losers in new Iranian sanctions game

European losers in new Iranian sanctions gameUS President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran and reimpose a raft of sanctions will hit European businesses working in Iran. The group, which is Europe’s second biggest carmaker, last year sold more than 445,000 vehicles in Iran, making the country one of its biggest markets outside France. Renault says it intends to keep up activities in Iran albeit scaling them back.



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Israel calls on Syria's Assad to 'get rid' of Iranian forces

Israel calls on Syria's Assad to 'get rid' of Iranian forcesJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister Friday called on President Bashar Assad to "get rid" of Iranian forces in Syria, warning their continued presence would only cause trouble.



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Israel accuses Iranian forces of rocket attack on Golan

Israel accuses Iranian forces of rocket attack on GolanJERUSALEM (AP) — Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering a heavy Israeli reprisal and escalating already heightened tensions in what appeared to be the most serious violence in years.



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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fire

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fireBy Dan Williams and Angus McDowall JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the first time in the most extensive military exchange ever between the two adversaries. It was the heaviest Israeli barrage in Syria since the 2011 start of the civil war in which Iranians, allied Shi’ite Muslim militias and Russian troops have deployed in support of President Bashar al-Assad. The confrontation came two days after the United States announced its withdrawal, with Israel’s urging, from a nuclear accord with Iran.



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Israeli airstrikes target Iranian military installations in Syria

Israeli airstrikes target Iranian military installations in SyriaThe Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked nearly all of Iran's military installations in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights.



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Israeli minister threatens Assad over any Iranian attacks from Syria

Israeli minister threatens Assad over any Iranian attacks from SyriaIsrael could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Israeli security cabinet minister said on Monday, hinting that Assad himself may be targeted for assassination. Israel and Iran have traded blows over Syria since February, stirring concern that major escalation could be looming ahead of next week’s review decision by U.S. President Donald Trump on the 2015 international nuclear deal with Tehran.



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Missile strikes on Syria kill 26, mostly Iranian, forces

Missile strikes on Syria kill 26, mostly Iranian, forcesMissile strikes on central Syria killed 26 pro-regime fighters, most of them Iranians, a monitor said Monday, in a raid that bore the hallmarks of Tehran’s archfoe Israel. The Syrian regime, which denounced a “fresh aggression” after the strikes, meanwhile continued to flush out armed groups from the capital with more deals to transfer fighters to the country’s north. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, missile strikes hit two military targets in Aleppo and Hama provinces late Sunday.



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Missile strikes on Syria kill 26, mostly Iranian, forces

Missile strikes on Syria kill 26, mostly Iranian, forcesMissile strikes on central Syria killed 26 pro-regime fighters, most of them Iranians, a monitor said Monday, in a raid that bore the hallmarks of Tehran’s archfoe Israel. The Syrian regime, which denounced a “fresh aggression” after the strikes, meanwhile continued to flush out armed groups from the capital with more deals to transfer fighters to the country’s north. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, missile strikes hit two military targets in Aleppo and Hama provinces late Sunday.



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Assault on woman by Iranian cops sparks headscarves debate

Assault on woman by Iranian cops sparks headscarves debateTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A grainy video of female officers from Iran's morality police assaulting a young woman whose headscarf only loosely covered her hair has sparked a new public debate on the decades-long requirement for women in the Islamic Republic.



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Report: Bombs disguised as rocks in Yemen show Iranian aid

Report: Bombs disguised as rocks in Yemen show Iranian aidDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roadside bombs disguised as rocks in Yemen bear similarities to others used by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and by insurgents in Iraq and Bahrain, suggesting at the least an Iranian influence in their manufacture, a watchdog group said on Monday.



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