UN endorses Iran deal, paves way to lift sanctions

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution that endorses the historic deal on Iran`s nuclear program and clears a path for international sanctions crippling its economy to be lifted.

Iran judiciary chief undercuts president over concerts

A cultural row in Iran over concerts being cancelled was reignited today when the country's judiciary chief appeared to criticise President Hassan Rouhani's liberal remarks on the subject.

Iran rejects US claim it `continues to sponsor global terror`

 Iran rejected Saturday US claims that it was a sponsor of global terror attacks, saying instead it is a victim of terrorism.

Iran resumes scribe's trial over spying charge

An Iranian court on Monday resumed the trial of a Washington Post reporter over spying and propaganda charges, media reported.

Iran says ''distrust'' overwhelming n-talks

 A sense of distrust is prevailing in the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers, Iran` s senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said on Saturday.

India, Iran sign MoU on development of Chabahar Port

 India and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with regards to the development of the Chabahar Port in the Islamic Republic.

Iran bans magazine for encouraging cohabitation over wedlock: Report

  Iran`s hardline judiciary has banned a magazine for encouraging cohabitation, known as "white marriage" in the Islamic Republic where sex outside wedlock is a crime, the Shargh newspaper reported on Monday.

Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a "myth"
Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a "myth"

Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the concept of Iranian nuclear weapons was a fabrication and the United States was the real source of threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.

Remain 'together' in lifting Iran sanctions: Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday asked world leaders to remain "together" in removing sanctions that they have imposed on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, after Russia unilaterally lifted a ban on the sale of a sophisticated air-defence system to the Islamic Republic.

US, Iran in new nuclear talks as tempers fray

Iran and the US aim in talks starting on Sunday in Switzerland to begin closing in on a deal reducing Tehran's nuclear activities to within strict limits after 18 months of tortuous negotiations.

Iran parliament agrees bill to tax religious groups

Iran's parliament has approved an article in the 2015-2016 draft budget to tax religious foundations and army-linked firms that could generate trillions of dollars.

Pakistan to release 173 Indian prisoners

Pakistan on Monday announced that it will release 173 Indian prisoners via the Wagah Border.

US lawmakers unveil more toned down Iran sanctions bill

Supporters of Iran sanctions in the US Senate have unveiled a toned-down bill aimed at gaining enough votes to override a presidential veto.

India to lodge protest over ceasefire violation by Pak

Bangalore/Jammu: India on Thursday said that it will lodge a strong protest with Pakistan over the Islamic Republic's ceasefire violation at the International Border at Jammu and Kashmir.

Israel warns against 'bad' Iran deal as deadline looms

Israel's intelligence minister on Thursday pressed world powers not to sign a "bad" deal with Iran, as a deadline nears for an agreement on the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme.

Iran, Russia to sign nuclear plants deal Tuesday: Media

The head of Iran`s atomic energy agency will travel to Russia Tuesday to sign a construction deal for two nuclear power plants on Iran`s southern Gulf shores, media reported.

Slim chances of Iran nuclear deal by deadline: Diplomat

A deal on Iran`s contested nuclear programme before a November 24 deadline is highly unlikely, a Western diplomat close to negotiations said on Monday.

Iran releases video of Ayatollah Khomeini's first post-surgery hike

Iran released a video on Friday showing supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on his first outdoor walk since undergoing prostate surgery, as part of a more open policy on his health.

BBC tried to steal from 'archives': Iran state TV

Iranian state television has accused the BBC of trying to steal "artistic, historic and cultural documents" from government archives in the Islamic Republic.

'Happy' Iranians get suspended jail, lashing sentences

Seven young Iranians featured dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" in a video that went viral on the Internet have been given suspended jail and lashing sentences, a lawyer said on Friday.