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#Iran

From TheJournal.ie Plane crashes in Iran, with all 66 people on board feared dead Tehran

Plane crashes in Iran, with all 66 people on board feared dead

The plane was flying from Tehran to the southern city of Yasuj.

From TheJournal.ie Israel's PM vows further action after 'serious blows' to Iran and Syria following airstrikes Conflict

Israel's PM vows further action after 'serious blows' to Iran and Syria following airstrikes

Russia has condemned, but the US has backed, Israel’s actions.

From TheJournal.ie Israel launches 'large-scale' air raids against Iranian targets in Syria Air Strikes

Israel launches 'large-scale' air raids against Iranian targets in Syria

It is the most serious confrontation between Israel and Iran since the Syrian conflict started in 2011.

From The42 Iran's Winter Olympians demand apology after mobile phone controversy Unimpressed

Iran's Winter Olympians demand apology after mobile phone controversy

Games organisers had refused to give certain athletes the Galaxy Note 8 devices from sponsor Samsung.

From TheJournal.ie 'No hope of survivors' onboard Iranian tanker which burst into flames The Sanchi

'No hope of survivors' onboard Iranian tanker which burst into flames

Only three bodies have been recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Iran rejects Trump's demand to change nuclear deal Sanctions

Iran rejects Trump's demand to change nuclear deal

The US President has vowed to pull out of the accord if European allies don’t fix its “terrible flaws”.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters still battling oil tanker blaze after almost a week China

Firefighters still battling oil tanker blaze after almost a week

One body has been found but 31 sailors – mainly Iranians – remain missing.

From TheJournal.ie Massive oil tanker 'in danger of exploding' off Chinese coast as 32 sailors remain missing Potential Disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Death toll rises in Iran unrest as protesters 'attempt to take over police stations and military bases' Riots

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iran warns protesters they will 'pay the price' after third night of mass demonstrations Unrest

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

Two people have been killed and dozens injured.

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

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

Counter demonstrations have been organised for today.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson in Iran to push for Briton's release Foreign Minister

Boris Johnson in Iran to push for Briton's release

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi Prime Minister declares 'end of war against ISIS' Victory Declared

Iraqi Prime Minister declares 'end of war against ISIS'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of Iran quake that killed more than 400 spend second night in the open air Kermanshah

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured 7.3 Magnitude Quake

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

Landslides have been hindering rescue efforts this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran Health Problems This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Johnson wants to clarify remarks he made that 'jeopardised' woman jailed in Iran Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump rips into Iran but allies say they're ok with nuclear deal Nuclear Option

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The worst deal': Trump set for showdown over Iran agreement Deal Or No Deal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Anti-nuclear weapons campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'groundbreaking' work Norway

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

There were 318 candidates for this year’s prize.

From TheJournal.ie 'Calm before the storm' - is Trump about to abandon the Iran nuclear deal? Trouble Brewing This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump Divisive

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Isis attack on Iranian parliament that killed 13 'unequivocally condemned' by President Higgins Tehran

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 12 dead as ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers storm Iran's parliament Tehran

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

The tomb of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini was also targeted.

From TheJournal.ie Hassan Rouhani swoops to landslide victory in Iranian presidential election Iran

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie At least 70 miners trapped after explosion Iran

At least 70 miners trapped after explosion

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Iran has the potential to take the world with it' - America isn't happy with nuclear deal On Notice

'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.”

From TheJournal.ie Trump insists he doesn't know Putin - or have any deals in Russia Haters Going Crazy

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.

From TheJournal.ie US hits Iran with fresh sanctions after missile tests Punishment

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.

From TheJournal.ie Former Norwegian prime minister delayed at US airport over visit to Iran in 2014 Held Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption Chaos Reigns

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.

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

"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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran president calls Trump's talk over renegotiating nuclear deal 'meaningless' Nuclear Deal

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”.