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Excessive pumping of groundwater in Iran causes ground to sink

Tehran - Stressed by a 30-year drought and hollowed by excessive water pumping from the underground aquifer - the parched landscape around Iran’s capital has begun to sink dramatically.

Op-Ed: Nuclear deal with Iran may be signed but uncertainties remain

Washington - Wasn’t there something just a little bit creepy about U.S. President Barack Obama warning Jewish leaders in the United States that Israel would likely be attacked if the recently negotiated nuclear deal with Iran was blocked by Congress?

Iranians celebrate nuclear deal, hail Zarif as hero

Tehran - The crowd was small at first but as the din of car horns grew louder so did the number of Iranians celebrating a long-awaited nuclear deal in Tehran late Tuesday.Some said they hoped it would improve their lives and change Iran's image abroad.

Op-Ed: Kerry begins to accept that Congress will have say on Iran deal

Washington, D. C. - Sounds like a fourth-grade social studies teacher finally got to him. Of course, we’re speaking about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the longtime U.S. Senator who took over the State Department when Hillary Clinton left in 2013.

Op-Ed: Iran has no intention of agreeing to nuclear deal

Vienna - It's hard to tell whether the failure of Western nations to convince Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program should be a source of mirth or concern.

Op-Ed: Turkey revitalizes and reengages Iranian friendship

Spurred by the interim deal over Iran’s nuclear program, Turkey has seized the opportunity to show its regional prowess as it re-engages with an old friend.

UN-Arab League Syria peace envoy going to Tehran

The United Nations/Arab League peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi is scheduled to visit the Iranian capital next week to discuss his proposed Geneva 2 peace conference.

UK man's laptop gets stolen, tells him where it is a month later

London - A blog on Tumblr takes us through the story step-by-step. A guy called Dom Deltorto was burgled, his laptop was stolen. Police basically did nothing. Then suddenly, his laptop woke up and told him where it was - 3,000 miles away in Iran. (Updated)

Iranian snipers combat plague of 'mutant rats' in Tehran

Tehran - According to reports, rats in the city of Tehran have grown to monstrous proportions with some weighing up to 11 pounds (five kilograms). The rats are now the focus of an extermination effort involving sniper teams hunting them in the streets at night.

Op-Ed: Ahmadinejad declares Iran is already a nuclear power

The Middle East crisis continues as Ahmadinejad lands in Cairo a few months before Iran reaches nuclear weaponization. He declares that Iran is nuclear, but will not harm Israel. Analysts believe that Tehran has no nuclear weapons capability yet.

Canadian, John Sheardown, Tehran crisis hero, dies

Ottawa - Canadian John Sheardown was the first secretary at the Canadian embassy in Tehran, during the Islamic Revolution. Sheltering six US diplomats in his Tehran home brought him into the media "spotlight".

Iran to take US to International Court over latest drone incident

Tehran - While the US still denies loss of a drone, Tehran has now threatened international legal action against Washington over the alleged interception of a US spy drone in Iran airspace. (Updated).

Iran finds Reuters guilty of propaganda about female ninjas

Tehran - A jury in Tehran has found the news agency Reuters "guilty of propagating against the Islamic Republic and disseminating false information to disturb public opinion" for running a story titled, "Thousands of female Ninjas train as Iran's assassins."

'Innocence of Muslims' protests spread thru Middle East (updated)

Protests and outrage are now spreading to Lebanon and Iran, and continue in Yemen and Egypt, Libya and now Sudan, over the film "Innocence of Muslims", released on YouTube, which insults the Prophet Mohammed.

Iran’s first nuclear power plant operating at full capacity

Bushehr - Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant is open and operating at full capacity. This is the first power plant of its type in the Islamic Republic.

Iran government offices logging off the Internet

Tehran - Iran is planning to move the country's key ministries away from the World Wide Web. Tehran states that the Internet is "untrustworthy" and the country is planning a domestic intranet.

Iran warns: If Israel attacks, Israel will be destroyed

Negotiations between world powers and Iran wrapped up in Moscow with no resolution, and a high-ranking Iranian general has sent a strong warning to Israel on possible attacks.

Iran found to have more enriched uranium

Iran has been reported to have uranium which is more highly enriched than previously thought. The UN's IAEA has reported the find.

Iranian Admiral: 'We can move a vessel within three miles of NYC'

An official of the Iranian military said last week that the country's navy has the ability to move a naval vessel within three miles of the East Coast of the United States.

Iran begins cloning U.S. drone ― Reverse engineering complete

Tehran - Iran announced in December last year that it had captured the RQ-170 U.S. spy drone that had invaded its airspace. It seems the Iranians have been playing with it ever since and have now succeeded in making a clone.

Iran: Lecturer faces death penalty for 'enmity towards God'

Teheran - Professor Abdolreza Ghanbari, a lecturer at Payame Nour University in Teheran, Islamic Republic of Iran, was charged with Moharebeh (enmity towards God) and he is waiting to be executed.

Iranian scientists victim of Israel's Mossad?

Tehran - Mossad behind assassination of Tehran's nuclear experts and scientists last week, says the Time magazine quoting "Western intelligence sources".

Diplomats await Atomic Energy report on Iran's nuclear capacity

Diplomats are bracing themselves for the release of a report documenting fresh insight into Iran's suspected nuclear weapons drive. The report has significance in the wake of growing speculation of a possible attack on the Islamic republic .

Iran's Ministry of Intelligence detains alleged BBC spies

Tehran - The Iranian Intelligence Ministry has summomned and detained several people it alleges have links to the BBB's Persian language service. Iran accuses the BBC of operating a spy ring sending information to MI6.

Op-Ed: Iran’s terrible dilemma

Tehran - An article concerning the dilemma faced by the Iranian legal authorities concerning the sentence on a man who threw acid in the face of a young woman.

Narcotics officials in Iran crackdown on crystal meth trade

Tehran - Iranian law enforcement narcotics officials with help from a newly passed drug law, have turned up the heat on crystal meth drug traffickers.

Tehran, American hiker released

Sara Shourd was released from Tehran's Evin prison. He left Iran on a flight to Oman. She was arrested on the border with Iraq in June 2009 for having crossed the border. Still held the other two hikers.

Iran spokesperson announces Tehran to host 14th G15 Summit

Tehran - The Iranian Foreign Ministry stated this week that the May 17 G15 Summit in Tehran will be a great way to gain cooperation among the 18 nations in the region. Guests include the Brazilian and Sri Lankan Presidents.

Tehran University Students Protest Famed Filmmakers' Imprisonment

Tehran Arts University students have issued a public statement condemning the imprisonment of filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Nourizad, the latter awaiting a flogging. The statement was especially harsh toward fellow artists who have remained silent.

Iran jamming satellite signals from U.S. and British broadcasts

British and U.S. broadcasters say that Iran is jamming signals from a key communications satellite in an effort to keep news of opposition demonstrations from most Iranians.
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Female Ninjas in Iran.
Female Ninjas in Iran.
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A driver from the start-up company Snapp  which offers a taxi service app  checks for customers on h...
A driver from the start-up company Snapp, which offers a taxi service app, checks for customers on his mobile in Tehran on October 4, 2016
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The famous Milad tower is seen during a special occasion in Tehran  Iran.
The famous Milad tower is seen during a special occasion in Tehran, Iran.
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Peugeot car assembly plant in Iran
Peugeot car assembly plant in Iran
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Roads heading towards downtown Tehran, Iran. The Alborz Mountains can be seen in the background.
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Howden CKD manufactures compressors like the Howden WRV 321 shown here.
A model of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran
A model of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran
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