Iran

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.

Iran’s top oil importers have bought more than 1 million bpd since November
08:55 GMT

Latest data showed that the four top importers of Iran's crude have bought over 1mln bpd of oil from the Middle-Eastern country since November, when Tehran and the world powers struck a deal

March 21, 2014

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad frequently denied that the Holocaust had occurred. During the end of his presidency, Ahmadinejad publicized that Holocaust denial was a major achievement during his time in office. (AFP/File)
11:53 GMT

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments threaten to inflame tensions between Western powers and Iran as talks over Tehran's nuclear program continue.

March 20, 2014

During Iran's 1979 revolution, BBC would not interview any Shah supporters, but did provide an extensive platform for the opposition to voice their opinions (Shutterstock)
07:26 GMT

BBC World Service has played a large role in Iran's politics since the second World War.

Israel continues to threaten Iran despite Iranian attempts at improving relations with the Western world. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT

The Israeli army continues to prepare for possible military action against Iran, with Tel Aviv allocating billions in their budget in preparation for a strike.

 
The Iranian-Omani pipeline, transporting almost one billion cubic feet of gas a day, will take 2½ years and to build, Mr. Kameli said.
02:27 GMT

Through its Omani partnership, the Islamic Republic could ship the commodity to lucrative Far Eastern markets.

March 19, 2014

Iran will meet with the so-called P5+1 world powers in early April in the next round of talks over Tehran's nuclear program (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
14:13 GMT

Iran will meet with world powers in early April after concluding the latest round of meetings in Vienna Wednesday.

The latest round of nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers resumed Tuesday this week in Vienna (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
08:00 GMT

Iran officials told reporters this week that Tehran is trying to first reach common ground with the so-called P5+1 group of wolrd powers during the latest round of nuclear talks rather than sealing the deal prematurely.

Analysts say Iran represents the best route for energy transfer in the region as this route is shorter and less costly than Russia, Turkey and China routes.
03:55 GMT

Iran started its oil swap with the Caspian Sea and Central Asian states in 1997.

March 18, 2014

President Rouhani has stressed that he wants progressive reforms for Iran but some argue that his policies do not go far enough. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

Mohsen Naziri Asl, Iran's Ambassador to the UNHRC, rejected a U.N. report on human rights in Iran Tuesday.

Moshe Yaalon is known for his hawkish statements. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT

In recent comments, Israeli defense minister Moshe Yaalon hints that Israel could take action against Iran with or without U.S. approval.

Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, a top Iranian nuclear negotiator, recently met with Helga Schmid, a deputy to Catherine Ashton, to form the agenda for upcoming talks. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

A new round of nuclear talks begins today in Vienna. The P5+1 and Iran will meet at U.N. headquarters in Vienna.

Lakhdar Brahimi held talks with Javad Zarif on Monday to discuss the Syrian crisis. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT

Javad Zarif said Iran is willing to help with any "logical attempts" to end the conflict in Syria.

March 17, 2014

Pro-government forces stand on a street in the Syrian town of Yabroud on March 16, 2014 after they seized full control of the rebel bastion in the strategic Qalamun region near the Lebanese border. (AFP)
10:03 GMT

Iran has come up with a four-point plan for UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi that aims to secure peace in war-torn Syria.