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More than three decades after Iran's leader issued a fatwa, Teheran has blamed Rushdie's supporters for the knife attack on the award-winning novelist in the US.
Iran has executed at least 251 people in the first half of 2022, including women defending themselves against domestic violence.
Vladimir Putin works his Middle East connections. For his first international outing since the war in Ukraine, he went to Iran to meet with supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Iran and Russia are seeking closer ties in the face of Western sanctions. Also on the agenda: negotiations over blockaded imports of Ukrainian grain and the situation in Syria.
The meeting between the leaders of the three regional powers Russia, Iran and Turkey aims at bolstering their relations. The summit comes shortly after Russian gas giant Gazprom announced a cooperation deal with Tehran.
The US president will also visit Saudi Arabia, where he will have talks with Saudi officials and attend a summit of Gulf allies. Iran's nuclear program is set to be high on the agenda during his stay in Israel.
Smuggling is a huge part of the Iranian economy. All kinds of products change hands illegally in Iran, from contraband items like alcohol and satellite dishes, to washing machines, phones and car parts. However, little is known about these people who operate in the shadows. We're joined by Ershad Alijani from the FRANCE 24 Observers, who presents a special report on the issue.
Israel and the US will declared a "united stand" on Iran and signed a joint agreement pledging to prevent Tehran from building nuclear weapons.
Iran's arrest of prominent filmmakers is part of an escalating clampdown on protesters. Human rights groups fear more backlash as Iranian women defy the regime's hijab laws in a social media campaign.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi, made the announcement at a joint press conference in Tehran. The two allies have both been heavily hit by US sanctions.
Tehran has suggested "global arrogance" could have been behind the killing of Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei. He is believed to have been involved in operations in Syria and Iraq.
Tehran says the crews of two Greek oil tankers confiscated in the Gulf have not been detained and are in good health. Athens called the seizures "acts of piracy."
Rights groups are sounding the alarm over a 25 percent surge in executions in Iran. Despite growing public opposition, the Islamic Republic has long been a leading executioner. We talked to Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the director of the NGO Iran Human Right.