Iran

January 14, 2014

The Al Qaeda-affiliated group has vowed to attack Shiite groups in revenge for the death of its leader earlier this month. (AFP/File)
13:49 GMT

The Al Qaeda-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades have promised to keep up their terror attacks against Hezbollah, Iran and Israel following the death of their leader Majed Al Majed earlier this month.

Iran and the IAEA were supposed to meet next week to discuss Tehran's nuclear program, but the meeting has now been postponed until Feb. 8 (Atta Kenare/AFP)
12:34 GMT

The United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced Tuesday that it has postponed a scheduled meeting with Iran set for next week until Feb. 8.

The White House has previously warned that Obama will veto any anti-Iran bill that Congress pushes through. (AFP)
06:45 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called on Congress to give pursuing diplomatic relations with Tehran a chance as new sanctions on Iran were backed by Washington.

January 13, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif is due in Amman on Tuesday, the Jordanian foreign ministry said. (AFP/File)
10:49 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, will visit Amman this week for talks regarding bilateral ties and regional developments.

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to journalists at Rafic Hariri International airport in Beirut on January 12, 2014 upon his arrival for a one day visit to Lebanon to meet Lebanese officials. Iran and Lebanon are looking to boost their bilateral ties. (AFP)
08:58 GMT

Iran's former ambassador to Beirut said that the Islamic Republic plays a crucial part in securing Lebanon's unity, and that it "contribute substantially" to Beirut's security.

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has called for an end to sanctions on Iran in his interview with BBC (Courtesy of Arabian Business)
07:58 GMT

In an interview with BBC, Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum called on the world to end sanctions. Here's why...

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently met with world powers in Geneva to finalize the timeline of implementing last November's historic nuclear deal (Ozan Kose/AFP)
07:37 GMT

Iran will receive $550 million in sanction relief around Feb. 1 as the first installment of nearly $4.2 billion that is set to be unblocked under its historic nuclear deal with Western powers.

This combination of two recent pictures made on January 9, 2014 shows (at L) Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran in a picture released by the Iranian Presidency and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. [AFP]
05:47 GMT

The Geneva II conference is approaching and discussions are still on the table about whether Iran should be part of the resolution process at the January 22nd meeting.

The Italian government has been leading the charge to reopen the Iranian marketplace in order to cash in on Tehran’s energy sector.
03:55 GMT

The US officials are concerned that the Italian government’s recent rush to reenter the Iranian marketplace could hasten the collapse of economic sanctions against Tehran.

January 12, 2014

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hugs French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius after a ceremony at the United Nations in Geneva on Nov. 24, 2013.
18:24 GMT

The White House confirmed on Sunday that the landmark agreement Iran clinched with world powers on its disputed nuclear program will take effect from Jan. 20, Agence France-Presse reported.

Qatar to help Iran to develop its share of the world’s biggest gas field so both countries can reap the maximum long-term rewards, sources at state-run Qatar Petroleum (QP) say.
18:02 GMT

The giant gas field beneath the waters of the Gulf, which Iran calls South Pars and Qatar calls the North Field, accounts for nearly all of the tiny Gulf state’s gas output, and around 60 per cent of its export revenues.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani plans to partake in the 44th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos on global financial crisis.
03:55 GMT

The meeting brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and the environment.

January 11, 2014

Iranian Navy fires a Mehrab (Altar) missile during the Velayat-90 naval drills in the general area of Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 1, 2012. [Press TV]
13:38 GMT

The Lebanese militant Shiite movement Hezbollah has dramatically improved its missile capabilities and can now pinpoint targets anywhere in Israel, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said Saturday.

January 9, 2014

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the negotiations reveal U.S. “enmity.” [AFP]
20:21 GMT

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei admitted on Thursday pursuing the religious deception tactic known as a “taqiyya” in talks with the United States over his country’s nuclear program.

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, pictured here with EU representative Catherine Ashton in November 2013, will meet with major world powers in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to implement the historic nuclear deal from late last year (File Archive/AFP)
06:53 GMT

Nuclear talks between major Western powers and Iran resume Thursday in Geneva. The talks will focus on how to implement the landmark November deal, but previous disagreement on technical issues like centrifuges may undermine the accord if compromises are not made on both sides of the table.