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November 28, 2022, 7:03 PM

Iranian general acknowledges over 300 dead in unrest

An Iranian general has acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding nationwide protests
November 28, 2022, 7:03 PM
Niece of supreme leader asks world to cut ties with Iran
November 23, 2022, 4:46 PM

US sanctions more Iranian officials as crackdowns continue

The United States has imposed sanctions against three more Iranian security officials in response to the Tehran government’s continued crackdown on protests after the death of Mahsa Amini
November 23, 2022, 4:46 PM
US sanctions more Iranian officials as crackdowns continue
November 22, 2022, 8:58 PM

Iran says it enriches uranium to 60% purity at Fordo site

Iran says it has begun producing enriched uranium at 60% purity at its underground Fordo nuclear plant
November 22, 2022, 8:58 PM
Iran says it enriches uranium to 60% purity at Fordo site
November 22, 2022, 6:47 PM

Iran to close schools in Tehran over of high air pollution

Iran's state television says all schools the country's capital, Tehran, will close for a day because of dangerously poor air quality
November 22, 2022, 6:47 PM
Iran to close schools in Tehran over of high air pollution
November 22, 2022, 5:45 PM

Official: Iran airstrikes target Kurdish groups in Iraq

An Iraqi Kurdish official says that Iran has launched a new round of strikes at Iranian Kurdish dissident groups based in Iraq's northern, semi-autonomous Kurdish region
November 22, 2022, 5:45 PM
Official: Iran airstrikes target Kurdish groups in Iraq
November 22, 2022, 4:04 PM

US Navy probe: Iranian drone struck Israeli-linked tanker

The U.S. Navy says its investigators have concluded that an Iranian drone was used to bomb an oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire last week
November 22, 2022, 4:04 PM
US Navy probe: Iranian drone struck Israeli-linked tanker
November 22, 2022, 1:14 PM

Blinken meets Israel, Arab partners as looming renewed Iran deal rattles ties

The Biden administration may have to contend with another foreign policy crisis over the Iran nuclear deal.
November 22, 2022, 1:14 PM
Blinken meets Israel, Arab partners as looming Iran deal rattles ties
November 22, 2022, 9:22 AM

How a false claim about Iran executions spread online

Social media posts, including by prominent officials and celebrities, falsely claimed that Iran's parliament had voted to execute all detained protesters.
November 22, 2022, 9:22 AM
How a false claim about Iran executions spread online
November 17, 2022, 7:35 PM

Iranian security forces open fire in subway station as protests escalate

The Iranian government has begun sentencing anti-government protesters to death as violence escalates in the streets of Tehran.
November 17, 2022, 7:35 PM
Iranian security forces open fire in subway station as protests escalate
November 17, 2022, 1:01 PM

Violence escalates amid protests in Iran

As protests enter their third month, police crackdowns in the country are becoming more brutal.
November 17, 2022, 1:01 PM
Violence escalates amid protests in Iran
November 16, 2022, 4:50 PM

Iranian regime hands down 3 more death sentences to antigovernment protesters

Plus, the latest details on the war in Ukraine as a missile accidentally strikes Poland and violent unrest grows in China over its zero-COVID policy.
November 16, 2022, 4:50 PM
Iranian regime hands down 3 more death sentences to antigovernment protesters
November 16, 2022, 1:38 AM

Shops in Iran, including Grand Bazaar, close over protests

Shops in Tehran’s historic Grand Bazaar and across the country close.
November 16, 2022, 1:38 AM
November 15, 2022, 4:46 PM

1st death sentence issued to anti-government protesters in Iran

Iranian authorities warned more charges will be handed down that carry the death penalty as protests continue in the country.
November 15, 2022, 4:46 PM
1st death sentence issued to anti-government protesters in Iran
November 15, 2022, 2:37 PM

Iranian court issues 1st death sentence tied to recent protests

A court in Iran has issued the first death sentence linked to anti-government protests that erupted across the country over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in September.
November 15, 2022, 2:37 PM
Iranian court issues 1st death sentence tied to recent protests
November 15, 2022, 1:01 PM

