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.

White House denies it paid Iran ransom

2016-08-04 05:46

The White House has denied renewed accusations that it paid Iran ransom for the release of four American prisoners, parrying a tidal wave of condemnations from Republicans.

30 injured after train crashes into truck in northern Iran

2016-07-22 15:09

Iran's state news agency reports that 30 people have been injured when an intercity passenger train crashed into a truck in the north of the country.

Iran denounces 'unconstructive' Bahrain opposition ban

2016-07-18 11:10

Iran has criticised a Bahraini court's decision to dissolve and seize the funds of the country's main Shiite opposition group.

Iran anti-Israel protests reflect regional tensions

2016-07-02 13:08

Tens of thousands joined pro-Palestinian rallies in Tehran, as the annual Quds Day protests take on broader meaning for a region mired in bitter disputes and war.


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 executes 20 Sunni 'terrorists'

2016-08-04 21:37

Iran says it has executed 20 "terrorist" Sunni prisoners in one of the country's biggest mass executions in recent years.

Kabul bombings show depth of IS 'depravity' - Iran

2016-07-24 08:16

Iran has condemned twin bomb attacks by the Islamic State group that killed at least 80 in Afghanistan, urging unity in order to defeat extremists.

Secret document lifts Iran nuke constraints

2016-07-19 06:57

A document obtained by The Associated Press says key nuclear restrictions on Iran will ease in a little more than a decade, halving the time Tehran would need to build a bomb if it chose to do so.

World urges Turkey 'stability, restraint'

2016-07-16 03:10

World leaders have urged "respect for democratic institutions" in key Nato member and European neighbour Turkey as parts of the military launched a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and violence erupted in Istanbul.

US Navy highlights leadership failings in Iran capture

2016-07-01 08:25

A string of leadership and procedural failings - coupled with basic navigational and communication errors - lead to Iran's humiliating capture of 10 American sailors in January, a US Navy probe has found.

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