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From TheJournal.ie 'An agonising wait': Decision on Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from prison delayed again Iran

'An agonising wait': Decision on Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from prison delayed again

The British-Iranian mother has been temporarily freed from Evin Prison in Tehran in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane Tehran

Iran makes arrests and plans 'special court' over shooting down of Ukrainian plane

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said ‘anyone who should be punished must be punished’.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian police fire tear gas at people protesting against downing of passenger jet Tehran

Iranian police fire tear gas at people protesting against downing of passenger jet

US President Donald Trump warned Iran that the world and “more importantly, the USA is watching”.

From TheJournal.ie UK ambassador to Iran summoned following arrest at anti-government protest Tehran

UK ambassador to Iran summoned following arrest at anti-government protest

176 people were killed when the plane was shot down earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine seeks evidence as video appears to show missile hitting downed airliner over Iran Plane Crash This post contains videos

Ukraine seeks evidence as video appears to show missile hitting downed airliner over Iran

American, British and Canadian officials say intelligence sources indicate that Iran shot down the plane.

From TheJournal.ie 'Highly likely' Iran accidentally shot down Ukraine airliner, US officials say Tehran

'Highly likely' Iran accidentally shot down Ukraine airliner, US officials say

The plane crashed outside Tehran with the loss of all 176 people on board.

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian plane 'turned back' before crashing in Iran as authorities probe 'seven scenarios' Tehran

Ukrainian plane 'turned back' before crashing in Iran as authorities probe 'seven scenarios'

The crash, which killed 176 people, happened shortly after the plane took off yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'will not give black boxes to Americans' as 176 killed in plane crash near Tehran Tehran This post contains videos

Iran 'will not give black boxes to Americans' as 176 killed in plane crash near Tehran

The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Iran's shrewdest retaliation for Soleimani assassination is political, not military Soleimani

Opinion: Iran's shrewdest retaliation for Soleimani assassination is political, not military

Tehran will want to ensure its response does not bring further cost to the nation, writes Scott Lucas, Professor of International Politics.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson should stop 'getting distracted' in case of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran, husband says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Johnson should stop 'getting distracted' in case of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran, husband says

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been imprisoned in Tehran since 2016, after being accused of spying.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban Azadi Stadium

Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban

The move came amid pressure from Fifa, which had threatened to ban the country if female supporters were not permitted to games.

From TheJournal.ie British-Iranian woman ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian woman ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail

Nazanin was jailed for five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

From TheJournal.ie Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations Gulf Of Oman

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

Washington has blamed Iran for two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

From TheJournal.ie British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

From TheJournal.ie US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq Gulf Wars

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

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 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 '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 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 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 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 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 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 North Korea has some pretty scary stuff to say about its nuclear weapons Nukes
From TheJournal.ie Iran wanted films of the Irish struggle... we wanted to send them nature docs State Papers

Iran wanted films of the Irish struggle... we wanted to send them nature docs

A rep from Iranian TV wanted a video from Ireland for broadcasting.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 50 dead after plane crashes close to residential area in Iran - reports Tehran

Almost 50 dead after plane crashes close to residential area in Iran - reports

There were conflicting accounts of the airline that the plane belonged to.

From TheJournal.ie 'Blood money' has saved 358 Iranians from the death penalty Blood Money

'Blood money' has saved 358 Iranians from the death penalty

The payment is made under the Islamic sharia law of diya and allows a victim’s family pardon a criminal.

From TheJournal.ie White House refuses US visa for Iran newly appointed UN envoy Tehran

White House refuses US visa for Iran newly appointed UN envoy

Hamid Aboutalebi has been linked to the 1979 hostage crisis in which 52 Americans were held for 444 days.

From TheJournal.ie Nuclear talks back on in Vienna --- but little optimism a deal can be agreed Curbs

Nuclear talks back on in Vienna --- but little optimism a deal can be agreed

Iran and six world powers are hoping to reach a final deal on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Iranians look upon the closure of the Irish embassy as a slight’ Embassy Closures

‘Iranians look upon the closure of the Irish embassy as a slight’

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan said while she was in Iran, the Irish embassy closure was brought up repeatedly in meetings.

From TheJournal.ie UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway Peace Talks

UN cancels Iran invite to Syria talks, Iran says they weren't going to go anyway

A surprise UN invite to Iran had thrown the talks into doubt.

From TheJournal.ie TDs head to Iran to discuss trade, human rights and the nuclear programme On A Mission

TDs head to Iran to discuss trade, human rights and the nuclear programme

A delegation from the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee are departing for Tehran later this week.

From TheJournal.ie Uncertainty over progress in Iran talks as Kerry set to leave Geneva Nuclear Talks

Uncertainty over progress in Iran talks as Kerry set to leave Geneva

US Secretary of State is to leave for London, while Iran’s chief negotiator expressed doubts over a deal.

From TheJournal.ie Iran hits back at US over nuclear talks failure Geneva Talks

Iran hits back at US over nuclear talks failure

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that Iran had baulked at a proposed deal just as world powers were set to sign up to it.

From TheJournal.ie Israel "utterly rejects" Iran deal aimed at ending nuclear tensions Nuclear Talks

Israel "utterly rejects" Iran deal aimed at ending nuclear tensions

Talks involving the US, China and Russia aimed at easing tensions over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme have been taking place in Geneva.

From TheJournal.ie Shoe thrown at Iranian President following historic Obama phonecall Mixed Reception

Shoe thrown at Iranian President following historic Obama phonecall

Last night’s phone conversation was the first direct contact between leaders of the two nations in 34 years.

From TheJournal.ie US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since 1979 Good Call

US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since 1979

The call to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme shows evidence of an unprecedented opening of relations between the two nations.

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