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July 4, 2020, 6:50 PM

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.”
July 4, 2020, 6:50 PM
Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery
July 4, 2020, 6:05 PM

Chlorine gas leak at plant sickens 70 in southeast Iran

A power plant in a nearby city also caught fire when a transformer exploded.
July 4, 2020, 6:05 PM
July 4, 2020, 5:51 AM

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
July 4, 2020, 5:51 AM
'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear site
July 2, 2020, 3:51 PM

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
July 2, 2020, 3:51 PM
Top diplomats from US and Iran at UN on Iran nuclear deal
July 1, 2020, 4:12 PM

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
July 1, 2020, 4:12 PM
Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death
June 26, 2020, 11:46 AM

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,
June 26, 2020, 11:46 AM
Iran implements law allowing women to pass their nationality to their children
June 24, 2020, 8:26 AM

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
June 24, 2020, 8:26 AM
Iran's currency reaches lowest value ever against the dollar
June 21, 2020, 1:10 PM

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
June 21, 2020, 1:10 PM
Germany, France, UK press Iran to provide atomic site access
June 15, 2020, 3:32 PM

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
June 15, 2020, 3:32 PM
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Iran to execute man convicted of spying on Gen. Soleimani for CIA, Mossad
1 month 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
1 month ago
Iran to execute man who allegedly spied on US-slain general
1 month 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
1 month ago
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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
1 month ago
Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal: UN agency
1 month 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
1 month ago
Macron makes new call for Iran to release detained academic
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Iran frees US Navy veteran held for nearly 2 years
1 month 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
1 month ago
Iranian scientist acquitted, deported from US returns home
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Hope for prisoner swap fades as US deports Iranian scientist, but no Americans freed
1 month 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
1 month ago
Iran says it will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions
1 month 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
1 month ago
Iran leader says Israel a 'cancerous tumor' to be destroyed
2 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.
2 months ago
2 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
2 months ago
2 months ago

Iran says missile kills 19 sailors in training accident

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

Doctors and nurses died as Iran ignored virus concerns

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

Citing virus, Iran says it's ready for prisoner swap with US

Iranian media is reporting that Iran says it is ready for unconditional prisoner-swap talks with the United States because of fears that the coronavirus could put prisoners' lives at risk
2 months ago
Citing virus, Iran says it's ready for prisoner swap with US
2 months ago

Senate fails to override Trump veto on Iran conflict

The Senate has failed to override a presidential veto of a bipartisan resolution declaring that President Donald Trump must get backing from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran
2 months ago
2 months ago

Dropping 4 zeroes from currency shouldn't affect inflation, Iranian officials say

The rial will be renamed the toman, possibly boosting national pride.
2 months ago
Changes to currency shouldn't affect inflation, Iranian officials say
2 months ago

Coronavirus returns long-banned drive-in movies to Iran

The new coronavirus pandemic has brought back something unseen in Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution: a drive-in movie theater
2 months ago
Long-banned drive-in movies to Iran during pandemic
2 months ago

Film fans in Iran enjoy screenings at drive-in cinema

With social distancing rules applied, cars were disinfected at the entrance and each vehicle was permitted to carry two people.
2 months ago
Film fans in Iran enjoy screenings at drive-in cinema
3 months ago

Iran-US tensions rise on Trump threat, Iran satellite launch

Tensions are escalating between Washington and Tehran over an Iranian space launch and a tweeted threat by President Donald Trump
3 months ago
Trump tweets he's ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats
3 months ago

Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has launched its first satellite into space
3 months ago
Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch
3 months ago

Iran Guard commander threatens US Navy after Trump tweet

The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has warned he ordered his forces to potentially target the U.S. Navy after President Donald Trump’s tweet the previous day threatening to sink Iranian vessels
3 months ago
Iran Guard commander threatens US Navy after Trump tweet
3 months ago

Pompeo calls missile launch a violation of UN resolutions

"Iran needs to be held accountable for what they've done,” the secretary of state said.
3 months ago
Pompeo calls missile launch a violation of UN resolutions
3 months ago

