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# Iran

Last year
Iran sentences 'boxing champion' to death over protests
The news comes just over a year after the execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari.
All time
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.
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.
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.
Iranians vote in presidential election tipped in favour of hard-liner
Ebrahim Raisi is the front-runner in a field of just four candidates.
US says unclear Iran ready for nuclear pact return
A fifth round of talks are talking place in Vienna on rescuing the deal.
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.
Israel believed to be behind cyberattack on Iranian nuclear plant
Iran said yesterday that the site was hit by a terrorist act.
Iran’s nuclear facility struck by 'suspicious' blackout
It is the latest incident to strike the site.
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.
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.
British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back in Iran court on 'propaganda' charges
Zaghari-Ratcliffe finished serving a five-year sentence last week.
Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran
Ireland-Iran bilateral relations were also discussed in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.
Iran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe condemned as 'cruel' as 5-year-sentence ends
The 42-year-old has completed a near five-year sentence but must appear before a court in a week.
Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will also meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence is scheduled to end this weekend.
US bombs sites in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.
Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border
More than 500 lorries lined up at the border carrying natural gas and fuel were ablaze.
Iran ‘may pursue nuclear weapon if sanctions persist’
A 1990s fatwa, or religious edict, by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei states that nuclear weapons are forbidden.
Iran reveals plans to ramp up uranium enrichment far beyond levels permitted in 2015 deal
It is not yet clear when this process will begin.
Iran court to retry three sentenced to death over protests
Numerous calls had spread online after the verdict was announced calling for a halt to the executions.
Iran claims Israel used 'electronic device' to remotely kill military nuclear scientist
The comments came at the funeral for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
UN calls for restraint as Iran accuses Israel of killing top nuclear scientist
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in a shootout on Friday.
Top nuclear scientist was 'assassinated', says Iran's defence minister
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died in hospital from wounds suffered during an attack by “armed terrorists”, the country’s defence ministry said.
Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia
Kylie Moore-Gilbert was freed this week after 804 days behind bars.
Trump asked aides about striking Iran nuke site in coming weeks: report
According to the New York Times, senior officials “dissuaded the president from moving ahead with a military strike”.
Iran urges next US administration to learn from sanctions
Trump has applied a “maximum pressure” policy against Iran since 2018.
Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions
Security council members say Washington lost the legal ability to invoke the measure after the US withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal.
'I really can't take it anymore', Zaghari-Ratcliffe says after Iran trial postponed at short notice
The British-Iranian national has been detained in Iran since 2016 when she was sentenced to five years in prison.
Iranian wrestler executed for murder, despite global calls for his release
US President Donald Trump had tried to save Navid Afkari’s life, arguing that his “sole act was an anti-government demonstration”.
Israeli airstrike in Syria kills five Iran-backed paramilitary fighters
A UK-based war monitor said that 11 other combatants were wounded.
British woman jailed in Iran 'on the cusp of good news' over possible clemency
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport in 2016.
'An agonising wait': Decision on Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from prison delayed again
The British-Iranian mother has been temporarily freed from Evin Prison in Tehran in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
'The debris was just around was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch'
In 2001, a handful of Irish women made history by becoming the first to attend a football match in Iran in more than 20 years. They tell their story to The42.
US launches air strikes against Iran-backed militia after Iraq base attack
A US official said multiple strikes targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq.
Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream
In Greece, a row has erupted over whether to cancel Holy Communion, while China has just 99 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'
Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.
Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran
The bi-partisan vote was a rare exertion of authority from Congress.