Iran

Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions is 'economic terrorism'

He also accused US of trying to 'foment fear' among other countries to prevent them from investing in Iran.

Iran's Rouhani denounces US sanctions as 'economic terrorism'

Iran

Iran: Suicide bomber kills 4 after targeting police

Official says more than 40 people also wounded in the attack that targeted a police headquarters in key port city.

Iran: Suicide attack hits police post in Chabahar

Iran

Iran vows to continue missile tests despite US sanctions

Iranian army spokesperson Abolfazl Shekarchi says tests will strengthen Tehran's deterrence capacity.

Iran vows to continue missile tests despite US sanctions

Iran

Iran unveils new domestically made warship

Sahand destroyer can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply, according to state media.

Iran unveils new domestically made warship

Iran

What's it like to be a female football player in Iran?

Iranian women tackle odds to earn place in football pitch that is still currently dominated by men.

What's it like to be a female football player in Iran?

Iran

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran

The quake struck the same area where another tremor killed over 600 people last year.

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran

Middle East

'Death to America': Iranians say it is only a rallying call

As tensions rise between Iran and US, some Iranians say 'death to America' chant should not be taken so seriously.

Syria's War

Syrian government and rebels swapped detainees: Turkey

The move is part of a pilot project to investigate the fate of missing people and release those detained, Ankara says.

Turkey says Syrian government and rebels swapped detainees

Iran

Iran's Rouhani calls Israel a 'cancerous tumor'

In rare rhetorical outburst, Iranian president refers to Israel as a 'fake regime' created by Western powers.

Iran's Rouhani calls Israel a 'cancerous tumor', in rare outburst

Middle East

Is Iranian saffron sanction-proof?

Iranian saffron sellers consider the US sanctions on Iran a buyer's problem and note that their saffron, used in everything from perfumes to medicine, even sells for more now.

Opinion

When the BBC did fake news

In its attempts to dissect the global disinformation epidemic, the BBC handily forgets its own history of 'fake news'.

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Iran

Zarif mocks Trump over 'shameful' Khashoggi statement

Trump's recent statement on Saudi Arabia opened with a litany of complaints against Iran, prompting Tehran's mockery.

Iran's Zarif mocks Trump's 'shameful' statement on Saudi prince

Syria's War

US targets Iran-Russia network over oil sent to Syria

Vessels carrying Iranian oil have switched off transponders to conceal deliveries to Syria, Treasury Department says.

US targets Iran-Russia network over oil sent to Syria

Syria's War

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks next week

Two-day Astana conference to begin on November 28 with participation of 'guarantor countries' and Syrian delegations.

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks in Astana next week

Middle East

Despite Iran sanctions, China stays loyal

Trade between China and Iran predates most modern nations and despite the resumption of US sanctions on Iran, Chinese businesses still see Iran as a resource-rich country with a large population.