Yemeni children fill empty jerrycans with water from a donated source amid ongoing widespread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on October 18, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
October 19, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The 72-hour truce is due to begin Wednesday night after a meeting held in London on Sunday between John Kerry, Boris Johnson, and UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani (AFP/File)
October 19, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Washington has said it is deeply concerned at the reports and has called for all Americans held in Iran to be freed.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed make a joint statement on Yemen at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. (AFP/Justin Tallis)
October 18, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The Houthis have yet to comment and the entry date for the ceasefire has not been specified.
Iranian oil field (AFP)
October 17, 2016 - 18:20 GMT
For the first time since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal was implemented, Iran has opened its domestic resources for international exploration and production.
Projects such as the Iran-Oman gas pipeline, Iran-Oman shipping line and $250M worth of Iranian shopping mall projects to be developed by Omani investors are expected to further bilateral ties. (Twitter)
October 17, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Oman and Iran are taking steps to boost trade from one billion dollars annually to up to five billion within five years.
This file photo taken on October 8, 2016 shows a general view of the destruction following reported airstrikes on a funeral hall by Saudi-led coalition air-planes on a building in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
October 17, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Saudi's campaign in Yemen has come under heavy criticism since last week’s airstrike on a funeral gathering in Sanaa.
Iran needs to purchase between 400 and 500 commercial airliners over the next decade to rejuvenate its ageing aviation fleet.  (Wikimedia Commons)
October 17, 2016 - 05:26 GMT
Iran's purchase of Airbus and Boeing jets remains weighed down by negotiations.
Iraq thrashed Thailand 4-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday to earn a first win on the road to Russia
October 16, 2016 - 15:53 GMT
Iran national football team will play a friendly match with Iraq in early November.
Iraqi Shias pray inside the Imam Abbas shrine in commemoration of the tenth day of the mourning period of Muharram, which marks the day of Ashura, in the holy city of Karbala on October 11, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
October 12, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Sermons, eulogies, and passion plays are all staged as pilgrims make their way to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala.
The deal between RighTel and AT&T has made America’s second largest telecommunications services provider the only US provider to offer phone service in Iran.  (Twitter)
October 11, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
AT&T has confirmed that tit has struck a deal to provide voice and data service in Iran to its customers with American phones through a partnership with Iran's RighTel.
Smoke billows from buildings following a reported air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on October 5, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
October 08, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
UN-brokered peace talks have so far failed to achieve any tangible results in Yemen.
Jason Rezaian, the former bureau chief for the Washington Post in Tehran, was detained in his home on espionage charges that were never proven. (File photo)
October 05, 2016 - 15:49 GMT
The controversial new US law was passed for 9/11 victims' families to sue the Saudi government, but also opens up other countries, including the US government, to lawsuits.
Up to one third of Jordan's total population are refugees. (AFP/File)
October 05, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Just ten countries host more than half of the world's refugees, and Jordan has taken in over 2.7 million people.
The rise in exports was mostly attributed to a rise in shipments of condensate – a type of ultra light oil often produced with natural gas.  (File photo)
October 04, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Iran’s total crude oil and condensate sales likely reached around 2.8 million barrels per day (bpd) in September, matching the peak level in shipments before sanctions were imposed.
Photo: Qatar News Agency
October 03, 2016 - 12:06 GMT
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Sources in OPEC said the group would reduce output to 32.5 million barrels per day from current production of 33.24 million bpd, according to Reuters. (File photo)
September 29, 2016 - 07:13 GMT
The Iranian oil minister has announced that the informal talks in Algeria have reached an agreement over cutting output, but details are yet to be hammered out.