Communications and IT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said in August that the country was preparing to introduce credit card services processed by global payment operator MasterCard for the first time. (Shutterstock)
September 26, 2016 - 10:23 GMT
As part of a plan to encourage public spending, Bank Melli Iran and Ayandeh Bank have begun issuing credit cards based on the Murabahah Islamic financing structure.
S300 surface-to-air missile system on display at an Iranian military parade. (AFP/Chavosh Homavandi)
September 25, 2016 - 16:28 GMT
Iran reveals its first domestically-produced long-range ballistic missile dubbed the “Zolfaqar” during military parades.
The US licenses contain strict conditions to ensure that the planes will be used exclusively for commercial passenger use and cannot be resold or transferred to a designated entity. (File photo)
September 22, 2016 - 05:26 GMT
After lengthy delays the US has finally approved the first of two licenses for Iran to proceed with its multi-billion purchases from Boeing and Airbus.
12 A380 superjumbos are part of the order but Iran has not yet decided whether to take the double-decker jets. (File photo)
September 21, 2016 - 06:34 GMT
Iran will trim the Airbus order by six aircraft in order to expedite the process of export approvals from the US Treasury Department.
Yemeni Shia Houthi's Celebrate Eid al Ghadeer. (AFP/File)
September 20, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Millions of Shia Muslims across the world, including in Iran, are celebrating the Eid al-Ghadeer, which marks the appointment of the first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), by Islam’s most revered figure, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as his successor.
Photo: FIBA
September 19, 2016 - 16:57 GMT
National Iranian basketball team had the better of South Korea in a final match to win trophy at 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran.
The film will compete in the Foreign Language Category of Oscar. (
September 19, 2016 - 08:47 GMT
The film will compete in the Foreign Language Category of Oscar.
The President of the International Paralympic Committee Sir Philip Craven (C), the President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee Carlos Nuzman (3rd L), the sports director at Union Cycliste Internationale Piers Jones (R) and the secretary general of the Iran National Pralympic Committee Masoud Ashrafi (2nd R) attend a press conference for the death of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad who crashed for death during men's road race (C4-5) of Rio 2016 Paralympic games at the Olympic park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 17, 2016.
Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP
September 18, 2016 - 09:19 GMT
An Iranian cyclist died Saturday in an accident that occurred during a road race at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the organizers said.
A key modification includes finding a new route for the pipeline to avoid waters controlled by the United Arab Emirates. (File photo)
September 18, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The budget for the proposed Iran-Oman pipeline has been revised following a design modification and change of planned route.
Critics of the new contract are worried about giving foreign companies a stake in the fields. (File photo)
September 18, 2016 - 05:13 GMT
The new Iran Petroleum Contract is being touted as a risk service contract which includes integrated exploration, development and production.
Yemeni children inspect a charred vehicle on September 9, 2016 after two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) went off inside a car in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
September 11, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Militants had planned to park the bus in a crowded place and detonate the explosives on the first day of Eid al-Adha.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press-conference in Tehran. (AFP/File)
September 08, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
He accused the Saudis of incompetence in last year's handling of event.
Saudi Arabia and Iran have yet to agree on parameters governing the pilgrimage, including gatherings of Shia pilgrims during Hajj rituals. (Wikimedia Commons)
September 06, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Iranians will be allowed into Saudi Arabia if traveling from the EU, the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa.
The Iranian flag outside Iran's embassy in London. (AFP/File)
September 05, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
Nicholas Hopton has been named the UK's new ambassador to Tehran.
Khamenei making an important speech (AFP / File)
September 05, 2016 - 12:52 GMT
Iranian leader called Saudi rulers “disgraced and misguided”.
UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmad speaking during a press conference after previous attempts at peace negotiations. (AFP/File)
September 04, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
Sources close to the Houthis said the rebel delegation has been rejecting a meeting with Ould Cheikh since he arrived in Oman to restart peace negotiations.