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# iran - Saturday 12 September, 2015

'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.

# iran - Saturday 5 September, 2015

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

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

# iran - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

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

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

# iran - Friday 31 July, 2015

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

Yes, you read that right.

# iran - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

# iran - Saturday 18 July, 2015

These are the biggest threats facing the world right now

It ranges from Isis to climate change.

# iran - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

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.

# iran - Sunday 31 May, 2015

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.

# iran - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

American journalist accused of spying

He is accused of espionage and collaboration with hostile governments.

# iran - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Iran has banned spiky hair - because it implies devil-worship

“Any shop that cuts hair in the devil worshipping style will be harshly dealt with and their licence revoked.”

# iran - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Why a fatal Porsche crash is causing uproar in Iran

It has led to talk about inequality in the country.

# iran - Saturday 2 May, 2015

This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Iran needs the ISIS threat to stay – here’s why.

# iran - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Video shows ISIS beheading four men and hanging their bodies on crosses

A masked executioner is shown beheading the four with a sword, after reading out charges over a loudspeaker.

# iran - Friday 3 April, 2015

'A deranged pilot flying his nation into the rocks' - Obama compared to Andreas Lubitz

Michele Bachman said the president’s deal with Iran has damned the souls of 300 million Americans.

# iran - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Iran rejects law enforcing the wearing of the hijab as unconstitutional

The law was a proposed reaction to more liberal dress styles adopted within the country.

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.

# iran - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Ireland sends loads of fizzy drink concentrate to Iran

Enterprise Ireland has decided to organise a visit to the country next year.

# iran - Monday 1 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Iranian girl protests strict hijab laws by breakdancing on Tehran subway Salute

# iran - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year

Tomorrow is the deadline to reach agreement.

# iran - Friday 7 November, 2014

People in Iran could face up to 74 lashes ... for walking a dog

Hardliners in Iran’s parliament are worried about an “invasion” of Western culture.

# iran - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Woman jailed for a year... for trying to attend a volleyball match

Women are also banned from football matches in Iran, with officials saying this is to protect them from lewd behaviour among male fans.

# iran - Monday 29 September, 2014

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

# iran - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Prestigious maths prize awarded to a woman for the first time

Maryam Mirzakhani is an Iranian born Harvard-educated mathematician and professor.

# iran - Monday 11 August, 2014

Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis...

Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.

# iran - Sunday 10 August, 2014

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.

# iran - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Video: How nuclear weapons are made

Today is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

# iran - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Young man at risk of hanging for crime he committed as a child

His family are unable to raise the blood money needed to stop the execution.

# iran - Thursday 3 July, 2014

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

# iran - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Iran might be helping Iraq to fight ISIS by providing military jets

Iraq had previously received a shipment of the SU-25 jets from Russia.

# iran - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From The42 Maradona has a message for Argentina FA president Julio Grondona Finger Of God

Maradona has a message for Argentina FA president Julio Grondona

Diego hit back after his former employer referred to him as ‘Argentina’s bad-luck charm’.

From The42 Watch out, Gilesy! Rihanna impresses with astute analysis of the World Cup She Found Love

Watch out, Gilesy! Rihanna impresses with astute analysis of the World Cup

Pop-star puts some pundits to shame by offering deep, well-read opinions on a number of games.

# iran - Friday 20 June, 2014

The Pentagon thinks Iran has sent a 'small number' of operatives into Iraq

There is no sign of a large deployment of army units.

# iran - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants

As many as 279 “terrorists” have been killed in the past 24 hours, security officials said.

Tony Blair: Syrian war to blame for Iraq violence, not 2003 invasion

Arguments that there would be no crisis if Saddam Hussein remained are “bizarre” he said.

# iran - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move

The offer came as Iraqi commanders said the army had recaptured two towns north of Baghdad as they prepared a fightback.

# iran - Friday 13 June, 2014

US considering "all the options" as militants move towards Baghdad

President Barack Obama’s comments come after the cities of Mosul and Tikrit fell to insurgents during lightning advances.

# iran - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Iranian judge summons Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg over privacy complaints

However, no extradition treaty exists between Iran and the United States, so Zuckerburg is unlikely to appear.

# iran - Monday 12 May, 2014

Atomic watchdog attempts to revive nuclear talks with Iran

A number of outstanding issues relating to alleged efforts to develop nuclear weapons remain.

# iran - Monday 28 April, 2014

'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.

# iran - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Photos: Mother stops execution as her son's killer was about to be hanged

The dramatic photographs show the public execution in Iran which was stopped at the last minute when the victim’s mother intervened.