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  • Iran issues warning to fuel price hike protesters

    Iran issues warning to fuel price hike protesters

    World | November 17, 2019 12:38 IST

    Addressing the nation on Friday, President Hassan Rouhani said the government had no intention to receive any portion of the hike despite the economic woes in the country.

  • Iran discovers new oil field with over 50 billion barrels

    Iran discovers new oil field with over 50 billion barrels

    World | November 11, 2019 12:29 IST

    The announcement by Hassan Rouhani comes as Iran faces crushing American sanctions after the U.S. pulled out of its nuclear deal with world powers last year.

  • Iran earthquake

    5 killed as 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Iran

    World | November 08, 2019 10:30 IST

    According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), some 20 million people felt the quake across Iran and possibly in neighbouring Turkey. The earthquakes' shallow depth amplified the shaking.

  • Iran lashes out against fresh US sanctions

    Iran lashes out against fresh US sanctions

    World | November 06, 2019 8:54 IST

    Irans Foreign Ministry on Tuesday lashed out at the fresh sanctions imposed by the US on people in the inner circle of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, saying the punitive measures highlighted Washington's bullying of other countries. The Ministry claimed the sanctions revealed the desperation and "inability" of the US to use diplomacy.

  • Iran has no credible reason to expand uranium enrichment

    Iran has no credible reason to expand uranium enrichment programme: US

    World | November 06, 2019 6:56 IST

    "Iran's assertions that all these escalatory steps are reversible are false: the knowledge Iran could gain over time from R&D work on new centrifuge designs represents irreversible learning that could ultimately shorten Iran's breakout time to a nuclear weapon if it decided to pursue one," Secretary of state MIke Pompeo said.

  • Iranian students overran guards to take over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran

    How AP covered seize of US Embassy in Tehran without a bureau

    November 04, 2019 17:36 IST

    A mob of Iranian students overran U.S. Marine guards in a three-hour struggle Sunday and invaded the American Embassy in Tehran, seizing dozens of staff members as hostages, Tehran Radio reported. They demanded that the United States send the exiled shah back to Iran for trial, the radio said.

  • US imposes sanctions on Iran's construction sector

    US imposes sanctions on Iran's construction sector

    World | November 01, 2019 11:28 IST

    The US also slapped sanctions on the trade of four materials with Iran, which Washington claimed were used in connection with Tehran's nuclear, military or ballistic missile programmes, said the statement.

  • Iran says oil tanker struck by rockets off Saudi port city

    Iran says oil tanker struck by rockets off Saudi Arabia

    World | October 11, 2019 12:39 IST

    Iranian state television said the explosion damaged two storerooms aboard the unnamed oil tanker and caused an oil leak into the Red Sea near the Saudi port city of Jiddah.

  • Iran

    Iran women attend football game for first time in 38 years

    Soccer | October 11, 2019 8:17 IST

    Women have been banned from many sporting events in Iran since 1981, during the early years of the country's Islamic Revolution.

  • PM Modi meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani; exchange

    PM Modi meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

    World | September 27, 2019 6:45 IST

    According to an official press release, the prime minister reiterated India's support for giving priority to diplomacy, dialogue and confidence building in the interest of maintaining peace, security and stability in the Gulf region, which is of vital importance for India.

  • UK, France Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

    UK, France, Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

    World | September 24, 2019 8:59 IST

    The fallout from the Sept. 14 attacks is still reverberating as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the U.N. General Assembly and international experts investigate, at Saudi Arabia’s request, what happened and who was responsible.

  • Iran dismisses prospect of talks with Trump at UN

    Iran dismisses prospect of talks with Trump at UN

    World | September 23, 2019 13:34 IST

    Speaking at the Iranian mission to the UN in New York, Tehran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told the Independent newspaper on Sunday that "maximum pressure" from the US has produced "maximum resistance" from Iran, and that Tehran will continue to resist.

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Donald Trump

    At UN General Assembly, Iran and US historically at odds

    World | September 23, 2019 9:47 IST

    As Tehran’s leadership prepares to address the U.N. General Assembly this week, there are fears that a wider conflict, dragging in Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States, could erupt after a summer of heightened volatility in the region.

  • Hassan Rouhani

    Stay out of Gulf, Iran warns US against sending troops to Saudi Arabia

    World | September 22, 2019 17:03 IST

    Rouhani's remarks comes a day after it was revealed that the US is sending more troops to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the September 14 drone attacks on a major oil field and a petroleum processing facility in the Kingdom.

  • US President Donald Trump

    US sanctions Iran's central bank after Saudi attacks

    World | September 21, 2019 7:21 IST

    US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, accompanying Trump in the Oval office, said the central bank was Tehran's last source of funds.

  • US President Donald Trump

    US military to present Donald Trump several options on Iran

    World | September 20, 2019 17:44 IST

    The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry.

  • Major crisis brewing in Gulf over drone attacks in Saudi

    Major crisis brewing in Gulf over drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

    World | September 20, 2019 9:36 IST

    A worried UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of "devastating" consequences for the region and the world if the crisis escalates. A UN team of experts has been dispatched to Saudi Arabia to investigate the weekend attack on two oil facilities of Aramco amid assertions by the US and Saudi Arabia that Iran was behind the hit.

  • Saudi Aramco drone attack: US calls oil field bombing

    US calls Saudi Aramco bombing Iranian 'act of war'

    World | September 19, 2019 8:17 IST

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations an “act of war” against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran.”

  • Donald Trump orders 'substantial' new sanctions on Iran

    Donald Trump orders 'substantial' new sanctions on Iran

    World | September 18, 2019 19:26 IST

    US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he has ordered "substantial" new sanctions on Iran, marking the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries following the attack on Saudi oil facilities.  

  • US not seeking war with any country: Donald Trump

    US not seeking war with any country: Donald Trump

    World | September 17, 2019 14:34 IST

    "Do I want war? I don't want war with anybody," Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday when asked if he wants war with Iran.

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