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# Iran

    # humanitarian release
    Tánaiste holds hour-long phone call with Iranian counterpart seeking release of Irishman
    Phelan’s health is understood to have deteriorated since his detention.
    # ammunition
    Drone attack reportedly hits Iran defence ministry complex
    The drone strike comes at a tense time in Iran, which has been rocked by nationwide protests.
    Voices
    Irish Iranians: 'We cannot give in to this barbaric regime'
    Irish Iranians show solidarity with protestors in Iran and ask European lawmakers to take decisive action against the regime.
    # bernard phelan
    France concerned for health of French-Irish citizen on hunger strike in Iran prison
    Phelan, 64, was arrested in October while travelling through a town during protests and has been accused of spreading anti-regime propaganda
    # Alireza Akbari
    Rishi Sunak condemns 'callous' execution of British-Iranian man accused of spying
    Tehran’s state media has announced that the former Iranian defence minister had been put to death.
    # Mahsa Amini
    Iran sentences three more to death over Amini protests
    The Islamic republic has been rocked by civil unrest since the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini.
    # Arrests
    German police arrest Iranian man in chemical terror attack plot
    German security services were tipped off to the suspect by the American FBI.
    # Duesseldorf
    Iranian man held in Germany suspected of chemical terror plot
    Cyanide and ricin had allegedly been obtained.
    # Iran
    Iran executes two more men in connection with protests
    It brings the total executions in Iran following the protests to four.
    # Iran
    Iranian Revolutionary Guard shot dead in Tehran amid claims of botched burglary
    Iran has been rocked by protests since the 16 September death of a woman who was arrested for allegedly violating the country’s female dress code.
    # Iran
    Iran upholds two death sentences over protests, but orders retrial for three others
    Iran has been rocked by demonstrations since the 16 September death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
    # Iran
    Iran's top court orders retrial of third death row inmate sentenced over protests
    Iran has been rocked by demonstrations since the 16 September death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
    # Mahsa Amini
    Iran's President vows 'no mercy' for 'hostile' protest movement
    Protests were triggered by the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini.
    # Saman Seydi
    Iran court orders retrial of rapper protester reportedly on death row
    Iran has arrested thousands of people over protests following the death of Mahsa Amini.
    # Tehran
    Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti arrested after condemning execution of protester
    Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-winning film The Salesman, was detained a week after she made a post on Instagram.
    Voices
    Opinion: Iran’s nod to International Human Rights Day was more repression of its people
    Brendan McNamara highlights the cases of women activists of Bahá’i faith incarcerated in Iran.
    # Tehran
    Iran ousted from UN women's rights body over protest crackdown
    The US led the campaign for Iran’s removal.
    # Iran
    A doctor, rap artists and footballer among those facing death penalty in Iran
    Iran has already executed two men who were detained and convicted amid nationwide protests challenging the country’s theocracy.
    # FIFPro
    Footballer union 'sickened' as Iranian player risks death sentence
    Amir Nasr-Azadani reportedly faces execution in Iran after campaigning for women’s rights and basic freedom in his country.
    # Mahsa Amini protests
    Iran publicly executes second prisoner detained amid protests challenging the country's theocracy
    At least 488 people have been killed since the demonstrations began in mid-September, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran.
    # Protests
    More Iranians at imminent risk of execution, according to human rights groups
    The protests have lasted almost three months, having been sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini.
    # Protests
    International outcry of 'inhumanity' as Iran carries out execution over Amini protests
    Mohsen Shekari had been convicted and sentenced to death for blocking a street and wounding a paramilitary.
    # Iran
    Iran carries out first known execution over Mahsa Amini protests
    Demonstrations have swept Iran for nearly three months since Amini died after her arrest by the morality police.
    # Iran
    Iran abolishes morality police after months of protests triggered by arrest of Mahsa Amini
    The morality police were established to “spread the culture of modesty and hijab”.
    # Iran
    Protest-hit Iran says it is reviewing mandatory headscarf law
    Protests have swept Iran since the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the morality police for allegedly flouting the sharia-based law.
    # christian victory
    Pulisic's first-half goal sends USA through and ends Iran's extraordinary World Cup
    The USA will face the Netherlands in the last-16 after a 1-0 win.
    # Iran
    Ireland’s Tehran embassy reopening ‘under review’, says Coveney
    Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said it “makes sense” to have an embassy in the Iranian capital, despite concerns.
    # Not happy
    Iran complain to Fifa over removal of Islamic Republic symbol in US social media posts
    The US infuriated their opponents by posting altered images of Iran’s flag.
    # supreme leader
    Iran arrests niece of leader Ayatollah Khamenei after condemning regime, brother claims
    Farideh Moradkhani’s brother has said she was arrested for criticising her uncle’s regime
    # dear jurgen
    Iran boss Queiroz calls Jurgen Klinsmann out on Twitter over 'their culture' comments
    Klinsmann said Iran ‘worked the referee’ in defeating Wales, comments the Iran boss has labelled as a ‘disgrace.’
    # stunning scenes
    Two late, late goals earn Iran tear-soaked win over Wales
    Goals in the 98th and 101st minutes saw Iran make light of intense political pressure back home.
    # Human Rights
    UN human rights council eyes investigation of Iran's crackdown on protests
    Over 360 people, including 47 children, have been killed in the crackdown according to human rights groups
    # Reaction
    Manager Queiroz says protesting Iran fans 'should stay at home'
    Iran fans jeered during the national anthem ahead of today’s defeat to England, which the manager took as an attack on his players.
    # Political Football
    England show World Cup credentials in game to be remembered for Iran's brave protest
    The Iranian players refused to sing their national anthem in a 6-2 loss to England in Qatar.
    # Protest
    Iran team do not sing national anthem before first World Cup game
    Iranian players did not sing the anthem in support of anti-government protesters in their country.
    # more problems
    Technical issues with Fifa tickets app causes delays ahead of England's opening game
    Vast swathes of empty seats were visible as the match kicked off.
    # hijab
    Iran arrests two top actors who removed headscarves, state media reports
    Iran’s clerical leadership has been shaken by more than two months of women-led demonstrations
    # Iran
    47 children among at least 378 killed in Iran crackdown, according to new toll
    Iran has been gripped by protests that erupted over Mahsa Amini’s death on 16 September.
    # factcheck
    FactCheck: Iranian protesters have been arrested & killed, but 15,000 aren't sentenced to death
    Justin Trudeau helped spread the claim, but later deleted his tweet.
    # Middle East
    Oil tanker ‘hit by bomb-carrying drone’ off coast of Oman
    The tanker is owned by an Israeli billionaire and suspicion has fallen on Iran.
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