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Iran leader backs liberation from Israel 'tumour'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Tuesday for the "complete liberation" of Palestine from the "tumour" of Israel, renewing his regime's refusal to recognise Israel's right to exist.

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Tehran - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test.

Man taking selfie among seven dead in Iran storms

Tehran - A man taking a selfie after an Iranian dam burst was among at least seven people killed as floods, avalanches and dust storms gripped the country, state media reported Saturday.

Iran leader rejects reconciliation with anti-regime 'minority'

Tehran - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rejected the possibility of reconciliation with a "minority" that is opposed to the regime.

Millions in Iran march against Trump 'threats' on revolution day

Tehran - Millions of Iranians marched on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution Friday in what the president described as a response to the new US administration and a rejection of "threatening language".

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

Tehran - Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday.

Defiant Iran in missile exercise day after US sanctions

Tehran - Iran is to deploy missiles for a Revolutionary Guards exercise Saturday in a show of defiance a day after the United States imposed sanctions over a ballistic missile test launch last weekend.

Trump visa ban deprives children of parents, life-saving surgery

President Donald Trump's ban on refugees, immigrants and travelers from seven mainly Muslim countries is having life-or-death consequences for one Iranian baby, while also separating a badly burned Iraqi toddler being treated in Boston from his parents.

Iran denies US wrestling team visas after Trump ban

Tehran - Iran has refused visas for US athletes due to compete in an international wrestling tournament in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Op-Ed: White House Press Secretary falsely accuses Iran of attack

Washington - On Wednesday National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn announced that he had "officially put Iran on notice" after it had carried out a ballistic missile test.

Iran rejects 'baseless and provocative' Trump warning

Tehran - Iran on Thursday rejected a warning from President Donald Trump over its latest missile test as unfounded and provocative, reflecting growing tensions between Tehran and the new US administration.

Iran warns US against creating tensions over missiles

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday warned the United States against fuelling tensions over its ballistic missile tests as the UN Security Council prepared for urgent talks on the issue at Washington's request.

France to double visas for Iranian visitors: FM

Tehran - France plans to double the number of visas it issues to Iranians, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Monday in Tehran, at a time when US travel curbs have angered Iran.

Iranians pay tribute to firemen lost in tower blaze

Tehran - Tens of thousands of Iranians poured on to the streets of Tehran on Monday for the funeral of 16 firefighters killed when the city's oldest high-rise collapsed after a blaze.

Iran retaliates against Trump executive order

Tehran - Iran announces in a Foreign Ministry statement that it will ban all Americans from the country. The action is a quick response to Donald Trump's executive order which bans nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

Trump's 'insulting' travel ban hits hard

Tehran - Muslims from seven countries were barred Saturday from flying to the US and others detained there after President Donald Trump froze arrivals, with one man saying his life has been "destroyed".

Airlines barring Iranians from US-bound flights

Tehran - Foreign airlines are barring Iranians from travelling to the United States following President Donald Trump's temporary order barring visas for seven Muslim countries, travel agents in Tehran said Saturday.

Iran's Rouhani to Trump: 'Not the time to build walls'

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticised his US counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday, saying now was "not the time to build walls between nations". "They have forgotten that the Berlin Wall collapsed many years ago.

Hopes fade for trapped Iran firefighters after high-rise collapse

Tehran - Iranian officials said Friday they were losing hope of pulling any survivors from the rubble of a collapsed Tehran high-rise where around 20 firefighters were feared to have lost their lives.

Many firefighters dead, trapped in Tehran high-rise collapse

Tehran - Many firefighters were killed and others missing under the rubble after the Iranian capital's oldest high-rise building collapsed Thursday following a blaze, officials said.
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