Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

2014-12-17 15:52

World powers have resumed negotiations with Iran over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, more than three weeks after they last met and gave themselves another seven months to strike a deal.

Iran's president criticises widening corruption

2014-12-08 14:15

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is criticising widening corruption in his country in unusually blunt terms, saying money once "given under the table now is being given on the table".

Iran to identify all web surfers

2014-12-06 18:27

Iran's telecommunications minister says his technicians are developing a system to identify any internet user in the country at the moment of log-on.

Anti-ISIS fight will take years - Kerry

2014-12-03 16:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned it will take years for a US-led coalition to defeat ISIS, as Washington said arch-foe Iran had launched its first air strikes against the jihadists.

Iran hospital manager attacked with acid

2014-11-30 10:18

Two attackers on a motorbike have thrown acid in the face of a Tehran hospital manager, police say, the latest in a string of such attacks that have mostly targeted women.

Total faces trial on Iran corruption charges

2014-11-25 18:51

French oil giant Total has been ordered to face trial over charges it bribed officials in Iran to acquire oil and gas concessions, according to a judicial source.

Iran nuclear talks extended through end of June

2014-11-24 20:18

Iran and six world powers will extend through the end of June 2015 talks on Tehran's nuclear programme after failing to clinch a final agreement.

Kerry: Big gaps remain in Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-22 16:11

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there are still serious gaps in talks over Iran's nuclear programme despite signs of some progress two days before a deadline to reach a deal between Tehran and major powers.

Iran: Nuclear deal possible in last-ditch round

2014-11-18 20:25

Iran's foreign minister has insisted that a nuclear deal remained possible as he arrived for a final round of talks with world powers.

Russia sees chance of nuclear deal with Iran

2014-11-12 10:49

A deal is vital at talks between world powers and Tehran on Iran's nuclear programme and Russia is not considering the possibility of the negotiations failing.

Russia to build 2 more nuclear reactors for Iran

2014-11-11 16:52

Russia has signed a deal with Iran to build two new nuclear reactors and agreed to expand the total number of Russian reactors in the country to eight, the state nuclear agency Rosatom says.

Iran, US resume crunch nuclear talks in Oman

2014-11-10 13:28

The US and Iran have started a second day of talks aimed at breaking the deadlock on a nuclear deal, with the clock ticking down to a 24 November deadline.

Egyptian militant group pledges loyalty to ISIS

2014-11-10 08:35

Egypt's most active militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, the al-Qaeda offshoot which has seized territory in Syria and Iraq, according to an audio clip.

Obama writes rare letter to Iran's supreme leader

2014-11-07 09:24

In a rare outreach to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Barack Obama has written a letter about the fight against Islamic State militants, a common enemy in Syria and Iraq.

Tough time for Iran nuclear negotiators

2014-10-30 23:44

The world will know in the coming weeks if Iran can make the tough decisions needed for a nuclear deal the US Secretary of State says.

UN concerned by surge of executions in Iran

2014-10-27 22:32

At least 850 people have been executed in Iran in the past 15 months as part of a worsening human rights situation under reformist President Hassan Rouhani, a UN official says.

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

2014-10-25 11:33

Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the country's news agency reports.

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

2014-10-22 09:30

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has promised that Iran will stand by Iraq in the neighbouring country’s fight against the Sunni extremists of the ISIS group.

'Bad hijab' link to acid attacks on Iranian women

2014-10-19 18:00

A series of acid attacks on women in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears and prompted rumours that the victims were targeted for not being properly veiled.

Iran trying to convince Turkey to save Kobane

2014-10-10 08:07

Iran has begun talks with Turkey aimed at convincing it to help stop ISIS jihadists from taking the key Syrian border town of Kobane.

Iran nuclear talks stalled

2014-09-26 22:27

There has been no significant progress in nuclear talks between Iran and major powers and, as a result, a meeting between the two sides has been called off.

Cameron: Iran can be 'part of solution' in Syria

2014-09-25 10:00

Prime Minister David Cameron says that Iran could be 'part of the solution' in defeating jihadists in Syria after he held landmark talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Iran rules out co-operating with US in Iraq

2014-09-18 08:12

Iran's foreign minister ruled out co-operating with the US in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader threat that needs new thinking.

Israel warns EU against 'bad deal' on Iran

2014-09-17 18:15

Israel's Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz has urged the European Union not to make a "bad deal" with Iran over its nuclear programme, ahead of crucial talks.

Kerry won't be drawn into back and forth with Iran

2014-09-15 20:47

US Secretary of State John Kerry has refused be drawn into a "back and forth" with Iran, following Tehran's assertion that it had rebuffed a US request to coordinate a response to ISIS.


