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Iran state TV says ‘rioters’ shot and killed amid protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state television on Tuesday acknowledged security forces shot and killed what it described as “rioters” in multiple cities amid recent protests over the spike in government-set gasoline prices — the first time that authorities have offered any sort of accounting for the violence …

After internet blackout, Iranians take stock | News | Al Jazeera

With online access restored, businesses, students and crypto-enthusiasts process the implications of online cutoff. Tehran, Iran – Iranians are getting their digital lives back on track following a nearly seven-day long blackout that severed internet access for most of the country. Imposed by the government following protests that broke out in response to a surprise petrol …

Protests strike Iran cities over gasoline prices rising

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests struck several Iranian cities early Saturday over the government cutting back on gasoline subsidies and increasing costs by 50%, demonstrations ranging from people abandoning their cars in traffic to trying to attack an oil depot in one city. The demonstrations, though not as …

Iran is trying to jack up oil prices. Will it work? – POLITICO

During the Iran hostage crisis, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini famously proclaimed, “America can’t do a damn thing against us.” Forty years later, tensions between the longtime enemies are flaring again — but when it comes to oil markets, now it’s Iran whose options are limited. The rapid pace of escalation over …