Latest Tehran News

Top Iran official warns against protests amid serious unrest

Oct. 02, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s parliamentary speaker warned Sunday that protests over the death of a young woman in police custody could destabilize the country and urged security forces to deal harshly with those he claimed endanger public order, as countrywide unrest entered its...

UN says detained Iranian-American was allowed to leave Iran

Oct. 01, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An 85-year-old Iranian-American who formerly worked for the U.N. children’s agency and was detained in Iran in 2016 has been permitted to leave the country for medical treatment abroad, the United Nations said Saturday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...

State news: 4 elite paramilitary Guards killed in Iran clash

Oct. 01, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by armed separatists on a police station in a southeastern city killed 19 people, including four members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The assailants in Friday's attack...

Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including Guard commander

Sep. 30, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state-linked media reported late Friday that up to 19 people, including a commander in the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, were killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan. It was not...

Kurdish exiles back Iran protests but deny organizing them

Sep. 30, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Dara Qureshi scrolls through the contacts on his phone, each name an alias for activists across the border in neighboring Iran, where protests have been raging for two weeks. Qureshi, a member of one of many Iranian Kurdish opposition parties exiled in...

Iran's protesters chant from buildings amid crackdown

Sep. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian anti-government protesters chanted from windows and rooftops in parts of Tehran early Thursday, but there were no reports of street protests in the country's capital, where authorities have waged a fierce crackdown in recent days. It was...

US sanctions traders of Iranian oil as nuclear talks stall

Sep. 29, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on a group of firms it says have played a critical role in shipping sanctioned Iranian oil. The State Department designated two Chinese companies, and Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control hit a network of companies...

Iran's anti-veil protests draw on long history of resistance

Sep. 28, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

A young woman climbs to the top of a car in the middle of Mashhad, a conservative Iranian city famed for its Islamic shrines. She takes off her headscarf and starts chanting, “Death to the dictator!” Protesters nearby join in and cars honk in support. For many Iranian women,...

Iranian lawmaker slams protesters; cleric appeals for calm

Sep. 27, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line Iranian lawmaker Tuesday slammed female protesters who have taken off mandatory headscarves as prostitutes, doubling down on the government stance amid the dramatic demonstrations following the death of a 22-year-old woman detained by the country’s...

Analysis: Latest Iran protests likely not last for Tehran

Sep. 26, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

Only glimpses of videos that make it online show the protests convulsing Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the nation's morality police. But those flashes show that public anger across the country, once only simmering, is now boiling. ...