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Not involved in failed Iranian satellite launch: Donald Trump

Satellite imagery shared by NPR on Thursday showed that an Iranian rocket appeared to have exploded on the launch pad while attempting to launch a satellite into orbit. 

Aug 31, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

US could turn up heat further as Iran ratchets up tensions with higher enrichment

Iran says it is ready to 'enrich uranium at any level and with any amount', a step that could further infuriate the Donald Trump administration and have major implications for the global economy and peace.

Jul 08, 2019, 06:59 AM IST

Iran announces breach of 2015 nuclear deal, to raise uranium enrichment limit beyond agreed levels

Long-tense relations between Tehran and Washington had taken a turn for the worse in May 2018 when Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal reached before he took office, and reimposed sanctions.

Jul 07, 2019, 13:16 PM IST

Ajit Doval attends meeting in Iran on evolving regional strategy to combat terror

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday attened a high-level meeting in Tehran to discuss the threat posed by ISIS and other militant groups. 

Sep 26, 2018, 23:47 PM IST

Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran

The judiciary's official Mizan news agency and semi-official news agencies in Iran acknowledged the executions Saturday, but did not say when they took place.

Jul 07, 2018, 11:51 AM IST

Iranian coach appeals to FIFA over Nike boycott

 Iran national football team`s head coach Carlos Queiroz has called on FIFA to intervene after US sportswear giant Nike said it would not provide shoes to Iranian players in the World Cup in line with American sanctions.

Jun 08, 2018, 08:46 AM IST

Donald Trump warns Iran of 'severe consequences' if it resumes nuclear programme

I would advise Iran not to start their nuclear program, Trump said in his warning to Tehran.

May 10, 2018, 09:58 AM IST

Aseman Airlines first claims 66 onboard killed in Iran plane crash, then says not sure yet

The plane crashed amid severe weather in the Zagros mountains after taking off on a domestic flight from Tehran's Mehrabad airport.

Feb 18, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

Fire at tar factory in Iran kills three

A fire at a tar factory in the town of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran killed three people and injured two others, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported Wednesday.

Jan 25, 2018, 00:56 AM IST

Social media access restricted on Iran mobiles: Report

 Access to the popular photo sharing and messaging apps Instagram and Telegram was restricted on mobile phones, Iranian media reported on Sunday, after three days of protests in many cities.

Dec 31, 2017, 18:10 PM IST

Iranian researcher gets death sentence over spying for Mossad

The Supreme Court of Iran has approved the death sentence on an Iranian researcher over spying for Israel`s Mossad intelligence agency, Tehran Times reported on Monday.

Dec 26, 2017, 11:43 AM IST

Ally of Iran`s Ahmadinejad says sentenced to 63 years in jail

Hamid Baghaie, who appeared in court in September and October and is free on bail, made the announcement on the Telegram messaging app without giving details.

Dec 20, 2017, 23:31 PM IST

Iran refutes US allegation on missile supply to Yemeni Houthis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday dismissed as "baseless" the US allegations that Tehran supplies missiles to Yemeni Shia Houthis.

Dec 17, 2017, 07:57 AM IST

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran

Eighteen people were wounded in the quake, which struck in the villages of Hejdak and Ravar in Kerman province.

Dec 13, 2017, 07:15 AM IST

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake injures 36 in western Iran

Iranian state TV is reporting a magnitude 4.3 earthquake has injured 36 people in the western province of Lorestan.

Nov 24, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Egypt's president backs Saudi purge, urges de-escalation with Iran

SHARM AL-SHEIKH; Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against military strikes on Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, saying there was enough turmoil in

Nov 09, 2017, 07:11 AM IST

Fire at Tehran oil refinery kills six, injures three: Iran state TV

A fire killed six workers and injured three others at an oil refinery in Tehran`s Shar-e Rey district on Friday, Iran`s state TV reported.

Oct 27, 2017, 21:35 PM IST

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi wins Iran support as forces battle ISIS, Kurds

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose forces Thursday battled jihadists in the west of the country and Kurds in the north, won the support of Iranian leaders at talks in Tehran.

Oct 26, 2017, 20:50 PM IST

Iran promises 'crushing' response if US designates Guards a terrorist group

Iran promised on Monday to give a "crushing" response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group.

Oct 09, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

"The ballistic missile which Iran fired is a provocation of the United States and its allies, including Israel," Lieberman said in a statement.

Sep 24, 2017, 00:25 AM IST