UN: Iran slashes highly-enriched nuclear stock

2014-04-17 19:50

Iran has cut its stock of highly-enriched uranium by 75%, a new report by the UN's nuclear watchdog reveals.

Iran mother spares life of son's killer with slap

2014-04-17 14:54

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck.

Syria: Iran sends 30 000 tons of food supplies

2014-04-08 18:19

Syrian state media say Iran has sent 30 000 tons of food supplies to help President Bashar Assad's government deal with shortages amid civil war.

Boeing gets okay to sell plane parts to Iran

2014-04-05 11:50

Boeing says it has received US government approval to export certain spare parts for commercial airplanes to Iran.

Iran oil exports show steady increase

2014-03-19 13:59

Iran exported oil at levels higher than allowed under Western sanctions for a fourth straight month in February.

Kerry: Iran not open for business

2014-03-14 08:07

US sanctions against Iran remain undiluted and Washington has sent a clear message to other countries that Iran is not open for business.

Govt raps Shell for embarrassing SA

2014-03-11 20:04

The government has criticised Shell SA for not refuelling a jet carrying the visiting speaker of Iran's parliament, forcing him to cancel a planned African tour.

Iran rejects gas price drop

2014-03-07 17:54

Iran would not drop price of gas exports to Turkey but could sell more natural gas to its energy-hungry neighbour if a new agreement was signed, states a report.

Iran nuke deal implemented as planned - IAEA

2014-03-03 13:12

A landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers is being implemented as planned but much remains to be done, the UN nuclear chief say.

Saving dying lake, priority for Iranian leader

2014-02-20 18:33

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani's first decision as president has been to increase steps to determine how to keep the nation's largest lake from disappearing.

World powers, Iran 'start' on nuke accord

2014-02-20 12:43

Six world powers and Iran made a "good start" during talks towards reaching a final settlement on Tehran's contested nuclear programme, the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says.

Iran seen honouring nuclear deal

2014-02-18 07:01

A monthly update by the United Nations atomic watchdog is expected to show later this week that Iran is complying with last year's landmark nuclear agreement.

Iran nuke talks will lead nowhere: Ayatollah

2014-02-17 13:16

Iran's top decision-maker Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that while he is not against a resumption of nuclear negotiations with the world's major powers, the talks will "lead nowhere".

Iran to give UN nuclear agency detonator info

2014-02-09 21:06

Iran has agreed to give the UN nuclear agency information and explanations about so-called exploding bridge wire detonators, the IAEA says.

Iran leader: Don't pin hope on sanctions relief

2014-02-08 14:47

Iran's Supreme Leader has urged officials not to pin hopes for economic recovery on the sanctions relief from a landmark deal reached with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Iran president regrets food ration problems

2014-02-06 14:00

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says that he regrets any troubles with the distribution of a food ration to the poor, following reports that three people have died waiting for the goods.

Kerry: France-Iran business trip 'not helpful'

2014-02-05 12:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told his French counterpart a trip to Iran by French business executives is "not helpful" and gave the impression that Tehran was open for business as usual.

Final Iran nuclear deal within six months

2014-02-04 05:30

Iran's foreign minister believes a final deal with world powers over Tehran's contested nuclear programme is possible within six months.

French business chiefs visit Iran

2014-02-03 13:32

French entrepreneurs will meet Iranian business leaders on one of the biggest foreign trade missions to visit Tehran following the easing of some economic sanctions.

Obama repels Iran sanctions push...for now

2014-01-30 08:33

President Barack Obama appears to have prevailed, for now, in a campaign to stop Congress from imposing new sanctions on Iran he fears could derail nuclear diplomacy.

Israeli jailed for attempting to spy for Iran

2014-01-28 21:09

A Jerusalem court has sentenced an Israeli man to 4.5 years in prison for offering to spy for Israel's archenemy Iran.

UN bids to bring Syria warring sides together

2014-01-24 08:09

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has met Syria's warring sides behind closed doors to lay the groundwork for direct talks after the first day of a peace conference ended in bitter exchanges.

US: Iran's Geneva II absence won't harm nuclear talks

2014-01-23 07:57

The US says that Iran's absence from Syria peace talks will have no impact on the nuclear deal being brokered between Tehran and world powers.

Iran absence at talks a 'mistake': Russia

2014-01-21 14:46

Russia has called the United Nations' decision to withdraw its invitation for Iran to attend this week's Syria peace conference a "mistake" that cast a shadow on the global body's reputation.

UN withdraws Iran invitation to Syria talks

2014-01-21 07:07

The UN secretary general has withdrawn his invitation to Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks, saying he is "deeply disappointed" by Iran's statements.


