Iran says Russian jet downing wrong

2015-11-25 16:04

Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet 'sends the wrong message to the terrorists' in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.

Tehran slams 'Iranophobia' over UN rights criticism

2015-11-20 09:13

Iran has accused countries backing a UN resolution criticizing its rights record of spreading 'Iranophobia' and say they should instead focus on the threat from violent Islamic extremists.

Iran says 44 terror suspects arrested at border, in cities

2015-11-10 14:05

Iran's state TV says the country's intelligence agency has arrested 44 suspects charged with terrorist activities.

Netanyahu, Obama look to move past Iran deal row

2015-11-08 09:57

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama are expected to meet to put aside their rocky personal relationship and move past the Iran nuclear deal with multi-billon-dollar talks on defence.

'Death to America' refers to US policies only - Iran's Ayatollah

2015-11-03 22:01

The slogan "Death to America" is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says.

Nations weigh ceasefire, transition in Syria

2015-10-30 19:19

Officials say the US, Russia and other world powers are considering a new plan to set up a ceasefire in Syria within the next few months.

UN: Executions in Iran could top 1 000 in 2015

2015-10-28 11:43

Executions in Iran have been rising at “an exponential rate” since 2005 and could top 1 000 this year as the country cracks down on drug offender, a UN investigator says.

Persian Gulf: Too hot for humans by 2100?

2015-10-26 22:03

Global warming could create peaks of humid heat in the Persian Gulf beyond human tolerance by century's end, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

West prepares to end sanctions as Iran deal adopted

2015-10-19 17:00

The US and Europe have begun preparing to lift the trade sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy, as a historic deal comes to effect.

Obama on Iran missile test: There are costs to bad behaviour

2015-10-16 22:39

Iran's ballistic missile test is the latest in a series of violations by Tehran regarding the use of missiles, and the US will continue to pressure Iran on the matter despite a nuclear agreement, President Barack Obama says.


Iran jails Washington Post 'spy'

2015-11-22 17:07

Iran has sentenced Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian to a prison term following his conviction on espionage charges.

Iran dismantling nuclear facilities - IAEA

2015-11-19 05:31

Iran has begun dismantling parts of its nuclear programme, as agreed under July's landmark deal with major powers, a UN atomic watchdog report shows.

Russia sending S-300 systems to Iran

2015-11-09 17:52

Russia is sending an undisclosed number of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran, the head of Russian defence corporation Rostec has told reporters at an air show in Dubai.

Iran will not co-operate over terrorists

2015-11-04 20:33

Iran will not co-operate on the 'fight against terrorists in Syria', a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said.

Al-Qaeda chief urges militant unity against Russia in Syria

2015-11-02 12:17

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Muslim supporters to band together to confront the threat from the West and Russia in Syria and Iraq, the latest recording suggesting greater unity between al-Qaeda and ISIS.

Iran confirms receiving US invitation to Syria talks

2015-10-28 19:31

Iran has confirmed receiving an invitation from the United States to take part in talks on the Syrian conflict, but has left open the possibility of it attending.

Israel faces threats ranging from rockets to nuclear -defense minister

2015-10-28 09:31

Israel faces a wide variety of threats ranging from Islamic militants wielding missiles and rockets to nuclear attack, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon says during a visit to the United States.

Iran steps up engagement on UN rights concerns

2015-10-26 22:01

In a shift, Iran is opening up to talks on its draconian use of the death penalty and other critical human rights issues, a UN rights expert says.

Iran grants UN nuclear watchdog greater access

2015-10-18 20:03

Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that it would apply a protocol granting inspectors greater access to its nuclear sites, a further step in the implementation of a historic deal struck with world powers.

Iran-backed forces near Aleppo

2015-10-16 22:09

As many as 2 000 Iranian and Iran-backed forces are currently in Syria helping regime troops in an offensive near Aleppo that is being co-ordinated with Russia.

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