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Iran lawmaker says some 3,700 arrested amid protests, unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian security forces arrested some 3,700 people during widespread protests and unrest over the past two weeks, a lawmaker said Tuesday, offering a far higher number than authorities previously released.
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Iran FM warns neighbors against fomenting unrest

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Monday warned neighboring countries against fomenting unrest after anti-government protests roiled the country over the past two weeks....
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Rouhani Challenges Iran's Hardliners With Call for More Freedoms

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the anger that led to a week of anti-government protests exposed the need for the greater freedoms he has long championed, as well as a stronger economy....
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Hard-line cleric says social media fed Iran protests, unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran's capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming popular international messaging apps for the unrest that accompanied days of protests over the country's flagging economy....
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Head of Iran Guards declares 'end of the sedition'

Tehran (AFP) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief announced the "end of the sedition" Wednesday as tens of thousands rallied in a show of strength for the country's Islamic rulers after days of deadly unrest....
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The Iranian Game-Show Host Urging His Fans to Burn Mosques

The expat's influence via social media helps to explain the undercurrent of violence in this round of protests. ...
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UK's Johnson calls for meaningful debate in Iran, respect for rights

(Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson on Monday called for Iran to engage in meaningful debate about issues raised by protesters which he said were "legitimate and important", as the worst wave of unrest in almost a decade in the Middle Eastern country continued....
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Timeline of Iran protests

Tehran (AFP) - Mass demonstrations have hit towns and cities across Iran in the biggest wave of protests since unrest over a disputed election in 2009....
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Iran's Rouhani rejects violence but vows 'space for criticism'

Tehran (AFP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that government bodies must provide "space for criticism" as he sought to head off days of unrest, but warned protesters that violence was unacceptable....
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Donald Trump Heats Up Feud With Iran By Praising Anti-Government Protests

...Protests first broke out in Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city, earlier this week when demonstrators swarmed the streets in protest of rising food and gas prices, high unemployment and the declining economy, according to The Washington Post and CNN. ......
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