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Iran asks award-winning film-maker to report to prosecutor

Tehran - Iranian authorities have asked award-winning film director Mohammad Rasoulof to report to the prosecutor's office after confiscating his passport at Tehran airport, a co-producer of his latest film said Tuesday.

US 'seeking excuses' to destroy nuclear deal: Iran

Tehran - The United States is "seeking excuses" to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran by demanding military site inspections, one of the Islamic republic's top security officials said on Friday.

Iran hackers demand women be allowed to watch football

Tehran - The website of Iran's main stadium was hacked on Wednesday with a demand that women be allowed to watch football matches, a day after female lawmakers were permitted to attend.

Iran says US threats against N.Korea are danger to world

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that threats by the United States had pushed North Korea to test nuclear weapons and were a "dangerous game for the entire world".

Brief joy for Iran female football fans quickly extinguished

Tehran - For a brief moment, Iran's female football fans thought they were finally allowed to attend a match, but their hopes were dashed on Monday when authorities said their tickets were sold by mistake.

Iran pilgrims flock to Saudi in diplomatic icebreaker

Tehran - In a diplomatic icebreaker between political foes, tens of thousands of Muslim faithful from Iran have flocked to Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites.

Iranians up in arms as Apple removes top apps

Tehran - Iranians have been joined by a minister in protest after Apple removed popular apps from its store, which the American company says has been done to comply with US sanctions.

Iran in talks to unblock Twitter, says new minister

Tehran - Iran's new communications minister said Tuesday that negotiations were underway with Twitter to unblock the service, which has been banned for years despite being used even by the country's supreme leader.

Iran's top priority to protect nuclear deal from US: Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday the top foreign policy priority for his new government was to protect the nuclear deal from being torn up by the United States.

Iran reform leader Karroubi ends hunger strike

Tehran - Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for six years, ended his hunger strike late Thursday after the government agreed to remove intelligence agents from his home.

Iran reform leader on hunger strike over six-year house arrest

Tehran - Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalised Thursday after going on hunger strike to demand a trial, his family told local media.

Iran reform leader on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

Tehran - Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalised Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial date, his family told local media.

Iran says can quit nuclear deal if US keeps adding sanctions

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions.

Iran can quit nuclear deal if US keeps adding sanctions: Rouhani

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions.

Iran parliament softens drug death penalty laws

Tehran - Iran's parliament passed a long-awaited amendment to its drug trafficking laws on Sunday, raising the thresholds that can trigger capital punishment and potentially saving the lives of many on death row.

Iran MPs boost missile funds in response to US sanctions

Tehran - Iran's parliament on Sunday approved more than half a billion dollars in funding for the country's missile programme and foreign operations of the elite Revolutionary Guards in response to US sanctions.

Iran's Rouhani under fire for male-only cabinet

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani put forward a new cabinet line-up on Tuesday that was immediately criticised by reformists for its lack of women or young people.

Renault signs 660 mln euro deal with Iran

Tehran - French automaker Renault signed on Monday a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth 660 million euros ($779 million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year.

Iran papers slam MP 'selfies of humiliation' with EU diplomat

Tehran - Iran's newspapers were dominated on Monday by accusations lawmakers had embarrassed themselves by clamouring to take selfies with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during her visit to parliament.

Four dead, eight injured as soldier opens fire on Iran military base: army

Tehran - At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement.
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