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A female Iranian fan cheers after the final whistle during a soccer match of her national team with Iraq in 2022 World Cup qualifiers, at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. Iranian authorities allowed women to watch a football match at the stadium as hardliners have long opposed the decision of the government. Iran became the first team from Asia to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar with a 1-0 win over Iraq. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Barred from stadiums at home, Iran women travel to World Cup

To 27-year-old Mariam, the World Cup match ticket was a precious gift.…

 

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. The federal government has formally banned the top echelons of the Iranian regime from entering the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal government formally bans top echelons of Iranian regime from entering Canada

Authorities also allowed to investigate any Iranian officials who are already in Canada

 

FILE - Merhan Karimi Nasseri sits among his belongings at Terminal 1 of Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, north of Paris on Aug. 11, 2004 . An Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and inspired the Steven Spielberg film “The Terminal” died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 in the airport, officials said. Merhan Karimi Nasseri died after a heart attack in the airport’s terminal 2F around midday, according an official with the Paris airport authority. Police and then a medical team treated him but were not able to save him, the official said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Iranian who inspired ‘The Terminal’ dies at Paris airport

Mehran Karimi Nasseri suffered a heart attack, according to an official

 

People wave a pre-islamic revolution Iran’s flag as they take part in a protest against Iranian authorities, in London, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Protesters demonstrate to support doctors who are risking their lives treating people protesting in Iran in light of the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman died while in custody by Iran’s morality police. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Clashes erupt near Iran’s capital as ongoing protests flare

Wave of demonstrations have convulsed Iran for more than six weeks

People wave a pre-islamic revolution Iran’s flag as they take part in a protest against Iranian authorities, in London, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Protesters demonstrate to support doctors who are risking their lives treating people protesting in Iran in light of the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman died while in custody by Iran’s morality police. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Pentagon spokesman Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Saudis tell US that Iran is prepping attack on kingdom

US ‘will not hesitate to act in the defense of our interests and partners’

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police last month, in Tehran, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada is adding Iran’s national police force and an Iranian international university to its sanctions list. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Middle East Images

Canada sanctions Iranian police force, university as regime cracks down on protests

At least 270 killed and 14,000 arrested, according to the group Human Rights Activists in Iran

In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police last month, in Tehran, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada is adding Iran’s national police force and an Iranian international university to its sanctions list. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Middle East Images
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Freeland and Joly are among the key signatories to an open letter decrying Iran’s record on women’s rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Chrystia Freeland, Melanie Joly among signatories to letter on Iranian women’s rights

Letter condemns country’s violent crackdown on women’s rights protests

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Freeland and Joly are among the key signatories to an open letter decrying Iran’s record on women’s rights. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Demonstrators march forming a human chain, as they take part in a protest against Iranian authorities, in London, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alberto Pezzali

VIDEO: Trudeau joins families of Flight 752 in Canada-wide protests against Iranian regime

Demonstrators from Halifax to Vancouver formed a ‘human chain’ Saturday

Demonstrators march forming a human chain, as they take part in a protest against Iranian authorities, in London, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alberto Pezzali
FILE - In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Oct. 1, 2022. As protests rage at home, Iran’s theocratic government is increasingly flexing its military muscle abroad. That includes supplying drones to Russia that now kill Ukrainian civilians, running drills in a border region with Azerbaijan and bombing Kurdish positions in Iraq. (AP Photo/Middle East Images, File)

Analysis: Iran pushes militarily abroad amid unrest at home

Iran’s leaders trying to rally hard-line support within the country as demonstrations continue

FILE - In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Oct. 1, 2022. As protests rage at home, Iran’s theocratic government is increasingly flexing its military muscle abroad. That includes supplying drones to Russia that now kill Ukrainian civilians, running drills in a border region with Azerbaijan and bombing Kurdish positions in Iraq. (AP Photo/Middle East Images, File)
Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi competes during the women’s Boulder & Lead final during the IFSC Climbing Asian Championships, in Seoul, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Rekabi left South Korea on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 after competing at an event in which she climbed without her nation’s mandatory headscarf covering, authorities said. Farsi-language media outside of Iran warned she may have been forced to leave early by Iranian officials and could face arrest back home, which Tehran quickly denied. (Rhea Khang/International Federation of Sport Climbing via AP)

Iranian rock climber who competed in South Korea without hijab returns home

Elnaz Rekabi told Iran state television that going without a hijab had been an ‘unintentional’ act

Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi competes during the women’s Boulder & Lead final during the IFSC Climbing Asian Championships, in Seoul, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. Rekabi left South Korea on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 after competing at an event in which she climbed without her nation’s mandatory headscarf covering, authorities said. Farsi-language media outside of Iran warned she may have been forced to leave early by Iranian officials and could face arrest back home, which Tehran quickly denied. (Rhea Khang/International Federation of Sport Climbing via AP)
Director Mani Haghighi addresses the media during the press conference for the film ‘A Dragon Arrives!’ at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Haghighi said in an Instagram video that he was unable to attend a screening of his film at the London Film Festival because Iranian authorities stopped him from boarding his flight in Tehran and later confiscated his passport.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Axel Schmidt

Iranian-Canadian director prevented from leaving Tehran to attend London film fest

