Iran

November 20, 2014

Still from Melbourne winner of the Golden Pyramid award for Best film at the Cairo International Film Festival. (Image: Al Ahram)
07:17 GMT

The 36th Cairo film festival featured two Iranian films, a documentary on censorship in Iran and a Moroccan tribute to Iranian cinema. Through them, audiences sampled the challenges facing filmmakers in the Islamic republic.

The bank directed PricewaterhouseCoopers to remove key warnings to regulators on illicit transactions in an independent report.
04:55 GMT

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ was fined $315 million by a US banking regulator Tuesday for pressuring a consultant to water down a report on transactions with Iran.

November 19, 2014

Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU’s Ashton attended a working lunch and discussed how to advance the talks within the next days as the November 24 deadline approaches. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT

Iranian deputy foreign ministers have held talks with US diplomats as negotiations are expected to continue between Tehran and the P5+1 group on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

November 18, 2014

The helicopter can carry four people and is capable of flying up to 14,000 feet. It has a 300-horsepower engine.
18:38 GMT

Since 1992, Iran has begun a self-sufficient military program under which it produces everything from mortars to torpedoes and jet fighters to submarines.

China will double its investment in Iran's energy projects, an Iranian official said Sunday.
17:58 GMT

Faced with tough international financial penalties, Iran has turned in recent years to China, Russia and Turkey to finance major projects.

Talks between Iran and the P5+1 international group of nations are due to continue on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
06:25 GMT

A senior Obama official called a deal on Iran's nuclear program "difficult but possible" as the November 24 deadline approaches.

November 17, 2014

The official poster for the Cultural Resistence Festival in Lebanon. (Image: Lebanontraveler.com)
12:32 GMT

Lebanon’s General Security has banned theaters from screening the Iranian film "The Silent Majority Speaks."

Morteza Pashaei was laid to rest on Sunday. (Image: Radiojavan.com)
09:43 GMT

Morteza Pashaei died of cancer at age 30 on Friday, and thousands have gathered to remember the music icon in central Tehran.

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

November 12, 2014

Iran's nuclear programme chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Rosatom Director General Sergey Kirienko sign a deal for Russia to build two reactors on Nov. 11. (AFP/ROSATOM)
07:52 GMT

The Kremlin agreed to build two new nuclear power plant units in Iran under an agreement signed on Tuesday.

Known for his meditative music, Sami Yusuf has made a name for himself worldwide. (Image: Facebook)
05:15 GMT

Iranian religious movie, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), will feature Iran's own Sami Yusuf in the score.

November 11, 2014

Israel is an oasis in the region for LGBT communities. (AFP file photo)
08:18 GMT

Perhaps the most neglected major news story unfolding in the Middle East is the systematic repression of the region’s LGBT community.

"We are working hard," Kerry said of the talks. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT

A hard-fought nuclear deal hung in the balance as Iran and the United States ended talks Monday in Oman.

November 10, 2014

Oman is hosting two-day talks in an effort to hammer out a nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

Oman voiced hope that talks between Iran, the US, and the EU regarding Iran's nuclear program will reach a final agreement soon.

Iran’s relations with the West have thawed since relative moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected president last year seeking to end Iran’s international isolation.
00:47 GMT

With only two weeks to a deadline for a breakthrough deal, senior envoys of Iran, the United States and European Union met in Oman on Sunday.