Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for end to airstrikes and formation of a unity government.
April 17, 2015
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has welcomed help from Iran in the fight against Daesh (ISIS), but has warned the country to respect Baghdad's sovereignty.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for an immediate stop to fighting in Yemen and is urging a political solution as the best way to stop to violence.
April 16, 2015
The economic implications of lifting the sanctions would be enormous for Iran but it would take about a year to be felt in full and growth could accelerate from around 3 per cent in fiscal year 2015-16.
Saudi Arabia has said two Saudi officers responsible for the sexual abuse of two teenage Iranian girls at Jeddah airport would receive the maximum penalty.
At a ceremony commemorating the mass killing of Jews during World War II, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Iran to Nazi Germany.
A new round of nuclear talks between major world powers and Iran will take place next week, the European Union has announced.
Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has allegedly requested safe passage out of the country for him and his family.
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In escalating tension between the rival nations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a fresh call for Saudi to 'halt immediately' its air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.
April 15, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with representatives from the G7 countries to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which should be finalized in the near future, as well as the crisis in Yemen.
Iranian's council for human rights has called on the UN to investigate the alleged sexual abuse of two teenage boys.
April 14, 2015
After Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a 5-year ban on the project Monday, the head of the Iranian security council said Tuesday his country expects the delivery of the S-300 missile system by the end of this year from Russia.
Iran will appoint Foreign Minister Marzieh Afkham to a foreign ambassador posting, making her the country's second ever woman to take up the position, and the first since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
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While Israel branded Iran as a “messianic and apocalyptic regime," Zakaria argues that it is in fact a rational, but perhaps not reasonable, state.
The United Nations Security Council will vote on a draft resolution which proposes imposing an arms arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi leaders and urge the movement to withdraw from the territories under its control.
April 13, 2015
Putin has signed a presidential decree paving the way for the delivery of the S-300 missile system Monday.
China plans to build a pipeline to transport natural gas from Iran to Pakistan in a move to alleviate the crippling burden of electricity shortage in Pakistan.
The UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon, urged rival parties in Yemen to resume peace talks as the death toll continues to grow.
April 12, 2015
Hacker's fraudulently announced the death of a top Houthi leader over Iranian state media. No individual or group has claimed the attack.
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Head of Iran Football Federation has secured a contract with Portuguese manager of Iran football national squad Carlos Queiroz in Saturday’s session.
April 11, 2015
Hundreds of Iranians rallied around the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran Saturday to protest a recent case of alleged sexual abuse by Saudi officers of Iranian pilgrims at the Jeddah airport.
The June deadline for the final agreement between Iran and world powers will be extended if it did not meet the expectations of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a senior Iranian official warned Friday.
April 9, 2015
U.S. officials respond to Rouhani's insistence that Iran won't sign a deal unless all sanctions are lifted "on the same day."
Nearly 450 people have been killed since Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen last month.
A Iranian airplane carrying 260 Iranian pilgrims was denied entry into Saudi airspace for allegedly failing to obtain the necessary permissions.
Iran is accusing the five nuclear powers of failing to take concrete action to eliminate their stockpiles and is calling for negotiations on a treaty to achieve nuclear disarmament by a target date.
April 8, 2015
Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen.
The reimposed EU sanctions on Iran's Bank Tejarat and 32 shipping companies are a sign that the 28-nation bloc will maintain economic pressure on Iran, until a final deal regarding Iran’s contentious nuclear program is sealed.
Iran's special envoy Morteza Sarmadi arrived in Beirut early Wednesday morning.
The consummation of a full, multidecade agreement between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany), based on last week’s agreed parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program, is likely to have monumental consequences – mostly for the better – across the Middle East.
Iranian oil officials are in Beijing this week to discuss oil sales and Chinese investments in Iran, just days after Tehran and world powers reached a framework nuclear deal, and with the OPEC nation’s oil minister due to arrive Thursday.
April 7, 2015
Amid a two week old Saudi bombing campaign and an ever-deepening conflict on the ground, the World Health Organization said Yemen's crisis has left at least 540 civilians dead and another 1,700 wounded in less than a month.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tehran Tuesday with accompanying ministers, despite regional tensions over the Saudi-led airstrike campaign in Yemen.
Patrick Cockburn on how Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen has less to do with Iran, and more to do with the Gulf country's desire to become MENA biggest superpower.
The nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers could lead to a burst in the country’s oil exports and open the way for international energy groups to return to the country after a five-year absence.
Despite warnings by US Preside Barack Obama to veto any new Iran sanctions, disgruntled Republican lawmakers say they're planning a formal response to the nuclear deal agreed upon by Tehran and world powers last week.
Eight Iranian soldiers died after clashing with Sunni militants along the Iran-Pakistan border Tuesday in an attack that's so far been unclaimed.
Saudi Arabia's government announced on Monday that it welcomes the interim deal between Iran and the P5+1 world powers over Tehran's nuclear program.
April 6, 2015
The Shiite Houthis claimed to have taken control of Mualla district in southern Aden.
April 5, 2015
A senior Iranian sports official has recently announced that the country's authorities have partially lifted a ban on women to attend men's sports matches, a report said.
April 4, 2015
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In a minefield of criticism from Israeli leaders and hard-liners in Iran, the newly-struck nuclear framework deal between Tehran and world powers was endorsed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Friday.