Iran and Saudi Arabia executed 435 people in 2019

Iran and Saudi Arabia carried out the most executions among Muslim countries in 2019, according to figures released by human rights group Amnesty International.  Amnesty...

U.S. tightens sanctions on Iran in midst of coronavirus crisis

The United States has stepped up its economic sanctions on Iran despite Tehran appealing for relief to cope with its devastating coronavirus pandemic. The U.S....

Iran admits it shot down Ukrainian airliner

Iran has said the Ukrainian passenger plane which crashed outside Tehran had flown close to a sensitive military site and was brought down due...

Iran denies the West’s accusations of downing Ukraine passenger plane

Western leaders have said evidence suggests an Iranian missile brought down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran. Canada and the UK called for...

Iran vows revenge after U.S. assassinates top Iranian general

Iran has vowed to take revenge after the U.S. assassinated Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards...

Iran bans its version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Iranian state TV has temporarily banned the country's equivalent of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" after complaints by senior clerics. Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali...

American-Iranian journalist detained without explanation by FBI

A journalist working for the Iranian news channel Press TV has been arrested and detained without explanation in the United States by the Federal...

Iran bans the teaching of English in primary schools

Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools after religious leaders warned that learning the language opened the way to a Western...

Huge pro government rallies held across Iran

Iranians have taken to the streets in several cities in their hundreds of thousands to renew their allegiance to condemn the recent wave of...

Ten confirmed dead in anti-government protests in Iran

Anti-government protests across Iran have continued with 10 confirmed deaths as President Hassan Rouhani calls for calm and an end to violent demonstrations. Small to...