Lebanese soldiers patrol the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the country's border with war-ravaged Syria, on June 28, 2016 after two waves of suicide bombings struck the village killing and wounding several people. (AFP/Stringer)
June 30, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
Lebanese security officials are investigating a video threatening to target planes from Iran.
Hassan Nasrallah claims that US sanctions will be ineffective because of Hezbollah's secure, direct income from Iran and not through Lebanese banks. (File photo)
June 30, 2016 - 05:53 GMT
White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz has warned that Iran's continued support of Hezbollah will hamper its access to global markets.
The Financial Action Task Force called on countries to
June 29, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The financial watchdog is optimistic over Iran's new anti-money laundering plans, but will keep Iran on its blacklist pending full implementation.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is only working for Iranian interests and prolonging Lebanon's political crisis. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
Riyadh hits back after Hezbollah said Saudi interests were preventing Lebanon from electing a president.
Iranian Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, right, shakes hands with the head of the UN's atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano during a meeting in Tehran on July 02, 2015. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
June 28, 2016 - 06:44 GMT
The two officials exchanged viewpoints about developments in Syria and bilateral cooperation for a political solution to the foreign-sponsored crisis in the Arab country.
Hossein Bagheri (Photo:
June 23, 2016 - 17:18 GMT
Israeli shooter Sergey Richter claimed a bronze medal in the 10-meter air rifle competition at the World Cup event in Baku, Azerbaijan on Thursday, but the medal ceremony would overshadow his success.
Afghanistan has seen an increase in Daesh activities, warns Iran.  (AFP/file)
June 22, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Iran's UN mission called attention to a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, which had found that armed conflict in Afghanistan currently stood at its highest level since 2001
Yemeni children stand next to food rations that a local charity is distributing to families affected by the country's ongoing conflict during the fasting month of Ramadan on June 15, 2016 in an empoverished part of the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
June 22, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
A quarter of Yemen's population is at risk of famine, of which three million children are currently at risk of malnutrition.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has introduced changes to the foreign ministry, including appointing Jaberi ansari as the new deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs. (AFP/File)
June 21, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Jaberi Ansari replaces Abdul Lahyan as the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs.
The national Iranian men’s basketball team (Photo:
June 20, 2016 - 15:23 GMT
Iran will take part at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament after winning two titles in WABA and Challenge Cup.
A busy street in Tehran (AFP/Atta Kenare)
June 20, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Noting that the arrests were made over the last few days, an Iranian official added that the attacks were planned for the holy month of Ramadan.
230 of Iran's 250 planes need to be replaced. (Twitter)
June 19, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Iran's purchase of 100 Boeing passenger planes now awaits US government approval.
Boeing was pipped by European rival Airbus who signed a preliminary agreement in January to sell Iran 118 aircraft valued at $27 billion. (Wikimedia Commons)
June 19, 2016 - 05:23 GMT
As Iran anticipates is biggest aviation deal in history with Boeing, finalization rests upon financing the purchase in light of Iran's continued difficulties in accessing the dollar.
The plan envisages increasing the country’s refining capacity to about 3.2 million barrels a day by 2020 from 1.85 million currently. (Ship and Bunker)
June 16, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Iran looks to cut dependency on fuel imports with a new plan that includes the construction of five new plants, upgrades to existing refineries, and improving the quality of fuel sold domestically.
Iranian female sports shooter Golnoush Sebghatollahi (Photo:
June 15, 2016 - 16:46 GMT
Iran’s female sports shooter Golnoush Sebghatollahi has collected a silver medal at the Olympic Games Training Camp in France.
Qatar led the Middle East for growth in millionaires from 2007 to 2015, with an 80 percent expansion. (Shutterstock)
June 15, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The number of high net-worth individuals in Jordan is predicted to jump by 75 percent, in Iran (70 percent) and in the UAE (50 percent) by 2025, according to the Middle East 2016 Wealth Report.