Iran

April 17, 2014

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif represents Iran during the nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

Iran and six world powers will meet in New York City in May to resume talks about Iran's disputed nuclear program.

April 16, 2014

The U.S. has refused to issue Iran's new UN envoy a visa to the U.S. due to Aboutalebi's role in the 1979 Iranian revolution (AFP)
07:17 GMT

The U.S. has refused to issue a visa to Iran's newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi.

April 15, 2014

Yuval Steinitz is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT

Israeli intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz recently criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his comments on Iran's nuclear program.

In September 2013, the World Bank removed Iran from its list of deadbeat borrowers, saying the Islamic Republic had paid outstanding loan amounts.
03:55 GMT

The Bank has not lent any new money to Iran since 2005.

April 14, 2014

Iran will build six oil refineries in Indonesia's Benten and West Java regions (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

Iran has agreed with Indonesia's leadership to construct six oil refineries in the Asia Pacific country.

April 13, 2014

Happy Jordan: Solid choreography and slick production make this a winner!  Produced by BeAmman, a grassroots website that promotes the city of Amman, it sets spectacular dance moves against the backdrop of the Citadel, Roman Amphitheater and Amman skyline. Best scene? The two old men in red fez waving their coats as they dance down the street!
14:17 GMT

If it hasn't already reached its sell-by, what’s the appeal of Pharrell William’s pop sensation “Happy”? and how has it fared across the Middle East's far-flung corners?

April 12, 2014

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, said Sunday that Iran would pursue legal action against the United States' decision to deny Aboutalebi a visa. (AFP/File)
13:31 GMT

Iranian officials said there is no alternative to Hamid Aboutalebi, their pick for U.N. Ambassador.

April 10, 2014

Hezbollah is allegedly facing an economic crisis over its continued role in the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

Hezbollah is facing an economic crisis stemming from its involvement in the Syrian civil war, and budget cuts in Iran as a result of new president Hassan Rouhani's austerity policies, Lebanese sources say.

April 9, 2014

Iran and the six powers have yet to agree on the limits that Tehran will have to accept on its enrichment programme
08:55 GMT

Senior envoys from Iran and six world powers met for a new round of negotiations on Tuesday, in an effort to reach a broad agreement on scaling back Iran’s nuclear programme and lifting sanctions by July.

Iran is likely to continue its uranium enrichment program under the final agreement say some delegates (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
07:21 GMT

Iranian negotiators told media outlets Tuesday following high-level talks in Vienna that a final nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers will be completed within the next six months.

April 8, 2014

Iran's appointment of Hamid Abutalebi comes amid nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. (photo courtesy: elojodigital.com)
15:49 GMT

Tehran's appointment, Hamid Abutalebi, is accused of taking part in the occupation of the US embassy in November 1979.

Ayatollah Khamenei also touched upon health insurance, urging the officials to take measures to expand health insurance, both in terms of quality and coverage.
15:11 GMT

He also called for efforts to enhance the society’s mental health and promote an Iranian and Islamic lifestyle.

Tehran and Moscow are due to finalize an agreement on broader economic and trade cooperation
11:55 GMT

Iran and Russia emphasized finalizing energy agreements between the two sides.

Zarif said his talks with the P5+1 were "useful" but said that no final deal is yet being drafted. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the P5+1 group have not drafted the text of a final agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program yet.

April 7, 2014

Oil minister expressed hope that oil production would return to its level in 2005, that is, 4.2 million barrels per day.
19:50 GMT

Iran’s oil minister has said Iran would exploit ‘every possibility’ to increase oil exports and would not wait for US permission.