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# tehran - Sunday 18 February, 2018

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

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

# tehran - Thursday 8 June, 2017

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.

# tehran - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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

The tomb of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini was also targeted.

# tehran - Thursday 20 April, 2017

'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.”

# tehran - Sunday 1 January, 2017

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.

# tehran - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

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”.

# tehran - Monday 4 April, 2016

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.

# tehran - Sunday 6 March, 2016

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.

# tehran - Sunday 3 January, 2016

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

Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Iran.

# tehran - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Inside the country where sharing photos can mean jail

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

# tehran - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

# tehran - Saturday 3 January, 2015

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.

# tehran - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

# tehran - 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.

# tehran - 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.

# tehran - Saturday 12 April, 2014

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.

# tehran - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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.

# tehran - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘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.

# tehran - Monday 20 January, 2014

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.

# tehran - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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.

# tehran - Saturday 23 November, 2013

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.

# tehran - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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.

# tehran - Friday 8 November, 2013

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.

# tehran - Saturday 28 September, 2013

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.

# tehran - Friday 27 September, 2013

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.

# tehran - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

New Iran PM wants "serious" nuclear talks

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said he would not surrender Iran’s rights but wanted to allay Western concerns.

# tehran - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Rowhani takes power in Iran with pledge to lift economy

The moderate cleric is facing serious challenges as he begins his four year term. His public inauguration will take place tomorrow.

# tehran - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Iran repeats offer to help US find missing ex-FBI agent

The former agent disappeared six years ago while reportedly investigating cigarette counterfeiting in the region.

# tehran - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Timeline: Iran's controversial nuclear programme

Yesterday Iran and six world powers met for talks on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme.

# tehran - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

World powers begin talks with Iran over nuclear programme

Iran has said that it’s their right to enrich uranium, but experts fear that it could be turned into a nuclear warhead in a matter of months.

# tehran - Monday 10 December, 2012

Iran says it decoded data from captured CIA drone

Tehran now claiming it will reverse-engineer the drone and build its own version.

# tehran - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Write for Rights: The story of Narges Mohammadi

Imprisoned Iranian human rights worker is one of 12 the cases that Amnesty International wants to highlight – and get help with – before 2012 is out.

# tehran - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Iran earthquake kills five, destroys villages in rural area

The quake registered 5.5 on the moment magnitude scale and hit at around 5pm GMT.

# tehran - Friday 10 August, 2012

US says has 'eyes' inside Iran nuclear programme

Israel has insisted the threat of Iran developing a viable nuclear weapon was becoming more “urgent” – but Washington has indicated diplomacy remains the best option.

# tehran - 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.

# tehran - Monday 18 June, 2012

Iranian nuclear talks resume

International efforts to end deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme take place in Moscow.

# tehran - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

UN nuclear chief says deal with Iran reached on probe

A deal has been reached with Iran that will allow the UN nuclear agency to restart a long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran has secretly worked on developing nuclear arms.

# tehran - Saturday 14 April, 2012

EU diplomat says 6-power nuclear talks 'very constructive'

The diplomat said nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran were “very constructive” – but that a second round looks likely after a morning session between the two sides today.

# tehran - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Syrians report heavy shelling - one day after ceasefire deadline

There is no sign of action on a ceasefire that was scheduled to begin yesterday.

# tehran - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Diplomats reveal: Iran 'poised for major nuclear expansion'

Anonymous diplomats have told the Associated Press that Iran has readied an underground site for thousands of centrifuges.

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