Iran's Ayatollah accuses Israel of Gaza 'genocide'

2014-07-29 12:23

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime".

End 'murderous' Israeli regime - Iran Ayatollah

2014-07-24 11:55

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state".

Iran warned of 'last chance' in nuclear talks

2014-07-19 21:46

Iran faces pressure to make concessions over its atomic activities after it and six world powers failed to meet a deadline for a deal to end the decade-old dispute but agreed to keep talking.

Kerry keeps trying in Iran nuclear talks

2014-07-14 12:52

US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to hold a second day of talks with Iran seeking to overcome major differences blocking what would be a momentous nuclear deal.

Iran not budging in nuclear talks

2014-07-12 21:43

Iran has stuck to "inadequate and unworkable" positions in nuclear talks with six world powers despite a looming deadline for a deal to end sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its atomic programme, a US official says.

Iran wants to greatly expand uranium enrichment

2014-07-10 09:22

Iran says it wants to greatly expand its uranium enrichment programme despite Western fears that it could be used to make atomic arms.

Iran ex-president can 'co-operate' with US

2014-07-09 20:04

Tehran could cast aside bitter differences with Washington to "co-operate" on Iraq as the crisis-hit country battles a fierce militant offensive.

Iran nuke talks make little progress - diplomats

2014-07-08 08:26

Talks over Iran's nuclear programme are making little headway, with Tehran resisting US-led efforts to crimp activities that could be turned toward making weapons, diplomats say.

Final push in 'historic' Iran nuclear talks

2014-07-03 16:31

Iran nuclear talks have entered the decisive endgame with a final round of negotiations which could go right down to a 20 July deadline for a deal.

Clock ticking on Iran nuclear talks: Kerry

2014-07-01 19:24

Time is running short to reach a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, and negotiations will not be extended merely as a foot-dragging ploy, John Kerry warns.

Asiatic cheetahs face extinction in Iran

2014-06-26 10:00

Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world's critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction in its last remaining refuge.

Al-Qaeda merges with ISIL at Iraq border

2014-06-25 16:23

Al-Qaeda's Syrian offshoot has made an oath of loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant at a key town on the Iraqi border.

Netanyahu warns US not to work with Iran

2014-06-22 22:20

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned close ally the United States against working with arch-foe Iran in the effort to pull Iraq back from the brink.

Iran sends operatives into Iraq

2014-06-20 22:33

Iran has deployed "small numbers" of operatives into Iraq to bolster the Shi'ite-led government there but there was no sign of a major deployment of army units.

Kerry says US may share information with Iran

2014-06-20 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US is interested in communicating with Iran to share information about the Sunni insurgency spreading across Iraq.

Iraq sacks top officers

2014-06-18 05:00

Iraq's prime minister has fired top security commanders in a major shake-up as fighting approaches Baghdad.

US, Iran hold brief talks on Iraq crisis

2014-06-17 07:21

The US and Iran have briefly discussed the crisis in Iraq on the sidelines of nuclear talks in Vienna, according to US officials.

US doesn't want military co-ordination with Iran

2014-06-17 05:59

A White House official says the US is not interested in military co-ordination with Iran on the mounting crisis in Iraq.

US considers air strikes to halt Iraq rebels

2014-06-16 19:03

The United States said it could launch air strikes and act jointly with its arch-enemy Iran to support the Iraqi government.

Iraq crisis: US orders carrier to Gulf

2014-06-15 08:52

The United States has ordered an aircraft carrier into the Gulf over the Iraq crisis, where Sunni Arab jihadists have seized a swathe of the country, as Shi’ite Iran said it would consider helping Washington.

Iran warns of action in Iraq

2014-06-12 16:20

Predominantly Shi'ite Muslim Iran will combat terrorism by Sunni extremists in neighbouring Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani has warned.

Israel says Iran lying to UN nuclear probe

2014-06-05 16:38

Israel has condemned as unacceptably slow Iran's co-operation with a UN watchdog inquiry into suspected atomic bomb research and accused Tehran of providing false explanations.

Tehran fears new sandstorm

2014-06-04 08:33

Iranian authorities have warned of harsh weather conditions across the country, a day after a freak sandstorm with record winds killed five people in Tehran.

Massive sandstorm, record winds hit Tehran

2014-06-02 17:07

A massive sandstorm and record winds have plunged the Iranian capital into darkness, damaging buildings, knocking out power supplies and causing widespread disruption.

Iran's domestic art scene thrives

2014-06-02 11:10

Iran's smart set turned out in force for this year's Tehran Art Auction, spending a record amount as the country's modern and contemporary art scene thrives.


