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French leader Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

French leader Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

Saudi Arabia and allies including the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on Monday cut diplomatic ties with fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member Qatar over claims that Doha supports extremism.

Vladimir Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani: Kremlin

It clarified that the economic issues discussed included joint projects in the oil and gas sector and peaceful nuclear projects.
 

Iran will continue missile programme: President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is "heedless" of what the "enemy" says and will continue its missile programme.

Donald Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump will head to the Vatican City along with Brussels and Italy for NATO and G7 meetings.

Iran's Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'

"Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one," Rouhani told reporters in Tehran.

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Their win in Friday's election marks the first time reformists have totally controlled Tehran's municipal council since such votes began in 1999.

Assad vows to continue working with Iran after Rouhani win

The Syrian president stressed the need to "continue working and cooperating with the Islamic Republic of Iran to strengthen the security and stability of both countries, the region and the world".

Modi congratulates Rouhani on re-election as Iran President

"Heartiest congratulations to my friend, President @HassanRouhani on his re-election," Modi tweeted in English and Persian languages.

Iran's Hassan Rouhani sweeps to second term

Iran's Hassan Rouhani sweeps to second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters overwhelmingly backed his efforts to reach out to the world and rebuild the struggling economy.

Vladimir Putin congratulates Iran's Hassan Rouhani on re-election

Vladimir Putin congratulates Iran's Hassan Rouhani on re-election

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on his re-election Saturday, calling for deeper ties between Moscow and Tehran. 

Iran state TV congratulates President Hassan Rouhani's re-election

Iran state TV congratulates President Hassan Rouhani's re-election

Iran's state television congratulated President Hassan Rouhani for winning a re-election by handing an emphatic defeat to his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi.

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Hassan Rouhani leads the race, says Interior Ministry official

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Hassan Rouhani leads the race, says Interior Ministry official

The election is important "for Iran`s future role in the region and the world", said Hassan Rouhani.

Hassan Rouhani vs Ebrahim Raisi: Long queues as Iranians start voting in Presidential Election

Hassan Rouhani vs Ebrahim Raisi: Long queues as Iranians start voting in Presidential Election

President Hassan Rouhani faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor.

Iran`s Hassan​ Rouhani: A moderate cleric open to the world

Born in Semnan province on November 12, 1948, Rouhani is married with four children and holds a doctorate in law from Scotland`s Glasgow Caledonian University.

Iran's Rouhani says upcoming election 'historical decision'

Rouhani said, "We are at the edge of a great historical decision. Our nation will announce if it continues on the path of peacefulness or if it wants to choose tension." 

Iran's Rouhani says election rivals are 'violent extremists'

Rouhani faces a tough battle for re-election on May 19 as conservative opponents attack his failure to revive Iran's stagnant economy.

Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami backs Rouhani reelection

Iran's reformist former president Mohammad Khatami has skirted a media ban to endorse moderate incumbent Hassan Rouhani for a second term over conservative challengers in a tight May 19 election.

Pakistan-Iran ties tense after killing of ten Iranian border guards by Pakistan terror group

Pakistan's relations with Iran have nosedived after the recent killing of ten Iranian border guards at Mirjaveh on the Sistan-Baluchistan border by the Pakistan-based Sunni terror outfit, Jaish al-Adl or "The Army of Justice".

 

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, presidential rivals face off in pre-election debate

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, presidential rivals face off in pre-election debate

The main hardline conservative challenger in the race for Iran`s May 19 presidential election and three other candidates will take on President Hassan Rouhani over his economic record in a televised debate on Friday.

Iran election campaign kicks off without Ahmadinejad

Campaigning began on Friday for Iran`s presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against hardliners, though not from former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who was barred from standing.