Iran

July 1, 2014

An alleged member of ISIS examines an abandoned border crossing on the day that the jihadist group announced their establishment of a renewed Islamic caliphate (ISIS/AFP)
18:20 GMT

Iran's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday that Tehran is ready to supply weapons to Baghdad if Iraqi leadership asks for help, while ISIS front man calls for more jihad during the holy month of Ramadan.

The Iranian carmaker Iran Khodro has resumed automobiles exports to Russia, which it halted in 2009 when Russia adopted stricter Euro-4 emission standards.
01:55 GMT

The resumption of car exports to Russia comes at a time of greater openness to trade with Iran in the wake of an interim nuclear deal.

June 30, 2014

He added that comparative studies about plans implemented in other countries should be made, but Iran’s domestic capacities and necessities should not be ignored as a result of these studies.
13:59 GMT

The government views the revival of the lake as a criterion for simultaneously reviving other bodies of water in the country, he added.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (AFP)
05:00 GMT

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed the importance of strengthening cooperation among regional countries to combat terrorists, stressing that the era of violence and terrorism has passed.

June 25, 2014

The forces were patrolling a town in Kermanshah Province when they were attacked. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT

Three Iranian border guards were killed on the western border with Iraq by unknown gunmen.

June 22, 2014

For years, the administration of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put off all but the most adventurous travelers.
04:55 GMT

Even the Iranian law requiring women to cover up and the ban on alcohol have not discouraged British tourists.

June 21, 2014

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with world powers for the next round of nuclear talks on July second (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
20:00 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a report this weekend confirming Tehran's commitment to the interim nuclear deal it signed with world powers late last year.

June 20, 2014

The ongoing nuclear talks between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 will resume on July second next month (File Archive/AFP)
17:25 GMT

Iran and world powers are still searching for common ground on the main issues of the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna says Tehran's Foreign Minister.

Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. is ready for "targeted" and "precise" action in Iraq to combat the growing violence in the MENA country (Mandel Ngan/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Tehran said Friday that U.S. President Barack Obama lacks a serious will to combat terrorism, and will inevitably as a result, heighten sectarian tensions in Iraq.

Germany's Foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said every "effort as possible" should be made to meet the July 20 deadline (File/AFP)
11:30 GMT

Germany's foreign minister pushed for talks over the Iranian nuclear program to be reached by the July 20 deadline.

June 19, 2014

Iran's nuclear program is controversial among the international community. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 have begun drafting a nuclear deal in the Austrian capital Vienna.

June 18, 2014

"Payment difficulties do come up and it is not a straightforward place to trade with, but deals to Iran are still being done," another European grains trade source said.
14:22 GMT

Iran is not barred from buying food or other goods for humanitarian purposes under sanctions imposed over Tehran's pursuit of nuclear technology.

Hassan Rouhani said Iran will make every effort to safeguard Shia holy shrines across Iraq (File/AFP)
13:11 GMT

Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani said his country will spare no effort to protect holy shrines in Iraq, as ISIS militants advance towards Baghdad.

The British embassy in Tehran was closed in 2011 after Iranian protesters stormed the building (File/AFP)
11:32 GMT

Iran welcomed the British government's decision to reopen an embassy in Tehran in a move seen to improve ties between both countries.

June 17, 2014

British Foreign Minister William Hague (left) pictured with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zari in 2013 (File/AFP)
14:02 GMT

The British embassy is set to open in Tehran, in a move to rebuild a diplomatic relationship with the Shia republic amid growing violence in Iraq.