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.

Iran fails to address nuclear bomb concerns - IAEA

Iran has failed to address concerns about suspected atomic bomb research by an agreed deadline, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday, a setback to hopes for an end to an international stand-off over Tehran`s atomic activity.

IAEA chief says visit to Iran ``useful``

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Sunday that his brief visit to Iran and talks with top Iranian officials were "useful", as he offered new proposals to boost cooperation between the UN nuclear watchdog and the Islamic republic.

Iran`s supreme leader dismisses direct US talks

Iran`s supreme leader today dismissed the value of direct talks with the US, his first comments touching on meetings that officials from the Islamic Republic had with Americans dating back to secret talks that began in 2012.

Iran says expects deal soon on Russia building new nuclear reactors

Iran said on Tuesday it expected to sign a deal with Russia in late August on the building of two new 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors in the Islamic Republic, potentially boosting its case that it is refining uranium for civilian energy, not atom bombs.

France, Iran to hold direct nuclear talks: Laurent Fabius

Direct talks between France and Iran on the Islamic republic`s controversial nuclear drive will be held this week, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said.

Iran says n-talks with world powers fruitful

Iran Thursday said a new round of expert talks between the Islamic Republic and world powers was "fruitful", a media report said.

Former Pakistan greats criticise Bangladesh flag ban

Former Pakistani players Wednesday hit out after Bangladesh banned their own fans from waving non-Bangladeshi flags at the ongoing World Twenty20 tournament.

Iran warns ready for `decisive` battle with US, Israel

Armed forces chief of staff General Hassan Firouzabadi has warned the Islamic republic`s arch-foes that Iran is prepared for a "decisive battle" if attacked.

Iran slams Pakistan over border guards abduction

Iran on Sunday denounced what it called Pakistan`s inability to secure its own borders after five Iranian soldiers were kidnapped.

Iran not open for business: US officials

An interim nuclear deal with Iran that allows limited sanctions relief does not mean that the Islamic republic is "open for business", senior US officials said.

Iran rejects Obama boast that sanctions forced nuclear deal

Iran on Thursday dismissed as "unrealistic and unconstructive" comments by US President Barack Obama that international sanctions linked to its nuclear programme had forced Tehran to the negotiating table.

US, allies relax sanctions as Iran begins curbing its N-programme

The US and its allies on Monday relaxed a range of economic sanctions against Iran.

Six months relief for India, countries importing oil from Iran

India and other major Iranian oil importing countries have got six months relief from reducing their import after the Islamic Republic agreed to curb parts of its disputed nuclear programme.

Iran invites EU`s Ashton to visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has invited EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton to visit the Islamic republic, Mehr news agency cited his deputy as saying on Saturday.

Iran lawmakers introduce uranium-enrichment bill

Iran`s state television broadcaster is reporting that some 100 lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the government to increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent if new sanctions are imposed on the Islamic Republic.

Iran sanctions relief a `limited` boost: Report

The economic benefits of an interim nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers are already being felt in the Islamic republic.

Iran: Second monkey sent into space

Iran`s president says the Islamic Republic has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time, part of a program aimed at manned space flight.