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Iran tests new ballistic missile - state media

2017-09-23 13:00

Iran has "successfully" tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and can travel up to 2 000km, according to state media.

Israel vows to act against Iranian threats to annihilate it

2017-09-20 14:44

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says as long as Iran seeks to destroy Israel it will face no fiercer enemy than the Jewish state.

China gives billions to Iran

2017-09-16 11:32

A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks.

UN nuclear watchdog defends Iran deal

2017-09-12 09:52

The UN atomic watchdog has hit back at US criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, insisting its inspections there are the world's toughest and that Tehran is sticking to the accord.

Americans serving 10 years in Iran lose appeal

2017-08-29 06:00

A Washington-based lawyer says an Iranian-American businessman and his father who are serving 10-year prison sentences in Iran, have lost their appeal.

Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis

2017-08-24 08:54

Qatar has restored full diplomatic relations with Iran, ignoring the demands of Arab nations now trying to isolate the energy-rich country

Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

2017-08-15 10:31

Iran's president issues direct threat, claims Tehran is capable of restarting its nuclear program within hours

Mugabe, 93, jets off to Iran for Rouhani's inauguration

2017-08-04 07:40

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, has reportedly arrived in the capital Tehran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

US, Europeans push UN for action over Iran rocket launch

2017-08-03 12:24

The United States, backed by France, Britain and Germany is pushing for action at the UN Security Council following Iran's launch of a satellite rocket.

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

2017-07-25 17:44

A US Navy patrol ship has fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in the Persian Gulf after it approached within 137m, a US defence official says.

 

Iran publicly hangs man for rape, murder of young girl

2017-09-20 15:55

A man has been hanged in front of cheering crowds in Iran after being convicted of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl which had outraged the nation.

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

2017-09-18 05:01

Iran has warned that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government.

52 killed, scores injured in Iraq attacks by ISIS

2017-09-14 19:26

Gunmen and suicide car bombers have killed at least 52 people and wounded almost 100 others, making it the deadliest ISIS attack since July.

North Korea warns of harsh response against new sanctions imposed

2017-09-11 08:03

North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a draft proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions yet on Pyongyang is approved by the UN Security Council.

Netanyahu rips UN, says Iran building missile sites in Syria

2017-08-28 20:55

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has greeted visiting UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with blistering criticism of the international body's treatment of Israel.

Rouhani threatens to ramp up nuclear programme

2017-08-16 08:15

Iran's president has warned that it could ramp up its nuclear programme and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the US continued "threats and sanctions" against his country.

Four dead, 8 hurt as soldier opens fire on Iran military base

2017-08-06 17:26

At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their comrades opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran, the Iranian military says.

Iran says nuclear deal violated by new US sanctions

2017-08-03 14:42

Iran says that new sanctions imposed by the United States had violated its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and that the country would respond.

US congress reaches deal to move sanctions bill

2017-07-27 06:35

House and Senate Republicans have worked out a deal to move quickly on a package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, clearing the way for the far-reaching legislation to be sent to President Donald Trump

US holding Iranians 'in gruesome prisons' - judiciary chief

2017-07-25 05:16

Iran's judiciary chief has accused the US of holding Iranians "in gruesome prisons", as the two countries traded charges of illegally jailing each other's citizens.

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