‘Last minute disaster’: Twitter slams Wales for losing 0-2 against Iran at FIFA World Cup

Iranian football fans celebrated when the country scored twice after the eighth minute of stoppage time to snatch a stunning 2-0 win over Wales that breathed new life into their FIFA World Cup campaign and left their opponents flat on their backs and facing a make-or-break decider against England. After Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey was … Read more

Iranian soccer star Voria Ghafouri arrested for criticizing government

Iran arrested a prominent former member of its national soccer team on Thursday over his criticism of the government as authorities grapple with nationwide protests that have cast a shadow over its competition at the World Cup. The semiofficial Fars and Tasnim news agencies reported that Voria Ghafouri was arrested for “insulting the national soccer … Read more

United Nation Council To Investigate Iran’s Bloody Crackdown On Peaceful Protests

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council voted Thursday to condemn the bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in Iran and create an independent fact-finding mission to investigate alleged abuses, particularly those committed against women and children. A resolution put forward by Germany and Iceland was backed by 25 nations, including the United States and … Read more

World Cup stage used to promote inclusion, human rights

World Cup stage used to promote inclusion, human rights – CBS News Watch CBS News Both players and fans are using the World Cup stage as an opportunity to highlight issues of inclusion and human rights, including LGBTQ+ rights in host nation Qatar and the ongoing anti-regime protests in Iran. Be the first to know … Read more

Players, fans take issue with Qatar’s same-sex relationship ban

Players, fans take issue with Qatar’s same-sex relationship ban – CBS News Watch CBS News Many players and fans of the World Cup are taking issue with host country Qatar’s ban on same-sex relationships — and also with soccer star David Beckham’s decision to promote the country’s competition. Be the first to know Get browser … Read more

Iran’s World Cup Team Shuns National Anthem to Back Protests

At other sporting events, Iranian teams have also taken a stand. The men’s water polo team refused to sing during the Islamic Republic’s anthem at an event on Nov. 8. Iranian sportswomen have competed unveiled at international tournaments, for the first time in decades, drawing the ire of authorities. 

US Defense Chief Warns About Potential Nuclear Spiral

A vehicle transports a RS-24 Yars strategic nuclear missile along a street during a Victory Day rehearsal in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin postponed the traditional May 9 parade in April because of the coronavirus.

Suspicion falls on Iran as oil tanker “hit by a projectile” off Oman

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — An oil tanker associated with an Israeli billionaire has been struck by a bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman amid heightened tension with Iran, an official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The attack happened Tuesday night off the coast of Oman, the Mideast-based defense official said. The official spoke … Read more