Iran: News

01 Mar 2023

Internet Shutdown

India tops internet shutdown list for 5th straight year

For the fifth year in a row, India has topped the list of countries that cut access to the internet.

13 Feb 2023


Iran: Director Mohammad Rasoulof temporarily released from prison

Director Mohammad Rasoulof who was imprisoned last July by the Iranian government has been temporarily released on medical grounds. The director was in Tehran's Evin Prison and is currently at his home in the capital city.

Iran's anti-hijab protests: Three more get death penalty amid outrage

Iran sentenced three more persons to death for participating in anti-hijab protests and 'waging war on God', Mizan news agency reported.

07 Jan 2023

Hijab row

Iran: 2 more men, detained amid protests, executed 

Iran confirmed the execution of two men convicted of reportedly killing a paramilitary volunteer during a demonstration.

24 Dec 2022

Hijab row

Iran anti-Hijab protests: Rapper, protester to face retrial

The Supreme Court of Iran has ordered the retrial of two individuals, including a Kurdish rapper, sentenced to death over the anti-government protests triggered by Mahsa Amini's death, the country's judiciary stated on Saturday.

Iran: Well-known actor Taraneh Alidoosti arrested after criticizing capital punishments

In a fresh crackdown on anti-government protesters, Iran arrested well-known actress Taraneh Alidoosti on Saturday for allegedly criticizing the death penalty against protesters who participated in a nationwide protest against Mahsa Amini's death, AFP reported.

India's 'Osama' jibe after Pakistan raises Kashmir at United Nations

After Pakistan raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, India asserted that a nation that hosted al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden doesn't have the authority to "sermonize" in the powerful UN organ.

Anti-government protests: Iran executes second convict within a week

Iran reportedly executed a man convicted of killing two members of the security forces in public early on Monday.

05 Dec 2022


Iran: Strike, protest rally amid suspense over morality police abolition

Protesters in Iran have called for a three-day strike following contradicting claims about the country's morality police being abolished.

04 Dec 2022

Hijab row

Iran abolishes morality police amid months of massive anti-hijab protests

Iran has abolished its infamous morality police in the face of large anti-hijab protests.

04 Dec 2022

Hijab row

Stung by widespread protests, Iran to review decades-old hijab law

While Iran struggles to subdue the ongoing protests across the country on the dress code regulation that obliges females to cover their heads, the government stated it would review its decades-old law.

21 Nov 2022


Anti-hijab protests: Iranian actors Hengameh Ghaziani, Katayoun Riahi arrested

Iran arrested prominent actors Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riahi for expressing solidarity with the protest movement and removing their headscarves in public on Sunday, per reports.

17 Nov 2022

Hijab row

Iranian forces open fire, beat women as anti-hijab protests swell

As protests over the death of Mahsa Amini entered the third month, Iranian security forces on Tuesday opened fire on people at a metro station in Tehran, Iran.

15 Nov 2022


All about Mehran Karimi Nasseri, the resident of Paris airport

The internet is abuzz with the news of Mehran Karimi Nasseri's death - the man who lived inside the premises of a French airport for 18 long years.

12 Nov 2022

United Nations (UN)

Thousands of angry Iranians hold protests to mark 'Bloody Friday'

Hundreds of protestors in Iran were seen taking to the streets after the Friday prayers in southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province to mark a September 30 crackdown by armed forces called "Bloody Friday."

Iran: 19-year-old celebrity chef beaten to death amid anti-hijab protests

Iran's celebrity chef Mehrshad Shahidi was reportedly killed last week amid the ongoing anti-hijab protests in the country, The Telegraph reported.

28 Oct 2022

Hijab row

Iranian forces open fire at Mahsa's 40th mourning day protests

Iranian forces allegedly fired upon the mourners who had gathered to mark the 40th day of the death of a 22-year-old Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, on Wednesday.

17 Oct 2022

Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi Rautela chops off hair in solidarity with Iran protesters

Amidst the riots and protests in Iran by women triggered by Mahsa Amini's custodial death to assert their independence and freedom of choice, actor Urvashi Rautela has now voiced her support for them.

200 kg heroin worth Rs. 1,200 crore seized near Kochi

A whopping 200 kg of Afghan heroin worth Rs. 1,200 crore was caught near Kochi in Kerala on Thursday while it was being trafficked to India and Sri Lanka in an Iranian boat.

03 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Bomb scare on China-bound Iranian flight; refuses landing in India

A Mahan Air passenger airplane headed to Guangzhou in China from Tehran, Iran, received a bomb threat while transiting through Indian airspace on Monday morning.

