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Friday, August 14, 2020



Forty Years Ago: August 13, 1980

August 13, 2020 12:01 am

Iran’s new Prime Minister, Mohammad Ali Rajaie, said he should be able to form his cabinet in 10 days and that the hallmark of his government would be unbending loyalty to the nation’s revolutionary leader.

Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

August 10, 2020 1:27 pm

Asked about the visit, Mousavi said: "Some countries have been trying to politicise this blast for their own interests."

Six Gulf Arab countries back extending UN arms embargo on Iran

August 10, 2020 9:13 am

The Gulf Cooperation Council alleged Iran had "not ceased or desisted from armed interventions in neighboring countries, directly and through organizations and movements armed and trained by Iran.”

Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

August 08, 2020 11:45 am

“In reaction to the offensive and hazardous manouverings of the United States fighter jets and in order to save the civil aircraft and passengers’ lives, the airliner had to change altitude abruptly, causing injuries to the passengers onboard,” the ambassador said.

Beirut explosion: Death toll rises to 135, around 5,000 injured; two-week state of emergency declared

August 05, 2020 11:22 pm

Beirut explosion: International aid flights began to arrive, as Lebanon's leaders struggled to deal with the aftermath of Tuesday's blast, crippled by an economic crisis and facing a public where many already blame chronic mismanagement for the disaster.

Iran looks to partner with China, as the West steps back

August 03, 2020 7:54 pm

The proposed deal between Iran and China is partly a result of Tehran's disappointment at the EU's failure to stand up to the United States. But not all Iranians think the agreement is a good idea.

Iran hits hawkish US expert with symbolic sanctions

August 03, 2020 12:00 pm

Tehran sanctioned the think tank and its CEO last August for their role in promoting sanctions and what the Islamic Republic called “economic terrorism” against Iran.

Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise

July 30, 2020 1:32 am

Although state television documentaries have focused on operations underground at the bases, all have avoided showing geographic details revealing their locations.

Iran says passenger plane 'harassed' over Syria by US jet

July 24, 2020 2:36 pm

US Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a Central Command spokesman said that a US F-15 fighter jet had "conducted a standard visual inspection of a Mahan Air passenger airliner at a safe distance of approximately 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) from the airliner."

India should monitor ties between China and Iran, but must guard against hasty conclusions

July 23, 2020 8:52 am

The pursuit of a closer security partnership with the US does not mean that India should follow the US lead on its other important relationships.


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.