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September 26, 2016

Communications and IT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said in August that the country was preparing to introduce credit card services processed by global payment operator MasterCard for the first time. (Shutterstock)
10:23 GMT
As part of a plan to encourage public spending, Bank Melli Iran and Ayandeh Bank have begun issuing credit cards based on the Murabahah Islamic financing structure.

September 25, 2016

S300 surface-to-air missile system on display at an Iranian military parade. (AFP/Chavosh Homavandi)
16:28 GMT
Iran reveals its first domestically-produced long-range ballistic missile dubbed the “Zolfaqar” during military parades.

September 22, 2016

The US licenses contain strict conditions to ensure that the planes will be used exclusively for commercial passenger use and cannot be resold or transferred to a designated entity. (File photo)
05:26 GMT
After lengthy delays the US has finally approved the first of two licenses for Iran to proceed with its multi-billion purchases from Boeing and Airbus.

September 21, 2016

12 A380 superjumbos are part of the order but Iran has not yet decided whether to take the double-decker jets. (File photo)
06:34 GMT
Iran will trim the Airbus order by six aircraft in order to expedite the process of export approvals from the US Treasury Department.

September 20, 2016

Yemeni Shia Houthi's Celebrate Eid al Ghadeer. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Millions of Shia Muslims across the world, including in Iran, are celebrating the Eid al-Ghadeer, which marks the appointment of the first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), by Islam’s most revered figure, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as his successor.

September 19, 2016

Photo: FIBA
16:57 GMT
National Iranian basketball team had the better of South Korea in a final match to win trophy at 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran.
The film will compete in the Foreign Language Category of Oscar. (
08:47 GMT
The film will compete in the Foreign Language Category of Oscar.

September 18, 2016

The President of the International Paralympic Committee Sir Philip Craven (C), the President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee Carlos Nuzman (3rd L), the sports director at Union Cycliste Internationale Piers Jones (R) and the secretary general of the Iran National Pralympic Committee Masoud Ashrafi (2nd R) attend a press conference for the death of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad who crashed for death during men's road race (C4-5) of Rio 2016 Paralympic games at the Olympic park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 17, 2016.
Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP
09:19 GMT
An Iranian cyclist died Saturday in an accident that occurred during a road race at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the organizers said.
A key modification includes finding a new route for the pipeline to avoid waters controlled by the United Arab Emirates. (File photo)
09:00 GMT
The budget for the proposed Iran-Oman pipeline has been revised following a design modification and change of planned route.
Critics of the new contract are worried about giving foreign companies a stake in the fields. (File photo)
05:13 GMT
The new Iran Petroleum Contract is being touted as a risk service contract which includes integrated exploration, development and production.