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Convicted Thief's Hand 'Amputated' In Northeastern Iran

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RFL/RE - Iranian media say a 34-year-old man had a hand chopped off as punishment for stealing livestock in the northeastern province of Razavi Khorasan.

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Tillerson: U.S. Troops Staying In Syria To Counter Assad, Iran

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RFL/RE - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that U.S. troops will remain in Syria indefinitely not just to fight militants but also to counter the power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his ally Iran.

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Iran tortures and kills protesters; West mostly silent as 8,000 citizens arrested

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washingtontimes - Iran’s rulers have inflicted death by torture and gunfire on citizen protesters in a crackdown since the Dec. 28 street uprising erupted, the main opposition group said.

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UN Chief Warns Against Endangering Iran Nuclear Deal

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RFL/RE - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging nations not to damage Iran's 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers because of concerns they may have with Iran's nonnuclear military activities in the Middle East.

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Oil Slicks From Sunken Iranian Tanker Spread, Raising Environmental Concerns

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RFL/RE - Oil slicks on the water surface around a sunken Iranian tanker in the East China Sea are expanding, Chinese authorities reported, raising environmental concerns.

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