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Iran’s Net cops warn of banning Instagram

A body tasked with policing the Internet laid down a two-month deadline on Tuesday for Iran’s government to regularise the use of Instagram or access to the site would be blocked.

Volleyball bosses spike Iran games

The international volleyball federation FIVB on Sunday said it will not allow Iran to host international events as long as women are banned from attending the game.

Iran may soon ban having dogs as pets

Dog lovers in Iran could face up to 74 lashes under plans by hardline legislators that would ban keeping the pets at home or walking them in public.

Iran dog lovers face 74 lashes, fines under new law

A weekly open-air dog market in a suburb of Tehran in 2011 (Photo: AP)

Dog lovers in Iran could face up to 74 lashes under plans by hardline lawmakers that would ban keeping the pets at home or walking them in public.

Iranians mark US embassy storming

Several thousand Iranians gathered outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to mark its storming by students 35 years ago, burning the American flag.

Iran foils nuclear plant sabotage

Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Defiant Iran hangs woman despite outcry

Reyhaneh Jabbari

Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.

Top Iran rights lawyer barred for three years

Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practising for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week.

Iran acid attacks linked to veils?

A series of acid attacks on women in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears and prompted rumours that the victims were targeted for not being properly veiled.

Iran opposed to extending Nuclear talks

Iran does not want to extend its nuclear talks with world powers beyond a November 24 deadline, foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday.

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