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In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of the Old Grand Bazaar, in Tehran, Iran. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, Iran broadcast the televised confession of a wrestler facing the death penalty after a tweet from President Donald Trump criticizing the case.(AP)

Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:19 PM IST
State TV quoted the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi, as saying: “The retaliation sentence against Navid Afkari, the killer of Hassan Torkaman, was carried out this morning in Adelabad prison in Shiraz.”
Iran has the highest death toll from the new virus and the COVID-19 illness it causes outside of China, the epicenter of the virus.(via REUTERS)
Iran has the highest death toll from the new virus and the COVID-19 illness it causes outside of China, the epicenter of the virus.(via REUTERS)

Iran says 77 dead amid 2,336 cases of new coronavirus

Dubai | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Iran’s supreme leader earlier on Tuesday ordered the Islamic Republic’s armed forces to assist its Health Ministry in combating the spread of the new coronavirus.
Shaparak Shajarizadeh is calling for a boycott of Friday’s parliamentary elections in the Islamic Republic(Reuters file photo)
Shaparak Shajarizadeh is calling for a boycott of Friday’s parliamentary elections in the Islamic Republic(Reuters file photo)

Iranian headscarf campaigner calls for vote boycott

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 08:08 AM IST
Shajarizadeh became a dissident in 2018 when she was arrested for repeatedly removing her headscarf in public and waving it on the end of a stick.
US President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of the unmanned US drone because it could have killed 150 people, and signaled he was open to talks with Tehran.(AFP FILE)
US President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of the unmanned US drone because it could have killed 150 people, and signaled he was open to talks with Tehran.(AFP FILE)

‘Will respond firmly to US threat,’ says Iran after Trump called off strike

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 01:15 PM IST
Tension between Tehran and Washington has spiked since Thursday when an Iranian missile destroyed a US Global Hawk surveillance drone.
Rouhani said he had previously suggested a referendum to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2004, when he was a senior nuclear negotiator for Iran.(AP)
Rouhani said he had previously suggested a referendum to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2004, when he was a senior nuclear negotiator for Iran.(AP)

Iran’s president says country could hold vote over nuke deal

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 03:00 PM IST
According to the official IRNA news agency, President Hassan Rouhani, who was last week publicly chastised by the country’s supreme leader, made the suggestion in a meeting with editors of major Iranian news outlets on Saturday evening.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the United States would not succeed in cutting Iran’s economic ties with the region and the world.(REUTERS)
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the United States would not succeed in cutting Iran’s economic ties with the region and the world.(REUTERS)

US will not stop Iran exporting oil, says Iran president Hassan Rouhani

Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 02:03 PM IST
The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran and U.S. officials say they aim to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero in a bid to curb the Islamic Republic’s missile programme and regional influence.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned what he described as Iran’s testing of a medium-range ballistic missile.(AFP)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned what he described as Iran’s testing of a medium-range ballistic missile.(AFP)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemns Iran missile test

Washington | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2018 11:28 AM IST
Amid tension between Washington and Tehran over ballistic missiles, Pompeo warned in a statement released on Twitter that Iran is increasing its “testing and proliferation” of missiles and called on the Islamic Republic to “cease these activities.”
Construction is continuing apace at Al Wakrah stadium, where the 2022 World Cup games will take place in Doha, Qatar, May 17, 2018.(NYT)
Construction is continuing apace at Al Wakrah stadium, where the 2022 World Cup games will take place in Doha, Qatar, May 17, 2018.(NYT)

Qatar considering offers to host World Cup teams abroad: organiser

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 10:25 AM IST
Iran has recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four years time.
Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks after voting in the general election in Islamabad.(REUTERS)
Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks after voting in the general election in Islamabad.(REUTERS)

Kapil Dev, Sidhu, Gavaskar back on Imran Khan’s oath ceremony guest list

Asian News International | By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 10:17 AM IST
The PTI’s parliamentary committee on Monday officially named party chairman Khan as their parliamentary leader and nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan.
Some female football fans donned fake beards and wigs to attend a major match in Iran.(Instagram)
Some female football fans donned fake beards and wigs to attend a major match in Iran.(Instagram)

“Fearless” Iranian women defy stadium ban with fake beards and wigs

Reuters, Beirut | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 08:22 AM IST
Photos and video of female football fan fans sitting in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium disguised as men as they watched their team Persepolis crowned champions on Friday have gone viral on social media
Reactions from around the world to the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who suffered a heart attack Sunday at the age of 82.(AFP File Photo)
Reactions from around the world to the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who suffered a heart attack Sunday at the age of 82.(AFP File Photo)

World reacts to death of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

AP | By Dubai
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 04:38 PM IST
Reactions from around the world to the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who suffered a heart attack Sunday at the age of 82.
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