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Iran has reportedly built a third underground ballistic missile production factory (file photo)
May 25, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported today, Thursday.
Cadets from the Interior Security Forces of Raqqa, the first police force formed by the international coalition in charge of maintaining order in Syria's northern Raqa province, take part in a training in the courtyard of a school in Ain Eissa, some 50 kilometres north of Raqqa on May 23, 2017. (AFP/Ayham al-Mohammed
May 24, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Eight Daesh militants were killed as the battle kicked off in the region where the Syrian, Jordanian and Iraqi borders meet.
2018 Asian Judo Championships to be held in Iran
May 23, 2017 - 15:59 GMT
A meeting of Judo Board of Directors of old continent was held on the sidelines of Asia Adult Championship during which Iran was introduced as the host of 2018 Asian Judo Championships.
Terrorism is fought on the frontlines in Syria and Iraq, Rouhani said at a press conference.
May 23, 2017 - 08:59 GMT
Speaking after Trump's two-day visit to Riyadh, Rouhani said that 'the summit was a show and had no political value.'
US President Donald Trump (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver press statements before an official dinner in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
May 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Netanyahu, whose staunch opposition to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal led to an acrimonious fallout with president Barack Obama, praised Trump's reversal on US policy on Iran.
The Saudi leader's speech came minutes before a highly anticipated address by Trump. (AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
King Salman claims $100 billion deal with the US was aimed at 'countering malign Iranian influence'.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani taking a tour of Russian-backed Bushehr nuclear power complex on September 10, 2016. (AFP)
May 21, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
Iran has stepped up electricity exports to neighboring Iraq even as the Arab country owes Iran $800 million.
Supporters of newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a placard bearing a portrait of him as they take to the streets to celebrate his victory in downtown Tehran on May 20, 2017. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
May 21, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani's landslide re-election is a victory for moderates seeking to bring Iran out of isolation.
Iranian women hold their ID as they wait in line to cast their votes for municipal and presidential elections at a polling station at the Massoumeh shrine in the holy city of Qom, 130 kms south of Tehran, on May 19, 2017. (AFP/Ali Shaigan)
May 20, 2017 - 12:21 GMT
Rouhani had an insurmountable lead with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger hardliner Ebrahim Raisi.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) casting his vote in Tehran. (AFP)
May 19, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Iran was voting Friday in presidential elections that will determine whether the country will continue on the path of opening up to the West.
The decision, which came two days before Iran heads to the polls to vote for a new president, is thought to be a boon for President Rouhani, who originally approved the nuclear deal with the US. (AFP)
May 18, 2017 - 08:11 GMT
In continuation of its 2015 deal with Tehran, the US will no impose fresh sanctions against Iran's nuclear programme.
Persepolis fans cheer during the Asian Champions League football match between UAE's Al-Wahda and Iran's Persepolis at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran on May 8, 2017.
ATTA KENARE / AFP
May 18, 2017 - 06:53 GMT
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee on Wednesday ordered Persepolis FC (IRN) to play their AFC Champions League (ACL) Round of 16 match against Lekhwiya SC without spectators.
I vote, therefore I am by Iranian graffiti artist 'Black Hand' (Facebook)
May 17, 2017 - 20:30 GMT
Supporters of hardliner Raisi are not what you may think.
changing dynamics on the ground could lead to the decision to move the corridor 140 miles south for Iran. (AFP)
May 17, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Iran is diverting the course of a land corridor it aims to carve through Syria ultimately linking Tehran, through Iraq, to the Mediterranean coast.
Ghalibaf encouraged his voters to back Hardliner candidate Ibrahim Raisi in order to ensure the ‘preservation of the interests of the people, the revolution and the country’. (twitter)
May 16, 2017 - 20:43 GMT
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf has withdrawn from the presidential race, but what will this mean on election day?
The earthquake caused extensive damage to houses and other buildings. (Twitter)
May 15, 2017 - 10:07 GMT
the 5.7 quake struck the city of Bojnurd near Iran's border with Turkmenistan.