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Iran 'Happy' dancers given 91 lashes

Tehran - Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" have been sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms.

Iran, six powers head into 'very tough' nuclear talks

New York - Iran and six powers returned to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to overcome hurdles in the way of a deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program.

Iran's Rouhani slams US troop veto in IS fight

Washington - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the United States for its refusal to send troops into combat in the battle against Islamic State militants he claimed were seeking to "kill humanity.

Iran slams U.S. as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

New York - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday accused Washington of being "obsessed" with sanctions as a new round of high-stakes bilateral nuclear negotiations opened in New York.

Iran's current uranium enrichment not acceptable says US

Washington - Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said on Tuesday ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers.

EU, Iran to hold fresh nuclear talks

Brussels - EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif on Wednesday in New York for further talks on Tehran's contested nuclear programme, her spokeswoman said.

Iran's current uranium enrichment not acceptable says US

Washington - Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers.

Iran supreme leader has 'successful' prostate surgery

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei successfully underwent prostate surgery, official media announced Monday in an unprecedented public statement on his health, which has long been subject to speculation.

Iran ordered plane carrying Americans to land

Tehran - A charter plane carrying 100 people, including Americans, out of Afghanistan was ordered to land in southern Iran because of errors in its flight plan, a Tehran-based official said Saturday.

Americans flying from Afghan air base land briefly in Iran

Washington - A charter plane carrying about 100 people including Americans was briefly diverted to Iran during a flight from Bagram air base in Afghanistan, US officials said Friday.

Iran frees Dutch human rights campaigner held on death row

Den Haag - A Dutch-Iranian human rights campaigner who had been sentenced to death in Iran has been freed and allowed to return home to the Netherlands, his son told a Dutch press agency on Friday.

World powers, Iran to meet in New York on September 18

Brussels - World powers and Iran will hold a new round of talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme in New York on September 18, EU officials said Thursday.

Iran FM to meet EU's Ashton in Brussels Monday

Brussels - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to hold talks with top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton in Brussels Monday, following fresh US sanctions on entities linked to Tehran's nuclear programme.

Iran says fresh US sanctions have deepened mistrust

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday condemned a new round of American sanctions linked to his country's nuclear activities, saying mistrust had been "further deepened" by the fresh measures.

U.S. steps up sanctions on Iran over nuclear program

Washington - The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on networks linked to Iran, stepping up pressure over Tehran's controversial nuclear program.

Iran modifies Arak reactor over nuclear concerns

Tehran - Iran said Wednesday it has started to modify its Arak heavy water reactor and limit plutonium output, a cause of Western concerns over the country's nuclear programme.

Op-Ed: Silver lining of ISIS terror may be dialogue with Iran, Russia

The rise of ISIS has created strange bedfellows: With airstrikes on ISIS renegades, the U.S. is now on the same side as Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and the leaders of Iran. Could a silver lining of ISIS terror be dialogue with Iran?

Iran 'will speed arming of Palestinians' after Israeli drone downed

Tehran - Tehran will "accelerate" arming Palestinians in retaliation for Israel deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said on Monday.

Iran says US, Israel and Gulf States behind ISIS

Last June the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Army accused Israel and the US covert services of creating and supporting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS,) in order to further destabilize targeted Middle Eastern countries.

Iran says it downed Israeli drone over nuclear site

Tehran - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said it has brought down an Israeli stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the centre of the country."A spy drone of the Zionist regime (Israel) was brought down by a missile...

Iran refuses UN nuclear watchdog access to Parchin base

Tehran - Iran will not give UN nuclear inspectors access to a military base outside Tehran that they have been seeking to visit since 2005, Defence Minister Hossein Dehgan said on Saturday.

Iran won't accept nuclear restraints 'beyond IAEA rules'

Tehran - Iran will reject any restraints on its nuclear operations outside the international rules set by the industry watchdog, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

IAEA chief to visit Iran for nuclear talks Sunday

Vienna - The head of the UN atomic watchdog will visit Iran on Sunday, the organisation said, ahead of an August 25 deadline for Tehran to answer long-held allegations of efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

Op-Ed: International successes pile up for President Obama on vacation

Edgartown - President Barack Obama is on vacation at Martha's Vineyard, but the international successes are piling up. The rescue mission of civilians on Iraq's Mount Sinjar is being touted as an accomplished mission. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki steps aside.

Iran backs choice of new Iraq PM, top official says

Tehran - Iran, a key ally of Iraq's sidelined Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said Tuesday it backed the legal process which led to him being replaced, following the nomination of Haidar al-Abadi as premier.

Iran airliner crashes in Tehran street, killing 39

Tehran - An Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday moments after takeoff from Tehran, killing 39 people on board and narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it plummeted near a busy market.

The Yazidi: Keepers of an ancient faith

If not for the horrors being inflicted by Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq against everyone not accepting their idea of what Islam is supposed to be, the majority of us probably would never have heard of the Yazidi religious sect.

6,500-year-old 'Noah' skeleton found in museum basement

Researchers from a Philadelphia museum found a human skeleton estimated to be 6,500 years old sitting in its basement untouched for 85 years, according to the Penn Museum.

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Vienna - Iran has eliminated all its most sensitive nuclear material in line with an interim deal struck with world powers, a new UN atomic agency report showed Monday.

Op-Ed: Be wary of lesser evil theories Mr. Oren

Israel is no stranger to realpolitik necessities when it comes to the often hostile Middle Eastern region. However its former ambassador to the US Michael Oren has formulated quite a peculiar argument regarding the 'Islamic State' ripping apart Iraq.
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