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Iran, United Nations call for Yemen ceasefire

Iran has called for immediate peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties, official media said Friday, as rebels backed by Tehran battle loyalist forces supported by Saudi-led airstrikes.

Iran halts pilgrimages to Saudi

Ali Jannati

Iran has suspended pilgrimages to the Muslim holy places in Saudi Arabia in protest at an alleged sexual assault attempt against two teenage Iranian boys, the culture minister said Monday.

Eight Iran soldiers die in Pakistan border clash

Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with Sunni rebels who had infiltrated from neighbouring Pakistan, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Iran: Saudi airstrikes a dangerous step

Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes on Shia rebels in Yemen triggered fury from Iran Thursday, with officials warning that the military action threatened to spill over into other countries.

Hassan Rouhani: All nuclear issues can be resolved

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday differences remain but all issues can be resolved in talks with the West to secure a long-sought deal on his country’s disputed nuclear programme.

Iran: Former President Rafsanjani’s son gets 15 years in prison

The son of Iran’s former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been sentenced to 15 years in jail after being tried for security offences and financial crimes, state media said Sunday.

Iran ready for google?


Sites could be operational if they respect culture: Iran

Iran: Khamenei did not send any letter to Barack Obama

Iran has denied reports that supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wrote to US President Barack Obama in response to an October letter mooting cooperation against the ISIS group.

Iran key to West Asian peace: Hassan Rouhani

Iran President Hassan Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the world needs Iran to help stabilise West Asia, in remarks pointing to the wider ramifications of a deal over Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme.

Ali Khamenei: Nuclear talks failure acceptable, but not a ‘bad deal’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader said Sunday he would rather see talks with world powers over Tehran’s nuclear programme fail than reach a “bad deal”, as both sides spoke out against extending the negotiations.

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.

Official visits by heads of state or government are like vital surgical operations — if you come out of the operation theatre alive and are back in your room, it is deemed a success.