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Iran demands Saudi Arabia release detained 'fishermen'

The incident has increased tensions between Riyadh and Tehran, arch-rivals opposed in a wide range of conflicts throughout the Middle East.

US Senate's Iran sanctions are breach of nuclear deal: Senior Iranian Official

The Senate approved on Thursday the sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities not related to the international nuclear agreement.
 

Iran says Saudi Arabia supports militants on its turf after attacks

Iran says Saudi Arabia supports militants on its turf after attacks

Iran and Saudi Arabia accuse each other of subverting regional security and support opposite sides in conflicts including those in Syria, Yemen and Iraq.

Iran tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks

Iran has tracked down and killed several suspected jihadists including the alleged mastermind of twin attacks in Tehran last week, a security official and a minister have said.

Iran makes more arrests in connection with deadly Tehran attacks

Iran makes more arrests in connection with deadly Tehran attacks

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks on parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic`s founder.

Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred toward US, Saudi: Report

Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred toward US, Saudi: Report

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini`s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday. Scores of people were wounded.
 

Five Iranian attackers were in Mosul and Raqa with Islamic State: Ministry

The five men who carried out twin attacks in Tehran were Iranians who joined the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria before returning last summer.

Russia condemns Iran attacks, urges 'coordination' against IS

The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned gun and suicide bomb attacks in Tehran claimed by the Islamic State and called for greater coordination in the fight against the group.

Iran attacks: As it happened

Iran attacks: As it happened

Shi`ite Iran has been singled out as a target by Sunni jihadists, including the Islamic State group, but has largely escaped attacks within its urban centres.

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 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.

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.

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race, backs Raisi: ISNA

"I should take an important decision to keep the unity of revolutionary forces... I ask all my supporters around the country to use all their capacity to help my brother, Mr Ebrahim Raisi win the election," Qalibaf said.

Iran reiterates commitment to nuclear deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday reiterated his country`s commitment to a nuclear agreement it signed with six major powers in 2015, and asked the US to do the same.

Iran willing to mediate between Pakistan, India over Kashmir: Envoy

Iran has said it is willing to mediate between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue if requested as any conflict between the two nations will impact upon the economies of other countries in the region.

Daughter of late Iran president gets 6-month prison sentence

A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that the daughter of the late President Akbar Hashemi Rasfanjani has been sentenced to six months in prison for "spreading lies against the judiciary."

Now is not the time to build walls — Iran's Hassan Rouhani tells Donald Trump

Now is not the time to build walls — Iran's Hassan Rouhani tells Donald Trump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticised his US counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday, saying now was "not the time to build walls between nations". 

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.