Crime and Violence
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A number of attackers affiliated with an anti-Iran Kurdish militant group raided the Iranian embassy building in Athens on Monday morning, according to Greek media reports.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected as baseless the anti-Iran accusations raised in the final statement of the Arab Quartet’s ministerial meeting.
Iran opened a new consulate in Iraq’s southern city of Basra a few days after the old diplomatic mission was torched in a mob attack.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly denounced a brutal attack on the country’s consulate in the city of Basra in southern Iraq, saying that the Iraqi envoy to Tehran has been summoned to receive Tehran’s strong protest.
The lawyer of victims of the 2014 acid attacks in the central city of Isfahan says the assailants have not yet been found despite relentless efforts by provincial authorities, and the victims’ blood money were paid by the government.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has categorically rejected an annual report released by the US State Department on human trafficking in which certain baseless allegations were raised against the Islamic Republic.
Tehran has called on Ankara to cooperate with the Islamic Republic in detaining and extraditing Iranian fugitive criminals in Turkey.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged immediate punishment of a school official accused of abusing a number of schoolboys in a Tehran high school.
A newspaper in the Netherlands has confirmed an Iranian-born victim of a 2015 death case was “most certainly” the man behind the biggest terrorist attack in Iran’s history in which dozens of top officials including the country’s prime minister were killed in 1981.
The Wednesday night clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting a plan to divide parts of the Kazeroon County in Fars Province, southern Iran, has left at least one dead and six wounded.
A number of historical items put up for sale on an Iranian advertising website have been confiscated by the country’s cultural heritage authorities.
Saeid Mortazavi, a former prosecutor convicted of complicity in the death of a prisoner, has been detained in northern Iran and transferred to jail.
After the Iranian Judiciary announced it has yet to catch Tehran’s former prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, activists have printed wanted posters and decorated the city’s walls with them to find the notorious judge convicted of complicity in the death of prisoners.
An Iranian-American woman named Nasim Aghdam, a vegan and animal rights activist with lots of followers on Instagram, has been identified as the person who opened fire on the YouTube headquarters in California, perhaps in protest at being censored by the video-sharing company.
A fire started by a former employee destroyed a tea house on Tuesday and killed and wounded dozens of people in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran.
Doing community services as a punishment, especially for convicts of misdemeanors, is becoming more and more prevalent in Iran, where a judge has so far ordered offenders to plant more than 10,000 trees if they want to avoid spending their time behind bars.
Iran’s Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar has called for the establishment of a network among governments, parliaments, NGOs, and women activists to promote peace and security not only in the Middle East but at the international level.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says women are at the forefront of the campaign against violence and hate.
There is evidence that proves elements who raided a police station in northern Tehran Monday in apparent support for the dervish community were being supported by foreign governments, a senior judicial official said.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli decried a recent attack on security forces in northern Tehran by members of the Gonabadi Dervishes, a Sufi community in Iran, and said all those behind the incident would be dealt with “decisively”.
Iran’s president says all ideologies are respected, but violence by any group or entity, especially acts of violence and insult against police and security forces, are definitely condemned.
At least 17 people have been killed after a 19-year-old former student opened fire at a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Iranian security forces have shot at and wounded a man who was trying to illegally enter the Iranian president’s office while carrying a machete and wearing a shroud.