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Iran premieres top-budget epic film 'Muhammad'

Tehran - Iran's most expensive ever movie, "Muhammad", which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide on Thursday, winning praise from early audiences.

Aliwaxima, Tehran's shoe-shine man in a red stiletto

Tehran - A giant, racy-red motorised stiletto is not what you expect to see cruising down the avenues of Iran's capital but it certainly attracts attention, and business, for intrepid shoe-shine man "Aliwaxima".

Iran executes political prisoner in spite of international pleas

Behrouz Alkhani, a 30 year old political prisoner in Iran, was executed on Tuesday despite international calls for a stay in execution and retrial, following an allegedly unfair trail. The execution came even as Alkhani awaited a Supreme Court appeal.

Iran enlists Afghan refugees as fighters to bolster Syria's Assad

Kabul - The fate of two brothers from Kabul, one grievously wounded, the other killed fighting in Syria, spotlights Iran's covert but active recruitment of Afghan refugees to buttress President Bashar al-Assad's steadily depleting forces.

Nuclear watchdog seeks to soothe concerns on Iran probe

Vienna - The UN atomic watchdog chief sought Tuesday to ease concerns in the United States about its investigation into Iran's alleged past nuclear activities following July's landmark deal with major powers.

Mideast leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks, aerospace salon

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia's military industry.

Iran victory within Obama's reach

Washington - US President Barack Obama has won the backing of a fresh clutch of senators for his Iran deal, raising the prospect he could yet dodge a humiliating legislative rebuke.

Britain, Iran reopen embassies after nuclear deal

Tehran - Britain's foreign secretary reopened his country's embassy in Tehran on Sunday in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years after a mob stormed the compound, forcing its closure.

Iran shoots down suspected spy drone near Iraq border

Tehran - Iran's military shot down a suspected reconnaissance drone in a province on its western border with Iraq, a military official said Saturday.

Republican barbs raise nuclear deal doubts in Iran

Tehran - Fierce criticism of the Iran nuclear agreement by Republicans seeking the US presidency has raised a big question in Tehran -- will future American leaders keep their side of the bargain?

Iran, China and the pope: Obama gets back to work

Washington - After two weeks of vacation spent largely on the golf course in Martha's Vineyard, President Barack Obama heads home to Washington to a full diplomatic plate: Iran, China and a highly anticipated papal visit.

Five dead in new Israeli raid on Syrian position: State TV

Damascus - A new Israeli raid on a Syrian army position in the Golan Heights killed at least five people on Friday, Syrian state television reported, describing the victims as unarmed civilians.

Israel pounds Syria targets in response to rocket fire

Jerusalem - An Israeli strike on Syria killed at least five people on Friday, Syrian state television said, with Israel alleging they were Iran-backed militants who fired rockets across the border.

Britain and Iran to reopen embassies as ties thaw

Tehran - Britain and Iran will reopen their respective embassies in the coming days, an Iranian official said Thursday, four years after their closure when protesters angry over nuclear sanctions stormed the UK mission in Tehran.

Britain to reopen Tehran embassy: Iranian official

Tehran - Britain will reopen its embassy in Tehran during a visit to Iran by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond due to start on Sunday, an Iranian foreign ministry official told AFP.

Iran lawmakers pick nuclear deal review panel

Tehran - Iran's parliament announced Wednesday the final composition of a 15-member panel largely composed of conservative lawmakers to review the country's nuclear deal with world powers.

Another Democrat opposes Iran deal, U.S. approval still likely

Washington - A second US Senate Democrat spoke out Tuesday in opposition to President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, but momentum within the party nevertheless appeared to be favoring the landmark accord.

In departure from Republicans, Trump wouldn't 'rip up' Iran deal

Washington - US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump took a strong departure from his party's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal, saying he would not necessarily "rip up" the accord, in an interview aired Sunday.

Iran submits nuclear activity information to UN watchdog

Vienna - Iran has submitted documents linked to its past nuclear activity, the UN's atomic watchdog has confirmed, a key condition of a probe into suspected efforts to create nuclear arms.

No date yet for verdict in U.S. reporter spy trial: Iran

Tehran - The trial in Iran of jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian on spying charges has yet to end, Tehran's justice department chief said Sunday, days after the journalist's lawyer said proceedings were over.

Russia and Iran foreign ministers to meet on nuclear deal, Syria

Moscow - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will host his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday to discuss the deal on Tehran's nuclear programme and the conflict in Syria.

Russia denies UN-sanctioned Iran general in Moscow 'last week'

Moscow - Russia said Friday that a UN-sanctioned Iranian general was not in Moscow "last week" and said it was surprised at US criticism regarding an alleged visit.

Iran nuclear deal backers plan worldwide 'peace' marches

Tehran - Thousands of people are expected to march in cities across the globe on Saturday in support of Iran's deal with world powers over its controversial nuclear programme, activists said.

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?

Fears U.S. 'national interest' hurt by partisan Iran row

Washington - The former White House official who resigned this week as head of a key US group lobbying against the Iran nuclear deal, warned the partisan row was hurting America's national interest.

Global Peace Initiative 'Save Israel': Dr. Paul fights Iran deal Special

On Aug 4, 2015 Dr. K.A. Paul, founder of Global Peace Initiative, announced the launch of an international peace initiative in opposition to President Obama’s Iran Nuclear deal.

US reporter faces Iran spy trial verdict 'within week'

Tehran - Jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian should learn his fate "within a week" after his secretive trial on accusations of spying on Iran ended Monday, his lawyer said.

Iran ex-president's son begins 10-year jail term

Tehran - The son of Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani began a 10-year prison term for financial and security crimes on Sunday, insisting his conviction was politically motivated.

In letter to Obama, U.S. scientists praise Iran nuclear deal: Report

Washington - More than two dozen top US scientists, among them nuclear researchers and Nobel prize winners, praised the Iran nuclear deal as major security achievement in a letter to President Barack Obama, The New York Times reported.

Key Democrats turn against Obama's Iran deal

Washington - Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer announced he would vote against the Iran nuclear deal, in a blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to sell the measure.
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