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#Iran

# iran - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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

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

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

From The42 Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike Trouble

Things get Messi for Iranian lookalike

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

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

“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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

The United States has just put Iran 'on notice'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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 (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"

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

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

# iran - Monday 15 August, 2016

British-Iranian mum detained in Iran accused of trying to overthrow the regime

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised concerns about the mother of one with the Iranian president.

# iran - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Trump suggests that Hillary's leaked emails may be linked to killing of Iranian scientist

The Republican presidential nominee sent a tweet yesterday referencing the disappearance of missing scientist Shahram Amiri.

# iran - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Iran executes nuclear scientist accused of spying for the US

Shahram Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States.

# iran - Friday 5 August, 2016

Donald Trump admits he was wrong about viewing secret Iran cash video

Trump raised eyebrows this week when he said he had seen a video showing the US transporting $400 million in cash to the Islamic Republic.

# iran - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Iran authorities confiscate dogs in crackdown on 'vulgar Western culture'

Dog owners were shown a piece of paper claiming the animals were being vaccinated.

# iran - Monday 4 April, 2016

Female Air France crew can opt out of Iran flights to avoid having to wear headscarf

Air France management claims the request is standard for most airlines when flying to Iran.

# iran - Sunday 6 March, 2016

An Iranian billionaire has been sentenced to death Capital Punishment This post contains videos

An Iranian billionaire has been sentenced to death

Babak Zanjani denied charges of money laundering.

# iran - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Iran can sell oil again after giving up its nuclear weapons programme

“The world is safer,” said John Kerry.

# iran - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters

The incident began after two Navy patrol boats drifted into Iranian territory late yesterday.

# iran - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Ten US sailors detained after their boats drifted into Iranian waters

Tehran said the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly.

# iran - Saturday 9 January, 2016

There's a plastic surgery craze in Iran and people are wearing their nose bandages with pride

In Iran’s largest cities it is easy to spot women — but also men — with bandages on their noses, flaunting the fact they recently went under the knife.

# iran - Monday 4 January, 2016

What's happening in Saudi Arabia?

A massive diplomatic row has broken out between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

# iran - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Iran leader warns Saudi Arabia of 'divine revenge' over execution of cleric

Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Iran.

# iran - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

# iran - Saturday 26 December, 2015

This British author has had a death sentence on his head for more than 20 years

It was on this day that the Ayatollah of Iran confirmed the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.

# iran - Monday 21 December, 2015

Iranians create 'walls of kindness' to help homeless people through winter

People have been leaving clothes and shoes on hooks in cities all across the country.

# iran - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Inside the country where sharing photos can mean jail

The problems in controlling shared content could lead to access being restricted.

# iran - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Iranian police seize 40k cars over women not covering hair with headscarf

The measure is part of a wider traffic police crackdown that could also see male drivers targeted.

# iran - Monday 23 November, 2015

Migrants are sewing their lips shut because they're not being allowed travel across Europe

One of them wrote ‘only freedom’ on his chest while two others wrote ‘Iran’ on their chest and forehead.

# iran - Monday 16 November, 2015

Iranian women who refuse to wear veil to have cars confiscated

All women in Iran, including foreigners, are required to cover their hair and neck.

# iran - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Russia denies accidentally landing missiles in Iran instead of Syria

US officials say Russian missiles missed Syria. The Russians are having none of it.