Iran

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.

September 30, 2014

More than 190,000 signatures were collected on an international petition protesting Reyhaneh Jabbari's conviction. Amnesty told the Independent the stay gave supporters hope, but they feared Jabbari may still be executed after the ten day period. (AFP/File)
17:01 GMT

International attention spotlighted the country after Iran's Supreme Court upheld a verdict to execute an Iranian woman charged with murder over killing a man who allegedly tried to rape her. Now, Reyhaheh Jabbari has been granted a last-minute stay, postponing her execution by ten days.

Benjamin Netanyahu compared ISIS to Hamas during his speech at the 69th UN General Assembly, September 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:48 GMT

The U.S. State department disagreed with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's comments during his UN speech about ISIS and Iran.

September 29, 2014

Netanyahu spoke of Iran, Hamas, and the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
19:17 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN general assembly Monday.

September 28, 2014

Missiles are on display during an exhibition on the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, as part of the "Sacred Defense Week" commemorating the 8-year war on Sept. 28 at a park in northern Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
11:33 GMT

An Iranian general says his forces may attack deep into Iraq if militants approach the country's western border.