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Top Iran rights lawyer barred for three years

Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practising for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week.

Iran acid attacks linked to veils?

A series of acid attacks on women in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears and prompted rumours that the victims were targeted for not being properly veiled.

Iran opposed to extending Nuclear talks

Iran does not want to extend its nuclear talks with world powers beyond a November 24 deadline, foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei goes hiking a month after surgery

The official website of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he went hiking in the mountains north of Tehran just one month after undergoing prostate surgery.

Iran blocks rich kids’ Insta page


Iran on Thursday blocked access to an Instagram page devoted to the lifestyle of Tehran’s young elite that stirred indignation and spawned a rival site on how the majority live.

Hassan Rouhani admits differences on P5+1 N-deal

Iran’s President says Tehran and world powers agree on the principles of a final deal on the Iranian nuclear programme but that differences remain on the “details” that still need to be negotiated.

Iran judiciary wants a ban on messaging applications

Judge issues one-month ultimatum to Rouhani government to ban WhatsApp, Viber and Tango

‘Happy’ Iranians get suspended jail, lashes

This YouTube video grab shows convicted Iranian youths dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song Happy on a rooftop in Tehran— AFP

7 youth to get 91 lashes each with 1 year to 6-month terms

Top Sunni cleric calls ISIS criminals

Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribesmen pose next to the body of an alleged ISIS fighter after an attack on a military. AFP

ISIS using captured US weapons, says London organisation; Iran arrests Afghan, Pakistan volunteers for ISIS

Iran opens nuclear-fuel plant; denies UN access to Parchin

Iran has opened a uranium dioxide factory that will produce fuel for civilian nuclear plants, the head of its atomic energy agency announced on Saturday.

Foreign funding of NGOs is a topic that never seems to lose currency.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra