Iran

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Iran confirms detention of British-Iranian academic

Iran confirms detention of British-Iranian academic

An Iranian court has confirmed the arrest of scholar Kameel Ahmady following his detention in August.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

British-flagged tanker seized in Iran ‘preparing for departure’

British-flagged tanker seized in Iran ‘preparing for departure’

A British-flagged oil tanker, the Stena Impero, is set to leave Iran after being detained there for 10 weeks.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

'Growing concern' for crew of seized British tanker

'Growing concern' for crew of seized British tanker

The owners of the captured Stena Impero are calling on the UK government to ensure the safety of the vessel's 23-strong crew.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Iran tanker seizure: What has happened?

Iran tanker seizure: What has happened?

On Friday, a British-flagged tanker was captured by Iranian authorities. Here's what has happened since...

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Iran claims to have captured British oil tanker

Iran claims to have captured British oil tanker

The government said it is "urgently" seeking information after reports a British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Strait of Hormuz near Iran.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

No explanation for moving ‘desperate’ Nazanin to mental health ward

No explanation for moving ‘desperate’ Nazanin to mental health ward

Richard Ratcliffe said he does not know what treatment his wife is receiving after she was moved to a psychiatric ward on Monday.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Donald Trump orders sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader

Donald Trump orders sanctions targeting Iran's supreme leader

Donald Trump orders sanctions targeting Iran's supreme leader

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Donald Trump was ‘cocked and loaded’ for Iran missile strike

Donald Trump was ‘cocked and loaded’ for Iran missile strike

Donald Trump has revealed he was 10 minutes away from launching a missile against Iran.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook said it has taken action on "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" originating from Iran, which included accounts posting about the royal family and US President Donald Trump.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Home office criticised over Bible references in asylum refusal notice

Home Office criticised over Bible references in asylum refusal notice

Home Office criticised over Bible references in asylum refusal notice

The Church of England has criticised the Home Office after it quoted the Bible to question an asylum seeker's claim that he converted to Christianity because it is a peaceful religion.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Richard Ratcliffe: Iran ‘can’t ignore’ diplomatic protection for my wife

Richard Ratcliffe: Iran ‘can’t ignore’ diplomatic protection for my wife

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband welcomed the granting of diplomatic protection to his imprisoned wife and said the move was a "clear signal" to Iran. 

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe granted ‘diplomatic protection’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe granted ‘diplomatic protection’

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe granted ‘diplomatic protection’

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has agreed Britain will grant "diplomatic protection" to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother held in Iran where she is accused of spying.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Richard Ratcliffe: Wife was ‘explicitly threatened’ over safety if she did not ‘spy’

Richard Ratcliffe: Wife was ‘explicitly threatened’ over safety if she did not ‘spy’ for Iran

Richard Ratcliffe: Wife was ‘threatened’ over safety if she did not ‘spy'

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said that she was threatened that it “would not be safe” if she did not agree to "spy" for the Iranians, as she begins a hunger strike in a prison in Iran.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she feels ‘stronger’ after panic attacks

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she feels ‘stronger’ after panic attacks

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she feels ‘stronger’ after panic attacks

The husband of imprisoned Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said she is “gradually getting better” after speaking to her from her prison ward.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

Richard Ratcliffe tells James Whale: Jeremy Hunt 'cares' about his wife Nazanin's plight

Richard Ratcliffe tells James Whale: Jeremy Hunt 'cares' about his wife Nazanin's plight

Richard Ratcliffe tells James Whale: Jeremy Hunt 'cares' about his wife Nazanin

Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of imprisoned charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, praised Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's efforts to help her case

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released temporarily from prison

Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released temporarily from prison

Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released temporarily from prison

Charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed in Iran in 2016 after being accused of spying, and has been released for three days

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Trump: Countries doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the US

Trump: Countries doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the US

The US president warned trading partners over Iran.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Jeremy Hunt offers a ‘fresh start’ in bid to free charity worker jailed in Iran

Jeremy Hunt offers a ‘fresh start’ in bid to free charity worker jailed in Iran

Jeremy Hunt offers a ‘fresh start’ in bid to free charity worker jailed in Iran

The husband of a charity worker jailed in Iran has said that Jeremy Hunt brings a “fresh start” to the campaign to free her after the “baggage” of Boris Johnson.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Jailed British-Iranian woman expected to face new charge

Jailed British-Iranian woman expected to face new charge

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 39, who was arrested and jailed in 2016, is accused of spreading propaganda against the Iranian regime.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Britain, France and Germany remain committed to Iran nuclear deal

Britain, France and Germany remain committed to Iran nuclear deal

The European nations urged US President Donald Trump not to pull out of the accord.

