Iran

May 20, 2014

While Tehran has confirmed the visit, the emir's office has not yet done so publicly (File Archive/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Kuwait's top ruler will visit Iran for the first time at the end of this month, representing the latest sign that relations between Tehran and its Arab neighbors truly are thawing.

Ghazanfar Roknabadi is expected to leave his post this summer (File/AFP)
13:36 GMT

Iran's embassy confirmed that its current ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi will be replaced by a former economic advisor.

Lebanon is home to 900,000 Maronite Christians, making Cardinal Rai Bechara an influential figure in the country (File/AFP)
12:50 GMT

Head of Lebanon's Maronite church, Bechara Rai urged for closer ties with Iran in a meeting with the Iranian ambassador to Beirut.

Iran and the IAEA signed a joint statement in November 2013 about Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency is visiting Iran for talks on Iran's nuclear program.

May 19, 2014

He continued that expansion of this ICT would increase the public awareness and would cause a demand change, requiring broadband everywhere in the country.
22:42 GMT

“Iran has unique qualities to be the communication hub the Middle East and on the World Communication Day some projects will be unveiled to increase the international transfer between Iran and Europe.”

May 18, 2014

“Opportunity shouldn’t be missed again like in 2005,” Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.
11:41 GMT

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers is “possible” if the parties to the talks with the Islamic Republic do away with “illusions.”

May 17, 2014

In January, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal invited Iranian officials to the Kingdom for talks (File/AFP)
13:43 GMT

Things in the Middle East hit rock bottom a few months ago. But, the Sunni and Shia divide will only improve when Iran and Saudi have stronger relations.

May 15, 2014

On March 1, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that Iran's oil industry would head forward, with or without sanctions.
16:47 GMT

Iran has tried to bring more foreign companies into its energy sector since securing sanctions relief from a November interim agreement to temporarily curb its nuclear activities.

The U.S. and several European countries are keen to begin monitoring just where Hezbollah gets its money from. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

Sources close to the central command at Hezbollah say the party has begun to take budget-cutting measures due to the shortage of Iranian aid caused by the Islamic Republic’s tough economic situation.

May 14, 2014

Hagel arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday as part of his regional tour where he will adress pressing issues such as the conflict in Syria and Iran's nuclear negotiations with the West (Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP)
13:56 GMT

The U.S. called on its Gulf ally Saudi Arabia Wednesday to "confront common threats" with Washington in the region, particular in terms of Iran.

Iran's Deputy FM Hossein Amir Abdollahian's comments come in response to Saudi Arabia's invitation announced on Tuesday (Courtesy of PressTV)
08:52 GMT

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister told reporters Wednesday that Tehran "has not received a written invitation for its foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia," but is planning to in the near future.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi are representing Iran in the nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says the U.S. must make tough decisions when it comes to the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1.

Iran's crude oil exports have been rising since Tehran reached a breakthrough deal with six world powers over its nuclear energy program last November.
03:55 GMT

Iran has renewed its oil export contracts with its Asian buyers

May 13, 2014

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Riyadh Tuesday (Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Riyadh announced Tuesday that Saudi Arabia is "ready to negotiate" with its rival Iran.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heads Iran's negotiating team. (AFP/File)
13:37 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 will begin a new round of nuclear talks in Vienna today.