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A surface to air missile paraded on Army Day in Tehran. (Image: AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
April 21, 2015 - 08:40 GMT
Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republic’s military sites.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop hold a press conference following a meeting in Tehran on April 18, 2015. (Image: Atta Kenare/AFP)
April 21, 2015 - 08:09 GMT
Iran and Australia have agreed to share intelligence on tracking foreign fighters working with Daesh, as part of Australia's first official visit to Iran in over a decade.
Rezaian and his wife, Iranian photojournalist Yaganeh Salehi.  (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 16:46 GMT
The journalist, detained since July 2014, faces charges of espionage and "collaboration with hostile governments," according to his attorney.
Rouhani said Sunday Tehran and Kabul agreed to share intelligence on extremism in the region and conduct joint operations if need be. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
April 20, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Rouhani said Sunday Tehran and Kabul agreed to share intelligence on extremism in the region and conduct joint operations if need be.
Iranian leadership has challenged several parts of the framework deal, most notably a stipulation calling for complete access to its nuclear sites by UN nuclear agency investigators, and a hold on lifting sanctions until the International Atomic Energy Agency has verified Tehran's compliance. (AFP/File)
April 19, 2015 - 10:19 GMT
On the heels of a framework nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says allowing foreign inspectors inside Iranian military sites would be "selling out."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 15, 2015 at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. (AFP/Gil Cohen-Magen)
April 16, 2015 - 13:30 GMT
At a ceremony commemorating the mass killing of Jews during World War II, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Iran to Nazi Germany.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sit on a round table during a meeting of G7 foreign ministers on April 15, 2015 in Luebeck, northern Germany. (AFP/File)
April 15, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
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 recent sexual abuse of two teenage boys. (AFP/File)
April 15, 2015 - 06:36 GMT
Iranian's council for human rights has called on the UN to investigate the alleged sexual abuse of two teenage boys.
Russia signed an $800 million contract to sell Iran the missile system in 2007, but the operation was suspended three years later following heavy criticism from Israel and the US. (AFP/File)
April 14, 2015 - 12:14 GMT
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.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to drive Iran's wilted women's rights record into reform, but progress has been slow. (AFP/File)
April 14, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
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.
Putin has signed a presidential decree paving the way for the delivery of the S-300 missile system Monday. (EPA)
April 13, 2015 - 19:55 GMT
Putin has signed a presidential decree paving the way for the delivery of the S-300 missile system Monday.