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Iran declares 'victory' over IS

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday declared "victory" over the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as the jihadists cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory.

Iran says 'biased' French policy stoking Mideast crises

Tehran - Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused it of "hegemonic" ambitions in the region.

Aid slow to reach quake-hit Iranian villages

Varzaneh - Iranian survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people pleaded Wednesday for water, tents and other emergency supplies as aid trickled into remote villages near the Iraqi border.

Iran scrambles to aid victims of killer quake

Mostafa - Thousands of Iranians prepared Tuesday to spend a third night in the cold as authorities scrambled to help those made homeless by a major earthquake that killed more than 400.

Iran hunts for survivors as quake kills 300 near Iraq border

Tehran - Iranian rescue workers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors on Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 300 and injuring thousands.The 7.

As Iran-Saudi 'Cold War' heats up, what next?

Tehran - From a Yemeni missile attack to the resignation of Lebanon's prime minister, the "Cold War" between Middle East rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has been heating up.

Iran tells France nuclear deal 'not negotiable'

Tehran - Iran's nuclear deal is "not negotiable", Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said on Saturday in response to remarks by the French president.

Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies.

Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies."You know the might and place of the Islamic republic.

Iran says Saudi claims on Yemen 'contrary to reality'

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday dismissed accusations by Saudi Arabia's crown prince that it had launched a "direct military aggression" after a missile fired by Tehran-backed Yemeni rebels was intercepted near Riyadh.

Thousands of Iranians protest against Trump

Tehran - Chanting "Death to America" and burning the US flag, thousands of Iranians protested in Tehran Saturday against President Donald Trump's policies and to mark the anniversary of the 1979 US embassy siege.

Iran denounces CIA 'fake news' in Bin Laden files

Tehran - Iran has accused the CIA of spreading "fake news" about the Islamic republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed.

Putin visits Tehran for talks on Syria, nuclear deal

Tehran - Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iran's leadership Wednesday in Tehran as the two Damascus allies push a Syria peace plan and the Kremlin offers its backing for a landmark nuclear deal facing US opposition.

Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

Tehran - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran on Wednesday for an official visit, with talks expected to focus on Syria, the Iranian nuclear agreement and bilateral ties.

Iran moves to save last 'mascot' Asiatic cheetahs

Garmsar - Iranian environmentalists have mobilised to protect the world's last Asiatic cheetahs, estimated to number just 50 and faced with the threats of becoming roadkill, a shortage of prey and farmers' dogs.

Iran blocks 'illegal' rally at ancient king's tomb

Tehran - Iranian authorities on Sunday prevented an "illegal gathering" at the tomb of ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great and arrested a number of suspects, local media reported.

IAEA says Iran implementing its nuclear deal commitments

Tehran - The head of the ​United Nations atomic agency on Sunday said Iran was carrying out its commitments made under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

Iraq PM wins Iran support as forces battle IS, Kurds

Tehran - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose forces Thursday battled jihadists in the west of the country and Kurds in the north, won the support of Iranian leaders at talks in Tehran.

Iranian sentenced to death for spying for Israel

Tehran - Iran said Wednesday it had sentenced a citizen to death for spying for Israel in return for Swedish residency, after rights activists reported an Iranian-born academic was handed the death penalty.

Iranian cartoonists bite back at Trump's 'Arabian Gulf' comment

Tehran - Even the fish were laughing at Donald Trump in the cartoon exhibition in Tehran where satirists gave a biting response to the US president, who infuriated Iranians by calling the Gulf "Arabian" rather than "Persian".
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