Iran expels Bahrain envoy: Report

Iran has expelled a senior official from Bahrain's embassy in Tehran in apparent retaliation after the Sunni-ruled Gulf state did the same to its envoy in Manama.

Saudi, Iran agree to repatriate dead pilgrims: Reports

 Saudi and Iranian health ministers have agreed to repatriate Iranian pilgrims killed in last week's Hajj stampede, Saudi state media said, after Tehran threatened a "fierce" response over delays.

Iran nearly doubles its hajj stampede death toll to 464

Iran on Thursday nearly doubled its death toll from last week's hajj stampede to 464, saying there was no hope of finding pilgrims missing after the tragedy.

Iran threatens 'fierce' reaction if Hajj dead not returned

 Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened a "fierce" reaction on Wednesday if Saudi Arabia does not quickly repatriate victims of last week's haj stampede.

Iran protests Saudi delay in repatriating Hajj dead

Iran summoned the Saudi envoy on Wednesday to demand the swift identification and repatriation of the bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in a stampede at the hajj last week.

Saudi suggests pilgrims at fault over Hajj deaths, Iran indignant

Saudi Arabia, under growing pressure to account for a crush that killed more than 700 people at the Hajj pilgrimage, on Friday suggested pilgrims failing to follow crowd control rules bore some blame for the worst disaster at the event for 25 years.

Iran leader says `improper measures` caused Hajj deaths

 Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "improper measures" and "mismanagement" by Saudi authorities caused Thursday`s deadly stampede at the annual hajj pilgrimage, and announced three days of mourning.

Iran hands IAEA samples from suspect Parchin site: Official

Iran has given samples taken by its own experts from the suspect Parchin military site to UN nuclear monitors whose own scientists were not present, an Iranian official said Monday.

IAEA chief heads to Tehran for nuclear talks

 The head of the UN nuclear watchdog will travel to Iran on Saturday for talks on Tehran`s nuclear programme with senior officials, the IAEA said in a statement.

At least 10 killed in Iran flash flooding: Report

At least 10 people have been killed after flash floods hit several regions of Iran, state television said on Saturday.

Iran`s Rouhani reassures Americans over death chant
Iran`s Rouhani reassures Americans over death chant

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani has tried to reassure a skeptical American public that when crowds in Tehran chant "Death to America!" they don`t mean it personally.

Iran football captain set to miss Asian Cup as husband took passport
Iran football captain set to miss Asian Cup as husband took passport

The captain of the Iranian women's soccer team Niloufar Ardalan will miss the Asian Cup tournament because her husband has confiscated her passport in a domestic quarrel, according to reports.

Iran says UN nuclear chief to visit this week

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog is to visit Tehran this week as a December deadline looms for completion of a long-running investigation into its past activities, Iran`s nuclear chief said late Monday.

China, US, Iran reach consensus over nuclear reactor in Tehran

China, the US and Iran on have reached broad consensus over the modification of Tehran's Arak nuclear reactor, one of the West's main concerns, according to a press release by a Chinese nuclear delegation.

Iran discovers ''considerable'' uranium reserves: Atomic chief

Recent explorations in Iran have resulted in the discovery of more natural uranium reserves, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali-Akbar Salehi, announced here on Saturday.

Iran nuclear deal will `fuel terrorism`: Benjamin Netanyahu

The deal to curb Iran`s nuclear programme will bolster Tehran`s ability to fund global terrorism by providing the Islamic state with "billions of dollars" in sanctions relief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Saturday.

Iran president opposes parliament vote on nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn into legal obligations if passed by lawmakers.

Iranian film on Prophet Mohammad stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

 A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi`ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it.

Iran President says nuclear deal fosters better ties

 Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that world powers will eventually look back at last month`s nuclear deal as a wise precursor to better relations with the Islamic republic.

Britain says Iran sanctions could be lifted next spring

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Monday he expected sanctions on Iran could start to be lifted as early as Spring next year.