Iran

February 19, 2014

Catherine Ashton (L), Vice President of the European Commission and Javad Mohammad Zarif (R), Iranian Foreign Minister pose for a picture prior to the EU 5+1 talks with Iran at the UN headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (AFP)
06:57 GMT

Iran and the six major world powers are set to start the second day of their fresh talks as part of efforts to reach a permanent agreement on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

February 18, 2014

Netanyahu was visiting the Golan Heights when the rockets struck the annexed territory (File Archive)
18:28 GMT

Two rockets from Syria landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Tuesday, striking the territory shortly after a Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's secret visit to the area was reported.

Iran nuclear talks between Iran and the U.S. started in 1970s (File Archive/AFP)
14:21 GMT

For 36 years, Iran and world powers have been discussing Tehran's nuclear program. As the conversation continues in a new round of talks set to commence this week, we take a look at the history of the ongoing nuclear negotiations.

Iran will not allow mention of its military to be brought up at the Vienna talks, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. (AFP/Getty/File)
11:34 GMT

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has stressed that military issues have “no place” on the agenda of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear negotiations with six major world powers taking place in Vienna, Austria.

Israeli arm dealers planned to breach Iran's arms embargo, the report claims. They were attempting to smuggle fighter jet parts through Greece. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

Israeli weapons smugglers tried to send fighter jet parts to Iran through Greece in violation of an Iran arms embargo, a Greek newspaper has reported.

Berri said he asked the Kuwaiti emir to mediate the talks between Iran and Saudi. (Image courtesy of LebanonSpring.com)
07:24 GMT

Lebanese Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berry has called on the Gulf countries to play a mediating role and bring about the end to the frosty relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at the opening of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, 40th Annual Leadership Mission, on February 17, 2014 in Jerusalem. (AFP)
06:55 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the ongoing talks between Iran and six world powers over its nuclear program shortly Tuesday's fresh round of nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria.

February 17, 2014

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released remarks this week indicating that he is not optimistic about the next round of nuclear talks set to commence Tuesday between Tehran and world powers (File Archive)
09:57 GMT

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that nuclear negotiations between Tehran and world powers will "lead nowhere."

February 16, 2014

The four Asian buyers together cut oil imports from Iran by 15 percent on the year to an average of 935,862 bpd in 2013, government and industry data showed.
03:55 GMT

South Korea's crude imports from Iran fell 51 percent in January from a month earlier.

February 14, 2014

"Economic epic would be realized by people’s participation and the government would succeed in reviving the economy,” he added.
08:29 GMT

Mohammad Nahavandian pointed to Rouhani’s February 11 address among the rallying mass in Tehran that $3b of public money had been plundered.

February 13, 2014

Lukoil may resume its Anaran project in Iran after the U.S. lifts sanctions (Courtesy of Barents Observer)
15:00 GMT

Russia's Lukoil announced this week that it is will to return to Iran to boost its investments in the country after the U.S. lifts its sanctions against Tehran.

Iran will not allow the U.S. to discuss its defense capabilities in the talks over the Islamic Republic's nuclear arsenal. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

A senior Iranian lawmaker has rejected U.S. claims that Iran’s defense capabilities would be part of the nuclear negotiations, saying the nation’s missile program is not a threat to the region.

The IMF predicts that the Iran economy will grow 1-2 percent in 2014-2015 (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
13:00 GMT

The International Monetary Fund said this week that the future of Tehran's economy is positive and that the county will return to growth over the coming year.

February 12, 2014

Iran's General Hassan Firouzabadi warned neighboring countries to not let anyone attack Iran from their soil (Courtesy of Persian Umpire)
11:48 GMT

Iran's armed forces chief of staff told reporters Wednesday that Iran is "prepared for a decisive battle" against Israel and the U.S. if attacked.

US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande toast during a State Dinner at the White House. [AFP]
05:33 GMT

President Obama warns that business rushing to get in first with Iran are doing so at their own risk.