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  Last Update:  18 April 2014 14:57  GMT                                      Volume. 11964

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Iran marks Armed Forces Day

TEHRAN – Iran commemorated National Armed Forces Day on Friday at a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani and a number of high-ranking military...

‘Iran’s nuclear facilities will not be closed under any situation’

Political Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

TEHRAN – The Arak heavy water reactor and other Iranian nuclear facilities will not be dismantled under any circumstances, Tehran Friday prayers leader...

Iran says strong ties with Belarus will benefit regional stability

Political Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday that Iran gives great importance to expansion of ties with Belarus which in effect will...

Latvian FM to visit Tehran soon

Political Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

TEHRAN – Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevich is scheduled to pay an official visit to Iran in the near future, the Fars News Agency reported on...

Iran complying with interim nuclear deal: IAEA

Political Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iran has acted to cut its stockpile of higher-grade enriched uranium by nearly 75 percent in implementing a landmark pact with the major...

Iran crude sales double in five months: Official

Economic Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

An Iranian official says the Islamic Republic’s oil exports have more than doubled in the past five months. Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for planning and supervision...

Iran likely winner of gas price dispute with Turkey: oil minister

Economic Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

Iranian oil minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says Turkey’s complaint with an arbitration court about the price of natural gas imported from Iran “will create no problem...

Entezami Museum to feature 150 years of Iranian theater

Culture Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

TEHRAN -- One hundred and fifty years of Iranian theater will be put on display at the Entezami Museum, which is scheduled to open in Tehran on May 17, designer...


Cannes Jury Prize-winner “A Screaming Man” reviewed in Tehran

Art Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

TEHRAN – The Jury Prize winner of the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, “A Screaming Man”, was reviewed Thursday during a session at the Iranian House of Cinema (IHC) in...


Padideh wins Azadegan League

Sport Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

TEHRAN – Padideh claimed the title of the Iran’s First Division, known as Azadegan league, on Thursday. Padideh edged its host Naft Masjed Soleyman, thanks to a...

AFC Champions League: Foolad into last 16

Sport Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

AHVAZ – Foolad of Iran qualified for the AFC Champions League last 16 after defeating El Jaish of Qatar on Wednesday. Nilmar was on target for El Jaish in the 9th...

Algeria’s Bouteflika camp claims election win

World Desk - Friday, 18 April 2014

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looked set to win a fourth term with allies claiming victory in an election on...

UN official pledges to lift the 'illegal' siege on Gaza

By staff & agencies - Friday, 18 April 2014

The new Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl...