Iran

June 3, 2014

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad is cited as calling Iran's Supreme Guide Khamenei as the “guide of the entire region” (AFP/ File)
15:23 GMT

The outcome of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad's visit to Iran has been positive with both sides agreeing to developing stronger ties between the two countries, in the interests of the whole region.

Five people were killed in Monday's sandstorm, but the death toll could be higher (File/AFP)
13:21 GMT

Weather experts in Tehran have warned that another sandstorm could hit the capital Tuesday, a day after five people were killed in the extreme weather.

Iran frequently persecutes and jails Baha'i for practicing their faith. (AFP/File)
10:53 GMT

Rouhani campaigned on a platform of reform, but not much has changed since he's been in office with regards to Iran's human rights record.

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05:38 GMT

The city-traveling festival is going down in Tehran this year June 14-23.

June 1, 2014

Iran says its ballistic missiles have technology the United States does not (File Archive/ AFP).
15:25 GMT

Iran says its ballistic missiles can destroy moving targets with pinpoint precision, making Iran and Russia the only countries in the world with this technology.

May 30, 2014

Iran's growing power in the Middle East is making other Arab states very nervous (File/AFP)
13:55 GMT

While news cameras are focused on the chaos in the Middle East, Iran is quietly becoming more influential in the region. On closer inspection however, it is not just the Sunni v Shia debate.

May 28, 2014

Williams said everyone should enjoy the present and be happy. (Image: Daily Star)
08:17 GMT

Pharrell Williams has come to the defense of the Iranian youths arrested for posting their own version of his smash hit single "Happy."

May 27, 2014

The IAEA report stated that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement to cut its stockpile of enriched uranium (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

German authorities welcomed a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran's nuclear program, saying it will help the progress of Tehran's talks with members of the UN Security Council.

The MERS virus has now reached Iran (File Archive/ AFP).
12:21 GMT

Iran’s Health Ministry has detected two confirmed cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) in Kerman Province.

May 26, 2014

Ashton and Zarif will review the progress of the nuclear negotiations in their meetings. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton are meeting in Turkey to discuss Iran's nuclear program.

Iran says there has been no tangible progress in writing the draft text of a comprehensive agreement over the country’s nuclear energy program. (AFP/File)
06:37 GMT

“The talks with the West has neither failed nor reached a deadlock. The negotiations continue, although we have not achieved a tangible progress yet - which is not unusual,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday.

Khosravi's fraud case is the largest corruption case reported in the country since the 1979 Islamic Revolution (AFP)
03:55 GMT

Khosravi’s business empire included more than 35 companies from mineral water production to a football club and meat imports from Brazil. According to Iranian media reports, the bank fraud began in 2007.

Iran possesses the world’s second largest reserves of natural gas and the world’s fourth largest reserves of crude oil.
01:37 GMT

The country is currently exporting about 1.2 million barrels per day and has projected 1.5 million barrels of daily sales in the national budget for the year.

May 25, 2014

Winning a ban may prove difficult for Apple because Koh, who also presided over the companies' first US trial in 2012, twice rejected the iPhone-maker's request in that case, legal experts have said.
22:10 GMT

Apple, following a jury verdict that Samsung Electronics infringed three of its patents, is seeking a US sales ban on some older models of the South Korean company's smartphones.

May 24, 2014

Human rights group Amnesty International has criticized Iran for use of the death penalty in recent years (File/AFP)
13:57 GMT

A businessman convicted of embezzling $2.6 billion was hanged early on Saturday in Iran's biggest fraud case in the country's banking history.