Kabul bombings show depth of IS 'depravity' - Iran

2016-07-24 08:16

Iran has condemned twin bomb attacks by the Islamic State group that killed at least 80 in Afghanistan, urging unity in order to defeat extremists.

Secret document lifts Iran nuke constraints

2016-07-19 06:57

A document obtained by The Associated Press says key nuclear restrictions on Iran will ease in a little more than a decade, halving the time Tehran would need to build a bomb if it chose to do so.

World urges Turkey 'stability, restraint'

2016-07-16 03:10

World leaders have urged "respect for democratic institutions" in key Nato member and European neighbour Turkey as parts of the military launched a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and violence erupted in Istanbul.

US Navy highlights leadership failings in Iran capture

2016-07-01 08:25

A string of leadership and procedural failings - coupled with basic navigational and communication errors - lead to Iran's humiliating capture of 10 American sailors in January, a US Navy probe has found.

Iran thwarts major 'terrorist plot' - state media

2016-06-20 19:40

Iran's intelligence ministry says it has thwarted a major jihadist plot to carry out bomb attacks in the capital Tehran and other parts of the country.

Bahrain arrests 8 fleeing by speedboat

2016-06-05 21:23

Bahrain's coast guard has arrested eight men convicted or wanted on "terrorism" charges as they tried to escape by speedboat.

No Iranian violations of nuclear deal - IAEA

2016-05-27 18:58

The UN nuclear agency has reported no new Iranian violations of a landmark nuclear deal Tehran signed with six world powers that limits its atomic prowess in exchange for sanctions relief.

Iran, Afghanistan, India sign three-way transit accord

2016-05-23 21:52

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have signed a three-way transit agreement on Iran's southern port of Chabahar.

Israel lambastes Iran's Holocaust-themed cartoon contest

2016-05-15 19:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Iran for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest. Many of the cartoons portrayed Israel as using the Holocaust to distract from the suffering of the Palestinians.

Four wounded in election shooting in Iranian town

2016-04-29 18:59

Four people have been wounded by gunfire in an Iranian town in a shooting between rival factions during the second round of parliamentary elections, a security official has told local media.


30 injured after train crashes into truck in northern Iran

2016-07-22 15:09

Iran's state news agency reports that 30 people have been injured when an intercity passenger train crashed into a truck in the north of the country.

Iran denounces 'unconstructive' Bahrain opposition ban

2016-07-18 11:10

Iran has criticised a Bahraini court's decision to dissolve and seize the funds of the country's main Shiite opposition group.

Iran anti-Israel protests reflect regional tensions

2016-07-02 13:08

Tens of thousands joined pro-Palestinian rallies in Tehran, as the annual Quds Day protests take on broader meaning for a region mired in bitter disputes and war.

Israel not yet ready to ratify nuclear test treaty - PM

2016-06-20 21:35

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel supports a treaty to ban nuclear testing, but signalled his country was not yet ready to ratify a UN pact adopted by the UN nearly 20 years ago.

'Biggest terrorist plot' disrupted by authorities in Iran

2016-06-20 15:22

Iranian state TV says authorities have disrupted "the biggest terrorist plot" to ever target Tehran.

Saudi FM slams Iran's hajj demands

2016-05-29 21:42

Saudi Arabia has denounced as "unacceptable" Iranian demands over its pilgrims joining the annual Islamic hajj this year, after Tehran accused Riyadh of raising obstacles.

99 lashes for partying Iran youths

2016-05-27 17:38

More than 30 students who partied at a graduation ceremony in northern Iran have received 99 lashes each for violating the Islamic republic's morality code, a news agency reports.

8 arrested for Instagram modelling in Iran

2016-05-16 12:47

Iran has arrested eight people for working in "un-Islamic" online modelling networks, particularly on Instagram, the head of Tehran's cybercrimes court said on state television.

Iran blames Saudis for hajj 'sabotage'

2016-05-13 05:20

Iran says its nationals will miss the annual hajj, accusing Saudi Arabia of sabotaging arrangements following a diplomatic crisis and a deadly stampede at last year's pilgrimage.

Iran threatens US with legal action over funds

2016-04-25 20:06

Iran has threatened to take legal action in the International Court of Justice against the United States if $2bn in frozen funds are "diverted" to compensate victims of attacks.

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