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An Shiite militia leader appeared on Iraqi TV accusing the US Ambassador of acting as if he owned Iraq. (AFP/File)
16:36 GMT
While US and Iranian official fire back and forth over the Ramadi disaster, Iraqi Shiite militias helping fight in there have their own thoughts on how the battle's being handled.
Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said (right) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sit during a welcome ceremony in Muscat on March 12, 2014. (AFP Photo/Mohammed Mahjoub)
13:00 GMT
The deal will institutionalize and promote relations between Muscat and Tehran.
Obama's foreign policy "seems to be hinged more on reimagining old and tired foes than on addressing complex challenges." (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
Obama's foreign policy "seems to be hinged more on reimagining old and tired foes than on addressing complex challenges."
Smoke billows following an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on an army arms depot, now under Shiite Houthi rebel control on May 22, 2015 east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
07:45 GMT
A rocket attack near the Iranian embassy violated international obligations for diplomatic immunity of embassy staff.
Iranians with homemade cars previously enjoyed 60 liters of subsidized fuel a month. (Pixabay)
04:45 GMT
Iran scraps gas subsidies in an effort to curb smuggling.

May 25, 2015

Iran and Indonesia have reached a final agreement on building the small hydroelectric power plants in the archipelago. (Shutterstock)
09:54 GMT
Iran and Indonesia have reached a final agreement on building the small hydroelectric power plants in the archipelago.

May 24, 2015

Iranian Army's special forces march past during the Army Day parade in Tehran on April 18, 2013. (AFP/File)
15:23 GMT
Iran said its army will need more funding to address the growing threat of Daesh on its borders.
Tap Tapan Mineral Spring in Azarshahr, Iran. (Wikimedia Commons/Jacopo188)
15:00 GMT
An Iranian official said the country's mineral reserves have been estimated at 50 billion tonnes.

May 23, 2015

Iran backs Palestinians’ call for FIFA to show Israel red card
23:22 GMT
The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran says it will inform FIFA of its agreement with the Palestinian Football Association’s demand for expelling Israel from the world body.
US President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that gives US Congress 30 days to review any final nuclear deal between Iran and international negotiators. It also requires the president verify Iran's compliance with any deal.  (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
06:00 GMT
The bill gives US Congress 30 days to review any final nuclear deal between Iran and international negotiators.

May 22, 2015

Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution. (AFP/File)
00:41 GMT
Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution.

May 21, 2015

Iran's Volleyball Federation announced "efforts" to allow female fans to take part in volleyball matches.
06:00 GMT
Iran's Volleyball Federation announced "efforts" to allow female fans to take part in volleyball matches.

May 20, 2015

The meeting started in the Austrian capital city Wednesday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
19:26 GMT
The meeting started in the Austrian capital city Wednesday.
The term "white marriage" was named for what the country considers a Western practice.
03:37 GMT
Millennials in the US aren't the only ones holding off on marriage.

May 19, 2015

Iranian American Jason Rezaian, journalist for The Washington Post, will likely face trial next Tuesday in the Revolutionary Court. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT
Iranian American Jason Rezaian, journalist for The Washington Post, will likely face trial next Tuesday in the Revolutionary Court.
A World Trade Organization conference in Geneva. Iran's bid for WTO membership has been subject to a longstanding US veto. (Wikimedia Commons)
09:05 GMT
Iran has relaunched the process for reapplying for membership in the World Trade Organization, amid ongoing nuclear negotiations.
An Israeli NGO said Monday that 94 percent of Israel's investigations into attacks on Palestinians by Jewish settlers ended without indictments. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
An Israeli NGO said Monday that 94 percent of Israel's investigations into attacks on Palestinians by Jewish settlers ended without indictments.

May 18, 2015

Women in Tehran this week compete in a polo competition, a decade after the sport was legalized. (Twitter)
19:38 GMT
Women in Tehran this week compete in an annual polo competition, a decade after the sport was legalized.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a meeting at the parliament, the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on May 13, 2015, to vote on a bill to increase the number of ministers permitted. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
14:39 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged others who do not support the Iran nuclear deal to stop the plan before its too late.
The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT
The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June.
US President Barack Obama has made calls for Iran to release American prisoners, but so far the Islamic Republic's government has been largely silent.
09:00 GMT
As a potential nuclear deal between Iran and world powers draws closer, these are the four Americans still being held in Iranian custody.
Jury members Leila Hatami, Sofia Coppola and president Jane Campion. (Pascal Le Segretain/WireImage)
07:42 GMT
Iran significantly steps up its presence in Cannes this year as Tehran opens up to the world ahead of a possible suspension of Western sanctions.

May 15, 2015

US President Barack Obama sits with GCC leaders at Camp David in Maryland, May 14. 2015. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Gulf countries were seeking assurances from Barack Obama regarding Iran and Daesh during a two-day summit at Camp David Thursday.

May 14, 2015

Thom York made headlines earlier this year with the promise of a new album release, but we think his spots as Iranian sex guru and Russian healer of insomnia are pretty neat too. (AFP/File)
22:32 GMT
Thom Yorke is helping Iranians with sexual dysfunction and Russians with fatigue and we're not really sure why.
Violence raged in the Kurdish-majority city last week, where racial tensions between ethnic Kurds and Iranians have been simmering for years. (Twitter)
22:32 GMT
Ethnic Kurds rioted in the streets of Mahabad after a 25-year-old hotel maid fell from fourth-story balcony after what activists say was a rape attempt from an Iranian security official.
The US president is hosting leadership from the GCC at his retreat in Camp David, hoping to sell Arab powers on the nuclear deal. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
18:52 GMT
The US president is hosting leadership from the GCC at his retreat in Camp David, hoping to sell Arab powers on the nuclear deal.
Diplomatic relations with Iran may sour as Yemen accuses the Islamic Republic of supporting Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
17:12 GMT
Diplomatic relations with Iran may sour as Yemen accuses the Islamic Republic of supporting Houthi rebels.
A meeting at the P5+1 talks with Iran at UN headquarters in Vienna, on July 3, 2014. (AFP/Joe Klamar)
14:29 GMT
Representatives from the P5+1 member countries have started the third day of nuclear talks in Vienna.
US President Barack Obama welcomes the emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah to the White House in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2015. Obama is hosting leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to allay their fears over a potential nuclear deal with Iran and to discuss regional security issues. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
08:28 GMT
As the United State's Arab allies prepare to convene for meetings at Camp David this week, one must wonder how the American President will play the new Arab world order.
Iran views Bulgaria as a means to tap into the European energy market. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Iran views Bulgaria as a means to tap into the European energy market.

May 13, 2015

An Iranian worker walks near the phase 12 of the South Pars gas field facilities near the southern town of Kangan on the shore of the Gulf on Jan. 22, 2014. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
13:00 GMT
Demand for Iranian gas is rising amid hopes that current nuclear negotiations would lead to the removal of sanctions.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard participates in a military drill in the Strait of Hormuz near southern Iran, February 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:18 GMT
A White House spokesperson said the US was monitoring an Iranian cargo ship bound for Yemen. Iranian authorities said no inspection would be authorised of the ship, amid escalating tensions.

May 12, 2015

Iraqi laborers work at a white cement factory in Bartala in the Nineveh province, east of Mosul, on June 17, 2014.  (AFP/Karim Sahib)
21:00 GMT
The two leaders agreed to more labor cooperation among member states and to defend the rights of Palestinian workers.
Iran's Balal offshore oil platform in the Gulf waters. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
18:52 GMT
The method's announcement comes a week after the National Iranian Oil Company said the country would invest $20 billion to boost its crude oil production.