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EU assembly wants Iran's Revolutionary Guard on terror list

Jan. 19, 2023 11:44 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Thursday called for Iran's Revolutionary Guard to be put on the European Union's terrorist list and insisted that sanctions targeting Tehran had to be expanded after the violent suppression of protests. In a nonbinding resolution, the...

Amid unrest, Iran's hardliners turn their anger to France

Jan. 08, 2023 14:13 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian hardliners on Sunday burned French flags outside the French embassy in Tehran, protesting cartoons published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that lampoon Iran's ruling clerics. The caricatures were published at a time of...

Iran morality police status unclear after 'closure' comment

Dec. 04, 2022 15:02 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that Iran's government is “paying attention to the people’s real demands,” state media reported, a day after a top official suggested that the country’s morality police whose conduct helped trigger months of protests has been shut down. ...

Iran's World Cup team gets tepid welcome home, amid protests

Dec. 01, 2022 08:03 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran's national soccer team received a subdued welcome home after its World Cup defeat against the United States, a match played against the backdrop of ongoing anti-government protests in Iran. One Iranian man was shot dead celebrating the American victory. The...

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

Nov. 29, 2022 17:56 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history. Tuesday night's match in Qatar likely eclipsed it. The Americans prevailed 1-0 on the pitch, where no one...

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...