Official: Iran gave Hamas its rocket know-how

2014-07-24 21:18

Iran provided Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas with the technology it has used to rain down rockets on Israel from Gaza, its parliament speaker has said.

Iran complying with nuclear deal - UN watchdog

2014-07-21 12:39

Iran has diluted its entire stock of medium-enriched uranium as required under a November deal with world powers.

US, Iran lay ground for nuclear talks extension

2014-07-16 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart laid the groundwork for an extension of a deadline to strike a historic nuclear deal after intense talks in Vienna.

West, Iran: Big gaps ahead of nuke talks

2014-07-13 21:06

World powers and Iran say big differences remained in talks to build a lasting agreement on the Islamic republic's nuclear activities.

UK: Iran nuclear talks sides far apart

2014-07-10 18:26

Significant differences remain between six world powers and Iran in negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme, according to British Foreign Minister William Hague.

Grisly killings in Iraq like 2006

2014-07-09 21:10

Grisly killings harken back to the worst days of Iraq's sectarian bloodletting in 2006 and 2007.

Iran leader rejects pressures at nuclear talks

2014-07-08 11:28

Iran's top leader has rejected pressure by the US and its allies at ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna to force Iran into making concessions.

US firm signs $1.175bn Iran energy deal

2014-07-06 11:33

A US company has signed a preliminary agreement to invest $1.175bn in Iran, in a rare joint commercial project to turn rubbish and human waste into electricity.

Iraq's new jets likely from Iran: experts

2014-07-02 22:37

Three Sukhoi ground attack jets shown landing in Iraq in a video released by the defence ministry are likely from Iran, a think tank has said.

Stay execution of Iran woman UN pleads

2014-06-26 20:09

The UN human rights chief has appealed to Iran not to execute a woman convicted of murdering her husband at age 17.

Iran guards killed in armed clashes near Iraq

2014-06-26 06:30

DUBAI, June 25 - Anonymous gunmen killed three Iranian security guards in an ambush near the Iraqi border, Iran's official media reported on Wednesday.

Iran boosts security along Iraq border

2014-06-23 23:06

Iran has stepped up surveillance along its long border with Iraq in a precaution against a spread of violence from militants who have sized a swathe of its neighbour.

Iran's top leader opposes US intervention in Iraq

2014-06-22 16:34

Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is against US intervention in neighbouring Iraq, where extremists and militants opposed to Tehran have seized a number of towns.

Iran acts to eliminate sensitive uranium stockpile

2014-06-20 20:38

Iran has moved to eliminate virtually all of its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under a landmark nuclear deal with six world powers last year.

Iran leader's Twitter warns of "war in Muslim world"

2014-06-19 13:40

A Twitter account Iran experts believe is run by the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that militants wanted to bring about a war in the Muslim world.

UK sees thaw with Iran, will reopen embassy

2014-06-17 16:40

UK's William Hague says 'circumstances are right' to re-open embassy in Iran as relations thaw

Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

2014-06-17 06:15

Barack Obama has returned to Washington after a brief family break in California to find himself confronted once again by the nightmare from which America thought it had escaped: Iraq.

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane ends Iran visit

2014-06-17 05:45

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has ended her two-day working visit to Iran, her department says.

Nkoana-Mashabane in Iran for working visit

2014-06-15 11:20

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane touched down in Tehran, Iran, for a two-day working visit, her department says.

Iran ready to aid Iraq, nuclear deal possible

2014-06-14 11:39

Iran is ready to help Iraq's government in its fight against Sunni Muslim insurgents within the framework of international law, although Baghdad has so far not requested assistance, President Hassan Rouhani has said.

US warns of 'tough choices' in Iran nuke talks

2014-06-10 08:49

Iran and the US will go into a second day of talks on Tehran's contested nuclear programme, with Washington warning of "tough choices" ahead of a July deadline for a deal.

Iran nuclear deal appears in jeopardy

2014-06-04 22:29

It is increasingly unlikely that six world powers and Iran will meet their deadline to negotiate a long-term deal for Tehran to curb its nuclear programme.

Tehran warns of new sandstorm, death toll hits 5

2014-06-03 14:00

Iranian authorities have warned that a second sandstorm could hit Tehran, a day after freak weather killed five people in the capital.

IAEA gains 'better understanding' of Iran nuke project

2014-06-02 13:40

The UN nuclear chief has praised Iran for showing increased openness about its disputed nuclear programme but he also made clear Tehran must do more to address questions about suspected atomic bomb research.

Iran arrests reformist journalist - report

2014-05-29 17:04

Iranian police have arrested a woman journalist who covered parliament for pro-reform media on orders from the conservative-controlled judiciary.

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