Iran

March 13, 2014

Rouhani expressed his "extension of friendship" during his meetings in Muscat this week (File Archive/AFP)
13:57 GMT

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran "extends a hand of friendship and brotherhood to all regional countries...particularly to the Gulf" during his meeting in Oman this week.

President Obama says the Iranian government continues to pose serious threats to U.S. national security. (AFP/File)
13:11 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama renewed sanctions against Iran this week via the National Emergency Act.

Iran's oil production has decreased by 171,000 bpd since 2012
11:55 GMT

Iran's crude oil output increased by 49,700 barrels per day in February compared to the previous month.

Iran sits on the world's second largest natural gas reserves after Russia (File Archive/Shutterstock)
08:40 GMT

Iran and Oman have signed an energy deal in which Tehran will provide Muscat with 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.

March 12, 2014

The high-ranking officials of the country (Germany) has called for Iran's partnership in the expo in coming years
13:55 GMT

Head of Berlin fairs has called for Iran's partnership in Berlin's International Tourism Bourse (ITB) fair in coming years

Tehran and Moscow's preliminary nuclear construction deal announced Wednesday is part of 1992 agreement between the two countries (File Archive/Shutterstock)
11:33 GMT

Iran and Russia agreed to a preliminary deal Wednesday for the construction of two more nuclear power plants in Iran's port city of Bushehr.

March 10, 2014

Prime Minister Netanyahu is fiercely critical of Iran's new government, despite Iranian attempt at reform. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT

Israel recently intercepted a ship flying a Panamanian flag because officials believed it was carrying weapons from Iran to the Gaza Strip. Weapons were found aboard.

A handout from the IDF showing the Iranian weapons allegedly captured by the Israeli military that were heading for Gaza. (Courtesy of IDF)
05:00 GMT

Weapons experts at Israel's naval base in Eilat were trying to determine the type of rockets found on a ship captured by Israeli naval vessels, officials said. They are set to present their findings later today.

March 9, 2014

IEU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton (L), who coordinates nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif give a joint press conference following a meeting on March 9, 2014 (AFP)
18:00 GMT

European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton says there is no guarantee for the achievement of a final nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers, as she called the ongoing negotiations "difficult".

The now infamous occasion on which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought a cartoon drawing of Iran's bomb to the UN assembly. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Iran and Israel, the best of enemies. Gareth Smyth delves into the relationship between these two foe states.

One of the traditional settings in an Iranian household in celebration of Nowruz. (Image: Facebook)
12:51 GMT

Australia is celebrating the Persian New Year with their own line up of traditional Iranian music concerts, featuring world-renowned Iranian Tar virtuoso Keyvan Saket. "Nowruz" the time to celebrate! Aussies line up Iranian concerts in celebration of Persian New Year

Israeli naval commandos stand on the deck aboard the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C as it is escorted into the southern Israeli port of Eilat by Israeli warships on March 8, 2014. (AFP)
06:58 GMT

A cargo vessel that was allegedly carrying Iranian weapons bound for the besieged Gaza Strip arrived in the Israeli port of Eilat on Saturday evening.

March 8, 2014

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran soured after Iran's revolution in 1979. This will be Rouhani's first trip to the Kingdom. (AFP/File)
06:34 GMT

Rouhani has accepted an official invitation to visit Saudi Arabia.

March 6, 2014

The Revolutionary Guard has upgraded their ballistic missiles program. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT

Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan announced Wednesday that Iran has obtained missiles equipped with multiple warheads.

Gaza has been under an Israeli blockade for years, forcing Palestinians in the territory to dig tunnels to obtain supplies covertly from other countries such as Egypt. However, the tunnels have been targeted by Egyptian authorities, causing many of them to shut down (File Archive/AFP)
07:12 GMT

Iran's deputy foreign minister rejected Israel's allegation that Tehran has been providing missiles to Gaza Strip.