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Iranian hackers becoming more aggressive

Iranian hackers have become increasingly aggressive and sophisticated, moving from disrupting and defacing US websites to engaging in cyber espionage, security experts say. According to Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company F

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Six Iranians booked for UAE businessman's kidnap

Dubai prosecutors have charged six Iranians with kidnapping a British-Iranian businessman who went missing in the emirate last year, the government said. Authorities said in January they had detained three Iranians suspected of be

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Fourth Iranian held in UAE trader's kidnap

An Iranian suspected of helping kidnap a British-Iranian businessman in Dubai has been arrested in Thailand and deported to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an official source familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Ali Rehmat Ass

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Missing Briton: UAE arrests three Iranians

Security forces in the United Arab Emirates have detained three Iranians suspected of kidnapping a British-Iranian businessman who went missing in Dubai in June, the Dubai government said on Thursday. Britain's Foreign Office

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Iranians may have abducted Briton in Dubai

Britain is taking seriously allegations that a British-Iranian citizen who went missing in Dubai in June may have been kidnapped by "elements in Iran", a government source in London said on Saturday. Abbas Yazdi was repo

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Syria rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap

Syrian rebels freed 48 Iranian hostages on Wednesday in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government, the head of a Turkish aid agency which helped broker the deal said. The Syrian r

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Iraq moves batch of Iranian dissidents from camp

Iraq evacuated an initial batch of 400 Iranian dissidents on Saturday from a base founded under Saddam Hussein, a first step towards expelling their entire group from Iraqi territory. The People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI), a

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Plane catches fire in Iran, injures 42

Some 42 Iranians were injured when a Russian-made Tupolev aircraft caught fire as it landed in northeastern Iran on Sunday, state radio said. "About 42 passengers, out of 157 aboard, were injured when the plane was landing at Mashhad city'

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Iranian comic to star in ABC family sitcom

Iranian-born comic Maz Jobrani will star in the ABC family sitcom pilot  “Funny in Farsi”, while another Iranian native, Marjan Nehsat, will co-star in the project based on the memoir by Iranian-born author Firoozeh Dumas. Jobrani wil

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Dubai ruling family members face $1.9bn suit

A Dubai court began a hearing against three members of the emirate's ruling family after businessman sought $1.9 billion in compensation for the alleged seizure of his firm. The claimant, Shahram Abdullah Zadeh, a Dubai-based Iranian b

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