Iran

November 4, 2014

To commemorate Hazrat Ali-Asghar, the newborn son of Imam Hussein, Iranian women gather with their newborns at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla and the Mahdieh Mosque in Tehran. The tiny boys are dressed in their finest; these beautiful babies belie the gruesome backstory to the day.
09:23 GMT

Ashura for Shia’s - 10 incredible images of the 10th day of the Islamic new year

November 3, 2014

Ghoncheh Ghavami went on hunger strike shortly after being detained by Iranian authorities (Image: The Independent)
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The 25-year-old British-Iranian woman Ghoncheh Ghavami was sentenced to one year in prison for attempting to watch a men's volleyball game.

November 2, 2014

Al-Nimr was sentenced to death by a Saudi court on October 15. (AFP/File)
19:38 GMT

Saudi Arabia's King has pardoned Shia leader Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

October 30, 2014

Rice made the comments while addressing a crowd at the Washington Ideas Forum. (AFP/File)
08:16 GMT

Chances of reaching a nuclear deal with Iran by the November 24th deadline are "50 percent or less," according to the US National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

October 26, 2014

The 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari defends herself in an Iranian court during the first hearing of her trail (File/AFP)
05:27 GMT

The US and Amnesty International slammed Tehran for the execution of a 26-year-old Iranian woman who killed a man for sexually assaulting her.

October 25, 2014

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in Tehran on Saturday despite an international campaign calling for clemency. (File/AFP)
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Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in Tehran on Saturday.

October 24, 2014

Serena Shim, was killed in Turkey but worked for Press TV and was an American citizen of Lebanese origin (Courtesy of Twitter).
12:11 GMT

Speculation is increasing over the death of an American-Lebanese journalist who claimed she was threatened by Turkish intelligence services days before being killed in a car crash in Turkey.

October 23, 2014

Iran is normally among the first members of the oil producers’ group to call for supply cuts to support prices.
04:55 GMT

Iran’s dependence on oil revenue is putting the Islamic Republic’s economy at the mercy of major powers,

October 21, 2014

A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him greeting Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel (L) at the presidential office in Tehran on October 19, 2014. (Iranian Presidency Website/ AFP).
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed his country's support against terrorism while receiving Lebanese deputy-prime minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel on Sunday in Tehran.

October 19, 2014

The two-week trip sets back each participant at least £9,000 ($14,333) and some as much as £25,000 including.
00:51 GMT

The train may carry more wealth than the annual economic output of some of the places it crosses.

Shiraz will become the airline's third Iranian destination supplementing existing operations to Tehran.
00:22 GMT

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, yesterday (October 18) announced the relaunch of flights to Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province in Iran.

On receipt of the funds from refiners, the RBI would buy dollars from authorized dealers.
13:01 GMT

Indian refiners together owe about $6 billion to Iran.

October 17, 2014

The aircrafts are believed to be MiG 21 and MiG 23 models captured from the Syrian military (File/AFP)
13:52 GMT

The Islamic State is allegedly training Iraqi militants to fly captured fighter jets, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Vienna talks are meant to create a draft of a final agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A senior U.S. official said the November 24th deadline on negotiations for Iran's nuclear program would not be extended.

October 15, 2014

"We will make our utmost effort to make the best use of the negotiations in these days in Vienna to settle problems,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 have agreed to extend nuclear talks in Vienna.