February elections in Iran to be open, free - president

2015-08-30 11:55

Parliamentary elections set for February in Iran will be free and open to all, promised President Hassan Rowhani.

Tel Aviv's 'Iranian embassy' turns out to be atomic hoax

2015-08-28 12:31

A billboard in central Tel Aviv announcing the opening of an Iranian embassy that met with disbelief and curiosity turned out to be a hoax, organisers of the eye-catching stunt have said.

Iran urges US to release 19 detainees

2015-08-26 20:07

Iran has urged the United States to release 19 Iranians detained on sanctions-related offences, a day after ruling out a prisoner swap.

Britain says Iran too powerful to isolate

2015-08-24 20:06

Britain's foreign minister says the UK must tread carefully in its relationship with Iran.

Iran unveils new missile, says seeks peace through strength

2015-08-22 14:48

Iran unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 km, saying military might was a precondition for peace.

Prominent Democratic senator rejects Iran deal

2015-08-19 20:20

A prominent Democratic senator says he will oppose an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme in a fresh sign of trouble for President Barack Obama as he seeks to secure support for the deal from lawmakers.

Khamenei says nuclear deal won't open up Iran to US influence

2015-08-17 16:38

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has rejected an improvement in ties with the US and says the fate of the nuclear deal with six major powers remained unclear.

Iran submits nuclear activity info to UN watchdog

2015-08-16 15:30

Iran has submitted documents linked to its past nuclear activity, the UN's atomic watchdog has confirmed.

Syria ceasefire ends, fighting resumes

2015-08-16 07:54

A temporary ceasefire between warring parties in Syria has collapsed as negotiations failed to reach a more permanent agreement to end fighting.

White House shrugs off senator's rejection of Iran nuclear deal

2015-08-08 21:26

The White House says it is still confident of winning congressional approval for the Iran nuclear deal, despite an influential senator's announcement that he will vote against it.


Iran nuclear deal gets support in US

2015-08-28 19:40

President Barack Obama is a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the Iran Nuclear deal stands.

IAEA: Iran broadly complying with nuclear deal

2015-08-27 21:12

The IAEA reports that Iran is broadly complying with agreements on curtailing its nuclear programme.

Nuclear watchdog says Iran money running out

2015-08-25 17:43

The UN nuclear watchdog says it will run out of money next month to monitor implementation of nuclear accords with Tehran.

Iranians begin hajj amid tensions with Saudi

2015-08-23 13:36

Iranians have begun travelling to Saudi Arabia for the hajj months after Tehran suspended a minor pilgrimage over the alleged abuse of two pilgrims by Saudi authorities.

Iran welcomes UN peace plan for Syria

2015-08-21 05:19

Iran has welcomed a UN peace plan aimed at ending the four-year war in its ally Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad's regime needed to be directly involved.

Dowry terms make easier for Iranian men

2015-08-19 18:59

Hard-up Iranian husbands will no longer face jail for failing to pay dowries that can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, following passage of a new law.

Iran hardliners call for nuclear deal rejection

2015-08-16 17:29

Reports suggest some 50 hard-line Iranian students and activists have staged a rally, calling on the parliament to reject the landmark nuclear deal.

Ramaphosa leads Persian carpet ride to Iran

2015-08-16 15:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit Iran to re-establish trade ties and formally authorise the formation of the Iran and SA Joint Business Council.

Pakistan, Iran seek to increase trade

2015-08-11 17:13

Pakistan is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to increase its electricity imports from Iran tenfold, part of a push to boost trade.

Blows for Obama as key lawmakers come out against Iran deal

2015-08-07 10:03

US President Barack Obama's hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have been dealt a setback when Chuck Schumer, one of the top Democrats in the US Senate, says he would the oppose the agreement.

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