Trump withdraws the US from Iran nuclear deal

Trump withdraws the US from Iran nuclear deal

Trump withdraws the US from Iran nuclear deal

The President of the United States pulls out from the accord and has announced the highest level of economic sanctions on the state.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

They've been cuddling, touching hands and even shared the odd kiss - but can they do a deal?

Amid love-in, Trump and Macron search for Iran deal

Amid love-in, Trump and Macron search for Iran deal

They've been cuddling, touching hands and even shared the odd kiss - but can they do a deal?

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Iran unrest: 'We must uphold the rights of the Iranian people', says politics professor

Iran unrest: 'We must uphold the rights of the Iranian people', says politics professor

Iran unrest: 'We must uphold the rights of the Iranian people'

Protests in Iran have led to the deaths of 22 people

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Students are seen running for cover from tear gas at the University of Tehran as protests continue across Iran

Iran blames US and Israel for uprising which has left 12 dead

Iran blames US and Israel for uprising which has left 12 dead

Saudi Arabia also blamed as turmoil continues

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'

The mother is currently serving a five year jail term for allegedly plotting to overthrow government in the country, but she denies the claims

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed on spying charges

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe husband says he's not confident Boris Johnson can get justice for her

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband not confident Boris Johnson can free her

Richard Ratcliffe says he's confident Johnson is doing his best, but stops short of suggesting the Foreign Secretary's intervention will help his wife

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

US Supreme Court rules Donald Trump's travel ban can take full effect

US Supreme Court rules Donald Trump's travel ban can take full effect

US Supreme Court rules Donald Trump's travel ban can take full effect

The terms of the executive order - which places travel restrictions on eight countries - can be active while challenges to it are processed

Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Iranian female weightlifters allowed to compete internationally for first time

Iranian female weightlifters allowed to compete internationally for first time

Iranian female weightlifters allowed to compete internationally for first time

The president of Iran's weightlifting federation has said the country has 'talented female athletes'

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Boris Johnson to meet Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard to discuss options

Boris Johnson to meet Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard to discuss options

Boris Johnson to meet Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband to discuss options

The Foreign Secretary is expected to discuss the idea of diplomatic protection with Richard Ratcliffe

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: 'Michael Gove should have known Government position' says former ambassador

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Former ambassador blasts Michael Gove for 'making situation worse'

'Michael Gove should know Government position' on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

The Environment Secretary is weathering criticism in the wake of a BBC interview on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Hundreds dead after powerful earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border region

Hundreds dead after powerful earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border region

Hundreds dead after powerful earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border region

More than 300 people have been killed and thousands injured in the powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake

Richard Ratcliffe calls on Boris Johnson to bring him to Iran on diplomatic mission

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe row: Husband Richard Ratcliffe calls on Boris Johnson to bring him to Iran on diplomatic mission

Richard Ratcliffe implores Boris Johnson to bring him to Iran on visit

Ratcliffe's wife, Nazanin, has been imprisoned in the country on accusations of plotting to overthrow the Iranian regime

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

White supremacist asks 'what race is Islam' but lawmaker hits back with brilliant response

White supremacist asks 'what race is Islam' but lawmaker hits back with brilliant response

White supremacist asks 'what race is Islam' but lawmaker hits back

Senator Sam Dastyari was called a 'monkey' and 'terrorist' by white supremacist group Patriot Blue

Richard Ratcliffe on his Wife's plight in Iran and Boris Johnson's comments

Richard Ratcliffe on his wife's plight in Iran and Boris Johnson's comments

Richard Ratcliffe On His wife's plight in Iran and Boris Johnson's comments

The husband of the woman imprisoned in Iraq spoke to Paul Ross and Carole Malone about her situation and how the Foreign Secretary may have impacted it

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Family of imprisoned British woman demands action from Boris Johnson after Iranian TV claims comments on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe were an admission of guilt

Family of imprisoned British woman demands action from Boris Johnson after Iranian TV claims his comments on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe were an admission of guilt

Family of imprisoned British woman demands action from Boris Johnson

The Foreign Secretary suggested Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been training journalists at the time of her arrest, which Iranian TV claims was an admission of guilt

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Boris Johnson to meet US politicians to convince them to maintain Iran deal amid firestorm over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe comments

Boris Johnson to meet US politicians in attempt to maintain Iran deal

Boris Johnson to meet US politicians in attempt to maintain Iran deal

The Foreign Secretary's meetings in Washington come amid ongoing firestorm over comments made about a woman imprisoned in the country

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

'Boris Johnson must now use all his energy to get Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released', says Amnesty International UK

'Boris Johnson must now use all his energy to get Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released', says Amnesty

'Boris Johnson must use his energy to get Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released'

