Iran

June 16, 2014

Iraqi forces have been battling ISIL militants for control of Iraq. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan has arrived in Tehran for talks about the Iraq crisis.

The P5 +1 reached an interim nuclear deal in Geneva in 2013. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT

A new round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5 + 1 begins today in Vienna.

A successful nuclear deal will potentially empower Rouhani to implement his progressive agenda. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

A successful outcome of the current nuclear talks will strengthen the strained yet crucial relationship between the U.S. and Iran.

June 14, 2014

Iran also denied media rumors that three battalions had been dispatched to Iraq (File/AFP)
09:57 GMT

Washington on Friday dismissed media reports about the possibility of talks between the U.S. and Iran over the ongoing violence in Iraq.

June 13, 2014

ISIL terrorists vowed to overthrow Iraq's capital Baghdad in the coming days (File/AFP)
11:05 GMT

ISIL militants took control of two towns in the Diyala Province late on Thursday, two days after capturing Nineveh.

June 12, 2014

Iraqi families fleeing violence in Nineveh Province wait at the northern Kurdish border (File/AFP)
18:56 GMT

President Hasan Rouhani said Thursday that Iran would not tolerate violent militant groups stemming in Iraq as over 500,000 people fled Nineveh Province.

June 11, 2014

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that "there can be a few hundred centrifuges, but the Iranians want thousands" (AFP/ File).
20:00 GMT

France´s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says that Iran must maintain access to only a few hundred centrifuges to overcome the impasse in nuclear talks between Iran, Germany and UN Security Council permanent member states.

Iran and the U.S. have held multiple talks in Geneva to discuss Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

The U.S. and Iran have finished their two-day nuclear talks in Geneva.

Iran plans to boost annual petrochemical output to 180 million tons from around 60 million tons currently.
04:55 GMT

In November 2013, Iranian MP Hossein Sobhani-Nia said China had agreed to use $20 billion of blocked Iranian money to fund development projects in Iran to circumvent the international sanctions imposed on the country.

June 10, 2014

Iran's President Hasan Rouhani shakes hands with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan during a meeting in January (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

Tehran and Ankara are to promote bilateral relations including economic and commercial ties, according to a statement.

June 9, 2014

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi will head the Iranian delegation. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Iran and the U.S. are beginning new nuclear talks in Geneva Monday.

Although the plans for the construction operations have actually been suspended, the contracts have not been cancelled.
14:32 GMT

In 2009, a joint Iran-Venezuela oil company was established to build a refinery in Syria with a capacity to refine 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

“The finance required to implement the projects is planned to be secured through attracting foreign investment,” he added.
13:49 GMT

Iran plans to boost annual petrochemical output to 180 million tons from around 60 million tons currently.

June 8, 2014

Turkish-Iranian ties have slowly improved in recent years. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Iran and Turkey will establish a high council for strategic cooperation during President Rouhani's upcoming visit to Ankara.

June 5, 2014

Hamid Baeidinejad is representing Iran during the two-day talks in Vienna. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

A fresh round of nuclear talks has begun in Vienna. The talks will be held for two days and resume again mid-June.