Israel not yet ready to ratify nuclear test treaty - PM

2016-06-20 21:35

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel supports a treaty to ban nuclear testing, but signalled his country was not yet ready to ratify a UN pact adopted by the UN nearly 20 years ago.

'Biggest terrorist plot' disrupted by authorities in Iran

2016-06-20 15:22

Iranian state TV says authorities have disrupted "the biggest terrorist plot" to ever target Tehran.

Saudi FM slams Iran's hajj demands

2016-05-29 21:42

Saudi Arabia has denounced as "unacceptable" Iranian demands over its pilgrims joining the annual Islamic hajj this year, after Tehran accused Riyadh of raising obstacles.

99 lashes for partying Iran youths

2016-05-27 17:38

More than 30 students who partied at a graduation ceremony in northern Iran have received 99 lashes each for violating the Islamic republic's morality code, a news agency reports.

8 arrested for Instagram modelling in Iran

2016-05-16 12:47

Iran has arrested eight people for working in "un-Islamic" online modelling networks, particularly on Instagram, the head of Tehran's cybercrimes court said on state television.

Iran blames Saudis for hajj 'sabotage'

2016-05-13 05:20

Iran says its nationals will miss the annual hajj, accusing Saudi Arabia of sabotaging arrangements following a diplomatic crisis and a deadly stampede at last year's pilgrimage.

Iran threatens US with legal action over funds

2016-04-25 20:06

Iran has threatened to take legal action in the International Court of Justice against the United States if $2bn in frozen funds are "diverted" to compensate victims of attacks.

Zuma: Iran occupies a special place in our struggle against apartheid

2016-04-24 14:43

President Jacob Zuma has praised Iran's 1979 revolution at the start of a three-day state visit which he said could "dramatically expand trade" with the Islamic republic.

No country has an interest in conflict with Iran: Obama

2016-04-21 19:00

President Barack Obama says neither the United States nor Arab Gulf nations have an interest in conflict with Iran.

Court rules Iran must pay $2bn to US terror victims

2016-04-20 20:11

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Iran must pay nearly $2bn in frozen assets to victims and relatives of those killed in attacks blamed on the Islamic Republic.


Iran thwarts major 'terrorist plot' - state media

2016-06-20 19:40

Iran's intelligence ministry says it has thwarted a major jihadist plot to carry out bomb attacks in the capital Tehran and other parts of the country.

Bahrain arrests 8 fleeing by speedboat

2016-06-05 21:23

Bahrain's coast guard has arrested eight men convicted or wanted on "terrorism" charges as they tried to escape by speedboat.

No Iranian violations of nuclear deal - IAEA

2016-05-27 18:58

The UN nuclear agency has reported no new Iranian violations of a landmark nuclear deal Tehran signed with six world powers that limits its atomic prowess in exchange for sanctions relief.

Iran, Afghanistan, India sign three-way transit accord

2016-05-23 21:52

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have signed a three-way transit agreement on Iran's southern port of Chabahar.

Israel lambastes Iran's Holocaust-themed cartoon contest

2016-05-15 19:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Iran for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest. Many of the cartoons portrayed Israel as using the Holocaust to distract from the suffering of the Palestinians.

Four wounded in election shooting in Iranian town

2016-04-29 18:59

Four people have been wounded by gunfire in an Iranian town in a shooting between rival factions during the second round of parliamentary elections, a security official has told local media.

SA, Iran agree to boost economic, trade relations

2016-04-25 19:16

SA and Iran have signed several agreements and commitments involving both countries taking economic and trade relations to greater heights.

Zuma arrives in Iran

2016-04-24 10:41

President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by six cabinet ministers and a business delegation, has arrived in Iran for a state visit, the Presidency says.

Israeli intel co-operation with Egypt at 'unprecedented' level

2016-04-21 07:08

Israel has seen "unprecedented" intelligence co-operation with Egypt and Jordan as the fight against the Islamic State group nudges them to work together more closely, a military chief says.

Iran vows to defend Muslim nations

2016-04-17 21:02

Iran's president has vowed to defend Muslim countries against terrorism.

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