Iran oil exports fall to five-month low

2014-04-17 15:00

Iran's crude oil exports have dropped for the first time in five months in March and are expected to fall further in April.

'50 to 60% agreement' on Iran nuke deal

2014-04-10 08:07

Iran and the six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a nuclear deal meant to crimp Iran's nuclear arms push in exchange for ending sanctions.

Iran upbeat on nuclear talks

2014-04-06 08:19

Iran says it had useful expert-level nuclear talks with world powers in Vienna, addressing all major technical issues in the way of a final settlement.

Iran's Supreme Leader pardons 920

2014-03-31 19:04

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 920 people.

Iran oil exports show steady increase

2014-03-18 15:26

Iran exported more crude than allowed under Western sanctions for at least a fourth straight month, as ship loading data obtained by Reuters show.

Iraq executes seven

2014-03-13 20:20

Iraq has executed seven people including three men convicted of the 1994 killing in Beirut of the father of a current MP.

Gaza militants deny involvement in arms ship

2014-03-08 17:01

Gaza militants have denied involvement over a seized missile shipment Israel says was from Iran.

Iran stands firm on its nuclear programme

2014-03-05 15:27

Iran's foreign minister is pushing back against calls for deeper cuts to its nuclear programme saying the West "cannot entertain illusions" .

Iranian teacher builds robot to teach prayer

2014-02-26 14:04

An Iranian schoolteacher has innovated an amusing way of encouraging young children to say their daily prayers, using robotics.

Iran nuke talks end on a positive note

2014-02-20 18:26

Iran and six world powers have ended the opening round of nuclear talks on an upbeat note, with both sides saying they had agreed for further negotiations to set limits on Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

Iranian sets self on fire at oil ministry

2014-02-18 11:00

An unnamed Iranian oil ministry employee has set himself on fire after President Hassan Rouhani paid a visit to the ministry in Tehran, media reports.

Iran seeks Russia reactor in exchange for oil

2014-02-17 14:42

Iran's ambassador to Moscow says Russia could build the Islamic republic a second nuclear power reactor in exchange for massive oil shipments that have raised grave concern in Washington.

Iraq to randomly inspect Syria-bound planes

2014-02-11 05:30

Iraq will step up random inspections of cargo planes from Iran that fly over its territory to Syria.

Iran sending warships close to US borders

2014-02-08 20:50

A senior Iranian naval commander says that his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to US maritime borders for the first time.

US waives sanctions on Iran broadcaster

2014-02-07 09:00

The Obama administration is temporarily waiving sanctions on Iran's state broadcaster, a senior Obama administration official says.

Kerry: Business trip to Iran not helpful

2014-02-05 19:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told his French counterpart a trip to Iran by French CEOs gave the wrong impression that the West could do business with Tehran, an official says.

US: Iran nuclear deal 'not perfect', buys time

2014-02-04 21:14

The initial agreement to curb Iran's nuclear programme was "not perfect" but it bought time to try to get a comprehensive deal, a top US official says in response to criticism from Congress.

US Treasury confirms $550m transfer to Iran

2014-02-03 19:24

The US Treasury Department has confirmed that it allowed the transfer of $550m in Iran's frozen oil revenues to the country under an interim nuclear deal.

Clinton warns on new Iran sanctions

2014-02-03 08:02

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning Congress that new unilateral sanctions against Iran could upend sensitive negotiations over its nuclear development.

Obama union speech, continued Iran focus

2014-01-29 07:25

President Obama has sought to address various contentious issues within his state of the union speech, particular attention is placed on the continuing negotiations with Iran.

Iran: Israel using nuclear issue to hide crimes

2014-01-28 21:09

Iran's foreign minister has said that Israel is using the issue of Tehran's nuclear programme to distract from its "crimes" against the Palestinians.

Iran: Elections best solution for Syria

2014-01-23 14:24

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says elections would be the best way of ending the civil war in Syria, warning the West it cannot impose a solution on Tehran's ally.

Syria warring sides gather as Geneva II begins

2014-01-22 09:48

Nearly three years after the start of their fierce civil war, Syria's opposing sides will gather with world powers in Switzerland for the most serious effort yet to end the war.

Syria opposition split after Iran exclusion

2014-01-21 07:47

Syria's main opposition group has confirmed it would take part in peace talks this week after the UN withdrew an invitation for Iran - the main ally to Damascus.

US to begin easing economic sanctions on Iran

2014-01-20 20:28

The United States will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after it began shutting down its most sensitive nuclear work, the White House has said.

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