Iran

December 11, 2014

After the Nov. 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran expired, international negotiators vowed to continue the talks for an additional seven months. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is committed to the "tough path" ahead as nuclear negotiations enter a seven month extension phase.

December 10, 2014

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  stressed that a final deal over Iran’s nuclear work is possible provided there is political will. (Photo: AFP)
09:08 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the next round of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group will be held at the deputy level.

At a press conference Tuesday, Zarif underlined the necessity for regional cooperation with Iraq and Syria to succeed in countering terrorism and extremism. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Foreign ministers from Iraq, Iran and Syria met Tuesday in Tehran on the sidelines of the World Against Violence and Extremism conference.

December 9, 2014

Official figures show that more than 30 million people out of Iran's total population of 75 million use the Internet.
04:55 GMT

Iran's telecommunications minister has said his technicians are developing a system to identify any Internet user in the country at the moment of log-on.

December 8, 2014

Rouhani admitted the budget for the fiscal year starting in March 2015 "would be under pressure" given the big fall in oil prices in recent months
12:40 GMT

"Such a drop is unprecedented," he said in a speech to parliament carried live on state television, noting that the government had been cautious in its forecasts.

The set for "Songs of My Homeland" film about the Islamic State and romance.
09:11 GMT

The trauma of a kidnapping by ISIL contrasts with the romantic tale of two lovers in the Syrian town of Rablah is told on screen via Iranian director Abbas Rafei's new film "Songs of My Homeland".

December 7, 2014

Bahrain FM says Hezbollah like ISIL and Al-Qaeda. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT

Bahrain's foreign minister compares Hezbollah to groups like ISIL and Al-Qaeda.

Mahmoud Vaezi announced that a team of technicians is developing a system to identify all Internet users in Iran. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Iran's telecommunications minister plans to identify all Internet users in Iran.

Iranian officials suggested last month the American journalist might be released soon, but have since extended his detention by 60 days amid an ongoing investigation, according to his family. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT

Washington Post correspondant Jason Rezaian was charged by an Iranian court Saturday after months of being detained, though his charges remain unclear.

According to this Iranian researcher, HIFU can have many therapeutic uses, the main use of which is for treating cancer, although some HIFU devices are already being used today for cosmetic surgery.
04:55 GMT

“What we do is to place the ultrasound in environmental conditions; that will enable us to either remove or alter parts of a tissue for therapeutic purposes,” he explained.

December 4, 2014

Many countries wonder what Iran would do if it acquired a nuclear weapon. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

The erstwhile Iranian Empire and later on the Islamic Republic of Iran has the most controversial nuclear program in the world.

Iran was formerly Peugeot's second largest market by volume and one in four cars in the country carries the Lion brand.
04:55 GMT

France's PSA Peugeot-Citroen is in "intense" talks about resuming production in Iran, halted since March 2012, a top representative of the automaker said in Tehran on Monday.

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference after chairing a counter-Islamic States (IS) coalition ministerial meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, December 3, 2014. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT

As for reports that Iran – not a coalition member – had bombarded ISIL targets in Iraq, John Kerry said if such action was restricted to the extremists and had an impact, then that was “positive”

December 3, 2014

emeni security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb which struck the residence of Iran's ambassador in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 3, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:53 GMT

Iran has summoned the Yemeni chargé d'affaires in Tehran after a car bomb attack targeted the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Sana’a.

An Iranian official denied Pentagon reports of Iranian airstrikes on ISIL in Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:07 GMT

Contrary to Pentagon reports, an Iranian official denied Iranian airstrikes on ISIL in Iraq.