Iranians call for `good nuclear deal` at Tehran demo
Iranians call for `good nuclear deal` at Tehran demo

 A small crowd demonstrated in Tehran on Tuesday, chanting they wanted a "good nuclear deal" with world powers and unveiling what they said were millions of signatures urging that outcome.

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 burns 100 tonnes for anti-drugs meeting

Iran burned 100 tonnes of drugs recovered from traffickers in a ceremony on Saturday to coincide with an international anti-drug day meeting in Tehran, local news agencies reported.

Iran says few gaps in nuclear talks but big ones

Iran said Friday there were few gaps to be filled to finalise a nuclear agreement with the major powers by a Tuesday deadline but that they were big ones.

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 bars women ticket holders entry to volleyball match

 Iranian authorities denied women ticket holders entry to Friday`s volleyball match between Iran and the United States despite their having the necessary permission, the sport`s association said.

Terrorism not benefiting any Middle East nation: Rouhani
Terrorism not benefiting any Middle East nation: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned against growing terrorist activities in the Middle East, saying terrorism will benefit no country in the region.

Last step in Iran nuclear talks will be `tough`: US

The final stretch of international negotiations on curtailing Iran`s nuclear ambitions will be "pretty tough," a US official warned Wednesday, as the weeks count down to a June 30 deadline for a historic agreement.

UN, Iran head for showdown over nuclear inspections

The chief UN nuclear inspector said Monday that Iran has already committed to letting his experts see Iranian military sites and Iranian atomic scientists despite an alleged ban by Tehran, deepening a confrontation over how much openness Iran must accept under any nuclear deal.

Interim deal to help show any military side of Iran nuclear past: UN

Any possible military dimensions of Iran`s nuclear past can be clarified if the details of a preliminary deal sealed in April between Tehran and six world powers are implemented, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

Iran's n-bomb research plan could be long: IAEA

 The UN nuclear agency might need years to resolve Tehran`s alleged nuclear weapon programme with Iran`s cooperation, the agency`s chief said here on Monday.

Yemen's Hadi says 'no negotiations' with rebels in Geneva

Yemen's exiled president took a hard line on Monday ahead of weekend peace talks in Geneva, ruling out negotiations with Iran-backed rebels and denouncing Tehran's "dangerous" meddling in his country.

Iran to open 150 alcohol treatment centres

 Iran plans to open 150 alcohol treatment centres, a health ministry official said on Monday, in an acknowledgement of the scale of abuse in a country where drinking is illegal.

EU delegation in Iran barred from speaking to foreign media

An EU delegation was stopped Sunday from speaking to foreign media in Tehran, with an Iranian security official threatening action against reporters and photographers if they tried to film the incident.

No trust in Iran nuclear talks: Top negotiator

A top Iranian official, in an unusual declaration Saturday, said there remains no trust between Tehran and world powers and either side could yet abandon a nuclear deal after signing.

Iran says `important progress` made in nuclear talks

Iran and world powers have made "important progress" towards a final deal aimed at curbing Tehran`s nuclear programme in exchange for eased economic sanctions, a senior Iranian negotiator said Thursday.

Iran pilgrims prevent nuclear protest outside mosque

Iranian pilgrims at a Shiite holy site near the city of Qom intervened against the distribution of leaflets opposing Tehran`s nuclear talks with world powers, state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.

No military solution to Iran's nuclear programme: Obama

 US President Barack Obama has told skeptical Israelis that a deal between Iran and world powers is the only way to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons, and that "a military solution will not fix

John Kerry, Zarif in crucial nuclear talks ahead of deal deadline

Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections on Saturday just as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart launched crunch talks to secure a nuclear deal ahead of a looming deadline.

Iran adviser says US has 'no will' to fight Islamic State

The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the US of having "no will" to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday.