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# Iran

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# headscarf protests
Iran's main reformist party urges end to mandatory dress code
At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in the protests that erupted after Mahsa Amini’s death.
# Iran
US moves to help Iranians access internet as protesters continue to rally after woman’s death
Iran has been rocked by a week of bloody protests over the death last week of Mahsa Amini.
# Iran
Iranian State media suggests at least 26 killed in protests after woman’s death
Iran’s state-run media this week reported demonstrations of hundreds of people in at least 13 cities, including the capital, Tehran.
# Tehran
17 dead in Iran as protests grow following death of woman after morality police arrest
Iranian authorities have also restricted internet access and blocked messaging apps including WhatsApp and Instagram.
# morality police
Protests spread across Iran over woman's death following arrest due to 'improper' headscarf
In the demonstrations, many Iranian women have taken off their headscarves in protest.
# Nuclear deal
Iran 'ready to cooperate' with UN nuclear watchdog
Iran’s foreign ministry said the country wants to ‘clear up the false perceptions regarding its peaceful nuclear activities’.
# 2015 nuclear deal
Iran warns no way back to nuclear deal if probe into man-made uranium particles continues
Ebrahim Raisi also issued threats against Israel and tried to sound upbeat about Iran’s economy and currency.
# 2015 nuclear deal
Iran agrees to ease demands that were stalling nuclear deal - US officials
Only weeks ago, negotiations seemed to be on the verge of collapsing.
Opinion: "You can't see the sorrow after lights out..." - Iran's persecution of Bahá’ís
Brendan McNamara says we cannot turn a blind eye while minorities are persecuted for their faith.
# New York
Author Salman Rushdie in surgery after being stabbed onstage at New York event
Rushdie has spent several years under heavily armed guard following death threats from Iran.
# Flooding
More than 20 people killed in south Iran floods
Iran has endured repeated droughts over the past decade alongside regular floods.
# Middle East
Biden will use 'all' American power to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons
Israel is staunchly opposed to a nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015.
# Earthquake
At least five dead and dozens injured after magnitude-6.3 earthquake in Iran
The area has seen several moderate earthquakes in recent weeks.
# Nuclear
Iran nuclear talks have 'not yet' yielded hopes for progress
An EU source said the discussions were supposed to last several days.
# Detained
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed
The former Iranian detainee said she expects Tehran will use it against her in the future.
# Shooting
Iran will 'avenge' killing of Revolutionary Guards colonel, president warns
Colonel Sayyad Khodai was killed outside his home by assailants on motorcycles.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# cheetah cubs
Rare Asiatic cheetah cubs born in captivity in Iran
There are just a dozen cheetahs known to be living in Iran.
# Criticism
Fifa urged to eject Iran from World Cup over women stadium ban
2,000 women who had bought tickets for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Lebanon were not allowed enter the stadium in Mashhad.
# Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe calls for release of other detainees in Iran
The British-Iranian dual national also said: ‘What happened now should have happened six years ago.’
# Iran
UK dual national Morad Tahbaz returned to prison in Iran
The 66-year-old was allowed to leave on furlough last week on the same day as two high-profile British citizens were freed.
# Tehran
Iran demanded €33,000 to release retired engineer alongside Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, family says
Anoosheh Ashoori was arrested in 2017 and sentenced to jail for 10 years on charges of spying for Israel.
# Iran
UAE cargo ship with 30 crew members sinks off Iran
All but one of the crew members have been rescued, with searches continuing for the final missing crew member.
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
British-Iranian woman reunited with family after six years' detention in Iran
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe touched down in the UK this morning.
# Homeward Bound
British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has left Iran and will return to UK today
Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained since 2016.
# Iran
Detained British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe gets passport back
Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since her arrest in 2016.
# barbaric
Iran sentences 'boxing champion' to death over protests
The news comes just over a year after the execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari.
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# Tehran
10 Iran military personnel on trial over downed Ukraine jet
Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed shortly after take-off from Iran’s capital Tehran in January 2020, killing all 176 people aboard.
# London
Richard Ratcliffe on day 20 of hunger strike over wife’s detention in Iran
A vigil is planned for this evening outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London where Ratcliffe is camping.
# Detained
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband ‘looking and feeling rougher’ on 16th day of hunger strike
Richard Ratcliffe began the protest to put pressure on Boris Johnson to meet the Iranian delegate at Cop26.
Opinion: Cyber piracy has hurt Ireland this year - but we can affect change internationally
Ireland must use its voice at the UN Security Council to counter rogue states’ cyber attacks, writes Sir Ivor Roberts.
# ebrahim raisi
Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president
Raisi won just shy of 62% of the vote, on a voter turnout of 48.8% a record low in the Islamic republic.
# Iran
Iranians vote in presidential election tipped in favour of hard-liner
Ebrahim Raisi is the front-runner in a field of just four candidates.
# Tehran
US says unclear Iran ready for nuclear pact return
A fifth round of talks are talking place in Vienna on rescuing the deal.
# Breakthrough
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be released as UK pays Iran £400m debt - report
Iranian state TV said deals have been reached to release prisoners with Western ties held in Iran.
# Natanz
Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant
Iran said yesterday that the site was hit by a terrorist act.
# Natanz
Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout
It is the latest incident to strike the site.
# Freed
Iran releases seized South Korean oil tanker ahead of nuclear deal talks
The MT Hankuk Chemi, held in Iran since January, sailed away from an Iranian port city early this morning.
# Iraq
Footage of Irish MEPs in Iraq used in YouTube video promoting a militia group
The European Parliament said the trip by Mick Wallace and Clare Daly does not represent the parliament.
# Tehran
British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges
Zaghari-Ratcliffe finished serving a five-year sentence last week.