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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Iran

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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.
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.
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
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.’
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: 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.
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.
US and UK sanction more than 30 Iranian officials and groups over crackdown on protesters
Tehran has warned of a “proportionate and firm” response to the EU over the expanded sanctions.
Group B Preview: England expect and Wales dream in tricky, politically-charged group
Next in our series is a guide to Group B featuring England, Wales, USA, and Iran.
Iran issues first death sentence for Mahsa Amini 'riots'
Dozens of people, mainly demonstrators but also security personnel, have been killed during the protests
At least 326 killed in Iran protest crackdown since Mahsa Amini's death in custody
The protests were fanned by fury over the dress rules for women, but have grown into a broad movement against the theocracy.
Iran charges 11 over killing of paramilitary member at ceremony for slain protester
Mourners were paying tribute to Hadis Najafi, who died five days into protests that erupted after Mahsa Amini’s death.
New Iran protests erupt in universities as MPs demand 'rioters' face 'eye for an eye' justice
It keeps a seven-week anti-regime movement going following the death of Mahsa Amini.
Iran admits sending Russia drones but says before Ukraine war
Kyiv and its Western allies have accused Russia of using Iranian-made drones to carry out attacks.
Opinion: 'The protests in Iran could spell the end of four decades of injustice and deprivation'
Shamal Mirza says the current wave of protests are unlike others seen in the country before now.
American VP Harris moves to remove Iran from UN women's commission
Iran has been facing protests in the wake of the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini in police custody
Iran orders probe into 'shocking' police brutality video
Rights groups have said the video exposed the brutality of the crackdown on demonstrations sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death.
Iran plans public trials for 1,000 protesters in Tehran
The nationwide protests first erupted over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the country’s morality police.
Iranian security forces take aim at protest buildings
A rights group says security forces shot protesters outside of a hospital.
Iran security forces 'open fire' as thousands mourn Mahsa Amini
The crowds were marking 40 days since the 22 year old’s death.
Fifteen dead in Iran attack on key Shiite Muslim shrine
Forty people were injured and one person was arrested in relation to the attack
The Explainer: Who is Mahsa Amini, and why has her death led to protests in Iran?
Dr Paola Rivetti joins us on this week’s episode to examine the protests that have gripped Iran – what’s driving people out on the streets, and who are the morality police?
Iran mourners flock to Mahsa Amini's grave despite crackdown on protesters
Today marks 40 days since Amini’s death and the end of the traditional mourning period in Iran.
Iran will not 'be indifferent' if Russia is using its drones in Ukraine
Iran’s foreign minister again denied supplying Russia with any weapons or drones
Shopkeepers and factory workers go on strike as protests in Iran enter sixth week
Activists issued a call for fresh demonstrations as the Iranian working week got underway today.
Coveney summons Iranian ambassador over events in Ukraine and Iran
Russia fired waves of drones over Ukraine this week that are believed to have been Iranian-made.
Iranian greeted as hero after competing without hijab but activists fear it's 'state propaganda'
Rekabi has apologised over what happened and insisted her hijab had accidentally slipped off.
Concern mounts for Iranian climber who competed without hijab
Elnaz Rekabi competed at an event in South Korea without a hijab, in what some saw as a gesture of solidarity with the women-led protests at home
Iran vows 'immediate' response to new EU sanctions following Mahsa Amini's death
EU foreign ministers met today to adopt sanctions on Iran, including on the morality police in whose custody Amini died.
Iran doubles official toll for Tehran prison fire deaths to eight
An government news agency claimed clashes at the prison were unrelated to protests about the death of Mahsa Amini
Student in Iran: 'Mahsa's death has lit a fire within - please do not forget us'
One young student has risked her safety to tell us her story.
Iran tells Europe to take a 'realistic approach' to Mahsa Amini protests
Iran is preparing for another day of unrest today, as demonstrators are expected to take to the streets in large numbers.
Government approves plans for Iraq to establish embassy in Ireland
It comes as Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney spoke with the Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister on the death of Mahsa Amini.