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August 16, 2022, 5:38 PM

34-year-old woman is Iran's first monkeypox case

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that authorities have announced the first case of monkeypox in the country
August 16, 2022, 5:38 PM
34-year-old woman is Iran's first monkeypox case
August 15, 2022, 2:59 PM

Iranian official says Salman Rushdie and his fans are to blame for attack

The Iranian government on Monday denied that Iranian officials could be held responsible for the attack on Salman Rushdie.
August 15, 2022, 2:59 PM
Iranian official says Salman Rushdie and his fans are to blame for attack
August 13, 2022, 1:08 PM

Praise, worry in Iran after Rushdie attack; government quiet

Iranians are reacting with praise and worry over the attack on novelist Salman Rushdie — the target of a decades-old fatwa by the late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini calling for his death
August 13, 2022, 1:08 PM
August 12, 2022, 10:51 AM

Expert weighs in on alleged Iranian plot to kill high-profile US official

Unsealed charged revealed an alleged plot to murder former National Security Adviser John Bolton.
August 12, 2022, 10:51 AM
Expert weighs in on alleged Iranian plot to kill high-profile US official
August 11, 2022, 2:49 PM

John Bolton was the target of Iranian murder plot in 'likely' retaliation for general's death: Prosecutors

A member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps allegedly tried to arrange the murder of Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton, the Justice Department said
August 11, 2022, 2:49 PM
Iran tried to arrange the murder of Trump WH adviser as retaliation: Prosecutors
August 11, 2022, 12:27 PM

DOJ charges Iranian national with planning to kill John Bolton

The criminal complaint against Shahram Poursafi, 45, who remains at large, accuses him of attempting to pay various individuals in the U.S. $300,000 to kill the former national security adviser.
August 11, 2022, 12:27 PM
DOJ charges Iranian national with planning to kill John Bolton
August 11, 2022, 7:56 AM

Tehran unveils Western art masterpieces hidden for decades

Some of the most prized works of contemporary Western art have been unveiled.
August 11, 2022, 7:56 AM
Tehran unveils Western art masterpieces hidden for decades
August 11, 2022, 12:33 AM

Iranian charged in plot to kill Trump WH adviser, suspect at large

Suspect Shahram Pousafi remains at large after the Justice Department unsealed charges that the Iranian national allegedly tried to arrange the murder of former national security adviser John Bolton.
August 11, 2022, 12:33 AM
Iranian charged in plot to kill Trump WH adviser, suspect at large
August 10, 2022, 8:49 PM

Iranian national charged with murder-for-hire attempt on John Bolton

Shahram Poursafi, 45, has been accused of offering various individuals $300,000 to kill the former U.S. National Security Advisor.
August 10, 2022, 8:49 PM
Iranian national charged with murder-for-hire attempt on John Bolton
August 8, 2022, 5:25 PM

Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal end, produce 'final text'

Diplomats say that talks to revive Tehran’s tattered nuclear accord have ended.
August 8, 2022, 5:25 PM
August 8, 2022, 8:01 AM

Iran: Police arrest Afghan suspected of stabbing 10 to death

Iranian state media are reporting that police arrested an Afghan man suspected of stabbing 10 other farm laborers to death following a quarrel over land
August 8, 2022, 8:01 AM
Iran: Police arrest Afghan suspected of stabbing 10 to death
August 3, 2022, 7:36 PM

As Iranian women are arrested for protesting against hijabs, some make 'forced confessions,' activist says

Women in Iran have been protesting online against the country’s mandate that all women must wear a hijab in public.
August 3, 2022, 7:36 PM
As Iran arrests hijab protesters, some women make televised 'forced confessions'
August 1, 2022, 4:31 PM

Man arrested outside Iranian writer's Brooklyn home with AK-47 a year after kidnapping threat

A man arrested with a loaded AK-47 assault rifle outside the Brooklyn home of an outspoken Iranian writer is due in federal court Monday amid questions about his intent.
August 1, 2022, 4:31 PM
Man arrested outside writer's home with AK-47
July 29, 2022, 6:59 PM

Iran raises death toll from mudslides, floods to at least 53

Iran has raised the death toll from landsides and flash floods this week across the country to at least 53, including those killed in a mudslide in the capital, Tehran, the previous day
July 29, 2022, 6:59 PM
Iran raises death toll from mudslides, floods to at least 53
July 28, 2022, 3:36 PM

