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Iran Guards chief insists no withdrawal from Syria

Tehran - The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Wednesday there would be no withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria as he dismissed Israel threats, conservative news agency Fars reported.

Iran satellite in US row fails to reach orbit

Tehran - Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States as a breach of a UN resolution on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, the telecommunications minister said.

Cargo plane crashes in Iran, killing 15: army

Tehran - A military cargo plane overshot a runway, crashed and caught fire during a botched landing near the Iranian capital Tehran, killing 15 people, the army said Monday.

Cargo plane crashes in Iran with several onboard: army

Tehran - A military cargo plane crashed near the Iranian capital Tehran, the army said on Monday, with local media reporting at least 10 people onboard.

Iran MPs to investigate protester torture claims

Tehran - Iran's parliament will investigate claims by a labour protest leader that he was tortured in prison following strikes at a sugar factory, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Iran to deploy warships to Atlantic: media

Tehran - Iran is to deploy its newest warship to the Atlantic Ocean on a five-month mission -- the navy's longest in a decade, the conservative Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

Iran says Afghan Taliban were in Tehran for peace talks

Tehran - Iran said Monday that the Afghan Taliban have visited Tehran for a second round of peace talks in just a few days aimed at bringing an end to 17 years of conflict.

Afghan Taliban were in Iran for peace talks: foreign ministry

Tehran - The Afghan Taliban were in Iran on Sunday for fresh peace negotiations with senior officials, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Iran sees 'revival' of imperilled Lake Urmia

Miandoab - It is one of the worst ecological disasters of recent decades, but the shrinking of Iran's great Lake Urmia finally appears to be stabilising and officials see the start of a revival.

Iran held talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

Tehran - Iran has met with the Afghan Taliban, a top Iranian security official said Wednesday according to the Tasnim news agency, just days after the militants attended reconciliation talks in the UAE.

Iran presents budget to counter 'cruel' US sanctions

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday unveiled Iran's first annual budget since the return of US sanctions, saying it had been adjusted to take account of Washington's "cruel" measures.

Iran says US troop presence in Syria 'wrong' from start

Tehran - Iran said Saturday the US presence in Syria had been "wrong and illogical" from the start, in its first official reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops.

Op-Ed: US Syria withdrawal — What happens next?

Washington - The United States military withdrawal from Syria has drawn universal condemnation from everyone but Vladimir Putin. The odd, mistimed strategy may have some very strange, and hideous, consequences.

Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh to face new trial

Tehran - Imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh will go on trial again on December 23, her lawyer Payam Derafshan told official news agency IRNA.

Iran president's son-in-law resigns after nepotism claims

Tehran - Iran President Hassan Rouhani's son-in-law resigned on Monday just two days after his appointment as head of Iran's geological survey sparked accusations of nepotism, official news agency IRNA reported.

Son-in-law of Iran president faces nepotism claims

Tehran - The appointment of President Hassan Rouhani's son-in-law as head of Iran's geological survey has renewed accusations of nepotism and led on Sunday to the resignation of a senior official, according to conservative media.

Iran confirms recent missile test amid Western criticism

Tehran - Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out a recent missile test after Western powers sharply criticised a December 1 launch of medium-range ballistic missiles."We are continuing our missile tests and this recent one was a.

Iran confirms recent missile test amid Western criticism

Tehran - Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out a recent test of a medium-range ballistic missile after Western powers sharply criticised a December 1 launch.

Iran arrests 10 over suicide attack on police

Tehran - Iranian police said Sunday that 10 people had been arrested in connection with a suicide attack in southeastern Iran that killed two police officers.

Iran seeks regional front against US 'economic terrorism'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday.
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