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# iranian - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'ISIS claims responsibility' for suicide bomb blast which killed at least 70 people

The explosion seemingly targeted Iranian pilgrims who were returning from a pilgrimage.

# iranian - Monday 21 December, 2015

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.

# iranian - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Red wine has caused a meeting between the leaders of France and Iran to be cancelled

The French government said that accepting the Iranian demands would have gone against “republican traditions”.

# iranian - 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.

# iranian - 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.

# iranian - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Rouhani vows to protect Iran's nuclear rights

The Iranian president says that there are “red lines that won’t be crossed”.

# iranian - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Hassan Rowhani wins Iran presidency

Rowhani has vowed to restore diplomatic ties with the United States and end discrimination against women.

# iranian - Monday 28 January, 2013

Iran's space monkey doesn't look happy

This little guy is the Yuri Gagarin of Iran’s monkeys. He looks pretty unhappy about that, though.

# iranian - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

British bank Standard Chartered rejects US claims of laundering Iran's money

US regulators have accused the bank of leaving the US financial system ‘vulnerable to terrorists’.

# iranian - Sunday 5 August, 2012

VIDEO: Syria rebels say hostages are elite soldiers from Iran Kidnapped This post contains videos

VIDEO: Syria rebels say hostages are elite soldiers from Iran

The rebels say that the Iranians kidnapped yesterday are actually Revolutionary Guards and not pilgrims, as was originally claimed.

# iranian - Saturday 4 August, 2012

48 pilgrims from Iran kidnapped in Syria - reports

The 48 Iranians were abducted by armed terrorists who boarded their bus in the Syrian capital of Damascus.

# iranian - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

IRANIAN OFFICIALS have denied that the county’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was attacked by a grenade while on a visit to the western city of Hasmadan.

Newswires had reported the attack earlier this morning, but a spokesperson for Ahmadinejad said the explosion was from a “firecracker.”

“It was a firecracker, and a statement will be released soon,” the source told AFP.

Reports on a conservative website claimed that a hand grenade had exploded next to a vehicle carrying reporters accompanying the president in the western city of Hamedan.

President Ahmadinejad later delivered a live televised speech to locals gathered in a stadium, but he made no reference to the incident.

Returers have said Ahmadinejad – a populist hardliner – has accumulated enemies in conservative and reformist circles in the Islamic Republic as well as abroad.

During a speech in Tehran on Monday, Ahmadinejad said he believed he was the target of an assassination plot by Israel. “The stupid Zionists have hired mercenaries to assassinate me,” he said.

The oil market reacted calmly to the alleged attach with an analyst saying, “people are just waiting to see what this is about”.

Meanwhile the White House has rebuffed an offer by Ahmadinejad for a face-to-face debate on foreign policy with US President Obama.

# iranian - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

IRAN’S GOVERNMENT has shut down for two days in a bid to save electricity, the Financial Times reports. All government employees and public sector workers were given an unexpected two-day holiday. The official reason behind the surprise break was excessive summer heat, but Iranians aren’t buying it.

Many believe the holiday is to help the country combat severe electricity shortages. Iran’s energy minister said on TV recently that electricity usage had increased by 8% already this year and appealed to the public to use it more carefully.

Although the holiday was only extended to the state’s 2.2 million employees, many private sector companies had trouble operating without necessary contact with state bodies. The holiday was due to end today.