The Iranian File

August 18, 2014

Iran is prone to earthquakes as the country is located on seismic fault lines (File/AFP)
09:49 GMT

A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook three provinces in western Iran, injuring at least 50 people. No fatalities were reported.

August 17, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shaking hands with Yukiya Amano , Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) during a meeting in Tehran on August 17, 2014 ahead of an August 25 deadline for Tehran to answer decade-old allegations of past nuclear weapons research.
15:47 GMT

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic's defensive missile capabilities.

The IAEA director general is set to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Ali Akbar Salehi. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT

The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran for talks about Iran's nuclear program.

August 12, 2014

The plane went down only meters away from a densely populated area (Atta Kenare/ AFP).
06:00 GMT

The two black boxes of an Iranian passenger plane that crashed in the country's capital, Tehran, have been found, according to Iranian officials.

August 11, 2014

Iranian rescue personnel inspecting the scene of the plane crash near Tehran's Mehrabad airport on 10 August 2014 (Rouhollah Vahdati / ISNA News Agency / AFP).
13:28 GMT

According to Iranian state media, 10 of the 48 passengers and crew on board the plane that crashed in Tehran on Sunday survived.

August 10, 2014

Iran's security forces stand beside wreckage of the plane near Tehran's Mehrabad airport, August 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:31 GMT

An Iranian plane crashed Sunday near the country's capital, Tehran, killing at least 40 people including several children.

August 7, 2014

Iran and the P5+1 are seeking to reach a final agreement over Tehran's nuclear energy program. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman said nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 may resume before September.

August 6, 2014

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have been displaced by ISIS violence across the country (File/AFP)
07:52 GMT

Iran's ambassador to Baghdad said on Tuesday the Persian state was prepared to help Iraqi Christians fleeing ISIS violence.

August 4, 2014

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah asked Iran for "tight controls" on religious media with an anti-Sunni message.
20:40 GMT

Iran has shut down several foreign-based channels running religious programs in the country in an effort to quell sectarian divisions they say are encouraged.

July 30, 2014

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.
16:05 GMT

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.

July 23, 2014

Afkham’s comments came after Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the P5+1 group has no “everlasting chance” to reach a final nuclear agreement with Iran. [AFP]
12:18 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 will resume their negotiations to discuss ways to reach a final agreement over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in September, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says.

July 22, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been particularly upbeat about the possibility of success in ongoing nuclear talks (File Archive/AFP)
15:03 GMT

Iranian President Hannas Rouhani expressed optimism this week that Tehran and the P5+! will be able to reach a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program

July 21, 2014

Iran and the P5 + 1 are currently engaged in talks to achieve a permanent nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT

A new report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has complied with the interim nuclear accord.

July 19, 2014

Catherine Margaret Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the talks with Iran at the UN headquarters in Vienna, on June 17, 2014. (AFP)
08:15 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 countries decided Friday to extend talks about the Iranian nuclear program for another four months, officials said.

July 15, 2014

It may take months before the deal is finalized, said AFP's diplomat source (File Archive/AFP)
19:41 GMT

Ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will likely be extended beyond the July 20 deadline.