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Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over virus

Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Amnesty International said it believed at …


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

In Iran, false belief a poison fights virus kills hundreds

Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

Iran has reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and says the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran


Canada provides money to families after plane shot down

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will give Canadian $25,000 to families of each of the 57 citizens and 29 permanent residents of Canada who perished in …


‘Days of God’: A look at Iran’s mounting crises

In a rare Friday sermon in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stuck to the playbook Iran has relied on since 1979, blaming the country’s woes on the U.S. and other Western …


Video: 20 seconds of terror between missiles in Iran crash

Iran’s top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians “were lied to“ for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purported …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the …


For decades Iranians have risen up, only to be put down

The demonstrations that erupted after Iran admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane during a tense standoff with the United States last week are the latest of several waves …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

US blames Iran for Ukrainian jetliner downing, pledges probe

The U.S. promised “appropriate action” Friday in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was responsible for downing a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, as the Iranian government …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner, U.S., Canadian officials say

Evidence indicates it is “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran late Tuesday, U.S. and Canadian officials said Thursday. They said the strike, which …


Iran says Ukrainian plane was on fire, tried to turn back

Iranian investigators say the crew of the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran the previous day never made a radio call for help and was trying to turn back to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

63 Canadians killed in Iran plane crash

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran’s capital


Iranian leader’s tears a sign of respect for slain general

In a rare display of emotion from the typically reserved and measured supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cried openly Monday at the funeral of slain Gen. Qassem Soleimani, …


Iran says protesters attacked hundreds of banks, blaming US

Protesters angry over government-set gasoline prices spiking in Iran attacked hundreds of banks, police outposts and gas stations in the demonstrations, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday as its supreme leader alleged without …


Iran’s Guard threatens US, allies over protests

The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatened the U.S. and its allies Monday as he addressed a pro-government demonstration attended by tens of thousands of people denouncing last week’s violent …


Amnesty International says at least 106 killed in Iran protests

Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over a rise in government-set gasoline prices.


Iran spins more centrifuges on US Embassy crisis anniversary

Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, linking the decision to U.S. President …


Russian journalist detained in Iran

A Russian journalist has been arrested in the Iranian capital and kept in custody since earlier this week, the Russian embassy to Tehran said on Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Iranian female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire

An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a soccer stadium to watch a match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize

Gibraltar on Thursday allowed a detained Iranian supertanker to leave the British overseas territory despite a last-minute U.S. attempt to seize the vessel, potentially defusing tensions between London and Tehran …


UAE and Iran hold rare talks in Tehran on maritime security

For the first time in six years, officials from Iran and the United Arab Emirates met in Tehran to discuss maritime security amid an increase in tensions in the Persian …


Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back

The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran’s streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab.


From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran

At a trendy restaurant in Iran’s capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’

Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Europe cool on Iran coalition talk, seeks de-escalation

European officials on Monday appeared cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, with the German foreign minister warning that “maximum pressure” without diplomacy increases the risks …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, U.S. sends troops

Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a …


German FM traveling to Iran to salvage nuclear accord

Germany’s foreign minister is traveling to Iran next week to discuss the faltering nuclear accord between Tehran and leading world powers, his office said Thursday.


Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

US pulls nonessential staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions

The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign …