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Iran leader praises force tasked with quashing protests

Nov. 26, 2022 08:38 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader praised paramilitary volunteers tasked with quashing dissent on Saturday in a televised address as dozens of eye doctors warned that a rising number of demonstrators have been blinded by security forces during anti-government protests. ...

Iran media blames humiliating World Cup loss on protests

Nov. 22, 2022 06:00 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Iran was reeling Tuesday from the humiliation of starting the World Cup with a lopsided 6-2 loss against England in a match overshadowed by protests on and off the field. Hard-line Iranian media sought to blame the defeat on the unrest that has gripped the...

Politics of Israel and Iran ensnare 1st World Cup in Mideast

Nov. 11, 2022 02:19 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Qatar may hope soccer fans ignore politics at the first World Cup in the Middle East. But Israel and Iran, foes locked in conflicts across the region, are bringing sensitive flashpoints to the tournament’s doorstep. Israel is not competing, but it sees the...

Iran marks 1979 US Embassy takeover amid nationwide protests

Nov. 04, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Friday marked the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran as its theocracy faces nationwide protests after the September death of a 22-year-old woman who was arrested by the country's morality police. Meanwhile, activists in southeast Iran claimed...

Iran's leaders try to link deadly shrine attack to protests

Oct. 27, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader and its president tried Thursday to link the nationwide protests roiling the country to an Islamic State-claimed gun attack on a famous mosque that killed 15 people. The comments come as Iran's theocracy has been unable to...

Gunmen attack major Shiite holy site in Iran, killing 15

Oct. 26, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gunmen attacked a major Shiite holy site in Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens. The attack came as protesters elsewhere in Iran marked a symbolic 40 days since a woman's death in custody ignited the biggest anti-government movement...

Iran president accuses US of 'destabilization' amid protests

Oct. 13, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s president on Thursday accused the U.S. of conducting a “failed policy of destabilization” targeting his nation, as Iranian protesters continued to call for the downfall of its rulers despite a violent and wide-ranging crackdown. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Oct. 11, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 11 The Washington Post on childcare in the United States Many sectors are reeling from massive labor shortages — but few affect families more intimately than what is happening with...

2 killed as demonstrations around Iran enter 4th week

Oct. 09, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Anti-government demonstrations erupted Saturday in several locations across Iran as the most sustained protests in years against a deeply entrenched theocracy entered their fourth week. At least two people were killed. Marchers chanted anti-government...

Analysis: Iran protests persist, becoming threat for Tehran

Oct. 07, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests in Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman detained by the country's morality police have stretched into a third week, even after authorities disrupted the internet, deployed riot troops and attacked perceived enemies abroad. That...