UN office urges Iran to free detained peaceful protesters

The U.N. human rights office is calling on Iran’s government to immediately release thousands of people who have been detained for participating in peaceful protests
November 15, 2022, 1:01 PM
UN office urges Iran to free detained peaceful protesters
November 14, 2022, 4:12 PM

EU, UK target senior Iran officials over protest crackdown

The European Union has imposed sanctions on Iran’s interior minister and several senior police and military officials over their alleged roles in the security crackdown against anti-government protests
November 14, 2022, 4:12 PM
EU, UK target senior Iran officials over protest crackdown
November 14, 2022, 2:00 PM

Macron vows tougher Iran sanctions amid protests crackdown

French President Emmanuel Macron says the West should step up sanctions against Iran by targeting officials behind the brutal crackdown on protesters demanding women’s rights in the Islamic Republic
November 14, 2022, 2:00 PM
Macron vows tougher Iran sanctions amid protests crackdown
November 13, 2022, 12:48 PM

Iranian who inspired 'The Terminal' dies at Paris airport

Merhan Karimi Nasseri was played by Tom Hanks in the Steven Spielberg movie.
November 13, 2022, 12:48 PM
Man who inspired Spielberg's 'The Terminal' dies at Paris airport
November 10, 2022, 9:40 PM

UN agency: Iran increases highly enriched uranium stockpile

The U.N. atomic watchdog says it believes that Iran has further increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium
November 10, 2022, 9:40 PM
UN agency: Iran increases highly enriched uranium stockpile
November 10, 2022, 9:57 AM

Iran protests rage on streets as officials renew threats

Protests in Iran have raged on streets with demonstrators remembering a bloody crackdown in the country’s southeast
November 10, 2022, 9:57 AM
November 7, 2022, 2:48 AM

Iran admits to supplying Russia with drones

Iran claims the drones being blamed for recent attacks to Ukraine infrastructure were provided before the Ukraine/Russia conflict began.
November 7, 2022, 2:48 AM
Iran admits to supplying Russia with drones
November 6, 2022, 7:09 PM

Iran admits to supplying Russia with drones

Iran said the drones, used in Ukraine, were supplied to Russia before President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.
November 6, 2022, 7:09 PM
Iran admits to supplying Russia with drones
November 5, 2022, 3:38 PM

Iran Revolutionary Guard launches rocket amid more protests

Iran’s powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has launched a new satellite-carrying rocket, state TV reported, seeking to demonstrate the force’s space prowess even as anti-government protests rage across the country
November 5, 2022, 3:38 PM
November 5, 2022, 9:48 AM

Iran acknowledges sending drones to Russia for first time

Iran’s foreign minister has acknowledged for the first time that his country has supplied Russia with drones, insisting the transfer came before Moscow’s war on Ukraine
November 5, 2022, 9:48 AM
Iran acknowledges sending drones to Russia for first time
November 5, 2022, 2:05 AM

Iran marks 1979 US Embassy takeover amid nationwide protests

Iran is marking the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran as its theocracy faces nationwide protests after the death of a 22-year-old woman earlier arrested by the country’s morality police
November 5, 2022, 2:05 AM
Iran marks 1979 US Embassy takeover amid nationwide protests
1 month ago

Protests over the death of Mahsa Amini intensify in Iran

Meanwhile, Israel is voting in its fifth election since 2019 with early results showing former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding a narrow lead.
1 month ago
Protests over the death of Mahsa Amini intensify in Iran
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Iran's currency hits new low against the dollar amid unrest

Iran’s currency has dropped to its lowest value against the dollar, as nationwide unrest and a stalemate in negotiations to revive Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers have been weighing heavily on the rial
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Iran's currency hits new low against the dollar amid unrest
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Iran plans public trials for 1,000 protesters in Tehran

Iranian authorities say they will hold public trials for 1,000 people in the capital, Tehran, over the protests that have convulsed the country
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Iran plans public trials for 1,000 protesters in Tehran
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Violent clashes grip Iran universities as protests persist

It was at a memorial for a deadly attack at a major Shiite holy site.
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Police: Men attack pro-democracy vigil near Iranian embassy

