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From TheJournal.ie Iran is hoping this island can become its answer to Dubai Kish Island

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.

From TheJournal.ie Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen Trade With Tehran

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process Sligo

Hunger-striking Iranian man to be granted access to asylum process

The man was admitted to hospital yesterday after 35 days on hunger strike.

From TheJournal.ie Women's chess champion to boycott world finals in Iran over requirement to wear hijab Stalemate

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Minister called to intervene in case of Irish citizen detained in Iran Homa Hoodfar

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.

From TheJournal.ie British woman jailed for five years in Iran "on secret charges" Nazanin Ratcliffe

British woman jailed for five years in Iran "on secret charges"

Her husband said that she is being treated as a political football.

From TheJournal.ie Academics protest against imprisonment of Irish citizen in Iran Free Homa

Academics protest against imprisonment of Irish citizen in Iran

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

From TheJournal.ie British-Iranian mum detained in Iran accused of trying to overthrow the regime Iran

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump suggests that Hillary's leaked emails may be linked to killing of Iranian scientist Accusations

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran executes nuclear scientist accused of spying for the US Iran Nuclear Programme

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.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump admits he was wrong about viewing secret Iran cash video Hell Freezes Over

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran authorities confiscate dogs in crackdown on 'vulgar Western culture' Barking

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Female Air France crew can opt out of Iran flights to avoid having to wear headscarf Not Happening

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Iran can sell oil again after giving up its nuclear weapons programme Whole New World

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

“The world is safer,” said John Kerry.

From TheJournal.ie Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters Freed

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ten US sailors detained after their boats drifted into Iranian waters Farsi Island

Ten US sailors detained after their boats drifted into Iranian waters

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

From TheJournal.ie There's a plastic surgery craze in Iran and people are wearing their nose bandages with pride Nose Job

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.

From TheJournal.ie What's happening in Saudi Arabia? Tensions

What's happening in Saudi Arabia?

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

From TheJournal.ie Iran leader warns Saudi Arabia of 'divine revenge' over execution of cleric Sheikh Nimr Al-nimr

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

Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Iran.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences Executions

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.

From TheJournal.ie This British author has had a death sentence on his head for more than 20 years Fatwa

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iranians create 'walls of kindness' to help homeless people through winter A Helping Hand

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.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the country where sharing photos can mean jail Iran

Inside the country where sharing photos can mean jail

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

From TheJournal.ie Iranian police seize 40k cars over women not covering hair with headscarf Hijab

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.

From TheJournal.ie Migrants are sewing their lips shut because they're not being allowed travel across Europe Macedonia

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian women who refuse to wear veil to have cars confiscated Crackdown

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.

From TheJournal.ie Russia denies accidentally landing missiles in Iran instead of Syria War Of Words

Russia denies accidentally landing missiles in Iran instead of Syria

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

From TheJournal.ie A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man The Remnants

A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

From TheJournal.ie Role reversal - legal immigrant begs to be deported as he's 'sick of Britain' I Want Out

Role reversal - legal immigrant begs to be deported as he's 'sick of Britain'

Iranian Arash Aria made the bizarre request of British authorities before they realised he was a legal alien.

From The42 Iran women's football captain isn't at a major tournament - because her husband won't let her go Misogyny

Iran women's football captain isn't at a major tournament - because her husband won't let her go

Under Iranian law a man has the right to prevent his wife from leaving the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?' Syria This post contains videos

'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?'

Irish citizen Ghandi Mallak says no Syrian wants to flee their county, they are forced to – and anyone in their position would probably do the same.

From TheJournal.ie What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions Don't Let Go

What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions

Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Iran is Great' van causes security scare at major London museum Iran Is Great

'Iran is Great' van causes security scare at major London museum

The van is being driven around Europe to promote Iranian culture.

From TheJournal.ie The heat index in Iran just reached SEVENTY-FOUR degrees Celsius Too Hot To Handle

The heat index in Iran just reached SEVENTY-FOUR degrees Celsius

Yes, you read that right.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea has some pretty scary stuff to say about its nuclear weapons Nukes
From TheJournal.ie These are the biggest threats facing the world right now Worries

These are the biggest threats facing the world right now

It ranges from Isis to climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The Iran nuclear deal - what's in it, and why we should care Long Time Coming

Explainer: The Iran nuclear deal - what's in it, and why we should care

A landmark deal has been struck that will prohibit Iran developing a nuclear bomb.

From TheJournal.ie Former Presidential contender John Kerry has fallen off his bike and will be leaving Europe Man Down

Former Presidential contender John Kerry has fallen off his bike and will be leaving Europe

He made it through Vietnam, but a cycling accident in Switzerland proved too much.

From TheJournal.ie American journalist accused of spying Accused Of Spying

American journalist accused of spying

He is accused of espionage and collaboration with hostile governments.