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Three more Iranian environmentalists arrested: website

Tehran - Three environmentalists have been detained in Iran, a conservative-linked news website reported late Friday, the latest in a series of arrests of wildlife campaigners in the Islamic republic.

Iran headscarf protester sparks social media storm

Tehran - A video showing an Iranian policeman shoving a woman protesting against mandatory headscarves off her makeshift podium in a busy Tehran street sparked criticism on social media on Friday.

Iran's Ahmadinejad calls for immediate free elections

Tehran - Iran's hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the immediate holding of free presidential and parliamentary elections in a letter to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published on Thursday.

Iran teams carry plane crash dead down from mountain

Tehran - Emergency teams on Wednesday began recovering bodies from a plane crash in Iran's Zagros mountains but the operation had to be suspended due to bad weather, officials said.

Hazardous effort to recover bodies from plane crash in Iran mountains

Tehran - Iranian rescue teams struggled to recover bodies on Tuesday from the wreckage of a plane that crashed in hazardous terrain near a mountain peak two days earlier with 66 people on board.

Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains: spokesman

Tehran - Iranian rescue teams found the wreckage on Tuesday of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier, a Revolutionary Guards spokesman told state media.

Clear skies raise hopes in Iran's hunt for missing plane

Tehran - The hunt for a plane that went missing in Iran's Zagros mountains resumed for a third day on Tuesday with better weather raising hopes for the search and rescue teams.

Iran criticises Sweden for citizenship given to death row 'spy'

Tehran - Iran has formally criticised Sweden over its decision to grant nationality to an Iranian professor sentenced to death on spying charges, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Iran resumes hunt for missing plane with 66 on board

Tehran - Iranian rescue teams battled severe weather Monday as they searched for a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains the previous day with 66 people on board.

Iran resumes hunt for missing plane

Tehran - Iranian rescue teams resumed their search on Monday for a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains the previous day with 66 people onboard, local media reported.

Iran postpones hunt for plane lost in mountain blizzard

Tehran - The hunt for a plane that disappeared with 66 people onboard in Iran's Zagros mountains was stopped until morning as blizzard conditions made progress impossible for rescue teams, state television said Sunday.

Plane crashes in Iran with more than 50 aboard: media

Tehran - An Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the country's Zagros mountains with more than 50 people on board, the head of the country's emergency services told local media on Sunday.

Iran protests ban on wrestler who threw bout to avoid Israeli

Tehran - Iran's wrestling federation has said it will protest a decision to ban one of its athletes and the national coach for deliberately throwing a match to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent.

Son of dead environmentalist in Iran says family threatened

Tehran - The son of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in prison said late Wednesday that his family had been threatened by authorities and that a video of his alleged suicide was "inconclusive".

Iran says dead environmentalist was part of CIA, Mossad spy network

Tehran - Tehran's chief prosecutor on Tuesday accused a renowned Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in prison of being part of an espionage network set up by Mossad and the CIA.

Family of Iran environmentalist demand post-mortem

Tehran - The family of an environmentalist who died in an Iranian prison have called for a post-mortem, their lawyer said Tuesday, rejecting claims by officials that they had accepted the explanation of suicide.

Iranians demand answers over environmentalist's death

Tehran - Leading academics and rights activists demanded action from Iran's government on Monday following the alleged suicide of a revered environmentalist in prison.

Iranians demand answers over environmentalist's death

Tehran - Leading academics and rights activists demanded action from Iran's government on Monday following the alleged suicide of a revered environmentalist in prison.

Questions surround prison death of Iranian-Canadian environmentalist

Tehran - Questions surrounded the death of a prominent Iranian-Canadian environmentalist on Sunday after authorities claimed he committed suicide in prison after his arrest.

Iran's hijab protests cap years of evolution

Tehran - A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in number, but have still reignited a debate that has preoccupied the Islamic republic since its founding.
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