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  • Iran says new oil find adds only 22 bln barrels to reserves

    Iran's oil minister has said Monday that an oil field whose discovery President Hassan Rouhani announced at the weekend adds only 22.2 billion barrels to the country's estimated crude reserves.

  • Iran tried to seize British oil tanker: Report

    Armed Iranian boats attempt to seize a British tanker in strategic Gulf waters but were driven off by a Royal Navy frigate, CNN reports.

  • Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it shot down a US drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The US military declined to immediately comment.

  • Military cargo plane crashes in iran

    15 killed in Iran military plane crash

    A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashes in bad weather west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on board.

  • Earthquake in Iran leaves over 600 injured

    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran's western border with Iraq injured more than 600 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television has said. No fatalities have been reported.

  • World leaders at UN look for progress on NKorea, brace for Trump

    North Korea and Iran will dominate this week's gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, where President Donald Trump will be firmly in the spotlight as he continues to upend global diplomacy.

  • Iran resumes talks with Russia to build new nuclear power plant

    Iran resumes talks with Russia to build a new nuclear power plant capable of generating up to 3,000 megawatts of electricity, energy minister Reza Ardakanian says, according to the Tasnim news agency.

  • Air France, British Airways to end flights to Tehran

    Air France and British Airways announce to halt flights to Tehran citing low profitability.

  • Iranian MPs summon president

    Iranian lawmakers have given President Hassan Rouhani one month to appear before parliament to answer questions on his government's handling of Iran's economic struggles, state media reported yesterday.

  • Threats won't work, try respect

    Iran waved away US President Donald Trump's claims that talks with the country's leaders were imminent, saying "threats, sanctions and PR stunts won't work". With Washington pulling out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and set to reimpose full sanctions on Iran from August 6, Tehran has responded coolly to Trump's offer on Monday to talk "any time" without preconditions.

  • Iran will resist Trump's 'psychological warfare': Iran general

    Overnight threats by President Donald Trump against Iran amount to "psychological warfare", and Tehran will continue to resist its enemies, a senior commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying.

  • Iran lodges complaint against US over renewed sanctions

    Iran has lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice against the United States' reimposition of sanctions, the foreign ministry said yesterday.

  • The battle for Iran

    Iran, in the latest of a series of incidents on its western and south-eastern borders, said it had disbanded a Pakistan-based cell of anti-Shiite militants in a clash this week on the Iranian side of the border.

  • Costa sees Spain past Iran

    Spain squeeze 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa.

  • US increases sanctions pressure on Iran

    The United States imposed sanctions against six individuals and three companies it says were funneling millions of dollars to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force, just days after President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • As US, North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals

    A US push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a “very dangerous message” that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran’s foreign minister warns as US and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearization talks.

  • New wave of Iranian globetrotters hits the road

    A travel frenzy is gripping young Iranians, who are inspiring each other through social media to overcome traditional constraints and expand their horizons.

  • Regional rivalries threaten to fuel the fire in Syria and Iran

    Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey's military offensive against Syrian Kurds aligned with the PKK into a regional imbroglio.

  • The best hope for the Iranian people

    One of the most extraord-inary things about the current protests in Iran—the largest since the Green Movement in 2009—is that the very people that they are directed against may well have been the people who started them.

  • What has gone wrong in Iran?

    Hundreds of Iranians came onto the streets on December 28, 2017,in an impromptu demonstration in the city of Mashhad protesting high prices of daily necessities and rampant corruption.

  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

    Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran leader 'new Hitler'

    Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince calls the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East” in an interview with the New York Times, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals.

  • Kurdish battle positions Kurds as US ally against Iran

    There may be a silver but risky lining for Kurdish nationalists in their devastating loss of Kirkuk and other cities on the periphery of their semi-autonomous region as they lick their wounds and vent anger over deep-seated internal divisions that facilitated the Iranian-backed Iraqi blitzkrieg.

  • Trump is strengthening Iran's radicals

    The United States and Iran have rarely agreed on how to proceed with nuclear talks or other elements of their bilateral relations. But synergies and similarities between two factions—Iranian hardliners and the hawks of the current US administration—are as counterintuitive as they are profound.

  • Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal

    President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior administration official says, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel.

  • Iran rejects US demand for UN visit to military sites

    Iran has dismissed a US demand for United Nations nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as “merely a dream”.

  • Trump puts Iran nuclear deal in jeopardy

    During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly declared that the Iran nuclear deal, known as “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), was the worst agreement the US has ever signed, and his first priority as president would be to “tear up” the deal. JCPOA has limited Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for removal of all sanctions imposed by the West and the United Nations.

  • Queiroz from Man Utd enforcer to Mr. World Cup

    Carlos Queiroz was once Alex Ferguson's formidable number two at Manchester United, now he carves out a new reputation: the man who can take your team to the World Cup.

  • Stay the course with Rouhani

    Hassan Rouhani has won re-election as Iran's president in a landslide, meaning that it is he who will be dealing with an antagonistic US President Donald Trump.

  • Iran to hit inside Pakistan if terror attacks continue

    The head of the Iranian armed forces warns Islamabad that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks.

  • China earn 1st point

    China hold heavyweights Iran to a gritty 0-0 draw to lift their hopes of reaching just their second World Cup in Asian qualifying.