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Turkish Private Plane Crashes in Iran With At Least 11 People On Board


All 11 people on board a private Turkish aircraft which crashed in southwestern Iran were killed Sunday, an Iranian official confirmed, The plane crashed in a mountainous region in southwestern Iran killing eight passengers and three crew members.



Iran blocks Instagram and messaging app after fourth day of protests


Two protesters were killed Saturday night as anti-government protests in Iran continued into a fourth day.
Demonstrations began on Thursday and thousands have taken to the streets in multiple cities over the weekend, with many protesters calling for the removal of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The government warned on Sunday that protesters would suffer severe consequences if demonstrations continued.

Iranians protest against high prices in Mashhad


Hundreds of people have protested against high prices in Iran’s second largest city, shouting slogans denouncing President Hassan Rouhani,  a crowd in Mashhad chanting “death to Rouhani” and “death to the dictator”, and police using water cannon to disperse it. Mashhad Governor Mohammad Norouzian told local media that police confronted the “illegal” protest “with tolerance”. A number of people were held for trying to damage public property, he said.

Iran, Lebanon reject Arab League criticism as tensions mount


#Cairo: Iran on Monday rejected a harsh statement by Arab League foreign ministers condemning the Islamic Republic and its proxy Hezbollah, saying the tirade was “full of lies” and the product of Saudi “pressure and propaganda.”
The meeting in the Egyptian capital on Sunday comes amid escalated political tensions between Riyadh on the one hand, and Tehran and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement on the other.
Saudi is set to discuss “the act of aggression by the Houthi militias of Iran in Yemen” after Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile towards Riyadh on November 4, according to a memorandum distributed by the league’s general secretariat, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, to member states, Bahrain has also accused Iran of being responsible for blowing up its oil pipelines.