Iran

May 6, 2014

Rouhani promised to be a progressive voice in Iran's government. (AFP/File)
08:55 GMT

Iran's women and minorities were hopeful as they watched Rouhani take office, but has Rouhani helped make Iran's government more inclusive?

The IAEA inspectors are expected to visit the Saghand uranium mine and the Ardakan concentration plant in Yazd on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have agreed on how the Agency will carry out inspections of the Arak heavy water plant in central Iran.

May 5, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, in Tehran, during a previous round of nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
12:59 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 group are set to resume expert-level talks on Tehran’s nuclear energy program in New York, an Iranian official says.

The capacity of South Pars gas and oil fields could hit 100 million cubic meters daily in the current Iranian year
11:55 GMT

Iran's South Pars field, located in southern part of the country, exported gas and oil to 29 countries during the last Iranian calendar year (started on 20 March 2013).

The deal, which was clinched last November and took effect in January, paves the way for the full resolution of the dispute over Iran's nuclear energy program. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is in Tehran to discuss with Iranian officials a safeguards approach for the country’s Arak heavy water plant in line with an agreement reached between Tehran and the IAEA.

The Iranian government has decided to increase the number of its commercial attachés overseas to 30 from 11, the TPOI director for marketing, Mir Aboutaleb Badri, stated.
03:55 GMT

Five out of the new attachés will be dispatched to Germany, Italy, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland in a bid to boost trade and economic relations with Europe, the official added.

May 4, 2014

Iran said that southern Lebanon is now its first line of defence. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

A senior Iranian military official described south Lebanon as Iran’s first line of defense, an Iranian News Agency reported over the weekend.

Iran has the second largest natural gas reserves after Russia (File Archive)
08:39 GMT

Iran announced this weekend that they are ready to supply the EU with natural gas to meet the continent's growing energy needs.

May 3, 2014

The international community has criticized Iran in the past for its crackdown on the internet and other popular social media outlets. (Photo courtesy: news.softpedia.com)
10:29 GMT

Iran already banned other popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in the past.

April 30, 2014

The U.S. restrictions come into play after a deal between Iran and five members of the UN Security Council to relieve sanctions in November 2013 (File/AFP)
16:35 GMT

The U.S. has stepped up unilateral sanctions against Iran by banning companies from China and the UAE from having any connection with Tehran.

April 29, 2014

Trade exchanges reached just under $3 billion between Iran and Germany in 2013 (File/AFP)
11:05 GMT

Iran is eager to enhance economic ties with Germany with the hope of securing $7 billion dollars worth of trade transactions annually, an official said.

Iran’s former foreign minister also said that French parliamentary delegation also agreed to ease monetary and banking restrictions on trade with Iran.
03:55 GMT

The advisor to the Leader and the head of Expediency Discernment Council Strategic Research Center says French delegation agrees on easing trade restrictions on Iran.

April 28, 2014

Construction of a dam on the Karun River in Iran. (Image: Foros.embalses.net)
07:30 GMT

Iran's Energy Minister is warning of the serious water-shortage crisis his country is going through.

Iran-Russia trade currently totals $5 billion a year, but economists say the two countries can at least quadruple the volume of their trade exchanges.
01:50 GMT

Iran and Russia are negotiating to sign a deal, worth about $10 billion, to boost bilateral ties in the power sector.

April 27, 2014

Many protesters took to the streets during the 2009 presidential election in what was perhaps the latest massive public display of criticism against the country's government and policies (File Archive/AFP)
14:01 GMT

So-called open, liberal president Hassan Rouhani may now be one of the prominent figures in Iranian politics promoting democracy and reform, but many Iranians are still taking to the streets in protest of the country's continued treatment and torture of opposition figures.