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#Iran

# iran - Monday 8 January, 2018

Massive oil tanker 'in danger of exploding' off Chinese coast as 32 sailors remain missing
# Potential Disaster
# Potential Disaster

Massive oil tanker 'in danger of exploding' off Chinese coast as 32 sailors remain missing

Jan 8th 2018, 2:25 PM 13,021 Views 13 Comments

The crisis began on Saturday when the Iranian tanker collided with a Hong Kong-registered freighter.

# iran - Friday 5 January, 2018

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'

Jan 5th 2018, 11:15 PM 7,961 Views 85 Comments

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.

# iran - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'The enemies have united': Iran's supreme leader hits out after more deaths in mass protests
# Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
# Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

'The enemies have united': Iran's supreme leader hits out after more deaths in mass protests

Jan 2nd 2018, 7:00 PM 21,065 Views 103 Comments

The estimated death toll is now 21 since the protests began.

# iran - Monday 1 January, 2018

Death toll rises in Iran unrest as protesters 'attempt to take over police stations and military bases'
# Riots
# Riots

Death toll rises in Iran unrest as protesters 'attempt to take over police stations and military bases'

Jan 1st 2018, 10:50 AM 11,027 Views 112 Comments

President Hassan Rouhani called for a calm but stressed that people were free to express criticism.

# iran - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Iran warns protesters they will 'pay the price' after third night of mass demonstrations
# Unrest
# Unrest

Iran warns protesters they will 'pay the price' after third night of mass demonstrations

Dec 31st 2017, 12:28 PM 10,397 Views 104 Comments

Two people have been killed and dozens injured.

# iran - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'The world is watching': Tear gas and arrests as Iran tries to crack down on protests
# Anti-regime
# Anti-regime

'The world is watching': Tear gas and arrests as Iran tries to crack down on protests

Dec 30th 2017, 7:10 PM 24,859 Views 114 Comments

Counter demonstrations have been organised for today.

# iran - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Boris Johnson in Iran to push for Briton's release
# Foreign Minister
# Foreign Minister

Boris Johnson in Iran to push for Briton's release

Dec 9th 2017, 4:28 PM 10,369 Views 29 Comments

The case has become highly politicised, especially after a “slip of the tongue” by Johnson last month.

Iraqi Prime Minister declares 'end of war against ISIS'
# Victory Declared
# Victory Declared

Iraqi Prime Minister declares 'end of war against ISIS'

Dec 9th 2017, 1:18 PM 12,379 Views 49 Comments

Iran declared victory over ISIS last month, as the jihadists clung to just a few remaining scraps of territory.

# iran - Friday 1 December, 2017

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off
# Eastern Promise
From The42
# Eastern Promise

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off

Dec 1st 2017, 4:51 PM 8,789 Views 7 Comments

The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia
# Road To Russia
From The42
# Road To Russia

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia

Dec 1st 2017, 4:04 PM 28,261 Views 55 Comments

Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.

# iran - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Survivors of Iran quake that killed more than 400 spend second night in the open air
# Kermanshah
# Kermanshah

Survivors of Iran quake that killed more than 400 spend second night in the open air

Nov 14th 2017, 7:17 AM 5,538 Views 7 Comments

Iran is observing a day of national mourning for victims of earthquake which killed more than 400 people on Sunday.

# iran - Monday 13 November, 2017

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured
# 7.3 Magnitude Quake
# 7.3 Magnitude Quake

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured

Nov 13th 2017, 8:40 AM 11,342 Views 7 Comments

Landslides have been hindering rescue efforts this morning.

'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran
# Health Problems
# Health Problems

'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran

Nov 13th 2017, 8:28 AM 12,716 Views 13 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has undergone tests for breast cancer as her emotional state worsens, her husband has said.

# iran - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Johnson wants to clarify remarks he made that 'jeopardised' woman jailed in Iran
# Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Johnson wants to clarify remarks he made that 'jeopardised' woman jailed in Iran

Nov 7th 2017, 3:03 PM 14,800 Views 17 Comments

The Foreign Secretary has been urged to correct his remarks about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been jailed since 2016.

# iran - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Trump rips into Iran but allies say they're ok with nuclear deal
# Nuclear Option
# Nuclear Option

Trump rips into Iran but allies say they're ok with nuclear deal

Oct 14th 2017, 7:59 AM 4,643 Views 20 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron later said he was considering visiting Iran after speaking by phone with his Iranian counterpart.

# iran - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'The worst deal': Trump set for showdown over Iran agreement
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

'The worst deal': Trump set for showdown over Iran agreement

Oct 12th 2017, 7:03 AM 11,023 Views 33 Comments

“We did it out of weakness when actually, we have great strength.”

# iran - Friday 6 October, 2017

Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work
# Norway
# Norway

Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work

Oct 6th 2017, 10:10 AM 6,218 Views 11 Comments

There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.

'Calm before the storm' - is Trump about to abandon the Iran nuclear deal?
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

'Calm before the storm' - is Trump about to abandon the Iran nuclear deal?

Oct 6th 2017, 8:04 AM 12,041 Views 44 Comments

Trump must make a decision on the Iran nuclear accord by 15 October.

# iran - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump
# Divisive
# Divisive

'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump

Sep 20th 2017, 7:58 AM 22,609 Views 129 Comments

Trump took aim at countries who have been on his radar since he took up the presidency in January.

# iran - Sunday 9 July, 2017

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya"
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya"

Jul 9th 2017, 9:30 PM 46,063 Views 16 Comments

Eamon Zayed chats to The42 about a remarkable career in the League of Ireland and beyond.

