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January 15, 2023, 2:53 AM

Iran hangs Iranian-British ex-defense official for spy claim

Iran executed a Iranian-British national who worked for its defense ministry.
January 15, 2023, 2:53 AM
Iran hangs former defense ministry official over spy claim
January 14, 2023, 5:53 PM

Iran and Syria set to renew long-term economic agreement

The news comes as Damascus prepares to welcome Iran’s president.
January 14, 2023, 5:53 PM
January 11, 2023, 7:53 PM

Iran sentences ex-official to death over alleged UK spying

An Iranian state-linked news agency says a former senior defense official has been sentenced to death after being convicted of spying for Britain
January 11, 2023, 7:53 PM
Iran sentences ex-official to death over alleged UK spying
January 11, 2023, 5:26 AM

Iran sentences Belgian aid worker to prison, lashes

Iran has sentenced a Belgian aid worker to a lengthy prison term and 74 lashes after convicting him of espionage in a closed-door trial
January 11, 2023, 5:26 AM
January 11, 2023, 2:38 AM

Iran sentences Belgian aid worker to prison, lashes

Iran has sentenced a Belgian aid worker to a lengthy prison term and 74 lashes after convicting him of espionage in a closed-door trial
January 11, 2023, 2:38 AM
Iran sentences Belgian aid worker to 40 years, lashes
January 11, 2023, 2:25 AM

US Navy says it seized Iran assault rifles bound for Yemen

The U.S. Navy has seized over 2,100 assault rifles from a ship in the Gulf of Oman it believes came from Iran and were bound for Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels
January 11, 2023, 2:25 AM
January 8, 2023, 7:38 PM

Amid unrest, Iran's hardliners turn their anger to France

Hundreds of protesters including seminary students shouted “Death to France.”
January 8, 2023, 7:38 PM
January 8, 2023, 5:10 PM

Iran condemned for execution of two protestors

The Tehran regime is facing international condemnation from human rights groups for its executions of anti-government protestors with others awaiting the same punishment.
January 8, 2023, 5:10 PM
Iran condemned for execution of two protestors
January 7, 2023, 5:08 PM

Iran executes 2 more men detained amid nationwide protests

Iran says it has executed two men convicted of allegedly killing a paramilitary volunteer, the latest executions aimed at halting the nationwide protests now challenging the country’s theocracy
January 7, 2023, 5:08 PM
Iran executes 2 more men detained amid nationwide protests
January 6, 2023, 5:31 PM

Iranian drone maker sanctioned for supplying Moscow

The U.S. has hit six executives and board members of an Iranian drone manufacturer with sanctions after the firm allegedly supplied Moscow with drones that Russian forces have been using to attack Ukraine
January 6, 2023, 5:31 PM
Iranian drone maker sanctioned for supplying Moscow
January 5, 2023, 3:39 PM

Iran closes French institute over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Iran has shut down a decades-old French research institute in response to cartoons published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that mocked the country’s ruling clerics
January 5, 2023, 3:39 PM
Iran closes French institute over Charlie Hebdo cartoons
1 month ago

Iran holds military drill near strategic Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s state TV says the country's military has kicked off its annual drill in the coastal area of the Gulf of Oman and near the strategic Strait of Hormuz
1 month ago
Iran holds military drill near strategic Strait of Hormuz
1 month ago

Iran replaces central bank governor amid currency crash

Iran has appointed a new head of its central bank after the country's currency crashed to its lowest level ever against the dollar amid mass protests and ongoing Western sanctions
1 month ago
Iran replaces central bank governor amid currency crash
1 month ago

Iran security forces kill 2, arrest 2 over deadly attack

Iran's state media says security forces killed two men and arrested two others suspected of carrying out a shooting in the restive southwest last month that left seven people dead
1 month ago
Iranian authorities say 2 killed, 2 arrested after attack
1 month ago

US hits more Iranian officials with human rights sanctions

The Biden administration is slapping sanctions on Iran's chief prosecutor, four other Iranian officials and a company that supports the country's security forces for their roles in an ongoing violent crackdown on antigovernment protests
1 month ago
US hits more Iranian officials with human rights sanctions
1 month ago

US and Iran clash over Russia using Iran drones in Ukraine

The United States and its allies have clashed with Iran and its ally Russia over Western claims that Tehran is supplying Moscow with drones that have been attacking Ukraine
1 month ago
1 month ago

Prominent Iranian actress arrested after criticizing regime

Taraneh Alidoosti's arrest by the Iranian regime comes just a week after “The Salesman” actress voiced her support for demonstrators on Instagram and condemned the execution of Mohsen Shekari.
1 month ago
Prominent Iranian actress arrested after criticizing regime
1 month ago

Famous actress arrested in Iran

Taraneh Alidoosti was arrested by the Islamic Republic guards after showing solidarity with anti-government supporters, according to state media.
1 month ago
Famous actress arrested in Iran
1 month ago

Iranian rappers voicing support for protests face regime’s crackdown

Iranian rap music has become a vehicle for criticism of the regime amid ongoing protests in the country, placing several rap stars in the crosshairs of the government.
1 month ago
Iranian rappers voicing support for protests face regime’s crackdown
1 month ago

