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In his first year as president, Hassan Rouhani has shown he is a skillful navigator in Iran's rough political seas. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
08:57 GMT

In his first year as Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani has proved himself a capable operator, carrying forward an agenda of renewed diplomacy and tighter economic management. His domestic opponents, however, are far from impressed and far from defeated.

Atshani is showcasing his latest film "Negar's Role" at the Aberdeen Film Festival. (Image: Thejigsawshort.com)
08:14 GMT

Iranian director Ali Atshani’s latest creation Negar’s Role is to be showcased at the First Aberdeen International Film Festival in Scotland.

September 30, 2014

More than 190,000 signatures were collected on an international petition protesting Reyhaneh Jabbari's conviction. Amnesty told the Independent the stay gave supporters hope, but they feared Jabbari may still be executed after the ten day period. (AFP/File)
17:01 GMT

International attention spotlighted the country after Iran's Supreme Court upheld a verdict to execute an Iranian woman charged with murder over killing a man who allegedly tried to rape her. Now, Reyhaheh Jabbari has been granted a last-minute stay, postponing her execution by ten days.

Benjamin Netanyahu compared ISIS to Hamas during his speech at the 69th UN General Assembly, September 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:48 GMT

The U.S. State department disagreed with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's comments during his UN speech about ISIS and Iran.

September 29, 2014

Netanyahu spoke of Iran, Hamas, and the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
19:17 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN general assembly Monday.

September 28, 2014

Missiles are on display during an exhibition on the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, as part of the "Sacred Defense Week" commemorating the 8-year war on Sept. 28 at a park in northern Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
11:33 GMT

An Iranian general says his forces may attack deep into Iraq if militants approach the country's western border.

A Yemeni supporter of Houthi rebels stands guard during a rally after the anti-government movement seized key state installations on Sept. 26. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
06:55 GMT

Forces with links to Iran and Hezbollah are supporting Houthi rebels to boost their control of Yemen’s capital Sana’a, intelligence sources say.

September 25, 2014

An armed Houthi rebel child mans a checkpoint in Sana'a on Sept. 23, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:00 GMT

Several Iranian military personnel previously detained in Yemen’s national security headquarters have been released by Houthi rebels who are in control of most of the capital.

David Cameron sits with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:12 GMT

Iran's leader, Hassan Rouhani met British Prime Minister David Cameron at the UN in the first meeting between both nations since the Iranian revolution in 1979.

September 24, 2014

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zariff (left), met with his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal to discuss regional affairs with little outcome (File/AFP)
09:30 GMT

A meeting between foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia and Iran to tackle regional developments had no positive outcome, sources said.

The deadline for an agreement on Iran's nuclear policy is this November. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that he believes a nuclear deal can be achieved before the November deadline.

September 23, 2014

Iranian soldiers march past President Hassan Rouhani (L) during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran, on September 22, 2014 (Behrouz Mehri/ AFP).
05:00 GMT

Iran has unveiled a new home-made radar system named “Fath 2” and a new drone dubbed "Sadeq 1" during its "Sacred Defense" week.

September 22, 2014

US S Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. [AFP]
07:58 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of UN meetings.

September 21, 2014

Deputy foreign minister of Iran Seyed Abbas Araghchi  addresses to the United Nations Security Council next to Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari. [AFP]
08:40 GMT

According to a recent interview, Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.

Fereshteh Taerpour (producer), Negar Azarbaijan (director), Niki Karimi (actress and director) and Ghazal Shakeri (actress) are Iranian representative at the gala. (Image: Press TV)
06:23 GMT

Four Iranian female cineastes have participated in the Global Women’s Cinema Conference held in NY.