One of many ladies, a blogger who became travelling through Asia alongside with her Australian boyfriend, became arrested 10 weeks in the past on costs which dwell unclear, The Times reported on Tuesday.
The two British-Australian women are believed to be the first British passport holders without dual Iranian nationality to be held in the country in recent years. It wasn't clear when she was arrested, or what the alleged offense is, though the length of the sentence is common for espionage charges against foreigners, according to the Times.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing assistance to three people detained in Iran.
"Due to our privacy obligations, we will not comment further", he added.
Most of those with foreign passports arrested in Iran are Iranians with dual European or USA nationality. They were reportedly keeping their followers on social media posted about the journey and it was the absence of the updates that initially prompted concern.
The arrests come amid rising tensions between Iran and the West, after the United States withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
The three are held in Tehran's Evin prison, where British Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 41, has been detained since 2016 on spying charges, the newspaper reported.
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Those detained in the past 18 months include U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, arrested in July 2018; Morad Tahbaz, a British-Iranian businessman who was held in January a year ago; and Aras Amiri, an Iranian with British residency who worked at the British Council in London and was arrested in late November 2018.
Several British nationals with Iranian backgrounds are similarly held as Iran and Britain have been discussing the possible release of some 400 million pounds held by London since the 1979 Islamic Revolution for a tank purchase that never happened.
The Adrian Darya I, which was seized in July with the help of British Royal Marines, was released last month after Iran gave written assurances that it was not bound for Syria.
In most cases, Iran's judiciary had cited security-related charges or spying on behalf of foreign governments - both of which can carry the death penalty in Iran.
"It does sound extremely concerning and of course the UK government will do everything we can to support any UK British citizens who are caught in Iran", British business minister Andrea Leadsom told Sky News.
The latest arrests are also raising questions over the safety of travellers from other nationalities.
"We can't guarantee access to consular services or legal representation if you're detained or arrested", the government says.
Stocks moved higher Thursday, with the S&P 500 briefly topping its July 24 closing high, pushed higher by a thaw in U.S. The S&P 500 posted 39 new 52-week highs and one new low; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 81 new highs and 20 new lows.
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They also corroborated the incident date and location through employment records of the victim and Ravenel, the affidavit states. Ravenel has previously drawn criticism for dragging Ledwell and her husband into his caustic custody battle with Dennis (below).
Former Bengals cornerback Terrell Roberts was shot and killed in the San Francisco area on Wednesday, according to KPIX 5 . Roberts, 38, played at Oregon State from 1999-2002 and was a teammate of current Beavers football coach Jonathan Smith.
The euro stood at $1.10615, having risen 0.5 percent on Thursday and staying near two-week high of $1.10875 hit in US trade. Attention now turns to Draghi's 1230 GMT news conference at which he will also reveal the bank's new economic projections.
Navalny had asked his supporters to vote for whichever candidate had the best chance of defeating United Russia in their district. Kira Yarmysh, Navalny's spokeswoman, said on Thursday that the scale and nature of the latest raids were unprecedented.
CIA Director of Public Affairs Brittany Bramell said in a statement that CNN's narrative was based on "misguided speculation". The official may have been a man called Oleg Smolenkov, Russian daily newspaper Kommersant reported on Tuesday.
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Johnson, 38, earned another shot in the National Basketball Association with his performance in the 3-on-3 league. He last played in the league during the 2017-18 season, suiting up for both the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.
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