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  Last Update:  15 April 2014 15:57  GMT                                      Volume. 11962

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Unfair sanctions will be lifted: Rouhani

ZAHEDAN – Iran does not seek to develop nuclear weapons and unfair sanctions, which are against human rights, will be lifted gradually, President...

Iran asks for urgent UN meeting on U.S. ban on envoy

Political Desk - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iran has requested a special meeting of a UN committee on the United States’ refusal to grant a visa to Tehran's new UN envoy appointee.The...

Iran ready to expand ties with UAE

Political Desk - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the Islamic Republic is ready to expand its relations with the United Arab...

No country can attack Iran via Azerbaijan’s soil: Azeri official

Political Desk - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

TEHRAN – The Azeri defense minister said on Tuesday that Baku will never allow any country to use its soil or airspace to launch a military attack...

Qatari monarch to visit Tehran in near future

Political Desk - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has said he plans to visit Tehran in the near future to discuss grounds for the enhancement of...

Iran, Turkey eye $30b in annual trade

Economic Desk - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

TEHRAN – Tehran and Ankara set a target of $30 billion for annual trade at the 24th meeting of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Committee, which opened in Tehran on...

10 million high-income people may be excluded from cash payments

Economic Desk - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

TEHRAN – Many Iranians have given up receiving cash handouts in the second phase of the subsidy reform plan, the Iranian finance and economic affairs minister said on...

Turkish university hangs posters by graphic designer Onish Aminollahi

Art Desk - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

TEHRAN – A collection of posters by Iranian graphic designer Onish Aminollahi was put on display in an exhibition at Hacettepe University in the Turkish capital...


Iranian, Italian stage directors reunite for “1+1”

Art Desk - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian director Omid Niaz and his Italian colleague Guglielmo Papa have united again to stage the children’s play “1+1” in Iranian cities of Isfahan, Yazd...


Iran finishes 1st in Taekwondo German Open

Sport Desk - Monday, 14 April 2014

Iran claimed the Taekwondo German Open title in Hamburg, Germany on Sunday. The Iranian team finished on the podium with 40 points. Spain became runner-up with 36...

Iran could make surprise World Cup, McManaman says

Sport Desk - Monday, 14 April 2014

Former Real Madrid winger Steve McManaman said that Iran has a chance to qualify for the next stage of the 2014 World Cup. Iran will face Argentina,...

Official: Gunmen abduct Jordan ambassador in Libya

staff & agencies - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver, a...

Iraq closes notorious prison over security issues

World Desk - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Iraq's justice minister says authorities have closed down a notorious prison west of Baghdad over security concerns.Hassan...