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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. ...

Iran summons UK envoy amid anti-government protests

Sep. 25, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday it summoned Britain's ambassador to protest what it described as a hostile atmosphere created by London-based Farsi language media outlets. The move comes amid violent unrest in Iran triggered by the death of a young woman...

Pro-government rallies held in Iran amid mass protests

Sep. 23, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian counterprotesters gathered across the country on Friday in a show of support for authorities after nearly a week of anti-government protests and unrest over the death of a young woman who was being held by the morality police. Thousands...

Iran says it's ready for new nuclear deal but asks if US is

Sep. 21, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president insisted Wednesday that his country is serious about reviving a deal meant to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear bomb but questioned whether Tehran could trust America's commitment to any eventual accord. The U.S. had already “trampled”...

Iranians see widespread internet blackout amid mass protests

Sep. 21, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians experienced a near-total internet blackout on Wednesday amid days of mass protests against the government over the death of a woman held by the country's morality police for allegedly violating its strictly-enforced dress code. An Iranian...

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says US 'trampled upon' Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers

Sep. 21, 2022 09:43 AM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says US 'trampled upon' Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers.

EXPLAINER: What kept Iran protests going after first spark?

Sep. 21, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

Protests have erupted across Iran in recent days after a 22-year-old woman died while being held by the morality police for violating the country's strictly enforced Islamic dress code. The death of Mahsa Amini, who had been picked up for her allegedly loose headscarf, or hijab, has...

US urges UN court to toss out Iranian frozen assets case

Sep. 21, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United States on Wednesday urged the International Court of Justice to throw out a case brought by Iran seeking to claw back around $2 billion worth of frozen Iranian assets that the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other...