Tag: tehran

Burning Tehran High-Rise Collapses, Kills 50 Firefighters [VIDEO]

The collapse of a Tehran high-rise building engulfed in flames killed at least 50 firefighters and injured at least 75 more people Thursday, state media reported. The Plasco, considered an iconic building in the center of the Iranian capital, was seen crumbling to the ground on live television after firefighters fought the fire for several…

Iran: ‘Ramadan Terror Plot’ On Tehran Foiled

Iran says it has thwarted what it describes as “one of the biggest plots” by terror groups targeting Tehran and other major Iranian cities over the holy month of Ramadan. The country’s Ministry of Intelligence released a statement Monday saying it had unearthed “criminal plans” by “Takfiri Wahhabi” for a series of bombings across Iran…

Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Iran [VIDEO]

Saudi Arabia set a 48-hour deadline for Iranian diplomats to leave the kingdom as tensions continued to escalate over the Saudi execution of a top Shia Muslim cleric. Riyadh said Sunday it had severed diplomatic ties with Iran after protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran. The protests followed the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr…

Saudi Arabia’s Execution of Cleric Sparks Outrage [VIDEO]

Saudi Arabia’s execution Saturday of a prominent Shiite cleric and 46 other men prompted outrage in parts of the Middle East, with Iran warning Riyadh would pay a “high price”. British politicians and the leaders of Iraq and Iran were among those who condemned the killing of Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric opposed to…

Thousands gather in Iran to commemorate 1979 embassy seizure

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Iran’s capital Tehran to burn American flags and effigies of President Obama on the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the US Embassy which led to the Iran hostage crisis. Demonstrations take place at the site of the former US Embassy every year but this year’s gathering is bigger…