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Wednesday, May 19, 2021



Fierce Foes, Iran and Saudi Arabia secretly explore defusing tensions

May 02, 2021 12:14 pm

Last month, the chief of Saudi intelligence began secret talks with a senior Iranian security official in Baghdad to discuss several areas of contention, including the war in Yemen and Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, Iraqi and Iranian officials said.

Iran’s foreign minister, in leaked tape, says Revolutionary Guard sets policies

April 26, 2021 10:53 am

The general, Zarif said, undermined him at many steps, working with Russia to sabotage the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and adopting policies toward Syria’s long war that damaged Iran’s interests.

Iran, Saudis hold talks in Baghdad, few expect quick results

April 21, 2021 12:26 pm

The hosting of Saudi-Iran talks is also a significant step for Iraq, which has ties with both the U.S. and Iran and has often borne the brunt of Saudi-Iran rivalry.

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

April 17, 2021 3:00 pm

A top official said only a few grams an hour of uranium gas would be enriched up to 60 per cent purity — triple its previous level but at a quantity far lower than what the Islamic Republic had been able to produce.

Iran says it has enriched uranium with 60% purity

April 16, 2021 4:02 pm

The Islamic Republic made the "proud" announcement via Twitter .

Iran to enrich uranium to 60% purity, highest level ever: Official

April 13, 2021 8:25 pm

Abbas Araghchi's comment, quoted by the state-run IRNA news agency, came after Iran's foreign minister warned that the weekend assault could hurt ongoing negotiations over its tattered atomic deal with world powers.

Russian top diplomat says Moscow 'expects' Iran nuclear deal to be saved

April 13, 2021 5:29 pm

The Russian foreign minister has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders on how to salvage the nuclear agreement with world powers. Talks on EU sanctions and the 'cyber operation' at Natanz are also expected.

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

April 12, 2021 6:30 pm

The event was initially described only as a blackout in the electrical grid feeding its above-ground workshops and underground enrichment halls, but later Iranian officials began referring to it as an attack.

'Suspicious' blackout strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear site

April 11, 2021 6:14 pm

If Israel caused the blackout, it further heightens the tensions between the two nations already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East.

Iran enforces 10-day lockdown amid fourth wave of pandemic

April 10, 2021 7:31 pm

There appeared to be no respite in sight to the virus's spread as Iran's vaccine rollout lagged. Only some 200,000 doses have been administered in the country of 84 million, according to the World Health Organisation.


Iran's musicians reach new audiences with rooftop performances during lockdown

April 19, 2020 3:26 pm

From playing traditional Iranian instruments like Kamancheh to drums, these Iranian musicians have made their rooftops a place to be as they self isolate during Iran's lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Inside the prisons where remnants of Islamic State are held in limbo

February 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Conditions in the prison near Hasaka, which used to be a school before being transformed to cope with the influx of captives, were markedly worse than those at the central jail.

Thousands in Iran mourn slain general Qassem Soleimani

January 06, 2020 1:18 pm

The killing of Qassem Soleimani has escalated the crisis between Tehran and Washington after months of back-and-forth attacks and threats which have put the Middle East on edge.

Iraq protests: Baghdad blocked as unrest escalates, five more killed

November 05, 2019 11:29 am

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been demonstrating in central Baghdad and across mostly Shiite southern Iraq since October 25, calling for the overthrow of the government and sweeping political change.

India show fight before 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Iran

September 09, 2015 1:31 pm

India defended well in the first half before they let in quick goals in the early stages of the second half.

Iran's date with Laughter Yoga

July 02, 2014 3:29 pm

The Laughter Yoga course in Tehran helps people from various age groups and social backgrounds to have fun and take a break from stressful daily lives.