Italian navy ship docks in Iran

2016-09-24 22:02

Iranian media says an Italian navy ship has docked in the first official visit by a Western naval boat in years.

Iran leader meets with Fidel Castro during stop in Havana

2016-09-20 09:27

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his brother President Raul Castro during a state visit in Havana.

Crowds rally in Iran against Saudi Arabia ahead of hajj

2016-09-09 19:23

Thousands of Iranians have marched through the streets to protest Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj, a sign of soured relations between the two countries following last year's crush and stampede during the annual pilgrimage.

Muslims crowd Mecca ahead of hajj

2016-09-08 16:42

Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world have descended on Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage, undeterred by last year's stampede disaster but with Iranians absent.

Iran police shut 800 clothes shops for 'inappropriate' goods

2016-09-06 05:52

Iran's state TV: Police has shut down over 800 clothing stores for selling 'unconventional and inappropriate' clothing.

Little precedent for $400m cash payment to Iran

2016-08-27 17:19

America's $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history

Iran seeks closer ties with Cuba

2016-08-23 10:32

Iran wants to forge a "new path" in its relations with Cuba by tightening ties, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said at the start of a Latin American tour.

Russian raids from Iran airbase 'over for now': Tehran

2016-08-22 20:28

Iran has said that Russian raids on jihadists in Syria from one of its airbases had ended, after having accused Moscow of "showing off" when it had revealed the bombing runs.

Iranian official says at least 400 fighters killed in Syria

2016-08-14 10:34

Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the families of at least 400 people killed fighting in Iranian brigades in Syria have been referred to the Martyr Foundation.

Iran confirms execution of nuclear scientist

2016-08-07 15:16

Iran's official news agency is confirming that Iran has executed a nuclear scientist who gave the US intelligence about the country's contested nuclear programme.


Iran 'determined' to boost military after US-Israel deal

2016-09-21 13:58

Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces says a $38bn aid deal between the US and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its military

British-Iranian woman sentenced to 5 years in Iran prison

2016-09-09 20:18

The husband of a British-Iranian woman held in Iran on suspicion of being a spy says she has been sentenced to five years in prison.

House Republicans press administration on Iran payment

2016-09-08 22:23

Obama administration officials have told that Iran wanted "immediate access" to $1.7bn paid by the United States in cash to settle a decades-old arbitration claim between the two countries.

US payment of $1.7 billion to Iran made entirely in cash

2016-09-07 08:16

The Obama administration is acknowledging its transfer of $1.7bn to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-US currency

Iran confirms arrest of member of negotiation team with West

2016-08-29 05:35

Iran's official news agency has said the country's judiciary has confirmed the brief detention of a member of Iran's negotiation team with world powers on suspicion of "infiltration".

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

2016-08-25 20:05

The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life, but for an unusual programme in Iran that has allowed people to buy a kidney from a living donor.

US senator: Obama acting like drug dealer in chief in Iran deal

2016-08-23 05:44

US Senator Mark Kirk has said President Barack Obama was "acting like the drug dealer in chief" when his administration had delivered $400m in cash to Iran contingent on the release of American prisoners.

US sought 'leverage' with $400m payment to Iran

2016-08-19 15:18

The US acknowledged that it waited for Iran to release American prisoners before delivering $400m in cash that it owed the country, but again insisted the payment was not a ransom.

Israel: Iran has respected nuclear deal

2016-08-07 20:33

Israel's energy minister has criticised a landmark nuclear accord between the Jewish state's arch-foe Iran and world powers but said Tehran had so far respected the deal.

Obama denies $400M payment to Iran was ransom

2016-08-05 17:45

President Barack Obama has vigorously denied that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran.

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