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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.

Iran seeks closer ties with Cuba

Havana - Iran wants to forge a "new path" in its relations with Cuba by tightening ties, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday at the start of a Latin American tour.

Turkey PM urges world powers to turn 'new page' on Syria

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Monday urged world powers including Iran, Russia and the United States to join together to rapidly open a "new page" in the Syria crisis.

Russian raids from Iran airbase 'over for now'

Tehran - Iran said Monday that Russian raids on jihadists in Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, after accusing Moscow of "showing off" when it revealed the bombing runs."It was a specific, authorised mission and it's over for now.

Iran releases images of new missile defence system

Tehran - Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defence system on Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions.

US sought 'leverage' with $400 mn payment to Iran

Washington - The United States acknowledged that it waited for Iran to release American prisoners before delivering $400 million in cash that it owed the country, but again insisted the payment was not ransom.

Russia says Syria raids from Iranian base do not violate UN resolution

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday dismissed a suggestion from Washington that Moscow is violating a UN Security Council resolution by using an Iranian air base for its bombing raids on Syria.

Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday announced for the first time it had flown bombing raids against jihadist groups in Syria from an airbase in Iran after deploying its warplanes to the country.

Iran arrests dual national over UK 'spy links'

Tehran - Iran has arrested a British-Iranian on suspicion of links to the UK intelligence service, the Tehran prosecutor told Iranian media on Tuesday.

Iranians fight rising infertility and taboos

Tehran - With infertility rising in pollution-plagued Iran, a growing number of couples must navigate the country's web of social and religious taboos as they seek treatment.

Iran to auction property of death row tycoon

Tehran - Iran said on Tuesday it would auction off property owned by billionaire Babak Zanjani, who was sentenced to death for corruption earlier this year.

Iran nuclear scientist executed for spying for US

Tehran - Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over "confidential and vital" information to the United States, a judicial spokesman said.

Israel minister admits Iran has respected nuclear deal

Jerusalem - Israel's energy minister on Sunday criticised a landmark nuclear accord between the Jewish state's arch-foe Iran and world powers but said Tehran had so far respected the deal.

Iranians hunt Pokemon despite ban

Tehran - Iran was quick to ban global gaming craze Pokemon Go, but as with many of the Islamic republic's internet controls, tech-savvy youths have carried on regardless.

Iran says 20 Sunni 'terrorists' executed in single day

Tehran - Iran has executed a group of 20 "terrorist" Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national security, state media reported on Thursday. "These people had committed murder...

White House denies Iran ransom payment

Washington - The White House on Wednesday denied renewed accusations that it paid Iran ransom for the release of four American prisoners, parrying a tidal wave of condemnations from Republicans.

Iran condemns killings of French priest, boy in Syria

Tehran - Iran's foreign ministry condemned this week's killing of a French priest, drawing a parallel with the recent decapitation of a young boy by jihadists in Syria, state media said Thursday.

Iran announces May 19 presidential election

Tehran - Iran's Guardian Council announced Wednesday that next year's presidential election will take place on May 19 with embattled incumbent Hassan Rouhani expected to run for a second term.

Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in crackdown

Tehran - Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported.

French carmaker to build Citroens in Iran

Paris - French automaker Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) said Thursday it had signed a preliminary agreement on creating a joint venture that plans to invest more than 300 million euros ($330 million) to build and sell Citroen vehicles in Iran.

Iran calls in French envoy over exiled opposition rally

Tehran - Iran has called in the French ambassador and lodged a formal protest over a rally outside Paris held by an exiled opposition group last weekend, a diplomatic source said Wednesday.

Iran bids farewell to late director Kiarostami

Tehran - Several thousand cinema lovers joined top artists in Tehran on Sunday to bid farewell to renowned Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami following his death last week in Paris.

Iran missile tests inconsistent with nuclear deal: UN report

New York - Iran's ballistic missile tests in March were "not consistent" with the spirit of the nuclear agreement signed with world powers, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the Security Council.

Iran won't coordinate with U.S. on Syria: Khamenei

Tehran - Iran will never coordinate with the United States in Syria and other regional conflicts, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in remarks published on his website Sunday.
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