Saudi court sentences 15 'spies' to death

2016-12-06 21:30

A Saudi court has sentenced 15 people to death and several others to prison in a case involving alleged Iranian spy cell.

Iran demands that Obama allow US sanctions to expire

2016-12-04 22:12

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is demanding that US President Barack Obama not sign an extension of US sanctions.

Iran summons Kenyan envoy over detention of 2 Iranians

2016-12-03 21:01

Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Kenyan ambassador over the detention of two Iranian citizens in Kenya.

Iran urges Kenya to release two lawyers

2016-12-03 09:36

Iran has urged Kenya to release two of its citizens charged by a Nairobi court with planning a terrorist act after being arrested for filming the Israeli embassy.

Horn of Africa migrants flock to Yemen despite conflict

2016-12-01 06:27

More than 100 000 migrants from the Horn of Africa have flocked to Yemen this year despite a raging conflict in the country, the UN says.

Saudi, Iran stoke Sunni-Shia tensions in Nigeria: experts

2016-11-05 13:32

Northern Nigeria has become the latest battleground in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, after violent clashes between supporters of rival groups from the two main branches of Islam.

Iran Revolutionary Guard unveils maritime 'suicide' drone

2016-10-26 15:03

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has unveiled new naval drone, suggests it could be a "suicide drone" that would crash into ships.

Iran breaks up Islamic State bombing plot targeting Ashoura

2016-10-13 17:27

Iran says it has broken up an Islamic State plot to bomb commemorations marking the Shi'ite religious mourning period of Ashoura

Shell signs initial deal to return to Iran

2016-10-10 12:25

Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed that it has signed an initial deal with Iran's National Petrochemical Company, paving the way for a return to Iran.

Iran 'determined' to boost military after US-Israel deal

2016-09-21 13:58

Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces says a $38bn aid deal between the US and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its military


Iran president: Trump won't be able to harm the nuclear deal

2016-12-06 12:46

Iran's president says his country will not allow incoming US President Trump to "tear up" Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran condemns US vote to extend sanctions

2016-12-04 09:58

Iran's foreign minister has condemned the decision of the US Senate to extend sanctions against Iran, saying it was a clear violation of the landmark nuclear deal.

Iran's court confirms death sentence on tycoon

2016-12-03 17:02

Iran's official news agency is reporting that the country's Supreme Court has confirmed the death sentence against a well-known tycoon.

2 Iranians charged in Kenyan court with terrorism

2016-12-02 06:17

A Kenyan prosecutor has charged two Iranian men with collecting information to facilitate a terrorist act after they were allegedly found with video footage of the Israeli embassy.

Shi'ite pilgrim bus crashes in Iran

2016-11-09 16:13

Iran's state TV says a bus carrying Shi'ite pilgrims has crashed, killing 26 people and injuring 16 others.

Iran justice minister calls for fewer executions

2016-10-31 07:28

Iran's justice minister has said the country should execute fewer people and revise its death penalty laws, local media reports.

Iranian-US businessman and father get 10yrs' in Iran

2016-10-18 16:22

A US businessman and his 80-year-old father have each been given 10 years in prison for "collaborating with the hostile American government".

MTN injects R316m in Iran’s ‘Uber’

2016-10-12 10:19

MTN Group, which has $1bn stuck in Iran, has agreed to make an investment that will support, the Islamic Republic’s first cab-hailing smartphone application.

Italian navy ship docks in Iran

2016-09-24 22:02

Iranian media says an Italian navy ship has docked in the first official visit by a Western naval boat in years.

Iran leader meets with Fidel Castro during stop in Havana

2016-09-20 09:27

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his brother President Raul Castro during a state visit in Havana.

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