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# Iran

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# 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.
# sactions
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 by Group Guide
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.
# Protests
Iran issues first death sentence for Mahsa Amini 'riots'
Dozens of people, mainly demonstrators but also security personnel, have been killed during the protests
# Mahsa Amini 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
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.
# Mahsa Amini
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.
# War in Ukraine
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.
# Mahsa Amini
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
# Mahsa Amini
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 protests
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.
# Iran
Iranian security forces take aim at protest buildings
A rights group says security forces shot protesters outside of a hospital.
# Protests
Iran security forces 'open fire' as thousands mourn Mahsa Amini
The crowds were marking 40 days since the 22 year old’s death.
# shiite shrine
Fifteen dead in Iran attack on key Shiite Muslim shrine
Forty people were injured and one person was arrested in relation to the attack
# Podcast
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?
# Mahsa Amini
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.
# kamikaze drones
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
# masha amini
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.
# Foreign Affairs
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.
# Iran
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.
# Iran
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
# Mahsa Amini
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.
# Riots
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.
# unrest
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.
# iraq embassy
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.
Analysis: The rights of women and girls in Ireland have come a long way - here's how far
Emma Bowie & Oileán Carter-Stritch look at how women’s rights have improved in this country, on International Day of the Girl.
# Mahsa Amini
Iran’s crackdown on protests over Mahsa Amini death intensifies in Kurdish region
Riot police fired into at least one neighbourhood in Sanandaj, the capital of Iran’s Kurdistan province.
# Iran
Iran state TV hacked with image of supreme leader in crosshairs
Protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini have entered their fourth week.
# Iran
Violence flares as Iran protests enter fourth week
Despite internet restrictions designed to impede gatherings, protesters have adopted new tactics to get their message across.
# morality police
Mother of teen protestor in Iran says her daughter was murdered
The protests were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police.
# iran protests
Iran's supreme leader blames US and Israel for protests over Mahsa Amini death
Since the unrest started on 16 September, dozens of protesters have been killed and more than a thousand arrested.
# iran protests
Swiss police fire rubber bullets to disperse anti-Iranian protests
Officers said two demonstrators who climbed over the fence at the Iranian Embassy in Bern were detained.
# Iran
Iran protests: Rights group says death toll has topped 75 as crackdown intensifies
The Iranian authorities’ official death toll has remained at 41 since Saturday.
# Iran
Iranians protest for 10th night following warning of 'decisive' response from judiciary
Protests abroad in solidarity with Iranian women were also held in Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul, Madrid, New York and other cities.