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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

The study, by the research centre at the ministry of sport and young people, was published a day after President Hassan Rouhani dubbed existing Internet controls counter-productive.
18:12 GMT
More than two thirds of young Iranian Internet users are using illegal software to reach websites that are officially banned, according to government research cited by media on Monday.
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.