Iran

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.

October 12, 2014

The Turbo Commander light aircraft went down in the Sabzpoushan mountainous area in Zahedan.
09:56 GMT

An aircraft belonging to Iranian police forces has reportedly crashed in the southeastern city of Zahedan, leaving all seven people onboard dead.

October 11, 2014

Iraqi Shi'a fighters from Tal Afar, loyal to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, take part in a parade in the Shi'a shrine city of Karbala in central Iraq on October 2, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
11:00 GMT

Armed militias have increased their presence across Iraq as part of local and national attempts to combat advancing ISIS fighters.

October 10, 2014

Ghoncheh Ghavami was jailed in Iran for trying to watch a male volleyball match (Image: Facebook)
17:00 GMT

A British-Iranian woman who was jailed in Tehran for watching a men's volleyball game has went on hunger strike after three months in prison.

October 8, 2014

Iran's Foreign Ministry says Tehran is ready to take practical measures in dealing with the ongoing chaotic situation in the northern Syrian city of Kobani. [AFP]
13:19 GMT

Iran's Foreign Ministry says Tehran is ready to take practical measures in dealing with the ongoing chaotic situation in the northern Syrian city of Kobani if it receives an official request from Damascus.

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) meets state John Kerry for talks in Vienna over Tehran's nuclear programm. [AFP]
12:24 GMT

Iran and major powers are set to hold multilateral and bilateral nuclear talks in coming days in Vienna, Iran's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

October 7, 2014

Iran's intelligence chief said 'significant' amounts of explosives had been seized in a bomb plot. (AFP file photo)
14:21 GMT

Iran's intelligence ministry said it had seized explosives in a plot to attack one of its holy cities.

In 1985, Ayatollah Kohmeini issued a fatwa in favor of transgender people. Today, Iran's government pays for half of the cost of gender reassignment surgery. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

Iran has undeniable human rights violations, but there are a few social issues that Iran handles surprisingly well.

Zafar will be sent into a geostationary orbit, which is a circular orbit around 36,000 kilometres (22,320 miles) above the Earth’s equator.
04:55 GMT

The satellite will reportedly have a lifespan of one year and six months, and will capture images and transmit them to stations on earth.

October 6, 2014

The Parchin military compound, where the explosion was said to take place on Sunday (AFP/ File Archive).
19:29 GMT

Two people died in an explosion in a nuclear facility near Tehran on Sunday.

Salehi is a correspondent for The National, a UAE based newspaper. (AFP/File)
09:22 GMT

Photojournalist Yeganeh Salehi was released on bail while her husband remains in prison.

October 5, 2014

Alleged IS policy documents discuss war with Iran and the group's quest for nuclear capabilities. (AFP file photo)
11:37 GMT

The Sunday Times reported that the Islamic State is calling on its members to brace for war with Iran in order to take over its nuclear secrets.

October 2, 2014

Storing gas also gets momentum when other factors come to the fore: Economic support, safe margins in meeting country’s domestic gas needs, the half-depletion of oil reserves, etc.
04:55 GMT

Shourijeh will turn Iran into the greatest gas storage hub in the Middle East, and one of countries with underground storage facilities of natural gas

October 1, 2014

In his first year as president, Hassan Rouhani has shown he is a skillful navigator in Iran's rough political seas. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
08:57 GMT

In his first year as Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani has proved himself a capable operator, carrying forward an agenda of renewed diplomacy and tighter economic management. His domestic opponents, however, are far from impressed and far from defeated.

Atshani is showcasing his latest film "Negar's Role" at the Aberdeen Film Festival. (Image: Thejigsawshort.com)
08:14 GMT

Iranian director Ali Atshani’s latest creation Negar’s Role is to be showcased at the First Aberdeen International Film Festival in Scotland.