Mani Haghighi had criticized Iran’s mandatory hijab law a couple weeks earlier

Director Mani Haghighi addresses the media during the press conference for the film ‘A Dragon Arrives!’ at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Haghighi said in an Instagram video that he was unable to attend a screening of his film at the London Film Festival because Iranian authorities stopped him from boarding his flight in Tehran and later confiscated his passport.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Axel Schmidt
Abbotsford’s Sharereh Hamid is supporting protests in her native Iran on social media. She wants a new generation of Iranian women to have more freedom. (Dylaina Gollub photo)

Abbotsford woman leads social media charge for Iranian protests

Abbotsford’s Sharareh H. experienced discrimination in her home country, wants better future

Abbotsford’s Sharereh Hamid is supporting protests in her native Iran on social media. She wants a new generation of Iranian women to have more freedom. (Dylaina Gollub photo)
Ghazaleh Nozamani talking about the current protests in her home country of Iran at her house in Yarrow on Oct. 3, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman from Iran once tortured by the Revolutionary Guard ponders her country’s future

‘They are killing innocent women or hitting them in the middle of the street because of a piece of fabric’

Ghazaleh Nozamani talking about the current protests in her home country of Iran at her house in Yarrow on Oct. 3, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
FILE - Marion Cotillard poses for photographers at the photo call for the film ‘Brother and Sister’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 21, 2022. Oscar-winning actresses Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche, as well as other French stars of screen and music, filmed themselves chopping off locks of their hair in a video posted Wednesday Oct.5, 2022 in support of protesters in Iran. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Oscar winners chop off their hair in support of protesters in Iran

Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche, other French stars made #HairForFreedom video statement

FILE - Marion Cotillard poses for photographers at the photo call for the film ‘Brother and Sister’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 21, 2022. Oscar-winning actresses Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche, as well as other French stars of screen and music, filmed themselves chopping off locks of their hair in a video posted Wednesday Oct.5, 2022 in support of protesters in Iran. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
Members of the Iranian community and their supporters rally in solidarity with protesters in Iran, after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody for allegedly improperly wearing a hijab, in Ottawa on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Canada has sanctioned 25 senior Iranian officials and nine entities. Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly will also bar nine entities from doing business with Canadians.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada to sanction 25 Iran officials and morality police after Mahsa Amini death

Sanctions freeze Canadian-held assets and ban some individuals from entering Canada

Members of the Iranian community and their supporters rally in solidarity with protesters in Iran, after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody for allegedly improperly wearing a hijab, in Ottawa on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Canada has sanctioned 25 senior Iranian officials and nine entities. Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly will also bar nine entities from doing business with Canadians.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Members of the Iranian community and their supporters rally in Ottawa on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in solidarity with protesters in Iran, where 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody for allegedly improperly wearing a hijab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Every one of us was a Mahsa’: Iranians in Canada cut hair at women’s rights rallies

Protesters call for decisive action by federal government to condemn the Islamic Republic of Iran

Members of the Iranian community and their supporters rally in Ottawa on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in solidarity with protesters in Iran, where 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody for allegedly improperly wearing a hijab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Bayern's Alphonso Davies, front, duels for the ball with Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Panama replaces Iran as Canada opponent in World Cup warmup

61st-ranked country will be opponent now for Sunday match in Vancouver

Bayern's Alphonso Davies, front, duels for the ball with Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )
In this photo released by official website of the office of Iranian Senior Vice-President, on Friday, May 27, 2022, ruins of a tower at under construction 10-story Metropol Building remains after it collapsed on Monday, in the southwestern city of Abadan, Iran. Rescue teams at the site of the tower pulled five more bodies from the rubble on Friday, bringing the death toll in the disaster to 24. (Iranian Senior Vice-President Office via AP)

Crowd confronts cleric at Iran tower collapse that killed 32

Resulting crackdown saw riot police club demonstrators and fire tear gas, according to online videos

In this photo released by official website of the office of Iranian Senior Vice-President, on Friday, May 27, 2022, ruins of a tower at under construction 10-story Metropol Building remains after it collapsed on Monday, in the southwestern city of Abadan, Iran. Rescue teams at the site of the tower pulled five more bodies from the rubble on Friday, bringing the death toll in the disaster to 24. (Iranian Senior Vice-President Office via AP)
Photos of some of the victims stand among candles as members of Toronto’s Iranian community attend a vigil in Toronto on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to mourn victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Canada Soccer has cancelled a planned friendly with Iran in the face of growing criticism. At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020, minutes after taking off from Tehran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada Soccer calls off planned friendly match with Iran in face of rising criticism

Soccer Canada gave no reason as it faced criticism tied to Iran’s shooting down of Flight 752 in 2020

Photos of some of the victims stand among candles as members of Toronto’s Iranian community attend a vigil in Toronto on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to mourn victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Canada Soccer has cancelled a planned friendly with Iran in the face of growing criticism. At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020, minutes after taking off from Tehran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Iranian soccer player Omid Nor Afkan carries his national flag as he celebrates qualifying for 2022 World Cup after defeating Iraq, at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 27, 2022. Canada is set to host Iran in a friendly match in Vancouver on June 5, but controversy about the game has swirled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Vahid Salemi

Trudeau says CBSA will decide whether Iran soccer team can enter Canada

Prime minister reiterated how he thinks scheduled World Cup tuneup game in Vancouver was a bad idea

Iranian soccer player Omid Nor Afkan carries his national flag as he celebrates qualifying for 2022 World Cup after defeating Iraq, at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 27, 2022. Canada is set to host Iran in a friendly match in Vancouver on June 5, but controversy about the game has swirled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Vahid Salemi