In its most serious engagement in neighbouring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed.
Iranian officials said Sunday that hundreds of people detained in recent weeks during anti-government protests have been released and acknowledged that at least 25 people were killed during the unrest.
Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah of Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, says the demonstrations that have rocked cities across Iran the last two weeks opens the door to replacing its theocracy with a pluralist, parliamentary democracy.
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.
A top Russian diplomat is warning the United States not to meddle in Iran's affairs as the country is rattled by protests and says Washington wants to use the unrest to undermine the Iran nuclear agreement.
Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran's capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line Muslim clerics over the country since they came to power in 1979.