Another protester executed in Iran as demonstrations enter their 4th month

The second public execution of a protestor comes after Iranian police handed down several death penalties to those protesting the Iranian government after the death of Mahsa Amini.
1 month ago
Another protester executed in Iran as demonstrations enter their 4th month
1 month ago

Iran regime stages public execution amid nationwide unrest

Majid Reza Rahnavard was reportedly hanged from a construction crane in what the regime claims was a public execution.
1 month ago
Iran regime stages public execution amid nationwide unrest
1 month ago

Iran executes 2nd man amid protests

Rahnavard was hung on charges of "waging war against God."
1 month ago
Iran executes 2nd man amid protests
1 month ago

Iran execution: Man publicly hanged from crane amid protests

Iran has executed a second prisoner detained and convicted over crimes committed during the nationwide protests now challenging the country’s theocracy
1 month ago
2 months ago

Russia seeks new Iranian weapons

Intense military attacks pick up in Ukraine as frigid winter weather settles in.
2 months ago
Russia seeks new Iranian weapons
2 months ago

Russia seeks 'hundreds' of Iranian missiles

Russia is reportedly trying to obtain hundreds of missiles from Iran in exchange for an unprecedented level of military and technical support.
2 months ago
Russia seeks 'hundreds' of Iranian missiles
2 months ago

US: Russia, Iran moving toward full defense ‘partnership’

The Biden administration is accusing Russia of moving to provide advanced military assistance to Iran, including air defense systems, helicopters and fighter jets
2 months ago
US: Russia, Iran moving toward full defense ‘partnership’
2 months ago

Iran executes 1st protester sentenced to death as regime intensifies crackdown on dissidents

Iran carried out its first execution of a protester, Mohsen Shekari, as the regime intensifies its crackdown on dissenters in the country.
2 months ago
Iran executes 1st protester as regime intensifies crackdown on dissidents
2 months ago

Android phones in Iran get false quake alerts amid protests

False earthquake alerts have gone off on Android smartphones in Iran as the country continues to grapple with nationwide protests
2 months ago
Android phones in Iran get false quake alerts amid protests
2 months ago

Iranian journalist on protests: ‘We deserve to have a secular, democratic country’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad about questions on whether the country has disbanded its morality police amid months of protests.
2 months ago
Iranian journalist on protests: ‘We deserve to have a secular, democratic country’
2 months ago

Status of Iran’s morality police uncertain

ABC News correspondent Lama Hasan discusses the status of Iran’s morality police.
2 months ago
Status of Iran’s morality police uncertain
2 months ago

Iran sends mixed messages about walking back ‘morality police’

The country's attorney general said the controversial law enforcement wing has been disbanded, but shortly after, Iranian state media disputed the claim.
2 months ago
Iran sends mixed messages about walking back ‘morality police’
2 months ago

Iran's morality police status unclear, but wearing the hijab is still mandatory for Iranian women

Women in Iran will still be required to wear the hijab under Islamic Republic law, even if the country's government decides to abolish the religious police.
2 months ago
Why it's still mandatory for Iranian women to wear the hijab
2 months ago

Iranian media denies that ‘morality police’ have been shut down

Iranian human rights group says more than 400 people have been killed protesting against regime following the death of a 22-year-old woman who died in police custody.
2 months ago
Iranian media denies that ‘morality police’ have been shut down
2 months ago

Iran to review hijab law

The dress code for women in Iran could be changing after months of deadly demonstrations.
2 months ago
Iran to review hijab law
2 months ago

State news: Iran executed 4 people it says spied for Israel

Iran's state-run news agency says authorities have executed four people accused of working for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency
2 months ago
State news: Iran executed 4 people it says spied for Israel
2 months ago

Iranian state media: Construction begins on nuclear plant

Iranian state TV said the country has begun construction on a new nuclear power plant
2 months ago
2 months ago

Iran accused of stealing bodies of slain protesters as families rush to reclaim loved ones

Iran's authorities have been accused of stealing the bodies of slain protesters from hospitals, in order to prevent funerals from rallying the protest movement.
2 months ago
Families rush to reclaim slain Iranians amid body theft fears
2 months ago

Iranian protesters denounce brutal regime: 'We are not going to let them stay'

ABC News' Maggie Rulli takes an in-depth look at anti-regime protests in Iran, as activists share firsthand accounts on the ground amid reports of beatings, sexual assaults and wrongful deaths.
2 months ago
Iranian protesters denounce brutal regime: 'We are not going to let them stay'
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
Niece of supreme leader asks world to cut ties with Iran
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
US sanctions more Iranian officials as crackdowns continue
2 months ago

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

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
2 months ago
Iran to close schools in Tehran over of high air pollution
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
Official: Iran airstrikes target Kurdish groups in Iraq
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
US Navy probe: Iranian drone struck Israeli-linked tanker
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Blinken meets Israel, Arab partners as looming Iran deal rattles ties
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
How a false claim about Iran executions spread online
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Iranian security forces open fire in subway station as protests escalate
2 months ago

Violence escalates amid protests in Iran

As protests enter their third month, police crackdowns in the country are becoming more brutal.
2 months ago
Violence escalates amid protests in Iran
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Iranian regime hands down 3 more death sentences to antigovernment protesters
2 months ago

Shops in Iran, including Grand Bazaar, close over protests

Shops in Tehran’s historic Grand Bazaar and across the country close.
2 months ago