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Watchdog condemns Iran journalist's 10-year sentence

Paris - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned a decision by an Iranian appeals court to uphold a 10-year jail sentence against journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi.

Iran's Ahmadinejad says will not run in presidential vote

Tehran - Former hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he will not compete in next year's presidential vote, following advice from Iran's supreme leader, media reported.

Iran says has freed Iranian-Canadian academic

Tehran - Iranian-Canadian anthropologist Homa Hoodfar who was arrested and jailed in Tehran in June for "security offences" has been released and has left the country, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

US has met its side of Iran nuclear deal: Moniz

Vienna - US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, an architect of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, rejected Monday complaints from Tehran that Washington had not met its side of the bargain."The United States has done all that was asked of us...

Iran's Ahmadinejad should stay out of election: conservatives

Tehran - Iranian conservatives called on former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stay out of next year's election following a speech by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday.

Yemen's president at UN hits out at Iran

New York - Yemen's president hit out at Iran during his address to the United Nations on Friday, accusing Tehran of blocking peace moves through its support for Huthi rebels who continue to hold the capital."We shall extract Yemen from the claws of Iran.

Rouhani uses UN to hit US over nuclear deal

New York - Iran used the UN General Assembly on Thursday to accuse the United States of failing to implement aspects of the historic nuclear deal, demanding that Washington do so or risk formal complaint.

First priority in Syria is aid: Iran

New York - The first priority in Syria is for the international community to get humanitarian aid to those in desperate need, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday as a ceasefire unravelled.

Iran's president in Cuba, meets Castros

Havana - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Cuba where he met with his counterpart, Raul Castro, and the Cuban president's older brother and predecessor, Fidel Castro.

Iran's president in Cuba to meet Castros

Havana - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Cuba Monday for a visit in which he was expected to meet counterpart Raul Castro and his older brother and predecessor Fidel.

Iran's Rouhani heads for Venezuela, Cuba

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani set off Friday for a tour of Venezuela and Cuba before heading to New York for next week's UN General Assembly, official media reported.

US sees 'disturbing trend' as Iran threatens planes

Washington - The United States warned of "disturbing trends" in Iran's behavior Tuesday after Tehran's military threatened to down two US Navy planes over the Strait of Hormuz.

Growing number of countries refusing to cooperate on rights: UN

Geneva - Countries are increasingly refusing to cooperate with the UN on human rights, the world body warned Tuesday, voicing alarm at situations in dozens of states, including Syria, Iran and Venezuela.

Iran dismisses US claims of navy harassment in Gulf

Tehran - A senior Iranian military commander on Sunday dismissed claims from Washington that US patrol ships have been harassed by Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf, saying Tehran acted according to international law.

Saudi launches Persian hajj TV after tensions with Iran

Mecca - Saudi Arabia has launched Persian-language television broadcasts from this year's hajj, the information minister said on Sunday, following tensions with Iran over the annual pilgrimage.

Iran welcomes Syria truce plan, calls for 'comprehensive monitoring'

Tehran - Iran on Sunday welcomed the proposed ceasefire in Syria brokered by Russia and the United States, but said a monitoring system was needed to stop it being exploited by "terrorists".

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors

Tehran - Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran's nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said.

Years of turbulent Iran-Saudi relations

Paris - Iran has called on the Muslim world to punish the Saudi government for its handling of the hajj pilgrimage, from which Iranians have been excluded.

Iran-Saudi war of words heats up ahead of hajj

Tehran - A bitter war of words between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensified Wednesday ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage from which Iranians have been excluded for the first time in decades.

Tehran-Riyadh war of words hots up as Iranians miss hajj

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Saudi authorities of "bigoted extremism" late Tuesday in an increasingly bitter war of words over Iran's exclusion from this year's hajj pilgrimage.

Iran's Khamenei blasts Saudi management of holy sites

Tehran - With Iranians blocked from this month's hajj pilgrimage, their supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a furious rebuke to rival Saudi Arabia, saying the Muslim world should challenge its management of Islam's holiest sites."Saudi rulers...

British Airways resumes flights to Iran after nine-year break

London - British Airways was on Thursday to become the first British airline in four years to fly directly to Iran following the lifting of some sanctions against Tehran.

Iran to build two nuclear plants with Russia: official

Tehran - Iran will build two new nuclear power stations with assistance from Russia, the head of its Atomic Energy Organisation said.

Iran urges Turkey to quickly end Syria intervention

Tehran - Key Damascus supporter Tehran urged Ankara on Wednesday to quickly wrap up its week-old military intervention in Syria, saying it was an "unacceptable" violation of Syrian sovereignty.

Iran govt says to cover infertility treatment costs

Tehran - Iran will help couples meet the cost of infertility treatment as the government tackles a growing crisis that has seen millions of couples failing to conceive, the government announced Tuesday.

Iran says 'nuclear spy' arrested, bailed

Tehran - Iran has arrested a "spy" involved in the nuclear negotiations with world powers but has not yet formally charged the suspect, the judiciary's spokesman told reporters on Sunday."(News of) the arrest of the infiltrating spy is true.

French environment minister announces partnerships in Iran

Tehran - French Environment Minister Segolene Royal met with her Iranian counterpart in Tehran on Sunday to announce plans for a number of joint projects addressing energy, water shortages and pollution.

Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer: defense official

Washington - Four Iranian military vessels sped close to two US Navy guided missile destroyers with their weapons uncovered in the Strait of Hormuz in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between the longtime foes, American defense officials said.

Iran interested in proposed Chinese-built canal in Nicaragua

Managua - Iranian firms want to participate in the construction of a massive canal across Nicaragua that a Chinese company has vowed to build, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Wednesday.

Iran rounds up 450 social network users

Tehran - Iran has "arrested or summoned" around 450 social media users over their online activities, a website linked to the powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday.
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