Iran

November 27, 2014

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the entire Iranian nation will stand up to excessive demands as the Islamic Republic engages in nuclear negotiations with six world powers.

November 26, 2014

The firm will be charged with "corruption of foreign public officials",  in a case that dates back some 20 years.
11:33 GMT

The charges concern alleged bribes made to officials to secure rights to Iranian gas and oil fields in the 1990s and 2000s.

November 25, 2014

European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deliver a statement in Vienna on the status of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program before he leaves Vienna on November 24, 2014. (AFP)
16:21 GMT

The European Union (EU) has extended a freeze on certain sanctions imposed against Iran over the country’s nuclear program after Tehran and six world powers agreed to continue talks for seven more months.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Photo: AFP)
15:18 GMT

Supremem leader talks tough after extension, president hails ‘significant victory’ and says negotiations will lead to deal.

There have been numerous demonstrations in Saudi oil-rich Eastern Province since February 2011, with protesters calling for the release of political prisoners and an end to discrimination against minority Shia Muslims. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT

Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 77 people in connection with a terrorist attack that killed eight Shia Muslims earlier this month, stating that the attack is believed to have been ordered by the ISIL groups.

November 24, 2014

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif (left), Chinese Foreign Minister Yi (center), and US. Secretary of State Kerry (right) pictured together at the Iranian Nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
14:25 GMT

Negotiators in the Iranian nuclear talks are working on an agreement to extend the talks an additional seven months, a Western diplomat reports.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference in Vienna, July 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

Nuclear talks in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations could be extended past the November 24 deadline if an agreement isn't reached.

November 23, 2014

At stake in the Austrian capital Vienna is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions. (photo: AFP)
21:15 GMT

Officials call November 24 deadline "impossible"; Iran Navy "monitoring" foreign maneuvers after Israel renews threat of military action.

The 2014 Cinema Vérité International Documentary Film Festival is scheduled to be held from November 30 to December 7. (Image: Press TV)
14:44 GMT

The 8th edition of the Iranian international festival for documentary films Cinéma Vérité has released the year’s film lineup.

Hezbollah claims that its Iranian "Fateh" missiles can reach Israel with great accuracy. (Wikimedia Commons image)
14:38 GMT

Deputy head Naim Qassem's remarks came after news emerged that Tehran has equipped Hezbollah with a new grade of medium-range missiles.

While Israel has been vocal about its opposition to any nuclear deal with Iran,  experts say its threat to strike Iran alone is more of a diplomatic move. (AFP/File)
10:16 GMT

As the deadline to reach an nuclear agreement with Iran looms in Vienna, Israel threatens to strike the Islamic republic if its nuclear ambitions are not halted by world powers.

November 21, 2014

It wasn't clear why Hossein Derakhshan was suddenly freed. (File photo)
07:49 GMT

The Iranian-Canadian blogger has been pardoned by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

November 20, 2014

Still from Melbourne winner of the Golden Pyramid award for Best film at the Cairo International Film Festival. (Image: Al Ahram)
07:17 GMT

The 36th Cairo film festival featured two Iranian films, a documentary on censorship in Iran and a Moroccan tribute to Iranian cinema. Through them, audiences sampled the challenges facing filmmakers in the Islamic republic.

The bank directed PricewaterhouseCoopers to remove key warnings to regulators on illicit transactions in an independent report.
04:55 GMT

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ was fined $315 million by a US banking regulator Tuesday for pressuring a consultant to water down a report on transactions with Iran.

November 19, 2014

Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU’s Ashton attended a working lunch and discussed how to advance the talks within the next days as the November 24 deadline approaches. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT

Iranian deputy foreign ministers have held talks with US diplomats as negotiations are expected to continue between Tehran and the P5+1 group on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.