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May 5, 2015

Winners were named in a ceremony marking the end of the festival in Tehran on Saturday. (Press TV)
18:02 GMT
33rd Fajr International Film Festival awards announced on Saturday.
An Iranian woman and her daughter walk past an abandoned boat in the village of Sikh in the Hamoun wetland, where once-flourishing plants and animals have been killed by drought, on Feb. 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:28 GMT
More than 500 Iranian cities are struggling with drinking water shortage, a deputy interior minister said Tuesday.
Western imposed sanctions have barred Iran from buying western aircraft since the 1970s. Iran Air Boeing 747S Gilland. (Wikimedia Commons)
07:56 GMT
Boeing expects a 'very strong' demand for its aircraft as nuclear negotiations with P5+1 head towards a close.

May 3, 2015

Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Houthi rebels near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT
The activist organization Human Rights Watch claims to have satellite evidence of Saudi Arabia using cluster munitions, also known as barrel bombs, in Yemen.

May 1, 2015

Iranian citizen Mansour Leghaei was deported from Australia and denied a permanent visa over undisclosed reasons. (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
The UN Human Rights Committee has accused Australia of violating the rights of an Iranian citizen by deporting him over undisclosed reasons.

April 30, 2015

Under Secretary of State Sherman:  "We're still quite concerned about state-sponsored terrorism." (File-AFP)
06:00 GMT
Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman expresses concerns to Iran's potential Asian trading partners.

April 29, 2015

Iran’s balance of trade (BoT) turned positive in April with its exports exceeding the imports by USD 760 million. (File photo).
16:54 GMT
Iran’s customs office says the country registered trade surplus in the first month of the Iranian calendar year.
The US guided missile destroyer USS Farragut has been dispatched to monitor the situation in the Straits of Hormuz (File-AFP)
16:02 GMT
Naval presence comes following Iran seized a Maersk cargo ship on Tuesday.
Muqtada al-Sadr is one of Iraq's most prominent Shia clerics (File-AFP)
13:53 GMT
Muqtada al-Sadr says Iraqis will not accept "division of their country."

April 28, 2015

The airstrike destroyed a runway and a plane at Sana'a International Airport. (AFP/File)
18:36 GMT
Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed the runway of Sanaa's main airport to prevent an Iranian plane from landing there, the Al-Arabiya television channel reported on Tuesday.
The cargo ship was directed to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the southern coast of Iran. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:14 GMT
The US and Iran are eyeballing each other again after Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf and the American Navy dispatched a destroyer to monitor the situation.
Israeli soldiers treat injured comrades after a Hezbollah strike on the border with Lebanon. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
12:58 GMT
Shots have been fired from both sides of the Israel vs. Iran-Hezbollah-Syria struggle. The question is, will someone intensify cold tensions from here?
Kerry's remarks were some of the first between he and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since Iran and world powers reached a framework nuclear agreement on April 2. (AFP/FIle)
07:03 GMT
In one of the first meetings between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since the initial framework deal was reached earlier this month, Kerry said a comprehensive nuclear agreement was looking more attainable than ever.

April 27, 2015

The EU, UN, and individual States increasingly rely on targeted sanctions to achieve foreign policy aims. (Shutterstock)
17:13 GMT
Sanctions can have devastating effects, which, of course, is the intention of those imposing them.

April 25, 2015

John Kerry urged the Houthis and "those who have influence over them" to enter negotiations (File-AFP)
10:33 GMT
US Secretary of State encourages Houthis to come to the negotiating table.

April 24, 2015

Guards man the Iran-Iraq border, 2008.  (AFP/Ali Yussef)
07:19 GMT
Officials from Iran and Iraq sign border security agreement, while Iraq officials pledge to beef up security along border with Syria.

April 22, 2015

Supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement take part in a demonstration in the capital Sanaa on April 22, 2015, against the Saudi-led military "Decisive Storm" air campaign targeting Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
19:10 GMT
Iran said Wednesday two of its warships had reached the Gulf of Aden a day after the Saudi-led coalition announced the end of its air campaign.
Tehran and world powers hope to reach a final nuclear agreement by June 30. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT
Russia's foreign minister has voiced support for an immediate lifting of international sanctions against Iran following a successful nuclear agreement, which is the timeline Iran hopes for instead of another suggested by world powers to slowly lift sanctions after inspections are completed.