Zahra Hosseinian

Double quakes in Iran kill over 200, injures hundreds

Two powerful earthquakes have killed at least 220 people and injured around 1 500 in north-west Iran, Iran's state news agency has reported.

Iran Parliament vote seen bolstering Khamenei

Iranians wrapped up a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's power over rival hardliners.

Iran leader warns opposition of ‘harsh response’

Iran's top leader told the opposition on Friday they would face a harsh response if they drew their ''swords'' against the Islamic Republic.

Iran’s Khatami says trial confessions ‘invalid’

Mohammad Khatami said on Wednesday trial confessions by moderates accused of fomenting post-election unrest were invalid.

Iran ready for nuclear talks with West, says official

A senior Iranian official said Tehran was ready for negotiations with the West on its disputed nuclear programme, according to reports on Tuesday.

West stoked Iran election unrest, says Ahmadinejad

The West must be held to account for stoking Iran's post-election unrest, the president said on Sunday, as a third mass trial got under way.

Iran speaker rejects vote detainees’ rape claims

Iran's speaker of Parliament on Wednesday rejected as ''baseless'' an opposition leader's accusation that moderates had been raped in jail.

Iran tries more moderates, embassy staff

Iran put dozens of moderates and a French citizen on trial on Saturday for taking part in unrest after a disputed June presidential vote.

Plane hits wall at Iranian airport, killing 17

At least 17 people were killed and 23 injured when a passenger aircraft veered off the runway and hit a wall while landing at Mashhad airport.

All 168 on board killed in Iran plane crash

A Tupolev passenger aircraft crashed in north-western Iran on Wednesday, killing all 168 people on board, Iranian media reported.

Iran cracks down as reformists call for mourning

A security crackdown appears to have quelled street rallies against Iran's disputed poll, but the leadership faced a new challenge on Wednesday.

Iran: Courts to teach protesters a lesson

Authorities said they would teach a lesson to ''rioters'' in the worst unrest to befall the country since 1979.

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