The EEU’s prime ministers resolved in March to make talks with Tehran a priority, scenting an opportunity to expand beyond the bloc’s combined market of 183 million people. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Signs are emerging that show the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) – the Russia-led single market – is seeking deeper links with Iran after the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani.
Russian troops (L) stand guard as Syrian opposition fighters and their families board a bus at a checkpoint manned by regime forces ahead of their evacuation on May 20, 2017. (Stringer/AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Following statements by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani on Iran’s readiness to double its military presence in Syria, Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Sunday that the Iranian official’s visit to Moscow comes in the context of more Iranian-Russian military coordination in Syria.”
A photo shows foreign tourists visiting Tehran's Golestan Palace on August 5, 2015. (AFP/ Atta Kenare)
May 28, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
Iran has the most affordable prices in the world for foreign visitors, according to a report.
The comments seem to reference the recent visit by US President Donald Trump to Riyadh, which saw the two allies ink a $110 billion weapons deal as well as investment worth billions more. (AFP)
May 28, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
"They are close with the infidels and offer the enemy the money they should be using to improve the lives of their own people".
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 28, 2017. (AFP/Sergei Karpukhin)
May 28, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had a telephone conversation with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday to exchange views on regional issues.
FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 logo
May 27, 2017 - 19:56 GMT
Group C came down to the wire as a late deflected goal helped Portugal edge Iran 2-1 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 and send them to the knockout stages.
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.