Iran

April 7, 2014

Iran's FM Javad Zarif will meet with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Monday evening (File Archive/AFP)
10:52 GMT

Iran's nuclear negotiation team, led by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, will meet with the EU's foreign policy chief Monday evening in preparation of Tuesday's high-level nuclear negotiations.

The West must face up to the fact that Assad "will not be overthrown," the analyst said. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

An Iranian-sponsored analyst has called on Western governments to halt their support for the Syrian opposition and to recognise that Syrian President Bashar Assad is still "standing tall".

April 6, 2014

Menendez accused Iran of "plotting in the back room" over the nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
19:03 GMT

At a conference in New York City on Sunday, several prominent members of America's Israeli lobby accused Iran of "plotting in the back room" and seeking to ruin a nuclear deal with world powers.

Katayoun Riahi interacting with the Dalai Lama (Image courtesy of Press TV).
11:06 GMT

On a humanitarian visit to India, Iranian actress Katayoun Riahi received a rare visit with the Dalai Lama.

The next round of nuclear talks will begin on Tuesday and will be attended by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton. (AFP/File)
10:59 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 will soon begin drafting a final nuclear agreement.

Iran says US sanctions have prevented it from renewing its fleet, forcing it to use sub-standard Russian aircraft and to patch up jets that have long since exceed their normal years of service. Iran says US sanctions have prevented it from renewing its fleet, forcing it to use sub-standard Russian aircraft and to patch up jets that have long since exceed their normal years of service.
03:55 GMT

Since 1990 Iran has had more than 200 accidents, causing more than 2,000 deaths, according to official news agency IRNA.

April 4, 2014

The P5 + 1 and Iran aim to reach an agreement about Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Iran and the P5 + 1 are meeting to discuss Iran's disputed nuclear program.

April 3, 2014

The Iranian government says the tests done at Arak are for cancer research. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

U.S. analysts say changes to Iran's Arak reactor could prevent it from producing nuclear weapons and still allow it to be useful for research.

April 1, 2014

Sana'a has accused Tehran of supporting Yemen's Shiite rebels who reside in the north of the Gulf country (Gamal Noman/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Iran dismissed Yemen leadership's commentary earlier this week that Tehran needs to stop "interfering" in domestic Yemeni affairs.

Iran is urging high income countries to invest in its telecom sector (File Archive)
15:00 GMT

Iran's telecom sector is open and ready for business, with Tehran seeking investment from countries looking to establish partnerships in its developing telecom sector.

March 31, 2014

Interim president Hadi has been tasked with leading Yemen through a political transition in the post-Saleh period (File Archive/AFP)
09:00 GMT

Yemen's president publicly called on Iran Monday for Tehran to stop its involvement in Sanaa's internal domestic politics.

March 30, 2014

What will the future hold for a post-sanction Iranian economy? (Image: Innoverto)
10:49 GMT

Companies around the world are eager to find out what the temporary relaxation of sanctions, in addition to the future expected lifting of sanctions, could mean for accessing the Iranian market.

March 24, 2014

IAEA's allegations of the militarization of Iran's nuclear program were premised upon documentation provided in part by Israel (Courtesy of Biyokulule)
12:56 GMT

Israel is fretting over Iran and its nuclear deal with the West, but is its state of crisis one that has been homegrown?

March 23, 2014

Bahrain remains a major issue of contention between Saudi and Iranian leadership (Courtesy of Kyiv Post)
11:24 GMT

Today's context presents more challenges to the Iran-Saudi relationship than it perhaps did 20 or so years ago.

A group of U.S. senators want Obama to be stricter and tougher with Iran during the ongoing nuclear negotiations. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT

A group of U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to take a firm stance on Iran amid ongoing nuclear negotiations.