Landslide triggered by heavy rains kills 6 in Iran's capital

Iranian state TV says the death toll in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in northwestern Tehran has reached six, with 14 people believed missing
July 28, 2022, 3:36 PM
At least 4 killed in Iran landslide triggered by heavy rains
1 month ago

Flash flood kills at least 21 people in southern Iran

Iran's state television says flash floods in the drought-stricken southern province of Fars have killed at least 21 people
1 month ago
Flash flood kills at least 17 people in southern Iran
1 month ago

Biden left with few options on Iran as nuclear talks stall

Biden has prioritized diplomacy, seeking to negotiate a return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
1 month ago
Biden left with few options on Iran as nuclear talks stall
1 month ago

Iran nuclear program top of Biden’s agenda while abroad

ABC News’ Mary Bruce reports on President Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East.
1 month ago
Iran nuclear program top of Biden’s agenda while abroad
1 month ago

Biden dodges questions on Iran's nuclear program as Israel's leader calls for action

President Joe Biden, in Israel Thursday, said the U.S. is waiting on Iran before talks on the Obama-era nuclear deal move forward.
1 month ago
Biden dodges questions on Iran's nuclear program as Israel's leader calls for action
1 month ago

White House: Iran preparing to send Russia drones for battle in Ukraine

ABC’s foreign correspondent Tom Soufi Burridge is in Kyiv, Ukraine, as the death toll from a weekend missile attack rises to 43.
1 month ago
White House: Iran preparing to send Russia drones for battle in Ukraine
1 month ago

Iran enriches to 20% with new centrifuges at fortified site

Iran says it has begun enriching uranium up to 20% using sophisticated centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear plant, state TV reported, an escalation that comes amid a standoff with the West over its tattered atomic deal
1 month ago
Iran enriches to 20% with new centrifuges at fortified site
1 month ago

Iran arrests 2 filmmakers over posting on social media

The filmmakers are accused of plotting to undermine Iran's state security.
1 month ago
Iran arrests 2 filmmakers over posting on social media
2 months ago

Strong earthquake kills 5 in southern Iran

Five people have been killed and 44 others injured in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in southern Iran
2 months ago
Strong earthquake kills 5 in southern Iran
2 months ago

Iran says it's ready for new talks with US on nuclear deal

Iran says it's ready for new indirect talks with the United States to overcome the last hurdles to revive its tattered 2015 nuclear deal with major powers amid a growing crisis over the country's atomic program
2 months ago
Iran says it's ready for new talks with US on nuclear deal
2 months ago

Iran-US nuclear talks in Qatar end without making progress

Indirect negotiations between Iran and the U.S. over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers have ended after failing to make significant progress
2 months ago
Iran report: Nuclear talks with US end without deal in Qatar
2 months ago

Cyberattack forces Iran steel company to halt production

One of Iran’s major steel companies says it was forced to halt production after being hit by a cyberattack that also targeted two other plants, marking one of the biggest assaults on the country’s strategic industrial sector in recent memory
2 months ago
Cyberattack forces Iran steel company to halt production
2 months ago

Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume

The launch drew a rebuke from Washington as stalled talks are set to resume.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Iran orders US to pay compensation for slain nuke scientists

A court in Iran has ordered the United States government to pay over $4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who have been killed in targeted attacks in recent years
2 months ago
Iran orders US to pay compensation for slain nuke scientists
2 months ago

US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges

A U.S. Navy warship has fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat coming straight at it during a tense encounter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz
2 months ago
US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges
2 months ago

Iran allows exchange stores to trade in foreign currency

Iran’s Central Bank has issued a directive allowing licensed exchange offices to resume buying and selling foreign currency, days after traders protested over the worsening economic situation
2 months ago
Iran allows exchange stores to trade in foreign currency
2 months ago

Iran says rocket launch coming after photos show preparation

Iran has acknowledged it plans two tests for its new solid-fueled rocket.
2 months ago
Iran says rocket launch coming after photos show preparation
2 months ago

Satellite images suggest Iran preparing for rocket launch

Iran appears to be readying for a space launch as satellite images showed a rocket on a rural desert launch pad, just as tensions remain high over Tehran’s nuclear program
2 months ago
Satellite images suggest Iran preparing for rocket launch
2 months ago

