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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Iran

Last year
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.
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 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.
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.
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'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.
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 protests: Rights group says death toll has topped 75 as crackdown intensifies
The Iranian authorities’ official death toll has remained at 41 since Saturday.
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.
Iran vows 'decisive action' on wave of women-led protests
At least 41 people have died following unrest since the death of young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
More than 20 people killed in south Iran floods
Iran has endured repeated droughts over the past decade alongside regular floods.
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.
At least five dead and dozens injured after magnitude-6.3 earthquake in Iran
The area has seen several moderate earthquakes in recent weeks.
Iran nuclear talks have 'not yet' yielded hopes for progress
An EU source said the discussions were supposed to last several days.
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.
Iran will 'avenge' killing of Revolutionary Guards colonel, president warns
Colonel Sayyad Khodai was killed outside his home by assailants on motorcycles.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Rare Asiatic cheetah cubs born in captivity in Iran
There are just a dozen cheetahs known to be living in Iran.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
British-Iranian woman reunited with family after six years' detention in Iran
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe touched down in the UK this morning.
British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has left Iran and will return to UK today
Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained since 2016.
Detained British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe gets passport back
Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since her arrest in 2016.
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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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.
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.
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.