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  • US says new Iran sanctions coming on Thursday over rights violations Sep 24, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    US says new Iran sanctions coming on Thursday over rights violations

    Afkari's case had sparked an outcry from Iranians on social media and from international human rights groups. US President Donald Trump also called on Iran this month not to execute the wrestler.

  • US says UN sanctions on Iran have now been reimposed. What does that mean? Sep 20, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    US says UN sanctions on Iran have now been reimposed. What does that mean?

    Here is a look at the events leading to this showdown and an explanation of what could happen next.

  • Iran begins new school year amid coronavirus concerns Sep 05, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    Iran begins new school year amid coronavirus concerns

    “Education will not be closed in our country even under the worst situation,” President Hassan Rouhani said, urging authorities to implement health measures in schools to the level of those in military garrisons.

  • IAEA inspects one of two sites in Iran after long stand-off Sep 04, 2020 09:11 PM IST

    IAEA inspects one of two sites in Iran after long stand-off

    The agency's inspectors will visit the other site "later in September 2020 on a date already agreed with Iran, to take environmental samples", the report said.

  • Iran sets June 18 as date for next presidential election Aug 24, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Iran sets June 18 as date for next presidential election

    Candidates hoping to run in the balloting are to apply in early April for approval; the final list is to be announced in early June.

  • IAEA chief Grossi plans trip to pressure Iran on access to suspect sites Aug 22, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    IAEA chief Grossi plans trip to pressure Iran on access to suspect sites

    The International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation Board of Governors passed a resolution in June raising pressure on Iran to let inspectors into the sites mentioned in two quarterly IAEA reports because they could still host undeclared nuclear material or traces of it.

  • Iran's president says UAE made 'huge mistake' with Israel deal Aug 15, 2020 06:59 PM IST

    Iran's president says UAE made 'huge mistake' with Israel deal

    In his televised speech, Rouhani warned the UAE against allowing Israel a 'foothold in the region'.

  • What is the US threat to trigger 'snapback' of UN sanctions on Iran? Aug 15, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    What is the US threat to trigger 'snapback' of UN sanctions on Iran?

    Here is a look at the events leading to the showdown and an explanation of what could happen next.

  • Iran hails UN arms vote, saying US has 'never been so isolated' Aug 15, 2020 11:18 AM IST

    Iran hails UN arms vote, saying US has 'never been so isolated'

    "Despite all the trips, pressure and the hawking, the United States could only mobilise a small country (to vote) with them," he added, in reference to failed efforts by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to rally support for a US resolution.

  • Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 strikes western Iran Aug 09, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 strikes western Iran

    It gave no immediate information on possible casualties or damage from the quake, which it said jolted the Gilan-e Gharb county in the province.

  • Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise Jul 29, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise

    Drone footage captured by the Guard showed two missiles blasting out from covered positions in what appeared to be a desert plateau in central Iran, with debris flying up in the air in their wake.

  • Iran-China Mega Deal | Game-changing bargaining chip for Iran Jul 28, 2020 12:41 PM IST

    Iran-China Mega Deal | Game-changing bargaining chip for Iran

    This partnership is going to act as a bargaining chip for Iran as it will get some much-needed wiggle room and breathing space, irrespective of the next occupant in the White House

  • Iran executes man accused of spying for US, Israel Jul 20, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Iran executes man accused of spying for US, Israel

    Last month, the judiciary said Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, who was arrested in 2018, had spied on former Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani, adding however that the case was not connected to Soleimani's killing earlier this year.

  • President Hassan Rouhani warns 25 million infected as Iran reimposes restrictions Jul 18, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    President Hassan Rouhani warns 25 million infected as Iran reimposes restrictions

    The figures President Rouhani cited in a televised speech were far higher than Saturday's official toll of 271,606.

  • Hassan Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with COVID-19 Jul 18, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Hassan Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with COVID-19

    The figures, which Rouhani said were based on a new Health Ministry report, are far higher Iran's official toll of 269,440 infected. Rouhani in a televised speech did not address the discrepancy.

  • Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy Jul 14, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy

    Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said Asgari had worked in the airspace department of the ministry and retired in 2016.

  • Iran drops India from Chabahar rail line project amid China's multi-billion dollar deal Jul 14, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    Iran drops India from Chabahar rail line project amid China's multi-billion dollar deal

    India and Iran had signed an agreement four years ago to construct a 628-kiolmetre railway line from the strategically vital Chabahar port to Zahedan city, along the border with Afghanistan.

  • Iran will not disclose cause of mysterious nuclear site fire Jul 03, 2020 11:17 PM IST

    Iran will not disclose cause of mysterious nuclear site fire

    The multiple, different claims by a self-described group called the “Cheetahs of the Homeland” included language used by several exiled Iranian opposition organizations. They also focused almost entirely on Iran’s nuclear program, viewed by Israel as a danger to its very existence.

  • Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump over killing of Gen Qassem Soleimani Jun 29, 2020 06:14 PM IST

    Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump over killing of Gen Qassem Soleimani

    The United States killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, with a drone strike in Iraq on January 3.

  • Iran says will now send Ukraine airliner black boxes to Paris: Sources Jun 11, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Iran says will now send Ukraine airliner black boxes to Paris: Sources

    The other countries involved are Ukraine, Canada and the United States. Canada previously pressed Iran to send the black boxes to France for analysis.

  • INS Shardul commences evacuation of Indians from Iran to Porbandar Jun 08, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    INS Shardul commences evacuation of Indians from Iran to Porbandar

    COVID-related social distancing norms have been catered on board INS Shardul and the ship has been especially provisioned for the evacuation operation, including embarkation of additional medical staff, rations, personal protective equipment, masks, lifesaving gear, the Navy said.

  • Iran says it is ready for more prisoner exchanges with US Jun 08, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Iran says it is ready for more prisoner exchanges with US

    Michael White, a U.S. Navy veteran detained in Iran since 2018, was freed last Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed Iranian-American physician Majid Taheri to visit Iran - a rare instance of U.S.-Iranian cooperation.

  • Iran berates US over police killing, slams racism May 31, 2020 03:11 PM IST

    Iran berates US over police killing, slams racism

    Iran took Washington to task on Saturday over the alleged killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer that sparked protests in the United States over racial injustice.

  • Iran says it will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions May 29, 2020 03:23 PM IST

    Iran says it will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

    State TV cited a statement from the country's nuclear department saying the US decision to impose sanctions on two Iranian nuclear scientists indicate continuation of a “hostile” attitude. It said the sanctions would make them “determined to continue their nonstop efforts more than before."

  • US to end sanctions waiver for all countries in Iran nuclear deal May 28, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    US to end sanctions waiver for all countries in Iran nuclear deal

    European nations and other parties to the nuclear deal, including Russia and China, have continued to work with Iran within the framework of the 2015 pact, which eased economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limits on its nuclear programme. The waivers allowed companies from these countries to work with Iran on civil nuclear projects.

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