Syndicate content

India, Iran stuck in talks as Saudis take away oil


India’s flagship explorer ONGC is facing a repeat of KG fiasco in Iran as lengthy negotiations on terms may drive it to a point where its discovered gas reserves in Farzad-B field in the Persian Gulf

Iran: PM invokes civilisational ties

Invoking India’s “civilisational ties” with Iran, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew in here Sunday on a two-day visit, saying his talks with the Iranian leadership would provide him an opportunity to

Iran MPs want US to pay damages for ‘hostile action’

Iran’s Parliament on Tuesday voted through a law obliging the government to demand damages from the United States for 63 years of “hostile action and crimes”, state television reported.

Iran says pilgrims to miss hajj after no deal with Saudi

Muslim pilgrims observe sunset from atop Noor Mountain next to Hiraa cave, where Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation

‘Saudi officials say our pilgrims must travel to another country to make their visa applications.’

Iran new Parliament has more women than clerics

Iran’s new Parliament will have more women than clerics when its members are sworn in in May, a first in the Islamic republic and a sign of the country’s evolving politics.

Iran polls: Big win for Hassan Rouhani in second round

Reformist and moderate politicians allied with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won twice as many seats as their conservative rivals in the second round of parliamentary elections, official results sai

In Iran, Jacob Zuma praises 1979 revolution


A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday shows him welcoming his South African counterpart, Mr Jacob Zuma (left), at the presidential palace in Tehran. (Photo: AFP)

Rouhani clashes with police over morality agents

Iran’s President criticised the use of thousands of undercover morality police in Tehran to report on young women who are not wearing a full Islamic hijab or those who play loud music in their cars.

India, Iran to expand oil ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj at the start of their meeting. -PTI

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday assured external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj that his country can be a “reliable partner” for India’s energy needs as the two nations decided to significa

Iran unveils S-300 missile system at Army parade

Iran’s Army displays the long-range S-300 missile system during a parade marking National Army Day. — AP

Rouhani vows to defend Muslims against Israel

It is sad to see a great institution crumble. The Congress is more than just a political party.

As maiden victories — like first love — always remain etched in the mind for long, it would be unfair to grudge Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party the joys of a runaway win in Assam.