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Iran’s military has warded off a US military drone it says had violated its airspace. The alleged incident came the same day Iran inaugurated a new Russian-made air defense system around a sensitive nuclear site.
The Tehran government has placed Russian-supplied anti-aircraft missiles at the Fordo nuclear facility. The uranium enrichment plant was due to be scaled down under last year’s deal with world powers.
Russian fighter jets had temporary permission to fly missions over Syria from Iran. Then Iran’s parliament said no. The relationship between Iran and Russia has always lacked trust.
Russia has pulled its warplanes out of Iran after conducting airstrikes on Syria from an Iranian base.
Russia has said it launched strikes against the so-called “Islamic State” from air bases in Iran. It’s a noticeable change of strategy for Moscow as it continues to aid the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Iranian protesters accused of storming the embassy of Saudi Arabia have attended their first hearing before a Tehran court. Forty-eight people, including four clerics, face charges over the January incident.
It was a historic diplomatic success: the Iran nuclear deal. Tehran has stopped its nuclear program, sanctions have been lifted, and Iran has come out isolation. Still, disappointment is growing.
The Tehran government has summoned the French ambassador to protest a Paris rally by an anti-regime “terror group.” Former Saudi intelligence tzar, Turki al-Faisal, spoke at the meeting of Iranian dissidents.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has resurfaced, and his criticism of the current Iranian president has grown harsher with every speech. There’s even word that Ahmadinejad might try to get his old job back in the 2017 election.
Its status as the area’s top predator has not stopped the endangered Caspian seal’s numbers from plummeting. Conservationists hope international action can come to its rescue.The Caspian Sea is vast and ancient.
The acclaimed director, who won the 1997 Palme d’Or for “Taste of Cherry,” passed away from cancer in France. He had left Iran last week for medical treatment.
Iranian authorities have confiscated the passport of an Iranian artist, barring him from traveling to London for a book launch. The authorities did not provide a reason for why he was prevented from leaving Iran.
Where is Rumi from? Should his character be played by Leonardo di Caprio? These are the questions currently preoccupying Afghans and Iranians alike. Now even the Afghan government has waged into the debate.
Iranian President Rouhani’s Pakistan visit comes at a delicate time for both Tehran and Islamabad. The neighboring countries want to improve economic ties, but the Saudi-Iranian rivalry continues to be a big impediment.
The decision will not undermine the Syrian army, says Russian official
Following the Iran nuclear deal, international sanctions are being rolled back. While president Rouhani hopes to attract foreign investments, the issue remains contentious
In Iran, billionaire Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption. He once had close ties to political circles. The justice system just wants to close the case and has no interest in further explanation.
Iranians have been casting their ballots to decide if President Rouhani’s reform-minded agenda is the way of the future. The campaign season was marred by controversy over candidate eligibility.
All eyes were on Iran as international leaders and global markets alike root for an end to the flood of cheap oil that’s wreaking havoc on the world economy. But Tehran has stopped short of providing relief.
Russia will reportedly send the first S-300 air defense system to Iran this week. The deal was made in 2007, but put on ice for years due to an arms embargo on Iran.
Sports and air transport are likely to serve as indicators of whether Iran has the flexibility to become a major node in an increasingly globalised world. The country’s willingness to relax strict gender segregation, dress codes, and its ban on alcohol will be at the core of Iranian efforts to become a global sports and …
President Xi Jinping went from Riyadh to Iran this month to become the first foreign leader to do so following the lifting of international sanctions against the Islamic republic. Saudi leaders could not have been pleased. China and Saudi Arabia (and Egypt) signed $55bn worth of cooperation agreements during Xi’s visit, including a nuclear cooperation …
“We may not always agree; we are 47 members in a very diverse continent. But together we are strong,” AFC President Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa says
Arab League Ministerial Group to conduct internal deliberations on developments of Saudi-Iranian conflicts
Views of the analysts and experts differ concerning Iran’s nuclear programme agreement. Some believe that Iran achieved the goals of its nuclear programme, which thus poses a security danger to the Middle East region. Others believe that there are under-the-table negotiations between the US and Iran to curtail the influence of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) …
Chinese President Xi Jingping has effectively acknowledged that, increasingly, China will be unable to remain aloof to multiple crises in the Middle East in his decision to visit the region – at a time that two of its major powers, Saudi Arabia and Iran, are at loggerheads. It was only last year that Xi dropped …
The restoration of frozen funds will allow Iranian government to enhance its citizens’ economic and living status, says Iranian analyst
China issues its first official policy paper on its relations with Middle East countries
Saudi Arabia is using football and its influence in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to expand its campaign to isolate Iran, complicate Iran’s return to the international fold in the wake of the nuclear agreement, strengthen Iranian hardliners in advance of next month’s crucial elections in the Islamic republic, and deflect attention from mounting …