Australia ignored warnings about gunman - Iran

2014-12-17 12:06

Iran repeatedly warned Australia about the criminal past of the perpetrator of the Sydney cafe siege and called for him to be kept under surveillance, top officials in Tehran say.

Biden - less than even chance of Iran nuclear deal

2014-12-07 07:05

US Vice President Joe Biden says there was a 'less than even shot' of a nuclear deal with Iran but that it was still worth pursuing.

Any Iran strikes against ISIS positive – Kerry

2014-12-04 07:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed any Iranian military action against ISIS jihadists in Iraq as “positive” after the Pentagon said Tehran had carried out air strikes against the group.

Car bomb hits home of Iran envoy in Yemen

2014-12-03 11:44

A car bomb has targeted the residence of Iran's ambassador in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, killing at least one person, security officials and witnesses say.

Non-Opec should join output cut - Iran

2014-11-26 11:20

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh says Opec needs to show unity in the face of growing oversupply in oil markets.

Netanyahu hails failure to reach Iran deal

2014-11-24 20:18

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed reports that world powers had failed to strike a deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme.

Last chance saloon for Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-24 15:29

Time is running out for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran and world powers make a final push for a deal but with a risky extension looking likely.

Kerry seeks breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-21 14:10

Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame as US secretary of state John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline.

Russia sees chance of deal at nuclear talks with Iran

2014-11-12 13:08

A deal is vital at talks between world powers and Tehran on Iran’s nuclear programme and Russia is not considering the possibility of the negotiations failing, a senior Russian envoy says.

Obama, Putin meet amid tensions

2014-11-11 16:52

US President Barack Obama has met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin three times on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit, with conversations covering Iran, Syria and Ukraine.

Russia, Iran sign nuclear construction deal

2014-11-11 16:00

Russia will build two new nuclear power plant units in Iran under an agreement signed in Moscow between subsidiaries of the two countries' state atomic agencies.

Iran nuclear deal may not be reached – Obama

2014-11-10 08:41

The US and Iran are set to hold a second day of high-level talks in Oman after a warning from President Barack Obama that there may be no nuclear accord as a deadline looms.

Would you take 74 lashes to love your dog?

2014-11-07 13:38

Dog lovers in Iran could face up to 74 lashes under plans by hardline lawmakers that would ban keeping the pets at home or walking them in public.

Volleyball woman jailed in Iran declares hunger strike

2014-11-04 06:40

A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after trying to watch a volleyball match is on a hunger strike, refusing food or liquids, her brothers say.

Iran denies claim that nuclear deal done

2014-10-29 06:16

Iran's government has been forced to deny it has already struck a nuclear deal with the West, after a lawmaker accused its negotiators of secretly selling the country short.

130 sickened by toxic gas dump in Iran

2014-10-27 15:52

At least 130 people, most of them students, have been hospitalised after inhaling a toxic gas in the south-eastern city of Zahedan, a report says.

Iranians protest acid attacks in central city

2014-10-22 18:58

Hundreds of Iranians have rallied in the central city of Isfahan to protest a string of acid attacks on women there in recent months.

Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83

2014-10-21 22:45

A leading Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died.

Lavrov says deadline for Iran deal 'not sacred'

2014-10-15 07:08

Russia's foreign minister says the deadline to strike a nuclear deal with Iran is 'not sacred', in the strongest suggestion yet of a possible extension.

Iran defends refusal to let in nuclear expert

2014-10-08 17:22

Iran has dismissed criticism by the International Atomic Energy Agency of its refusal to let one IAEA expert into the country as part of a team investigating nuclear weapons research.

Long Walk to Freedom wins Iran film award

2014-09-26 08:39

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom won the award for best film at the International Film Festival of Resistance in Tehran, Iran, the film's producer Anant Singh has said.

Iran Happy singers get suspended jail, lashes

2014-09-18 23:17

Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video singing along to the American pop song Happy have been given suspended sentences of 91 lashes and six months in prison for obscene behaviour.

Nuclear deal eludes Iran, six powers

2014-09-18 00:15

A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers.

US open to talks with Iran on ISIS - Kerry

2014-09-16 12:36

As more than two dozen nations pledged to help Iraq fight ISIS militants, the US says it is open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.

Iran: West must drop 'illogical' nuclear demands

2014-09-11 17:42

Iran says world powers should abandon their “illogical demands” over its nuclear programme, ahead of talks to try to bridge wide differences in positions and end the decade-old dispute.

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