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Iranian woman skydiver looks to break down stereotypes

Tehran - For Iranian parachuting enthusiast Bahareh Sassani, skydiving is "a way to prove that women are just as capable as men" -- a small step from a big height for women's equality in her country.

Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Paris - Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China's east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.

Oil slick off China coast trebles in size

Bejing - The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has more than trebled in size, just over a week after the ship sank in a ball of flames.

Russia at UN warns collapse of Iran deal would be 'alarming'

New York - Russia on Thursday warned at the UN Security Council that the collapse of the Iranian nuclear deal would send an "alarming" message to the world and compromise efforts to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear arsenal.

Iran's central bank claims billions from German stock exchange

Frankfurt Am Main - German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse said Thursday that Iran's central bank had levelled claims for billions of dollars against its Luxembourg subsidiary Clearstream, which blocked the funds after the US accused Tehran of funding terrorism.

China spots four oil slicks from sunken tanker

Bejing - The spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has spawned four oil slicks as authorities prepared to send robots to the wreckage to assess the environmental damage.

UN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes to the accord.

EU 'carefully assessing' Trump's Iran nuclear deal statement

Strasbourg - The EU said Tuesday it is "carefully assessing" Donald Trump's statement on the Iran nuclear deal after the US leader set a 120-day deadline for fixing "disastrous flaws" in the landmark 2015 accord.

Russia's Lavrov calls on US to 'recognise reality' on Iran

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday called on Washington to "recognise reality" on the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded tough new measures to keep the agreement alive.

Russia's Lavrov lashes out at US at annual press conference

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov repeatedly attacked the US at his annual press conference Monday, accusing Washington of issuing ultimatums and failing to recognise "the reality of the emerging multipolar world".

China races to prevent environmental disaster after tanker sinks

Bejing - Chinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life.

Oil tanker's sinking off China raises environmental fears

Bejing - The sinking of an Iranian tanker off China could severely damage marine life, environmental experts warned Monday, as state media reported an oil spill covering up to 50 square miles at the scene.

Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames, official says no hope of survivors

Bejing - A Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end and sank Sunday, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off China, state media said.

Iran removes block on Telegram

Tehran - Iran has lifted restrictions imposed during recent protests on the country's most popular social media app Telegram.AFP journalists were able to access the service on Sunday and officials confirmed it has been restored.

Macron urges 'respect' for Iran nuclear deal

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday called for the "necessary respect" of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the French leader to change the landmark accord.

China rescuers recover two bodies, black box from Iranian tanker

Bejing - Chinese rescuers Saturday recovered two bodies and the "black box" from a stricken Iranian oil tanker which has been ablaze for the past week off the east coast of China, the transport ministry said.

Glimmers of hope in Iran economy despite Trump

Tehran - Even with President Donald Trump continuing to waive nuclear sanctions, Iran's economy remains hobbled by US restrictions but some diplomats in Tehran remain quietly confident for the future.

Trump would make 'big mistake' by leaving Iran deal: Moscow

Moscow - Russia on Saturday said Washington would be making a grave mistake by pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, adding that Moscow would work hard to keep the landmark agreement alive.

Iran rejects any change to nuclear deal

Tehran - Iran on Saturday rejected any modification of its nuclear deal with world powers after US President Donald Trump demanded tough new measures to keep the agreement alive.

Trump issues stay of execution for Iran nuclear deal

Washington - US President Donald Trump announced Friday he would not reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran, keeping a landmark 2015 deal alive... for now.

Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions, but for last time

Washington - US President Donald Trump grudgingly agreed not to reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran on Friday, but officials warned that it would be the last time he issues such a waiver.

UN report finds Iran in violation of Yemen arms embargo

New York - Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at Saudi Arabia, a UN panel of experts says, bolstering US and Saudi claims of Tehran's military involvement in Yemen.

New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

Tehran - Iran said Friday that a fresh explosion on a stricken oil tanker was complicating rescue efforts as Japan reported the vessel had drifted into its exclusive economic zone.

Trump decision looms over Iran deal as Europe watches

Washington - US President Donald Trump was set Friday to decide whether to jeopardize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by re-imposing American sanctions, against the wishes of European leaders who say the agreement is working just fine.

Macron tells Trump it's important to respect Iran nuclear deal

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron told US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday that it is important for all signatories to respect the landmark Iran nuclear agreement, the French leader's office said.

US task force to probe Hezbollah 'narcoterror'

Washington - The US Justice Department announced Thursday creation of a special task force to investigate what it called "narcoterrorism" by the powerful Lebanese movement Hezbollah.

US task force to probe Hezbollah 'narcoterror'

Washington - The US Justice Department announced Thursday creation of a special task force to investigate what it called "narcoterrorism" by the powerful Lebanese movement Hezbollah.

Iran nuclear deal criticised by Trump 'is working': EU's Mogherini

Brussels - The European Union's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Thursday insisted the Iran nuclear deal "is working", as US President Donald Trump mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran.

Europe, Iran to back nuclear deal as Trump decision looms

Brussels - Europe and Iran are to put on a united front in support of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal at talks in Brussels Thursday as Washington mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran.

Europe, Iran to back nuclear deal as Trump decision looms

Brussels - Europe and Iran are to put on a united front in support of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal at talks in Brussels Thursday as Washington mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran.
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