Five nuclear engineers murdered near Damascus: Monitor

Unknown assailants killed five nuclear engineers Sunday while they were on a bus just north of Damascus, near the research centre where they worked, a monitor said on Sunday.

Iranians mark anniversary of US Embassy takeover

Thousands of Iranians are chanting "Down with America" at a major anti-US rally to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran.

Iranian is first woman to win prestigious math prize

An Iranian-born mathematician has become the first woman to win a prestigious global prize known as the Field Medal, the International Congress of Mathematicians has announced.

5.1 magnitude quake hits southern Iran

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook a southern Iranian city today, US seismologists said, with the tremor felt as far away as Dubai but no immediate reports of casualties.

Large explosion rocks northern Iranian city

A heavy explosion rocked an industrial city in northern Iran on Tuesday, state television said, saying that no one has been reported killed so far.

Iran says nuclear experts to hold talks in New York

Iran and world powers will resume technical talks next month in New York ahead of further negotiations on a lasting nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday.

Ex-Marine gets 10-year sentence in Iran: Report

An Iranian news agency is reporting that an appeals court has overturned a death sentence of an American man convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison.

`No replacement for Iran`s UN envoy`

Iran`s ambassador-designate to the UN cannot be replaced, an Iranian minister said Saturday.

Yemen president urges Iran to stop interference: Reports

Yemen`s president called on Iran to stop supporting separatists in the south and religious groups in the north of the Arabian peninsula country, which is trying to stabilise after more than two years of political upheaval.

Britain, Iran revive direct diplomatic ties

Britain and Iran Thursday resumed direct diplomatic relations as the Iranian embassy in London restored part of its consular operations.

Six killed, 129 injured in Beirut twin bombings

The toll in the twin bombings that targeted the Iranian cultural mission in this Lebanese capital city Wednesday reached six, with 129 people being injured, health ministry said.

Iran may send forces to Pakistan for captive guards

Iranian government has warned of sending its forces into Pakistan in case Islamabad failed to act to free five Iranian border guards seized 10 days ago, BBC reported Tuesday.

Iran set to launch advanced air-defence shield

Iran will launch an advanced air-defence system in the next two years, a senior Iranian official said Saturday.

Meet the Iranian man who hasn`t bathed in 60 years

An 80-year-old Iranian man may have set a `stinky` new world record - he has not taken a bath in 60 years because he believes cleanliness brings him sickness.

Iran diplomat fatally wounded in Yemen shooting: Medic

An Iranian diplomat was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting outside the ambassador`s residence in the Yemeni capital Saturday, the third attack on embassy personnel in recent months, a medic said.

Bahrain says it seized Iranian, Syrian explosives

Bahraini authorities said Monday they have seized a boat smuggling explosives made in Iran and Syria into the Sunni-ruled kingdom, which quashed a Shiite-led uprising in 2011.

As ties warm, EU parliament delegation visits Iran

A European Parliament delegation has arrived in Iran, the first visit to Tehran by the EU`s legislative institution in more than six years.

Iran halts nuclear talks after US blacklist move: State media

Iranian negotiators halted nuclear talks with major powers to return to Tehran for consultations after Washington blacklisted a dozen companies and individuals for evading US sanctions, state media reported.

When US pilot`s `Top Gun` stunts scared Iranian jets to stay away from drones

The United States Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark A. Welsh III, has described their pilot`s stunt, which scared Iranian jets to stay away from their drones, as equivalent to Tom Cruise`s `Top Gun`.

Iranian among 18 arrested for spying in Saudi Arab

18 persons, including an Iranian, a Lebanese and 16 Saudi nationals, have been arrested by the Saudi Arabian authorities on the charges of spying, according to official sources.