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US-Saudi arms mega deal looks to counter Iran

Washington - Washington has announced a bumper arms deal with Saudi Arabia, heralding the package as a major boost to long-standing security ties and a way to further isolate Iran.

Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on

Tehran - Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue.

Tensions deepen between Saudi, Iran, US after Trump visit

Tehran - The yawning gap between Tehran and Washington has grown even wider with US President Donald Trump's latest efforts to isolate Iran, which accused the United States of "milking" Saudi Arabia for petro-dollars.

Hardliners in US and Iran stand in way of Rouhani reforms

Tehran - After his re-election triumph, President Hassan Rouhani must now grapple with a fiercely hostile United States and hardliners at home as he struggles to build a more moderate and connected Iran.

Rare night of street parties in Iran after Rouhani win

Tehran - It was a rare night of open-air partying in Iran on Saturday as tens of thousands of supporters of President Hassan Rouhani took to the streets to celebrate his re-election.

Iran chooses 'engagement' as Rouhani sweeps to victory

Tehran - Iran has chosen the "path of engagement with the world" and rejected extremism, President Hassan Rouhani said following his resounding re-election victory on Saturday.

Iran President Rouhani leading in election: official

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani was leading in Iran's election with more than half of votes counted on Saturday, the head of the election committee announced. Out of 25.9 million votes counted, Rouhani had 14.

Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed': Mattis

Washington - A pro-regime convoy that was struck by US-led warplanes inside Syria this week likely was directed by Iran, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday.

Festive community feel as Iranians flock to the polls

Tehran - It was a festive mood across Tehran on Friday as thousands lined up to vote, many coming with family and friends to debate and help each other navigate the complex choices.

Ebrahim Raisi: hardline challenger in Iran

Tehran - Ebrahim Raisi, the leading rival to President Hassan Rouhani in Friday's presidential election, is a hardline judge with close ties to the supreme leader who spent years in powerful backroom positions.

Iran's Rouhani: a moderate cleric open to the world

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani, who won re-election on Saturday, has spent three decades at the heart of Iran's revolutionary establishment but still faces opposition from hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West.

Iran's Rouhani: a moderate cleric open to the world

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani, who won re-election on Saturday, has spent three decades at the heart of Iran's revolutionary establishment but still faces opposition from hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West.

Iran's Rouhani: a moderate cleric open to the world

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani, who won re-election on Saturday, has spent three decades at the heart of Iran's revolutionary establishment but still faces opposition from hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West.

Polling extended as Iranians deliver verdict on Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's polls finally closed after Friday's election was extended to cope with the large numbers turning out to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild international ties and kickstart the struggling economy.

Polling extended as Iranians deliver verdict on Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's polls finally closed after Friday's election was extended to cope with the large numbers turning out to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild international ties and kickstart the struggling economy.

Polling extended as Iranians deliver verdict on Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's polls finally closed after Friday's election was extended to cope with the large numbers turning out to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild international ties and kickstart the struggling economy.

Polls open with Iranians to give verdict on Rouhani

Tehran - Polls opened in Iran on Friday with voters set to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy.

Polls open with Iranians to give verdict on Rouhani

Tehran - Polls opened in Iran on Friday with voters set to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy.

Polls open with Iranians to give verdict on Rouhani

Tehran - Polls opened in Iran on Friday with voters set to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy.

Iran voters to give verdict on economy, diplomacy

Tehran - Iranians head to the polls Friday for a vote that has become a referendum on President Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy.

Iran voters to give verdict on economy, diplomacy

Tehran - Iranians head to the polls Friday for a vote that has become a referendum on President Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy.

Iran voters to give verdict on economy, diplomacy

Tehran - Iranians head to the polls Friday for a vote that has become a referendum on President Hassan Rouhani's policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy.

US sticking by Iran nuclear deal is good news for Rouhani

Tehran - The US decision to stick by the nuclear deal with Iran, despite new sanctions on its missile programme, provided welcome news for President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday, a day before his bid for re-election.

Iran condemns new US missile sanctions: spokesman

Tehran - Iran criticised new US sanctions on its missile programme on Thursday, saying they would undermine the nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran vote: US maintains nuclear deal sanctions relief

Washington - The United States passed up a chance to reimpose sanctions on Tehran's nuclear program Wednesday, deciding to stand by an international accord two days before Iran goes to the polls.

Iran's Khamenei urges massive vote to bolster regime

Tehran - Iran's top two presidential candidates launched a final day of election campaigning Wednesday as the supreme leader called for a massive turnout to bolster the regime against its "enemies".

Iran votes in head-to-head between diplomacy and resistance

Tehran - Iranian voters will decide the fate of moderate President Hassan Rouhani and his policy of engagement with the West on Friday as he goes head-to-head with hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi.

Open SESAME: science centre inaugurated in Jordan

Amman - Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday formally launched an international research centre whose members include experts from around the world including arch-rivals Iran and Israel.

Iran vice president pulls out of election, backs Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's reformist first vice president, Eshaq Jahangiri, on Tuesday pulled out of this week's presidential election and endorsed the incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, ISNA news agency reported.

Conservative Ghalibaf withdraws from Iran election

Tehran - Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf withdrew from Iran's presidential race Monday, paving the way for a head-to-head battle between President Hassan Rouhani and his leading hardline challenger in this week's election.
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