Venezuelan leader, Iranian president sign 20-year agreement

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and Iran’s hard-line president have signed a 20-year cooperation agreement in Tehran
2 months ago
Venezuela president praises Iran fuel shipments during visit
2 months ago

Iran state media say 13 arrested over Tehran bank heist

Iranian authorities say they have arrested 13 burglars who cut into the vault of a Tehran state bank from a neighboring building and stole 168 safe deposit boxes
2 months ago
Iran arrests 13 over Tehran bank heist, state media reports
2 months ago

Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program

Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras installed by U.N. inspectors at nuclear sites around the country, widening a dispute over Tehran’s program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels
2 months ago
Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program
2 months ago

UN nuclear watchdog urges Iran to comply with monitoring

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog has urged Iran to cooperate with his inspectors amid a standoff over its atomic program and a threat by Western nations to censure Tehran over its noncooperation
2 months ago
UN nuclear watchdog urges Iran to comply with monitoring
2 months ago

Death toll in southwestern Iran tower collapse rises to 41

The death toll in the collapse of a building in southwestern Iran has risen to at least 41
2 months ago
Death toll in southwestern Iran tower collapse rises to 41
3 months ago

Health minister: Iran marks first day without COVID deaths

Iran’s health minister says the country has marked its first day after more than two years without a single COVID-19 death
3 months ago
Health minister: Iran marks first day without COVID deaths
3 months ago

Group: Iran arrests reporter amid unrest over tower collapse

An international press watchdog says Iranian authorities arrested a local journalist at a ceremony for the victims of a catastrophic building collapse in the southwestern city of Abadan
3 months ago
Death toll in Iran building collapse rises to 37
3 months ago

Iraq: Iran gas cuts due to nonpayment will cause shortages

Crucial energy supplies from Iran were cut over non-payment.
3 months ago
Iraq: Iran gas cuts due to nonpayment will cause shortages
3 months ago

Crowd confronts cleric at Iran tower collapse that killed 33

Protesters angry over a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 33 people have shouted down an emissary sent by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
3 months ago
More unrest in Iran; building collapse death toll reaches 31
3 months ago

Iran disperses crowd angry over building collapse killing 29

Iranian riot police fired tear gas and shot into the air to disperse an angry crowd of hundreds of people near the site of a building collapse in the southwestern city of Abadan
3 months ago
Iran police disperse crowd gathered at collapsed building
3 months ago

Death toll in building collapse in southern Iran rises to 19

Rescuers at the site of a collapsed building in southwestern Iran have recovered five more bodies, bringing the death toll from the disaster this week to 19
3 months ago
Death toll in building collapse in southern Iran rises to 19
3 months ago

Envoy: Iran nuclear deal looks 'tenuous' but worth seeking

The U.S. envoy to Iran nuclear talks is making the case for staying in the troubled negotiations, for now
3 months ago
Negotiator tells Congress US still trying for Iran nuke deal
3 months ago

Iran building collapse kills 14 as mayor and others detained

Iranian media say the death toll from the collapse of a commercial building still under construction in southwestern Iran has reached 14, after more bodies were retrieved from the rubble in the city of Abadan
3 months ago
Iran building collapse kills 11 as mayor and others detained
3 months ago

Thousands attend funeral for slain Guard colonel in Iran

Thousands of mourners have poured into the streets of Tehran to pay their respects to a senior Revolutionary Guard member fatally shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle earlier this week
3 months ago
Fighter jet crashes in Iran, killing 2 pilots
3 months ago

Iran vows revenge over killing of Guard member in Tehran

Iran’s hard-line president has vowed revenge over the killing of a senior Revolutionary Guard member who was gunned down in the heart of Tehran
3 months ago
Iran vows revenge over killing of Guard member in Tehran
3 months ago

Freed UK woman says Iran forced her to sign false confession

A British-Iranian charity worker who was detained in Tehran for almost six years says she was forced by Iranian officials to sign a false confession to spying before she was freed two months ago
3 months ago
Freed UK woman says Iran forced her to sign false confession
3 months ago

Building collapse kills 5 people, injures many in south Iran

Iran's state TV says that at least five people were killed when a 10-story commercial building that was still under construction collapsed in the southwestern city of Abadan
3 months ago
Building collapse kills 5 people, injures many in south Iran
3 months ago

Iran Revolutionary Guard colonel is shot dead in Tehran

He was shot dead outside his home in Tehran by gunmen on a motorbike.
3 months ago