Iran opens up as economic woes trump virus infection fears

Iran has begun opening intercity highways and major shopping centers to stimulate its sanctions-choked economy
3 months ago
3 months ago

Iran, Syria call for lifting sanctions during pandemic

Syria's state-run news agency says Iran’s foreign minister has called on the U.S. to lift sanctions imposed on Syria and Iran during a meeting with President Bashar Assad
3 months ago
Iran, Syria call for lifting sanctions during pandemic
3 months ago

Virus becomes latest battle between Iran, US amid tensions

Iran and the U.S. remain locked in retaliatory pressure campaigns.
3 months ago
Virus becomes latest battle between Iran, US amid tensions
3 months ago

Iran's Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events may stop over virus

Iran’s supreme leader is suggesting that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic
3 months ago
Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over virus
3 months ago

Europe's trade system with Iran finally makes first deal

European countries trying to keep Iran's nuclear deal with world powers alive said Tuesday that a system they set up to enable trade with Tehran has finally concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export of medical goods
3 months ago
Europe's trade system with Iran finally makes first deal
3 months ago

Iran confronts deadly alcohol crisis in midst of dealing with coronavirus

Hundreds have died drinking tainted alcohol in Iran.
3 months ago
Iran confronts deadly alcohol crisis in midst of dealing with coronavirus
3 months ago

Retired FBI agent, missing in Iran since 2007, died in captivity: Family

The family of Bob Levinson, a former FBI agent who went missing inside Iran 13 years ago, says that U.S. officials have information leading them to believe he has died.
3 months ago
Retired FBI agent, missing in Iran since 2007, died in captivity: Family
4 months ago

Iran furloughs imprisoned US Navy vet amid virus concerns

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran has granted a medical furlough to a U.S. Navy veteran imprisoned for more than a year
4 months ago
Iran furloughs imprisoned US Navy vet amid virus
4 months ago

US, UAE troops hold major exercise amid virus, Iran tensions

U.S. Marines and Emirati forces have held a major military exercise that saw forces seize a sprawling model Mideast city
4 months ago
US, UAE troops hold major exercise amid virus, Iran tensions
4 months ago

Virus now in Gaza, Syria, raising fears in vulnerable areas

The new coronavirus has arrived in the Gaza Strip and Syria, raising fears that the pandemic may now prey on some of the most vulnerable populations in the world
4 months ago
Iran leader refuses US help, citing virus conspiracy theory
4 months ago

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap

Iranian state TV says authorities have released a jailed French researcher, an apparent prisoner swap for an Iranian held in France
4 months ago
Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap
4 months ago

Iran state TV: Khamenei to pardon 10,000 more prisoners

The country has already released 85,000 prisoners on temporary leave.
4 months ago
Iran state TV: Khamenei to pardon 10,000 more prisoners
4 months ago

US judge: Iran liable in disappearance of retired FBI agent

A federal judge has held Iran responsible for the kidnapping of former FBI agent Robert Levinson
4 months ago
4 months ago

Iran accuses US of `economic terrorism,' urges sanctions end

Iran’s foreign minister is demanding that the United States immediately halt what he called a “campaign of economic terrorism” and lift sanctions
4 months ago
4 months ago

Lawyer says award-winning Iran filmmaker summoned to prison

A lawyer for Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, who just won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear, says he's been summoned to serve a one-year prison sentence
4 months ago
Award-winning Iran filmmaker summoned to prison: Lawyer
4 months ago

UN agency: Iran nearly triples stockpile of enriched uranium

The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium since November in violation of its deal with world powers
4 months ago
Iran has 3 possible undeclared nuclear sites: UN watchdog
4 months ago

Fire kills 5 in residential building in Iranian city of Qom

A fire that erupted in a residential building in the Iranian city of Qom has killed at least five people, including a 2-year-old, and injured 38
4 months ago
Fire kills 5 in residential building in Iranian city of Qom
4 months ago

Iranian director wins prize at Berlin festival in absentia

Director couldn't attend because authorities barred him from leaving Iran.
4 months ago