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Iran approves extra 1 500 candidates for polls

2016-02-06 18:22

Iran has approved an extra 1 500 candidates to contest this month's parliamentary election, raising the total number of hopefuls by around a third.

Italy hides ancient museum nudes from Rouhani

2016-01-26 22:42

A decision by Italian officials to cover up ancient nude statues to avoid offending Iran's visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome.

Iran arrests 100 over Saudi embassy attack

2016-01-24 21:49

Iran has arrested around 100 people over the attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy that led to Riyadh cutting diplomatic ties with Tehran, a judiciary spokesperson says.

China seeks 'new chapter' with Iran after sanctions lifted

2016-01-23 14:22

Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Iran just days after the lifting of international sanctions under a historic nuclear deal, says he hopes for a "new chapter" in relations.

Kerry rejects Iranian criticism of US sanctions

2016-01-21 18:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Iranian criticism of Washington's use of punitive sanctions, saying they are imposed when appropriate.

Iran's Khamenei warns against US 'deceit'

2016-01-19 20:56

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned against American "deceit", just days after the end of sanctions under a nuclear deal that the central bank said would unblock $32bn.

Americans reunited with families after Iran ordeal

2016-01-19 07:52

Americans freed by Iran over the weekend reunited with their families at a US military base in Germany, but relatives of another hostage expressed serious disappointment he had not been released.

Iran rejects 60% of would-be parliamentarians

2016-01-18 20:21

Around 60% of would-be candidates for Iran's parliamentary vote in February, including many reformists, have been rejected by the authorities, reports say.

Kerry 'frustrated, angry' at Iran video of US sailors

2016-01-18 17:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he was "frustrated and angry" at an Iranian video showing 10 detained US Navy sailors.

Nuclear watchdog chief in Iran for talks after deal

2016-01-18 09:35

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano is due to hold talks in Tehran on ensuring Iran's continued compliance with a nuclear deal the US and Iranian presidents hailed as a historic breakthrough.

 

Iran president pessimistic on Syrian peace process

2016-01-29 20:00

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has voiced pessimism over the prospects for peace in Syria, ahead of talks set to open in Geneva.

Amnesty: Dozens of juvenile offenders face death in Iran

2016-01-26 13:00

Amnesty International says dozens of people arrested in Iran for crimes committed before they turned 18 are at risk of being executed despite recent reforms, with many having already spent years on death row.

Main Greek oil refiner announces Iran deal

2016-01-24 13:30

Greece's main oil refiner HELPE has reached a deal to import crude supplies from Iran, just days after international sanctions on oil exports were lifted.

Netanyahu: Israel needs more aid after Iran deal

2016-01-21 20:47

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the World Economic Forum in Davos that his country will need more US military aid because of the nuclear deal with Iran.

Iran's top diplomat decries US 'coercion'

2016-01-20 17:03

Iran's foreign minister is decrying new US sanctions over Iran's ballistic missile testing, calling them an example of an American "addiction to coercion".

Iran moves overseas assets as sanctions lifted

2016-01-19 19:58

Iran says it has successfully transferred some of the billions of dollars' worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers.

No link between Iran freeing Americans, sanctions

2016-01-18 22:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there was no direct link between the release of Americans detained in Iran and the lifting of punishing sanctions against Tehran.

American home after 40-day Iran prison ordeal

2016-01-18 19:08

An American student released by Iran after 40 days in prison has returned home to Massachusetts for an emotional reunion with his family, The Boston Globe reports.

MTN boosted by lifting of Iran sanctions

2016-01-18 14:47

Shares in Africa’s biggest mobile network gained over 2% on Monday in trade amid the lifting of sanctions in Iran.

US to pay Iran $1.7 bn in debt and interest

2016-01-18 05:52

The United States is to repay Iran a $400m debt and $1.3bn in interest dating to the Islamic revolution, Secretary of State John Kerry says.

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