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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,...

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 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...

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...

Iran leader appears in public after nearly two weeks

Sep. 17, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke to students in person Saturday after being out of the public eye for nearly two weeks. Khamenei, 83, who normally speaks while sitting down, gave a seven-minute speech at the Imam Khomeini Hosseinieh, or...

Iranian president orders probe of woman's death in custody

Sep. 16, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s president has ordered a probe in the case of a young woman who slipped into a coma while in custody in Tehran and died, state media reported on Friday. The police have said she suffered a heart attack. According to the state-run IRNA news...

Iran sends nuclear talks response; US casts doubt on offer

Sep. 02, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran sent a written response early Friday in negotiations over a final draft of a roadmap for parties to return to its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, though the U.S. cast doubt on Tehran's offer. Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser...

Clashes erupt after Iraqi Shiite cleric resigns, 15 dead

Aug. 29, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Shiite cleric announced Monday that he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry followers to storm the government palace and sparking clashes with security forces. At least 15 protesters were killed. Protesters loyal to cleric...

Reports: Iran allows women to attend Tehran soccer game

Aug. 25, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a rare move, authorities in Iran allowed women to attend a soccer game at the Tehran Azadi stadium in the Iranian capital on Thursday evening, local media reported. Videos posted on social media show women inside the stadium as the national league game...