First hajj dead bodies arrive in Iran

2015-10-03 13:30

The first bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in a stampede at the annual hajj arrived back home nine days after the tragedy.

Sasol cautious on resumption of Iran oil imports

2015-10-01 13:56

Sasol has taken a wait and see stance on the resumption of crude oil imports from Iran, after an agreement set the scene for the lifting of sanctions on the country.

Iran's Rouhani says Syrian regime must not be weakened

2015-09-28 13:24

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the Syrian government must be allowed to remain in power to prevent ISIS from taking over the country.

'Death to House of Saud' say Iranians

2015-09-27 15:54

Hundreds of Iranians chanted 'Death to the treacherous House of Saud' outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

India raises death toll for citizens in hajj stampede to 18

2015-09-26 13:38

As the hajj religious pilgrims entered its final day, officials in Saudi Arabia continued to grapple with the aftermath of a deadly stampede that killed at least 719 people.

Iran says 131 nationals among hajj stampede dead

2015-09-25 10:30

A total of 131 Iranians were among more than 700 pilgrims killed in a stampede at the annual hajj, the head of the country's pilgrimage organisation said on Friday.

SA mulls building refinery to process Iran crude

2015-09-22 21:15

South Africa is considering building an oil refinery that will process Iranian crude to bolster its petrol supply and reduce its dependence on foreign companies.

Bid to kill Iran deal blocked in US Senate

2015-09-17 22:00

US Senate Democrats have blocked legislation meant to kill the Iran nuclear deal for a third time, securing perhaps the greatest foreign policy win of President Barack Obama's six years in office.

Hillary Clinton defends Iran nuclear accord

2015-09-09 21:31

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has expressed firm support for the nuclear accord with Iran, calling it flawed but still strong.

SA would import Iran oil 'tomorrow'

2015-09-09 13:43

South Africa would resume oil imports from Iran "tomorrow" if sanctions were lifted as agreed in July, says a senior government official.


Iran enters Syria war, Russia bombs CIA group

2015-10-01 18:39

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar Assad's government.

Iranian arms for Yemen rebels seized

2015-09-30 22:13

A Saudi-led military coalition supporting Yemen's government says it has seized an Iranian boat loaded with weapons bound for Houthi rebels.

Iraq sharing intel on ISIS with Russia, Syria, Iran

2015-09-27 20:15

Iraq has confirmed that it has agreed to intelligence and security co-operation with Russia, Syria and Iran against ISIS.

Hajj death toll rises to 769, Iran denounces 'crime'

2015-09-26 21:15

The death toll in a crush at the annual hajj pilgrimage outside Mecca has risen to 769, as neighbouring country Iran says Saudi officials should be tried in an international court for what it called a crime.

Hezbollah announces truce covering three Syrian towns

2015-09-26 12:50

Hassan Nasrallah says a six-month truce has been agreed for rebel-held town of Zabadani and two Shia towns in northwest.

India ready to invest over $15bn in Iran

2015-09-23 16:00

India is ready to invest more than $15.2bn to build projects in Iran including taking up full-scale development of Chabahar Port.

IAEA chief visits military site in Iran

2015-09-20 21:46

The director general of the UN nuclear watchdog, which is investigating whether Iran has carried out work related to developing an atom bomb, has visited a sensitive military site during a trip to the country.

European leaders to US Congress: We're confident in Iran deal

2015-09-10 22:08

The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have expressed confidence in the agreement reached between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme, as US lawmakers weigh the deal.

IAEA seeks Iranian clarifications in nuclear weapons inquiry

2015-09-09 17:58

The International Atomic Energy Agency has taken the next step to investigate alleged nuclear weapons work in Iran by asking Tehran to clear up remaining open questions, it says.

Iran ready to hold talks on Syria with US, Saudi

2015-09-08 12:17

Iran's president says his country is ready to hold talks with the US and Saudi Arabia on ways to resolve the Syrian civil war, providing such negotiations can secure peace and democracy.

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