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On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

2017-04-24 09:21

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Israel's enemies not to test it, as the country marks the annual memorial day for victims of the Holocaust.

Iran FM slams 'worn-out' US nuclear accusations

2017-04-20 19:26

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticises "worn-out" US accusations that it was seeking a nuclear weapon to threaten the region and the world.

25 dead in Iran floods

2017-04-15 14:56

At least 25 people have been killed and 16 declared missing as flash floods hit northwestern Iran, state media has reported.

Iran says US Syria strike a 'strategic mistake'

2017-04-09 21:05

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khomenei says the US has made a "strategic mistake" by attacking Syria.

First Tehran marathon bids to 'build bridges' with runners

2017-03-31 17:23

Americans are among runners from more than 50 countries who have registered to run in the Iranian capital's first marathon.

Putin to meet Iran's Rouhani in Moscow

2017-03-28 13:21

Russian President Vladimir Putin was to host Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for talks that will be closely watched for signs of their next moves in Syria.

Daughter of late Iran president gets 6-month prison sentence

2017-03-18 14:46

A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that the daughter of the late President Akbar Hashemi Rasfanjani has been sentenced to six months in prison for "spreading lies against the judiciary."

Iran FM says Netanyahu faking history and Jewish faith

2017-03-13 16:23

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu of ignorance about history and the Jewish faith after saying ancient Persian rulers tried to destroy the Jews

Iran tests sophisticated air defence system

2017-03-04 20:09

Iran's official IRNA news agency says the country has successfully test-fired a sophisticated Russian-made air defence system.

Iran bans use of private drones over its capital

2017-02-20 22:45

Iran has banned use of drones in its capital because of security concerns after authorities opened fire on at least two unmanned aerial vehicles.

 

Iran candidate: Nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

2017-04-23 17:27

An Iranian presidential candidate says the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy.

Tillerson declares Iran nuclear deal a failure

2017-04-20 08:43

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Iran nuclear deal fails to achieve its stated objective of preventing Tehran from becoming a nuclear state.

In surprise move, Iran's Ahmadinejad to run for president

2017-04-12 13:42

Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has filed to run in the country's May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the nation's supreme leader to stay out of the race.

Russia, Iran army chiefs vow to continue Syria fight

2017-04-08 22:21

The army chiefs of Russia and Iran have discussed the US strikes in Syria and vowed to continue the fight against "terrorists".

Lawmakers back measures to protect Israel by punishing Iran

2017-03-28 13:21

Senior US lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.

More Iranians seeking to run in municipal elections

2017-03-27 13:01

Iran's state TV says a significantly higher number of Iranians are seeking to run in the municipal elections next month.

Iran pilgrims to join this year's hajj: Saudi

2017-03-17 18:15

Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year's annual hajj, Saudi Arabia has said, after an absence last year during tensions between the regional rivals.

10 years gone: No word of ex-FBI man lost in Iran on CIA job

2017-03-08 17:57

It's been 10 years since former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared while in Iran on an unauthorised CIA mission, and his family is still waiting for answers.

Iran's leader calls Israel a 'dirty chapter of history'

2017-02-21 16:10

Iran's supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to lash out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a "fake" nation in a "dirty chapter" of history.

British Museum training experts to save Mosul heritage

2017-02-20 21:00

Archaeologists are being trained by the British Museum to save what they can of Mosul's heritage in the wake of fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIS.

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