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.

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

2017-02-18 19:12

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander has announced, ignoring warnings from the US.

Iranian baby with heart defect admitted to US hospital

2017-02-08 09:34

An Iranian infant in need of life-saving heart surgery has arrived at a Portland hospital with her family after being temporarily banned from coming to the US by President Donald Trump's immigration orders.

Iranian baby will be allowed into US for life-saving surgery

2017-02-04 12:20

An Iranian infant banned from entering the US for life-saving heart surgery under President Donald Trump's executive order, will now be allowed to travel for the emergency procedure.

US Navy sends destroyer to Yemen

2017-02-03 22:06

The US Navy has sent a destroyer to waters off Yemen in response to an attack by Iran-backed Houthi rebels on a Saudi frigate, a defense official said Friday.


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 launches 'advanced' rockets

2017-02-20 19:24

An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that the country's elite Revolutionary Guard has launched sophisticated rockets during military exercises.

Trump travel ban kills surgeon's lifesaving trip to Iran

2017-02-11 15:12

A Houston surgeon has canceled a trip to Iran to perform lifesaving surgeries because of uncertainty over the future of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration travel ban

Iran threatens missile attack if thwarted

2017-02-04 16:17

A senior commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary says Iran's missiles will come down on the country's enemies if they do wrong.

US, Iran tensions mount

2017-02-04 11:19

US President Donald Trump has slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's weapons procurement network, provoking an angry response from Tehran in what is an increasingly tense stand-off.

Trump puts Iran 'on notice,' denounces nuclear deal

2017-02-03 05:50

President Donald Trump says Iran was now formally "on notice" after a recent missile test, while also claiming the Islamic Republic was on the brink of collapse when it signed an international nuclear deal.

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