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.

SA, Iran agree to boost economic, trade relations

2016-04-25 19:16

SA and Iran have signed several agreements and commitments involving both countries taking economic and trade relations to greater heights.

Zuma arrives in Iran

2016-04-24 10:41

President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by six cabinet ministers and a business delegation, has arrived in Iran for a state visit, the Presidency says.

Israeli intel co-operation with Egypt at 'unprecedented' level

2016-04-21 07:08

Israel has seen "unprecedented" intelligence co-operation with Egypt and Jordan as the fight against the Islamic State group nudges them to work together more closely, a military chief says.

Iran vows to defend Muslim nations

2016-04-17 21:02

Iran's president has vowed to defend Muslim countries against terrorism.

Syria truce strained on eve of fresh peace talks

2016-04-12 19:03

Syria's landmark ceasefire is threatening to fall apart amid a surge of fighting, especially in northern Aleppo province, just as peace talks are set to resume in Geneva.

Kerry urges Iran to help end wars in Yemen, Syria

2016-04-07 22:51

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Iran to help end the wars raging in Yemen and Syria, criticising the Islamic republic's "destabilising actions" in the Middle East.

South Africa, Nigeria and Iran, Saudi Arabia relations swing

2016-03-31 20:00

Diplomatic posturing between South Africa and Saudi Arabia suggests a new era in African relations.


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.

Zuma: Iran occupies a special place in our struggle against apartheid

2016-04-24 14:43

President Jacob Zuma has praised Iran's 1979 revolution at the start of a three-day state visit which he said could "dramatically expand trade" with the Islamic republic.

No country has an interest in conflict with Iran: Obama

2016-04-21 19:00

President Barack Obama says neither the United States nor Arab Gulf nations have an interest in conflict with Iran.

Court rules Iran must pay $2bn to US terror victims

2016-04-20 20:11

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Iran must pay nearly $2bn in frozen assets to victims and relatives of those killed in attacks blamed on the Islamic Republic.

Iran, Saudi discuss hajj safety after stampede

2016-04-15 17:13

An Iranian delegation has held talks in Saudi Arabia about the safety of pilgrims after a deadly stampede at last year's hajj.

Iran arrests 2 900 drunk drivers in 2015

2016-04-12 13:30

Police in Tehran arrested 2900 drunk drivers in 2015, despite the Islamic republic's official prohibition of alcohol.

Iranian who killed dog gets 74 lashes

2016-04-06 17:51

An Iranian man has been sentenced to 74 lashes for killing a dog, after an online video showed him hurling the animal repeatedly against his car.

Missiles, not talks key to Iran security - Khamenei

2016-03-30 20:01

Iran's supreme leader says missile power is key to the country's future security, slapping down moderates who say the focus should be on diplomacy.

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