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FILE - People supporting Iranian women hold a banner at the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 15, 2018.
Iranian women have long been barred from watching men's teams play
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August 20, 2019
Secretary-General of the U.N. António Guterres, right, greets U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to attend a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the Mideast, Aug. 20, 2019 in New York.
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US secretary of state says world cannot afford to ignore actions of Iran and its proxies
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August 20, 2019
Two Israeli Sa'ar 5 class corvettes (L) and the U.S. Navy's USS Donald Cook guided missile destroyer (R) are seen during an exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 7, 2019.
Drill, held last Wednesday, comes amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf
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August 20, 2019
A crew member checks the new name of Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, formerly known as Grace 1, off the coast of Gibraltar.
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The State Department message follows decision by Gibraltar to free the Adrian Darya 1 despite US objections
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August 20, 2019
Renamed Adrian Aryra 1 super tanker hosting an Iranian flag sails in the waters in the British territory of Gibraltar, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Authorities in Gibraltar on Sunday rejected the United States' latest request not to release a seized…
Authorities declined repeated US requests to hold the ship under allegations it violated sanctions
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August 19, 2019
A view of the Grace 1 supertanker stands off the coast of the British territory of Gibraltar, Aug. 16, 2019.
Tanker remains off the coast of Gibraltar, despite a court ruling that says it can be released
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August 16, 2019
In this Tuesday, July 2, 2019 photo, youngsters spend an afternoon while siting on steps outside a shopping mall in northern Tehran, Iran.  A few daring women in Iran's capital have been taking off their mandatory headscarves, or hijabs, in public,…
Trio were charged after video posted online showed them handing out flowers on Tehran's metro
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August 16, 2019