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Iran rejects US demand for release of dual nationals

Tehran - Iran said on Wednesday it would accept no US "interference" after Washington demanded the release of a dual national and his 80-year-old father given 10 year sentences for espionage.

Iran rejects US demand for release of dual nationals

Tehran - Iran said on Wednesday it would accept no US "interference" after Washington demanded the release of a dual national and his 80-year-old father given 10 year sentences for espionage.

Iran gives Iranian-US businessman and father 10 years for spying

Tehran - An Iranian-American businessman, his 80-year-old father and four others have each been given 10 years in prison for espionage, Tehran's prosecutor said Tuesday.

Iran MPs call for release of death penalty activist

Tehran - A group of Iranian lawmakers has written an open letter to the head of the judiciary calling for the release of Narges Mohammadi, an activist sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Hard times fuel Tehran taxi glut

Tehran - Mansour Faridfar did well on the black market until the law caught up and left him jobless, forcing him to join the thousands of "shakhsi" unofficial taxi drivers clogging Tehran's streets.

Iran to prosecute 400 officials over high salaries

Tehran - Iran's auditors said Sunday that around 400 public sector officials face prosecution over their exorbitant salaries -- a scandal used by hardliners to tarnish the government ahead of next year's election.

Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not run in presidential vote

Tehran - Former hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he will not compete in next year's presidential vote, following advice from Iran's supreme leader, media reported.

Iran says has freed Iranian-Canadian academic

Tehran - Iranian-Canadian anthropologist Homa Hoodfar who was arrested and jailed in Tehran in June for "security offences" has been released and has left the country, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

Iran's Ahmadinejad should stay out of election: conservatives

Tehran - Iranian conservatives called on former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stay out of next year's election following a speech by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday.

Iran's Rouhani heads for Venezuela, Cuba

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani set off Friday for a tour of Venezuela and Cuba before heading to New York for next week's UN General Assembly, official media reported.

Wound treating nanocomposite developed

Iranian scientists have developed a novel compound, created using nanotechnology, for the treatment of wounds. The composite material contains antimicrobial chemicals.

Iran dismisses US claims of navy harassment in Gulf

Tehran - A senior Iranian military commander on Sunday dismissed claims from Washington that US patrol ships have been harassed by Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf, saying Tehran acted according to international law.

Iran welcomes Syria truce plan, calls for 'comprehensive monitoring'

Tehran - Iran on Sunday welcomed the proposed ceasefire in Syria brokered by Russia and the United States, but said a monitoring system was needed to stop it being exploited by "terrorists".

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors

Tehran - Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran's nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said.

Iran-Saudi war of words heats up ahead of hajj

Tehran - A bitter war of words between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensified Wednesday ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage from which Iranians have been excluded for the first time in decades.

Tehran-Riyadh war of words hots up as Iranians miss hajj

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Saudi authorities of "bigoted extremism" late Tuesday in an increasingly bitter war of words over Iran's exclusion from this year's hajj pilgrimage.

Iran's Khamenei blasts Saudi management of holy sites

Tehran - With Iranians blocked from this month's hajj pilgrimage, their supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a furious rebuke to rival Saudi Arabia, saying the Muslim world should challenge its management of Islam's holiest sites."Saudi rulers...

Iran to build two nuclear plants with Russia: official

Tehran - Iran will build two new nuclear power stations with assistance from Russia, the head of its Atomic Energy Organisation said.

Iran urges Turkey to quickly end Syria intervention

Tehran - Key Damascus supporter Tehran urged Ankara on Wednesday to quickly wrap up its week-old military intervention in Syria, saying it was an "unacceptable" violation of Syrian sovereignty.

Iran govt says to cover infertility treatment costs

Tehran - Iran will help couples meet the cost of infertility treatment as the government tackles a growing crisis that has seen millions of couples failing to conceive, the government announced Tuesday.
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