German police are investigating an attack on a pro-democracy vigil outside the Iranian embassy in Berlin in which three people were injured
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Iran's Guard warns protesters as more unrest roils country

Tehran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has issued a new warning to Iranians joining the protests roiling the country
1 month ago
Gunman who attacked holy shrine in Iran dies from injuries
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Activists say Iranian forces shot at protesters, killing 2

Iranian security forces have opened fire on demonstrators in a southeastern city that has seen weeks of unrest amid nationwide demonstrations
1 month ago
Iranian protesters again confront police in southeast city
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Mahsa Amini’s family under house arrest as protests over her death heat up in Iran

Anti-government protests have been sweeping the country since her death in September and now demonstrators are calling for a regime change.
1 month ago
Mahsa Amini’s family under house arrest as protests over her death heat up in Iran
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Iran's elite technical university emerges as hub of protests

Iran's elite technical university has emerged as an unexpected hub for protest as demonstrations erupt across the country
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Iran's elite technical university emerges as hub of protests
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Iran also barred from Nobel ceremony, after Russia, Belarus

The ambassador of Iran has been excluded from this year’s Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm because of “the serious and escalating situation” in the country
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Iran also barred from Nobel ceremony, after Russia, Belarus
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Demonstrators in Iran mark 40 days since Mahsa Amini's death

Anti-government demonstrators gathered in Iran’s capital city to mark 40 days since the death of Mahsa Amini.
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Demonstrators in Iran mark 40 days since Mahsa Amini's death
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Gunmen attack major Shiite holy site in Iran, killing 15

Gunmen have attacked a major Shiite holy site in Iran, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens
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Iran protesters rally to mark 40 days since Amini's death
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Spanish man trekking to World Cup believed arrested in Iran

The family of a Spanish man trekking from Madrid to Doha for the 2022 FIFA World Cup says he is believed to be under arrest in Iran where he went missing more than three weeks ago
1 month ago
Spanish man trekking to World Cup believed arrested in Iran
1 month ago

An exiled actress stars in a piercing portrait of Iran

Ninety-nine lashes awaited Zar Amir Ebrahimi when she fled Iran.
1 month ago
An exiled actress stars in a piercing portrait of Iran
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Iran releases footage from prison fire, adding to mystery

Iran says the hackers were acting on behalf of an unidentified foreign country.
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Massive protests in Berlin in support for women in Iran

Tens of thousands are expected to descend on Berlin while 240 people have been killed so far in the protests in Iran.
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Massive protests in Berlin in support for women in Iran
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Iran protests trigger solidarity rallies in US, Europe

There were rallies in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Berlin.
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Tens of thousands march in Berlin in solidarity with Iran protests

Thousands marched in Berlin in solidarity with the protests that are taking place in Berlin.
1 month ago
Tens of thousands march in Berlin in solidarity with Iran protests
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Protest against Iranian regime draws thousands in Berlin

Tens of thousands gathered in Berlin to back antigovernment protesters in Iran.
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East Iran city, scene of bloody crackdown, sees new protests

A city in Iran that was the scene of a bloody crackdown last month has woken up to new destruction after tensions erupted the day before
1 month ago
East Iran city, scene of bloody crackdown, sees new protests
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Analysis: Iran pushes militarily abroad amid unrest at home

Iran’s theocratic government is flexing its military muscle abroad as protests rage at home
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Iranian climber who didn't wear hijab returns home

Iranian sport climber Elnaz Rekabi returned to Tehran early Wednesday after she garnered global attention for competing overseas without wearing a hijab during a competition.
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Iranian climber who didn't wear hijab returns home
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Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi returns to Tehran after competing overseas without hijab

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency filmed Elnaz Rekabi's arrival and briefly interviewed her at the airport just outside Tehran.
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Iranian athlete returns to Tehran after competing overseas without hijab
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Activist reacts to Iranian climber competing without hijab

Elnaz Sarbar, an Iranian native, basketball player and activist, reacts to Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi returning to the country after she competed without a hijab.
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Activist reacts to Iranian climber competing without hijab
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Iranian rock climber who competed without hijab returns home

Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi has returned to Tehran after competing in South Korea without wearing a headscarf
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