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Iran-Saudi spat heats up ahead of Haj

A bitter war of words between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensified on Wednesday ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage from which Iranians have been excluded for the first time in decades.

Iran’s language watchdog battles ‘Nutella Bars’

Nutella Bars is a popular chain of waffle and crepe cafes in Tehran. 	— Via Web

It is Iran’s answer to the Academie Francaise, keeping the Farsi language safe from the corrupting influence of foreign words. Its latest, unlikely target: something called “Nutella Bars”.

Iran: Scientist executed for spying

Shahram Amiri

Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over “confidential and vital” information to the United States, a judicial spokesperson said on Sunday.

Iran bids farewell to late filmmaker Kiarostami

Several thousand cinema lovers joined top artists in Tehran on Sunday to bid farewell to renowned Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami following his death last week in Paris.

Iranian cinema giant Kiarostami dies

Abbas Kiarostami

Tributes poured in on Tuesday for Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami, acclaimed as a “towering figure” in world cinema, following his death in France at the age of 76.

11 Kurdish rebels, 3 guards die in clashes

Eleven Kurdish rebels and three of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards were killed in clashes near the Iraqi border.

Iran vows to burn nuclear agreement if US scraps it

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Photo: AP)

Republican candidate Donald Trump has called the nuclear agreement "catastrophic".

Iran says to miss hajj, Saudi 'blocking path to Allah'

The Saudi side had failed to respond to Iranian demands over "the security and respect" of its pilgrims to Mecca. (Photo: AP)

It would be the first hajj in almost 30 years to take place without the participation of pilgrims from Iran.

Modi: Chabahar pact ‘opening of new chapter’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran. (Photo: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the media jointly with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday, said, “The bilateral agreement to develop Chabahar port and related infrastructure,

PM Modi makes history in Iran

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Photo: PTI)

A “milestone” pact on the strategic Chabahar port in southern Iran, which will give India access to Afghanistan and Europe while bypassing Pakistan, was among the agreements signed here on Monday by I

The United States-Russia agreement five years into the bloody Syrian civil war on a week-long ceasefire starting Monday evening as Id celebrations begin is a small ray of light in an otherwise bleak o

The universally-accepted Black’s Law Dictionary describes and defines “collegium” (noun), originating from Latin law, as “an association of at least three people having the right to assemble and enact