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Syria rebels, regime enter first day of talks in Astana

US President Donald Trump`s administration was invited to participate in the talks but did not send a delegation.

Four more bodies found in rubble of collapsed building in Iran

Four more bodies found in rubble of collapsed building in Iran

The 17-storey Plasco shopping mall crumbled after catching fire on Thursday.

Desperate search for trapped Iran firefighters

One firefighter, who had managed to escape the 15-storey Plasco building before it fell, died in hospital from severe burns.

Tehran mayor says 20 firefighters dead in high-rise collapse

Tehran's mayor said more than 20 firefighters had been killed when the city's oldest high-rise collapsed following a fire on Friday.

Pakistan top target for foreign espionage, Senate told

In light of revelations that Pakistan is a popular target for foreign espionage, members of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday advised the government to take immediate steps to ensure cyber security for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its missions abroad.

Iran`s oldest high-rise building collapses in fire

Iran`s oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV on Thursday after a fire engulfed its top floors. 

Iran 'hostile' to US involvement in Syria talks

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that his government opposed the United States joining Syrian peace talks to be held in Kazakhstan next week, local media reported.

Iran `hostile` to US involvement in Syria talks

Iran and Russia have been the key diplomatic and military backers of Syria in the war.

Iran says it does not want US at Syria talks in Astana

Iran`s foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran opposed a US presence at peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital next week, after a decision by Russia and Turkey to invite Washington.

Donald Trump cannot unilaterally cancel nuclear deal: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Donald Trump cannot unilaterally cancel nuclear deal: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday US President-elect Trump cannot unilaterally cancel the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers including Washington and that talk of renegotiating it was "meaningless".

Iran signs phone, petrol deals with Syria

Iran will build a mobile phone network and petrol terminal in Syria under deals signed in Tehran today during a visit by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, Iranian media reported.

Barack Obama warns Donald Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

The White House insisted that despite US reservations about other actions by Iran, Tehran was upholding its nuclear commitments.
 

United Nations: Iran removes sensitive nuclear equipment from Fordo uranium enrichment site

The chief of the UN atomic agency says Iran has complied with a key commitment of its nuclear deal with six world powers by removing sensitive equipment from a strategic underground site.

Iran ready to discuss 2017 hajj with Saudi Arabia

A senior Tehran official says Iranian authorities are ready to "participate in bilateral talks" with Saudi Arabia about the 2017 hajj pilgrimage.

Tens of thousands attend Iran ex-president Akbar Hashemi ​Rafsanjani funeral: Report

Tens of thousands attend Iran ex-president Akbar Hashemi ​Rafsanjani funeral: Report

Former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died on Sunday at the age of 82, will be buried inside the crypt of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic revolution.

US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian boats

A US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats near the Strait of Hormuz, a US official said on Monday.

World powers OK natural uranium shipment to Iran, say diplomats

Two senior diplomats say that the six world powers that negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran have approved a large shipment of natural uranium to the country as compensation after Tehran exported tons of heavy water.

US Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels: US officials

US Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels: US officials

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USS Mahan established radio communication with the boats but they did not respond to requests to slow down. 

Iran mourns `sheikh of moderation` Rafsanjani

Iran began three days of mourning Monday after the death of ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pillar of the Islamic revolution who became a leading counterweight to hardliners.

Former president of Iran Ayatollah Rafsanjani dead at 82

Former president of Iran Ayatollah Rafsanjani dead at 82

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in hospital in Tehran where he was taken after suffering a heart attack on Sunday, state media reported.