A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the province of Ilam in western Iran on Monday, injuring at least 250 people and causing extensive damage to buildings, Iranian media said.
Iran’s official news agency is reporting a 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit a sparsely populated mountainous area near the Iraqi border.
Iranian state television reports 48 people have been killed in the passenger plane crash near the capital, Tehran.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday accused Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting “the Zionist regime”.
The Washington Post said Thursday its Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian appeared to have been detained in Iran with his wife and two freelance photojournalists.