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Iran foils nuclear plant sabotage

Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Defiant Iran hangs woman despite outcry

Reyhaneh Jabbari

Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.

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

The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity as there’s not much else that can give greater innocent pleasure.

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t