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  Last Update:  22 August 2014 17:15  GMT                                      Volume. 12064

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Iran’s military strategy is defensive: Pentagon

TEHRAN – An unclassified summary of a congressionally mandated Pentagon report obtained by Bloomberg News says Iran’s military strategy is defensive....

Iran says ‘consultation’ is important to resolve regional issues

Political Desk - Friday, 22 August 2014

TEHRAN - Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, has highlighted the importance of holding talks and...

Iran’s nuclear approach foils Israeli plots, Zarif says

Political Desk - Friday, 22 August 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the plots by the Zionist regime and its allies’ to portray Iran as a “security threat”...

Iran not afraid of enemy’s psychological war: justice minister

Political Desk - Friday, 22 August 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi said on Thursday that the Iranian nation has no fear of the enemy’s psychological warfare...

Iran denies report linking sanctions relief to cooperation with U.S.

Political Desk - Friday, 22 August 2014

TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has denied a report that Tehran is ready to help the U.S. counter the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and...

China’s July crude imports from Iran jump 40.6%

Economic Desk - Friday, 22 August 2014

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s crude imports from Iran expanded 40.6 percent in July from a year ago, customs data showed on Thursday, as Tehran’s largest oil client...

Russia steps up economic collaboration with Iran

Economic Desk - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Russia and Iran are expected to sign new trade deals in September, and that has some experts attempting to model the impact of greater economic collaboration on the...

Kianian rejects role in “Homeland” due to anti-Iranian content

Art Desk - Friday, 22 August 2014

TEHRAN -- Iranian actor Reza Kianian has rejected a proposal to play a role in the U.S. TV series “Homeland” due to its anti-Iranian content. “Some time ago, I...


Asghar Farhadi to head Busan filmfest jury

Art Desk - Friday, 22 August 2014

TEHRAN – Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has been appointed as president of the jury for the New Currents section at the 19th Busan International Film...


Persepolis striker out for 7 months

Sports Desk - Friday, 22 August 2014

Persepolis striker Reza Norouzi has been ruled out for at least seven months after suffering a ligament injury in the 2-1 loss against Malavan on Wednesday. ...

Iran beats Japan in AVC Cup for Men

Sports Desk - Friday, 22 August 2014

The Iranian volleyball team defeated Japan in straight sets (25–20, 25–14, 25–18) in the 4th AVC Cup for Men on Friday. The Iranian team, who has already defeated...

Hamas executes 18 suspected of spying for Israel

By staff & agencies - Friday, 22 August 2014

Hamas resistance fighters in Gaza executed 18 spies accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israel tracked...

561 Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria since 2013

By staff & agencies - Friday, 22 August 2014

At least 561 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Syria since it began openly fighting on the side of the government early...