Iran

June 9, 2014

Although the plans for the construction operations have actually been suspended, the contracts have not been cancelled.
14:32 GMT

In 2009, a joint Iran-Venezuela oil company was established to build a refinery in Syria with a capacity to refine 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

“The finance required to implement the projects is planned to be secured through attracting foreign investment,” he added.
13:49 GMT

Iran plans to boost annual petrochemical output to 180 million tons from around 60 million tons currently.

June 8, 2014

Turkish-Iranian ties have slowly improved in recent years. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Iran and Turkey will establish a high council for strategic cooperation during President Rouhani's upcoming visit to Ankara.

June 5, 2014

Hamid Baeidinejad is representing Iran during the two-day talks in Vienna. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

A fresh round of nuclear talks has begun in Vienna. The talks will be held for two days and resume again mid-June.

June 4, 2014

A man stands in Tehran with a cloth bearing Ayatollah Khomeini's picture while listening to a speech by the country's president, Hassan Rouhani on June 3 (File/AFP)
16:25 GMT

Iran on Wednesday commemorated 25 years since the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini, passed away.

Relations between Iran and Egypt have been tense since the two countries severed ties in 1980. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani received an invitation to the inauguration of Egypt's upcoming president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

June 3, 2014

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad is cited as calling Iran's Supreme Guide Khamenei as the “guide of the entire region” (AFP/ File)
15:23 GMT

The outcome of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad's visit to Iran has been positive with both sides agreeing to developing stronger ties between the two countries, in the interests of the whole region.

Five people were killed in Monday's sandstorm, but the death toll could be higher (File/AFP)
13:21 GMT

Weather experts in Tehran have warned that another sandstorm could hit the capital Tuesday, a day after five people were killed in the extreme weather.

Iran frequently persecutes and jails Baha'i for practicing their faith. (AFP/File)
10:53 GMT

Rouhani campaigned on a platform of reform, but not much has changed since he's been in office with regards to Iran's human rights record.

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05:38 GMT

The city-traveling festival is going down in Tehran this year June 14-23.

June 1, 2014

Iran says its ballistic missiles have technology the United States does not (File Archive/ AFP).
15:25 GMT

Iran says its ballistic missiles can destroy moving targets with pinpoint precision, making Iran and Russia the only countries in the world with this technology.

May 30, 2014

Iran's growing power in the Middle East is making other Arab states very nervous (File/AFP)
13:55 GMT

While news cameras are focused on the chaos in the Middle East, Iran is quietly becoming more influential in the region. On closer inspection however, it is not just the Sunni v Shia debate.

May 28, 2014

Williams said everyone should enjoy the present and be happy. (Image: Daily Star)
08:17 GMT

Pharrell Williams has come to the defense of the Iranian youths arrested for posting their own version of his smash hit single "Happy."

May 27, 2014

The IAEA report stated that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement to cut its stockpile of enriched uranium (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

German authorities welcomed a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran's nuclear program, saying it will help the progress of Tehran's talks with members of the UN Security Council.