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Iran says 230 killed in November protests

May 31, 2020 - 11:43 PM

(UPDATED) It is the first time that an official in Iran has given overall casualty figures for the street violence

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 16, 2019 Iranian protesters gather around a fire during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in the capital Tehran, on November 16, 2019. - Iran's supreme leader has agreed that people killed in nationwide unrest last month who had no role in fomenting it should be treated as "martyrs" with their families compensated. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was responding to a report on the protests made by Iran's Supreme National Security Council, his official website said on December 4, 2019. He ordered that its recommendations "be implemented as soon as possible". Demonstrations erupted in Iran on November 15 against a surprise hike in petrol prices by as much as 200 percent. (Photo by - / AFP)

'Do not kill your protesters,' Trump tweets to Iran

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:04 AM

Trump's salvo came as Iran's Islamic regime faced a challenge from angry street protests, having come to the brink of war with the US after a series of tit-for-tat confrontations

US President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on empowering families with education choice at the White House on December 9, 2019 in Washington,DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Pompeo accuses Iran of suppressing protest memorials

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:40 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly accuses Iran supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of stopping the public from mourning the killed protesters

US-IRAN RELATIONS. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slams Iran for attempting to stop the memorials for the killed protesters. File photo by Pavel Golovkin/POOL/AFP

Khamenei orders Iran unrest victims treated as 'martyrs'

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that families whose loved ones 'lost their lives in any way during the demonstrations' will be 'paid their blood money as restitution'

'MARTYRS.' Iran's supreme leader has agreed that people killed in nationwide unrest last month who had no role in fomenting it should be treated as 'martyrs' with their families compensated. Photo by AFP

Iran vows to punish 'mercenaries' behind street violence

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Fars news agency says 180 ringleaders had been arrested over the protests

PROTESTS. A picture taken on November 17, 2019, shows a scorched branch of Iranian Pasargad bank that was set ablaze by protesters during a demonstration against a rise in gasoline prices in Eslamshahr, near the Iranian capital of Tehran. File photo by AFP

U.S. urges social media platforms to block Iran officials

Nov 24, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The call comes after the Iranian government imposed a near-total Internet blackout amid violent protests

A man holds a smartphone connected to a Wifi network without internet access at an office in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 17, 2019. - Iran's supreme leader on November 17 threw his support behind a decision to hike petrol prices, a move that sparked nationwide unrest in which he said "some lost their lives". Access to the internet has been restricted since demonstrations broke out two days prior, after a decision by the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, according to a report by semi-official news agency ISNA. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Protest-hit Iran slams U.S. show of support for 'rioters'

Nov 18, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Major roads have been blocked, banks torched, and public buildings attacked in the nationwide unrest that has left at least two dead – a civilian and a policeman

PROTESTS. A picture taken on November 17, 2019, shows a scorched branch of Iranian Pasargad bank that was set ablaze by protesters during a demonstration against a rise in gasoline prices in Eslamshahr, near the Iranian capital of Tehran. File photo by AFP

Iran protesters attack religious school as tensions mount

Aug 04, 2018 - 3:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) About 500 protesters joined the attack, a school official says

UN Security Council to meet Friday on Iran protests

Jan 05, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The meeting is scheduled for 3:00 pm (2000 GMT), the mission of Kazakhstan, which holds the council presidency, says

OUTNUMBERED. Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Photo from Stringer / AFP

Head of Iran Guards declares 'end of the sedition'

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:04 PM

(UPDATED) General Mohammad Ali Jafari says the Revolutionary Guards only intervened 'in a limited way' against fewer than 15,000 'troublemakers' nationwide

SUPPORT. Pro-government demonstrators hold posters of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left) and Iran's founder of Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a march in Iran's holy city of Qom, 130 kilometres south of Tehran on January 3, 2018. Photo by Mohammad Ali Marizad/AFP

Khamenei blames Iran's 'enemies' for unrest

Jan 02, 2018 - 6:21 PM

(UPDATED) The estimated death toll is now 21 since protests began in second city Mashhad and quickly spread to become the biggest challenge to the Islamic regime since mass demonstrations in 2009

OUTNUMBERED. Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Photo from Stringer / AFP

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10 dead in overnight Iran unrest as Rouhani strikes defiant note

Jan 01, 2018 - 7:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'The nation will themselves respond to the rioters and lawbreakers,' says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

PROTESTS. Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Photo by AFP

Iran cuts social media access as unrest turns deadly

Dec 31, 2017 - 8:02 PM

(UPDATED) The interior minister warns protesters will 'pay the price' as footage on social media showed thousands marching across the country overnight in the biggest test for the Islamic republic since mass demonstrations in 2009

PROTESTS. Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Iran warns against 'illegal gatherings' after protests

Dec 30, 2017 - 7:53 PM

The protests have initially targeted economic problems, but quickly turn against the Islamic regime as a whole

With nuclear deal in balance, hardliners protest in Tehran

Nov 23, 2014 - 11:27 PM

While the crowd was small about 200 mostly students gathered at the entrance to the Tehran Research Reactor the event is the first such officially approved demonstration in months

In this file photo, Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif (C-R) sits next to European Union Catherine Ashton (C-L), during their meeting in the framework of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file in Muscat, Oman, 11 November 2014. Hamid al-Qasmi/EPA