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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.

Iran says 'nuclear spy' arrested, bailed

Tehran - Iran has arrested a "spy" involved in the nuclear negotiations with world powers but has not yet formally charged the suspect, the judiciary's spokesman told reporters on Sunday."(News of) the arrest of the infiltrating spy is true.

French environment minister announces partnerships in Iran

Tehran - French Environment Minister Segolene Royal met with her Iranian counterpart in Tehran on Sunday to announce plans for a number of joint projects addressing energy, water shortages and pollution.

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

Tehran - Iran has "arrested or summoned" around 450 social media users over their online activities, a website linked to the powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday.

Russian raids from Iran airbase 'over for now'

Tehran - Iran said Monday that Russian raids on jihadists in Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, after accusing Moscow of "showing off" when it revealed the bombing runs."It was a specific, authorised mission and it's over for now.

Iran releases images of new missile defence system

Tehran - Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defence system on Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions.

Iran arrests dual national over UK 'spy links'

Tehran - Iran has arrested a British-Iranian on suspicion of links to the UK intelligence service, the Tehran prosecutor told Iranian media on Tuesday.

Iranians fight rising infertility and taboos

Tehran - With infertility rising in pollution-plagued Iran, a growing number of couples must navigate the country's web of social and religious taboos as they seek treatment.

Iran to auction property of death row tycoon

Tehran - Iran said on Tuesday it would auction off property owned by billionaire Babak Zanjani, who was sentenced to death for corruption earlier this year.

Iran nuclear scientist executed for spying for US

Tehran - Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over "confidential and vital" information to the United States, a judicial spokesman said.
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