Iran

September 17, 2014

"Painted Skin" was one of the most successful movies in China in 2008. (Image: China.org.cn)
13:41 GMT

An exciting Chinese film festival will be held in Iran this September!

An Iranian Kurdish female member of the Freedom Party of Kurdistan (PAK) keeps a position in Dibis, some 50 kms northwest of Kirkuk, on September 15, 2014. [AFP]
10:55 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted Iran’s status in the Middle East, saying the Islamic Republic plays an important role in the establishment of regional peace.

September 16, 2014

Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif left for New York early Tuesday (File/AFP)
08:43 GMT

Mohammad Javad Zarif left for New York Tuesday to participate in a fresh round of negotiations with the world's six powers over Tehran's nuclear program.

September 15, 2014

Khamenei denounced U.S. claims of targeted airstrikes against IS militants as "lies." (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Iran's Supreme Leader said Monday that Iran will not join an international coalition led by the U.S. to counter Islamic State militants.

Members of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces pose in front of an Islamic State (IS) flag which they took from IS fighters at a military post. [AFP]
07:41 GMT

In Iraq the Iranian controlled Shia militias, which used to specialise in killing American troops, have relieved the Shia town of Amerli, long besieged by Isis

September 14, 2014

Omani officials announced Saturday the nation's readiness to take part in the U.S.-led coalition against militants from the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Oman announced Saturday its plans for involvement in the U.S. led campaign against the Islamic State.

September 9, 2014

Iran's security forces stand guard along the country's border with Iraq (File/AFP)
12:30 GMT

Iran's security forces allegedly arrested three people under suspicion of attempting to cross into Iraq to join the Islamic State.

Catherine Ashton said she was hopeful about making progress during the next round of talks on September 18 (File/AFP)
07:45 GMT

The EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, was hopeful about making progress in talks with Iran over Tehran's nuclear energy program.

September 8, 2014

Iran exported $5.2 billion of food and agricultural products and imported $13.2 billion of the products in the previous Iranian calendar year.
20:18 GMT

Iran exported $237 million of pistachio in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaking to Iran's state television before going to hospital to undergo a prostate operation in Tehran on September 8, 2014. [AFP]
07:08 GMT

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has undergone a successful surgery at a state hospital in Tehran.

September 5, 2014

The new round of talks will be held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will resume negotiations over a final deal on Tehran's nuclear energy program in New York on September 18.

September 4, 2014

Reports had originally stated that Iranian forces had entered Iraq to fight Islamic State militants last month (File/AFP)
13:23 GMT

Iraq's Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari denied reports that Iranian forces are fighting Islamic State militants in the country.

Iranian Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. [AFP]
07:34 GMT

Bilateral US-Iran talks to resume Thursday in Geneva; Steinitz says options under discussion qualify as ‘bad deal.’

September 3, 2014

 Iran has agreed to export 20 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of gas to Oman, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.
20:26 GMT

Oman began importing Qatari gas in 2007, but its demand has risen rapidly since then, threatening its LNG exports and pushing Muscat back to the negotiating table with Tehran.

Minister for Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz. [AFP]
12:33 GMT

A high-level Israeli delegation will travel to Washington next week for talks with American officials ahead of the next round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and P5+1.