29 Sep 2022


Iran: President Ebrahim Raisi issues 'warning' as anti-hijab protests intensify

Amid rising anti-hijab protests against the government, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi issued a 'grave' warning to the protesters on Wednesday.

26 Sep 2022


Anti-hijab protests in Iran: Woman chops hair on brother's grave

Amid rising anti-hijab protests against the government in Iran, a video of a woman cutting her hair on the grave of her brother killed during the protests has gone viral.

25 Sep 2022

Elon Musk

Elon Musk to deploy Starlink internet in protest-stricken Iran

Elon Musk has decided to contribute his two cents to widespread protests that have been rocking Iran for more than a week.

22 Sep 2022


Mahsa Amini death: Iran restricts internet as anti-hijab protests spread

Iranian authorities restricted internet access on Wednesday as mass protests against the government are growing following the death of Mahsa Amini, who was detained last week for allegedly wearing the hijab loosely.

19 Sep 2022

Hijab row

Iran: Protests after woman 'arrested' over 'improper hijab' dies

Widespread protests were held in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini following her arrest by the country's "Morality Police" for "improperly" wearing the hijab.

SCO begins today: Modi to meet Putin, uncertainty regarding China

The 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit is set to commence on Friday in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

18 Aug 2022

New York City

'He attacked Islam': Salman Rushdie's attacker 'surprised' author is alive

The New Jersey man accused of attacking renowned author Salman Rushdie last week is reportedly "surprised" that he is alive.

15 Aug 2022

New York City

Iran blames Salman Rushdie, his supporters for attack as author recovers

The Iranian foreign ministry said on Monday that nobody has the right to accuse Iran of being responsible for Friday's assault on Salman Rushdie, for which he and his followers are solely responsible.

14 Aug 2022


Salman Rushdie taken off ventilator, talking; accused pleads not guilty

Salman Rushdie is no longer on a ventilator and is able to speak, as per his book agent Andrew Wylie, a day after he was stabbed at a New York event.

10 Jun 2022

Ajit Doval

Prophet row: Iran deletes its version of meeting with Doval

Iran seems to have softened its stance on the matter of the ruling BJP members' alleged provocative statements about the Prophet Muhammad.

09 Jun 2022


Prophet remark: Iran foreign minister raises issue on India visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian raised the issue pertaining to controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma during his India visit on Wednesday.

19 Apr 2022

Saudi Arabia

Peaceful Sweden witnesses riots sparked by Quran burnings, dozens arrested

Sweden is witnessing violent clashes across many cities between police and protesters opposing a far-right party's plans to burn copies of the sacred Islamic book—the Quran.

21 Mar 2022


Nowruz 2022: Know about the traditions, celebrations and food

Even though Nowruz, or the Iranian New Year, was celebrated on March 20 this year, the International Day of Nowruz is celebrated on March 21 annually.

07 Sep 2021


What explains Taliban's invite to 6 countries for government ceremony?

As the Taliban is getting closer to announce Afghanistan's new government, the group has invited six countries to attend the government formation ceremony.

03 Jun 2021


Massive fire breaks out at oil refinery near Tehran

A massive fire broke out Wednesday night at the oil refinery known as Tondgooyan refinery near the capital of Iran, sending thick plumes of black smoke over Tehran. No casualties have been reported so far.

02 Jun 2021

Fire Accidents

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks; reason behind blaze unknown

The largest warship in the Iranian Navy caught fire and later sank on Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semi-official news agencies reported.

21 May 2021


Honor killing? Parents murder, dismember Iranian filmmaker for not marrying

Babak Khorramdin, an Iranian film director, was brutally murdered and dismembered by his own parents for not getting married.

09 Feb 2021

Joe Biden

Iran may pursue a nuclear weapon, Intelligence Minister warns West

Iran's Intelligence Minister, Mahmoud Alavi, has warned the West that Iran could push for a nuclear weapon if crippling international sanctions on Tehran remain in place, state television reported on Tuesday.

31 Jan 2021


Iran link emerges in blast near Israel embassy in Delhi

Days after a minor blast occurred near the Israel embassy in Delhi, the police suspect the involvement of Iran, an enemy of Israel.

30 Jan 2021

United Nations (UN)

Human rights NGO urges Iran to end persecution of Baha'is

A Delhi-based human rights organization, on Saturday, urged Iranian authorities to end all forms of persecution of its Baha'i citizens.

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