Recent

Photo: Tasnim News Agency
February 20, 2017 - 19:57 GMT
Esteghlal of Khuzestan has defeated hosting FC Al-Fateh of Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia in the first day of Group B on Monday.
Many of the reserves and energy facilities are located in the country’s south which has been hit by a wave of sandstorms in recent years. (File photo)
February 19, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
National Iranian Oil Company has revealed that a dozen new fields discovered over the last four years contain 4.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil.
Reza Shekari Qezel Qayah (Photo: presstv.ir)
February 18, 2017 - 18:23 GMT
Iranian midfielder Reza Shekari Qezel Qayah has concluded an agreement to join Russian professional football club FC Rostov, which currently plays at the Russian Premier League.
Photo: Meghdad Madadi
February 17, 2017 - 19:47 GMT
Iran’s national squad of freestyle wrestlers defeated the US rivals at the final to crown the World Cup for the sixth consecutive time.
Mihael Petrelis glances at the appellate court's decision outside a federal appeals court after it ruled against lifting the stay on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations in San Francisco, California. (AFP/Elijah Nouvelage)
February 17, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The revised executive order may explicitly exclude green card holders from the travel ban.
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 after protesters torched the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates recalled their envoys in a show of solidarity with Riyadh. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Relations between predominantly Shia Iran and the mainly Sunni Arab countries of the Gulf, particularly Saudi Arabia, remain strained over their support for opposing sides in Syria and Yemen.
Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy to Syria, is seen at the previous round of peace talks in Astana. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 07:03 GMT
Syrian rebels earlier this week had threatened to boycott the talks.
The upcoming visit will also of­fer insights into the relationship between the Netanyahu govern­ment and the Jewish community in the United States. (AFP/File)
February 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
After eight years of U.S.-Israeli differences under Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, Netanyahu is hoping to establish a strong bond with the staunchly pro-Israel Trump administration.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks to the media after a hearing February 10, 2017 in front of a US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. Herring attended the hearing for a request he filed to block the travel ban executive order issued by President Donald Trump. (AFP/Alex Wong)
February 14, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Virginia became the third state to block Trump's executive order on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is set to visit Kuwait after last month's landmark visit to Tehran by the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister. (AFP/File)
February 14, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
GCC member state Kuwait has been tasted with re-establishing contact with Iran after a diplomatic row last year caused several Gulf countries to break ties with the country.
Late Iranian wrestler Nasser Hosseinpour rests as Iranian wrestler and two-time World Champion Reza Yazdani visits him at his house in the city of Juybar, northern Iran, in this undated picture. (Photo: Press TV)
February 13, 2017 - 14:59 GMT
Iran’s veteran wrestler Nasser Hosseinpour has died of colon cancer after suffering a nearly three-long battle with the malady that had invaded other parts of his body, and had even struck him with a brain hemorrhage.
 Mihael Petrelis glances at the appellate court's decision outside a federal appeals court after it ruled against lifting the stay on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations in San Francisco, California. (AFP/Elijah Nouvelage)
February 10, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
President Donald Trump reacted to the court's decision by tweeting angrily.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are seen in a military ceremony. (AFP Photo/Atta Kenare)
February 09, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
In particular the notion of blacklisting the IRGC is gaining traction in the White House.
Qatar's Al-Sadd failed to advance to AFC Champions League's group stage
February 08, 2017 - 14:42 GMT
The line-up of the AFC Champions League group stage is almost complete as Ulsan Hyundai, Shanghai SIPG, Gamba Osaka, Al Fateh, Bunyodkor, Esteghlal, Al Wahda and Brisbane Roar all sealed their places on Tuesday and Wednesday following two days of play-off action.
A passenger from a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia inbound flight, arrives at the international arrivals hall at Washington Dulles International Airport February 6, 2017. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
February 08, 2017 - 06:09 GMT
The US embassy in Riyadh has confirmed that nationals from the seven countries previously banned under Trump's executive order are now permitted to travel to the US if their visas remain valid.