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Iran premieres top-budget epic film 'Muhammad'

Tehran - Iran's most expensive ever movie, "Muhammad", which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.

Aliwaxima, Tehran's shoe-shine man in a red stiletto

Tehran - A giant, racy-red motorised stiletto is not what you expect to see cruising down the avenues of Iran's capital but it certainly attracts attention, and business, for intrepid shoe-shine man "Aliwaxima".

Iran executes political prisoner in spite of international pleas

Behrouz Alkhani, a 30 year old political prisoner in Iran, was executed on Tuesday despite international calls for a stay in execution and retrial, following an allegedly unfair trail. The execution came even as Alkhani awaited a Supreme Court appeal.

Britain, Iran reopen embassies after nuclear deal

Tehran - Britain's foreign secretary reopened his country's embassy in Tehran on Sunday in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years after a mob stormed the compound, forcing its closure.

Iran shoots down suspected spy drone near Iraq border

Tehran - Iran's military shot down a suspected reconnaissance drone in a province on its western border with Iraq, a military official said Saturday.

Republican barbs raise nuclear deal doubts in Iran

Tehran - Fierce criticism of the Iran nuclear agreement by Republicans seeking the US presidency has raised a big question in Tehran -- will future American leaders keep their side of the bargain?

Britain and Iran to reopen embassies as ties thaw

Tehran - Britain and Iran will reopen their respective embassies in the coming days, an Iranian official said Thursday, four years after their closure when protesters angry over nuclear sanctions stormed the UK mission in Tehran.

Britain to reopen Tehran embassy: Iranian official

Tehran - Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran during a visit to Iran by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond due to start on Sunday, an Iranian foreign ministry official told AFP.

Iran lawmakers pick nuclear deal review panel

Tehran - Iran's parliament announced Wednesday the final composition of a 15-member panel largely composed of conservative lawmakers to review the country's nuclear deal with world powers.

No date yet for verdict in U.S. reporter spy trial: Iran

Tehran - The trial in Iran of jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian on spying charges has yet to end, Tehran's justice department chief said Sunday, days after the journalist's lawyer said proceedings were over.

Iran nuclear deal backers plan worldwide 'peace' marches

Tehran - Thousands of people are expected to march in cities across the globe on Saturday in support of Iran's deal with world powers over its controversial nuclear programme, activists said.

Op-Ed: Nuclear deal with Iran may be signed but uncertainties remain

Washington - Wasn’t there something just a little bit creepy about U.S. President Barack Obama warning Jewish leaders in the United States that Israel would likely be attacked if the recently negotiated nuclear deal with Iran was blocked by Congress?

Op-Ed: Former president of anti-Iran nuclear program group supports deal

Washington - Dr. Gary Samore, president of United Against Nuclear Iran(UANI), a lobby and education group whose aim is to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, has resigned as he now supports the deal.

US reporter faces Iran spy trial verdict 'within week'

Tehran - Jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian should learn his fate "within a week" after his secretive trial on accusations of spying on Iran ended Monday, his lawyer said.

Iran ex-president's son begins 10-year jail term

Tehran - The son of Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani began a 10-year prison term for financial and security crimes on Sunday, insisting his conviction was politically motivated.

Iran, Turkey must work together to fight IS: Rouhani

Tehran - Iran and Turkey must work with one another to root out the threat of extremism in the region, President Hassan Rouhani told his Turkish counterpart, the official IRNA news agency reported.

U.S. must seize chance to 'win trust' of Iranians: Zarif

Tehran - Iran's foreign minister on Thursday called on the United States to "win the valuable trust" of Iranians after the "historic opportunity" created by Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers.

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

Tehran - France sought to revive its relations with Iran on Wednesday, inviting President Hassan Rouhani to visit Paris in November, in a gesture that swiftly follows this month's historic nuclear deal.

Iran's conservative media slams Fabius over blood scandal

Tehran - A trip to Tehran by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius faced a threat Tuesday of being overshadowed by a tainted blood scandal from the 1980s which killed hundreds of Iranians.

Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal

Tehran - Iran's foreign minister moved to dismiss speculation that his country's nuclear deal with major powers could hit difficulties, saying he had "no concern or worry" about its implementation.
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