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US sees ``steady`` progress in Iran n-talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 08:57

The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks Tuesday cited "significant and steady" progress over the past six months, but would not say whether the negotiations would be further extended.

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 01:23

US officials pledged Tuesday that any deal struck with Iran would include a strict monitoring regime to thwart any bid by Iranian leaders to covertly try to develop nuclear weapons.

US negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 22:52

Obama administration`s chief nuclear negotiator refused on Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.

Iran`s Khamenei compares Israel to "rabid dog, wild wolf", says Islamic world must arm Hamas

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 13:49

Rubbishing US and UN calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for re-arming of Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Five flogged in Iran for Ramadan violations

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 14:09

Five people were publicly flogged in Iran as punishment for eating in public in violation of the rules of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, state media reported.

Iran confirms detention of Washington Post reporter

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 14:39

An Iranian judicial official has confirmed the detention of Washington Post`s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, a media report said Saturday.

Iran rallies for Gaza, Rouhani slams world `silence`

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:26

Iranians rallied nationwide in a show of support for Palestinians as archfoe Israel pursued its deadly campaign against the Gaza Strip.

Iran confirms arrest of Washington Post correspondent

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 14:46

Tehran`s chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili on Friday confirmed the arrest of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife, also a journalist, the official IRNA news agency reported.

IAEA says needs more money to monitor Iran nuclear deal extension

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:31

The UN atomic watchdog said it needs 1 million euros in extra funding to help pay for its monitoring of a four-month extension of an interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

Four journalists detained in Iran

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:14

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of them with US-Iranian nationality, a media report said Friday.

Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American: CPJ

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:08

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.

India paid 3rd tranche of $550 million to Iran towards oil bill

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:08

India today made a third payment of USD 550 million to Iran to take the total amount cleared over past one month to USD 1.65 billion.