# iran - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Isis attack on Iranian parliament that killed 13 'unequivocally condemned' by President Higgins
# Tehran
# Tehran

Isis attack on Iranian parliament that killed 13 'unequivocally condemned' by President Higgins

Jun 8th 2017, 12:01 PM 24,053 Views 79 Comments

The attack was the Islamic State’s first such terrorist action on Iranian soil.

# iran - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

12 dead as ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers storm Iran's parliament
# Tehran
# Tehran

12 dead as ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers storm Iran's parliament

Jun 7th 2017, 1:17 PM 37,601 Views 93 Comments

The tomb of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini was also targeted.

# iran - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Hassan Rouhani swoops to landslide victory in Iranian presidential election
# Iran
# Iran

Hassan Rouhani swoops to landslide victory in Iranian presidential election

May 20th 2017, 2:33 PM 9,008 Views 27 Comments

The moderate cleric, who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with Barack Obama, has been re-elected with 57% of the vote.

# iran - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike
# Trouble
From The42
# Trouble

Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike

May 9th 2017, 4:22 PM 12,124 Views 3 Comments

The resemblance is so uncanny that Eurosport UK reportedly used his photo by accident.

# iran - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

At least 70 miners trapped after explosion
# Iran
# Iran

At least 70 miners trapped after explosion

May 3rd 2017, 2:43 PM 5,607 Views 4 Comments

Trapped methane gas exploded as workers tried to jump-start an engine, according to reports.

# iran - Thursday 20 April, 2017

'Iran has the potential to take the world with it' - America isn't happy with nuclear deal
# On Notice
# On Notice

'Iran has the potential to take the world with it' - America isn't happy with nuclear deal

Apr 20th 2017, 7:17 AM 15,800 Views 49 Comments

“The Trump administration has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on Iran.”

# iran - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Trump insists he doesn't know Putin - or have any deals in Russia
# Haters Going Crazy
# Haters Going Crazy

Trump insists he doesn't know Putin - or have any deals in Russia

Feb 7th 2017, 5:30 PM 12,003 Views 46 Comments

The President of the United States made the comments on Twitter – where else? – today.

# iran - Friday 3 February, 2017

US hits Iran with fresh sanctions after missile tests
# Punishment
# Punishment

US hits Iran with fresh sanctions after missile tests

Feb 3rd 2017, 4:37 PM 14,072 Views 71 Comments

The measures came after the Middle Eastern nation on test-fired a medium range missile on Sunday.

Former Norwegian prime minister delayed at US airport over visit to Iran in 2014
# Held Up
# Held Up

Former Norwegian prime minister delayed at US airport over visit to Iran in 2014

Feb 3rd 2017, 3:05 PM 22,206 Views 52 Comments

Kjell Magne Bondevik is a former two-term prime minister of US ally Norway.

# iran - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

The United States has just put Iran 'on notice'
# Stoking Tensions
# Stoking Tensions

The United States has just put Iran 'on notice'

Feb 1st 2017, 9:17 PM 53,831 Views 143 Comments

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn did not specify what that meant.

# iran - Monday 30 January, 2017

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption
# Chaos Reigns
# Chaos Reigns

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption

Jan 30th 2017, 7:45 AM 25,402 Views 94 Comments

The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.

# iran - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

"You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump
# Syrian Conflict
# Syrian Conflict

"You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump

Jan 25th 2017, 9:00 AM 8,614 Views 40 Comments

The Syrian child came to prominence by describing life in besieged Aleppo.

# iran - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Iran president calls Trump's talk over renegotiating nuclear deal 'meaningless'
# Nuclear Deal
# Nuclear Deal

Iran president calls Trump's talk over renegotiating nuclear deal 'meaningless'

Jan 18th 2017, 8:36 AM 9,115 Views 23 Comments

During the campaign trail the US president-elect referred to it as “the worst deal ever negotiated”.

# iran - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Iran is hoping this island can become its answer to Dubai
# Kish Island
# Kish Island

Iran is hoping this island can become its answer to Dubai

Jan 1st 2017, 4:00 PM 17,532 Views 27 Comments

The buildings are modern, the hotels comfortable and new shopping centres are sprouting everywhere.

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen
# Trade With Tehran
# Trade With Tehran

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen

Jan 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 13,594 Views 21 Comments

The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.

# iran - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process
# Sligo
# Sligo

Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process

Nov 15th 2016, 2:11 PM 12,608 Views 109 Comments

The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.

# iran - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Women's chess champion to boycott world finals in Iran over requirement to wear hijab
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

Women's chess champion to boycott world finals in Iran over requirement to wear hijab

Oct 11th 2016, 6:05 PM 24,645 Views 95 Comments

American Nazi Paikidze-Barnes says it is “unacceptable” to host the World Championships “in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights”.

# iran - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Minister called to intervene in case of Irish citizen detained in Iran
# Homa Hoodfar
# Homa Hoodfar

Minister called to intervene in case of Irish citizen detained in Iran

Sep 18th 2016, 5:05 PM 16,412 Views 49 Comments

Homa Hoodfar (65) is a professor and anthropologist based in Canada and is an Irish citizen from her first marriage.

# iran - Friday 9 September, 2016

British woman jailed for five years in Iran "on secret charges"
# Nazanin Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Ratcliffe

British woman jailed for five years in Iran "on secret charges"

Sep 9th 2016, 9:36 PM 21,409 Views 82 Comments

Her husband said that she is being treated as a political football.

# iran - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Academics protest against imprisonment of Irish citizen in Iran
# Free Homa
# Free Homa

Academics protest against imprisonment of Irish citizen in Iran

Sep 7th 2016, 8:54 PM 16,278 Views 31 Comments

Homa Hoodfar is a Canadian professor who has an Irish passport and was recently imprisoned.