Campaigns director at Amnesty International UK, Kerry Moscogiuri, is calling on the public to encourage to government to work on releasing Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Liam Fox criticised for claiming Boris Johnson didn't make 'serious gaffe'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Liam Fox criticised for claiming Boris Johnson didn't make 'serious gaffe'

Liam Fox criticised for claiming Boris Johnson didn't make 'serious gaffe'

Some claim Boris Johnson's comments on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could increase her sentence in Iran

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Iran's Foreign Minister claims America isn't telling full truth on 9/11

Iran's Foreign Minister claims America isn't telling full truth on 9/11

Iran's Foreign Minister claims America isn't telling full truth on 9/11

Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif claims Washington is attempting to 'whitewash' the role of US allies

Users of Whatsapp left floundering after service temporarily went down on Friday

Users of WhatsApp left floundering after service temporarily went down on Friday

Users of WhatsApp left floundering after service temporarily went down on Friday

Users in Europe, as well as India and as far as Mozambique, reported they had no service on the messaging system

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

BBC appeals to United Nations over alleged campaign of harassment in Iran

BBC appeals to United Nations over alleged campaign of harassment in Iran

BBC appeals to United Nations over alleged campaign of harassment in Iran

The corporation claims employees of BBC Persian have endured "collective punishment" at the hands of the Iranian government since 2009

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Judge temporarily halts Donald Trump's third travel ban

Judge temporarily halts Donald Trump's third travel ban

Judge temporarily halts Donald Trump's third travel ban

The executive order was blocked hours before it was scheduled to take place

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

'Donald Trump is clearly insane' - George Galloway blasts US President for Iran nuclear agreement decision

'Donald Trump is clearly insane' - George Galloway blasts US President for Iran nuclear agreement decision

George Galloway blasts Donald Trump for Iran nuclear agreement decision

The US President threatened to terminate the agreement if it is not amended satisfactorily

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

China calls on United States to maintain 2015 Iran nuclear agreement

China calls on United States to maintain 2015 Iran nuclear agreement

China calls on United States to maintain 2015 Iran nuclear agreement

Donald Trump is expected to disavow the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in a speech on Friday

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Protestors call for release of two British citizens held in Iran

Protestors call for release of two British citizens held in Iran

Protestors call for release of two British citizens held in Iran

The protest was led by the husband of one of the women, who was jailed last year

Donald Trump set to 'decertify' 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Donald Trump set to 'decertify' 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Donald Trump set to 'decertify' 2015 Iran nuclear deal

The US President looks poised to attempt to impose wider restrictions on Tehran, despite the country fulfilling its obligations under the deal

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Remains of 'gay Roman soldiers' more than 1,700-years old found in Iran

Remains of '1,700-year-old gay couple' found in Iran

Remains of '1,700-year-old gay couple' found in Iran

The remains were found in a church in Urmia but it was previously thought they'd never be found

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

North Korea, Venezuela, and Chad to be subject to new US travel restrictions

US travel ban extended to North Korea, Venezuela and Chad

US travel ban extended to North Korea, Venezuela and Chad

The restrictions have morphed from a travel ban imposed by Donald Trump on six majority-Muslim countries this year

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Qatar announces restoration of relationship with Iran amid ongoing crisis

Qatar announces restoration of relationship with Iran amid ongoing crisis

Qatar announces restoration of relationship with Iran amid ongoing crisis

The government in Doha is currently embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with five other gulf countries

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Iran threatens to leave nuclear agreement if US continues 'sanctions and coercion' policy

Iran warns Donald Trump: 'We'll leave nuclear agreement if you keep coercing us'

Iran warns Donald Trump: 'We'll leave nuclear agreement if you keep coercing us'

The nuclear agreement was agreed in July 2015 between Tehran and all of the major powers, ensuring Iran would limit its nuclear programme

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

29 dead in attack on mosque in west Afghanistan

29 dead in attack on mosque in western Afghanistan

29 dead in attack on mosque in western Afghanistan

The Shiite place of worship in Herat came under attack by two assailants, once of whom detonated a suicide vest

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

50 years on since gay sex was legalised in the UK, many countries still continue to punish homosexuals

50 years on since gay sex was legalised in the UK, many countries still continue to punish homosexuals

50 years on since gay sex was legalised, many countries still punish homosexuals

Several countries still punish gay people with fines, prison and even the death penalty

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

US report claims United Arab Emirates government placed false story which started Gulf crisis by hacking Qatari government news websites

US report claims UAE government started Qatar crisis with fake news

US report claims UAE government started Qatar crisis with fake news

The Washington Post has claimed a false news story created by the UAE on a government website created the current diplomatic crisis

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