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October 18, 2020, 2:30 AM

Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000

Iran has been struggling with the coronavirus since its first cases in February.
October 18, 2020, 2:30 AM
October 15, 2020, 10:29 AM

Iran acknowledges cyberattacks on government departments

Iran's cybersecurity authority has acknowledged cyberattacks on two governmental departments this week
October 15, 2020, 10:29 AM
Iran acknowledges cyberattacks on government departments
1 month ago

US reimposes Iran sanctions, setting up showdown with world that rejects them

President Donald Trump authorized new sanctions on Iranian officials, entities and those that buy or sell arms to them because of the "snapped back" UN sanctions.
1 month ago
US reimposes Iran sanctions, setting up showdown with world that rejects them
1 month ago

UN chief: No UN support for reimposing Iran sanctions now

UN won't back the U.S. demand unless the Security Council gives a green light.
1 month ago
1 month ago

US says all UN sanctions on Iran restored, but world yawns

The rest of the world rejects the Trump administration move as illegal.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Iran's Revolutionary Guard commander vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top general Qassem Soleimani

The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vowed that revenge for Qassem Soleimani's death would be "decisive, serious and real."
1 month ago
Iranian commander vows 'hit' on all involved with US killing of top general
2 months ago

Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s authorities have executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man
2 months ago
2 months ago

Iranian TV: British Iranian dual national faces new charge

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing a new charge in Iran.
2 months ago
Iranian TV: British-Iranian dual national faces new charge
2 months ago

Iranian women flood Twitter with stories of sexual abuse

Women in Iran flood Twitter with stories of sexual abuse, including the naming of alleged abusers.
2 months ago
Iranian women flood Twitter with stories of sexual abuse
2 months ago

Germany, Israel agree continued Iran arms embargo important

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has agreed with his Israeli counterpart that an effort must be made to extend a weapon embargo on Iran
2 months ago
Germany, Israel agree continued Iran arms embargo important
2 months ago

Iran sets June 18 as date for next presidential election

Iran’s constitutional watchdog has set June 18 as date for the country’s next presidential election
2 months ago
Iran sets June 18 as date for next presidential election
2 months ago

Iran retrieves data, cockpit talk from downed Ukraine plane

An Iranian official is quoted as saying that some data, including a portion of the cockpit conversations, have been retrieved from the Ukrainian jetliner downed by Iranian forces in January
2 months ago
Iran retrieves data, cockpit talk from downed plane
2 months ago

Iran says 164 health care professionals among pandemic dead

Iran’s health minister says at least 164 health care professionals have died while battling the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
2 months ago

State TV says Iran unveiled 2 new missiles

Iran’s state TV is reporting the country has unveiled two new missiles amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States
2 months ago
State TV says Iran unveiled 2 new missiles
2 months ago

US hits UAE-based aviation firms with sanctions over Iran

The Trump administration is slapping sanctions on two aviation companies in the United Arab Emirates over their work for an Iranian airline
2 months ago
2 months ago

'Snapback'?: Inside Trump's controversial move to bring back UN sanctions on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to the U.N. Thursday to push Trump's controversial move to bring back UN sanctions on Iran.
2 months ago
'Snapback'?: Trump's controversial move to bring back UN sanctions on Iran
3 months ago

Israel condemns UN Security Council's vote on Iran embargo

Security Council decided not to renew a U.N. arms embargo on Iran.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Iran threatens 'dangerous future' for UAE after Israel deal

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has vowed that there will be dangerous consequences for the United Arab Emirates after it announced a historic deal with Israel to open up full diplomatic relations
3 months ago
Iran threatens 'dangerous future' for UAE after Israel deal
3 months ago

Iran shutters newspaper after expert questions virus numbers

Iran has shut down a newspaper after it published remarks by an expert who said the official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths in the country account for only 5% of the real toll
3 months ago
Iran shutters newspaper after expert questions virus numbers
3 months ago

Iran says it detains leader of California-based exile group

He allegedly planned a 2008 mosque attack that killed 14 people and wounded 200.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Iranian and Turkish women join black-and-white Instagram challenge

Women in Iran and Turkey are taking a stand against gender-based violence by partaking in an Instagram challenge.
3 months ago
Iranian and Turkish women join black-and-white Instagram challenge
3 months ago

Iran missiles target fake carrier as US bases go on alert

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has launched missiles targeting a mock aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz
3 months ago
Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid US tensions
3 months ago

Iranians unite in Twitter campaign over planned execution of 3 protesters, leading to retrial

Three men arrested in protests last November have been accused of rioting and now face the death penalty.
3 months ago
Twitter campaign by Iranians over planned execution of 3 protesters leads to retrial
3 months ago

Iran's top court halts death sentence of young protesters

The country’s Supreme Court decided to review the three men's case.
3 months ago
4 months ago

Analysis: Risks grow after blast hits Iran's nuclear program

A mysterious explosion and fire at Iran’s main nuclear facility may have stopped Tehran from building advanced centrifuges, but it likely has not slowed the Islamic Republic in growing its ever-increasing stockpile of low-enriched uranium
4 months ago
Analysis: Risks grow after blast hits Iran's nuclear program
4 months ago

Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy

Iran has executed a former employee of the defense ministry who was convicted of spying on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency
4 months ago
Iran executes defense ministry staffer as alleged CIA spy
4 months ago

Iran's president warns lockdowns could lead to protests

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that lockdowns meant to curb the spread of the pandemic could lead to street protests over economic problems, his website reported
4 months ago
4 months ago

Iran declines to disclose cause of mysterious nuke site fire

A top Iranian security spokesman says the cause of a fire at the Natanz nuclear site is known, but will not be made public at this time due to “security reasons.”
4 months ago
Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery
4 months ago

Chlorine gas leak at plant sickens 70 in southeast Iran

A power plant in a nearby city also caught fire when a transformer exploded.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility

U.S.-based analysts have told The Associated Press that they believe a fire at an Iran nuclear site struck a new centrifuge production facility
4 months ago
'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear site
4 months ago

Pompeo urges UN arms embargo on Iran's `terrorist regime'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling Iran “the world’s most heinous terrorist regime” and urging the U.N. Security Council to extend the U.N. arms embargo against Tehran
4 months ago
Top diplomats from US and Iran at UN on Iran nuclear deal
4 months ago

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran has sentenced to death a journalist whose online work helped inspire the 2017 economic protests and who returned from exile to Tehran
4 months ago
Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death
4 months ago

Iran implements law allowing women to pass their nationality to their children

With the recent law which will goes into effect in two weeks, women will can confer their nationality to their children,
4 months ago
Iran implements law allowing women to pass their nationality to their children
4 months ago

Iran's currency reaches lowest value ever against the dollar

Iran’s currency has dropped to its lowest value ever against the dollar as officials warn Iranian exporters to bring their foreign earnings home from abroad
4 months ago
Iran's currency reaches lowest value ever against the dollar
4 months ago

Germany, France, UK press Iran to provide atomic site access

The Russian representative to the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency says its board has adopted a resolution calling for Iran to provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material
4 months ago
Germany, France, UK press Iran to provide atomic site access
5 months ago

UN atomic watchdog head calls for more access in Iran

The head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency says Iran must provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material
5 months ago
5 months ago

Iran to execute man convicted of spying on Gen. Soleimani for CIA, Mossad

An Iranian national has been sentenced to death in Iran for providing information to the CIA, including information on the location of slain Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
5 months ago
Iran to execute man convicted of spying on Gen. Soleimani for CIA, Mossad
5 months ago

Amid US tension, Iran builds fake aircraft carrier to attack

Iran appears to have constructed a new mock-up of an aircraft carrier off its southern coast for potential live-fire drills
5 months ago
Iran to execute man who allegedly spied on US-slain general
5 months ago

EU rejects any US attempt to invoke Iran nuclear deal

The European Union's top diplomat says the United States has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and can't now use its former membership to invoke parts of the pact
5 months ago
5 months ago

UN agency: Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency says Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers
5 months ago
Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal: UN agency
5 months ago

Macron makes new call for Iran to release detained academic

French President Emmanuel Macron has made a fresh call for Iran to immediately release a French-Iranian researcher
5 months ago
Macron makes new call for Iran to release detained academic
5 months ago

Iran frees US Navy veteran held for nearly 2 years

Iran freed US Navy veteran Michael White. White's release comes just days after an Iranian professor Sirous Asgari was returned to Iran.
5 months ago
Iran frees US Navy veteran held for nearly 2 years
5 months ago

Acquitted Iranian scientist, deported from US, returns home

An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case has returned to his homeland after being deported from America
5 months ago
Iranian scientist acquitted, deported from US returns home
5 months ago

Hope for prisoner swap fades as US deports Iranian scientist, but no Americans freed

An Iranian scientist detained by the U.S. was deported to Iran, but his release did not coincide with the freeing of any Americans detained by Iran -- dashing hopes.
5 months ago
Hope for prisoner swap fades as US deports Iranian scientist, but no Americans freed
5 months ago

Iran says it will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

Iran says its experts will continue nuclear development activities despite sanctions imposed on their fellow scientists by the U.S. earlier this week
5 months ago
Iran says it will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions
5 months ago

Iran leader says Israel a 'cancerous tumor' to be destroyed

Iran’s supreme leader has called Israel a “cancerous tumor” that “will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed” in an annual speech in support of the Palestinians
5 months ago
Iran leader says Israel a 'cancerous tumor' to be destroyed
5 months ago

1st Iranian ship reaches Venezuela with no sign of US threat

First of five tankers loaded with gasoline from Iran reaches Venezuelan waters.
5 months ago
5 months ago

US military offers condolences over Iran accident killing 19

The U.S. military has offered condolences to Iran over a friendly fire incident in the Islamic Republic that saw an Iranian missile kill 19 Iranian troops earlier this week
5 months ago
6 months ago

Iran says missile kills 19 sailors in training accident

The friendly fire incident took place near the port of Jask.
6 months ago
Iran missile hit on own ship in exercise kills 19, wounds 15
6 months ago

Doctors and nurses died as Iran ignored virus concerns

It’s no secret Iran has been hit hard by the coronavirus
6 months ago