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  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman at the Royal Court in Riyadh on January 14, 2019. (Photo by AFP) 2019-01-18 20:14

    EU nations set to snub Washington’s latest anti-Iran push

    BRUSSELS — A U.S. effort to enlist Europe in its pressure campaign against Iran faced a setback after officials said ministers from several European Union members will likely skip a summit organized by Washington on Iran and the Middle East.

  • Iran to keep defeating Israel through intelligence supremacy: Alavi 2019-01-18 20:09

    Iran to keep defeating Israel through intelligence supremacy: Alavi

    TEHRAN – Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi on Thursday reminded the Zionist regime of the blows it has received from Iran, saying the Islamic Republic will continue to inflict defeats on Israel in the intelligence arena.

  • jannati 2019-01-18 20:09

    Jannati advises officials not to trust Europe

    TEHRAN – Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, chief of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, says the Europeans are worse than the Americans in trying to deprive Iran of the benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal, aka the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), advising officials not to fall for them.

  • Nuclear negotiator: Thank you President Trump for bringing ‘shame’ to U.S. 2019-01-18 20:08

    Nuclear negotiator: Thank you President Trump for bringing ‘shame’ to U.S.

    TEHRAN – A top Iranian nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement showed how “untrustworthy” the United States is. 

  • مایکل کوهن- وکیل پیشین دونالد ترامپ 2019-01-18 20:07

    BuzzFeed: Sources say Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about proposed Moscow project

    President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter told BuzzFeed.

  • eyhun Gallery is hosting an exhibition of cartoons by Kambiz Derambakhsh. 2019-01-18 18:50

    What’s in Tehran art galleries

    * Seyhun Gallery is hosting an exhibition of cartoons by Kambiz Derambakhsh.

  • “Beloved” 2019-01-18 18:46

    Iranian documentary “Beloved” to compete in Berlinale

    TEHRAN – “Beloved” (“Delband”), a documentary by Yaser Talebi has been selected to go on screen in the Culinary Cinema section of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale, the organizers have announced.

  • Deceased Iranian actor Ezzatollah Entezami in an undated photo. 2019-01-18 18:43

    Fajr festival to pay tribute to Ezzatollah Entezami

    TEHRAN – The 37th Fajr Film Festival plans to pay tribute to legendary actor Ezzatollah Entezami by organizing a special program during the opening ceremony of the event on January 30, the organizers announced on Friday. 

  • Hojjatoleslam Hossein Ansarian speaks during the unveiling ceremony of his translation of the Kitab al-Kafi at the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex in Tehran on January 17, 2019. (Hawzeh/Sobhan Beiranvand 2019-01-18 18:41

    New Persian translation of Kitab al-Kafi published

    TEHRAN – Five volumes of a new Persian translation of the Kitab al-Kafi, a hadith collection compiled by Shia scholar Muhammad ibn Ya‘qub al-Kulayni who lived during the third and fourth centuries AH, has been published.

  • Iran’s Academy of Music 2019-01-18 18:38

    Iran celebrates centenary of Academy of Music 

    TEHRAN – A celebration to mark the centenary of the establishment of Iran’s Academy of Music was held at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Wednesday.

  • کارلوس کی روش 2019-01-18 17:17

    Iran football President Taj warns coach Queiroz to refrain from controversies

    TEHRAN - Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) President Mehdi Taj has warned Team Melli Coach Carlos Queiroz to only discuss technical issues of the team after the Portuguese coach accused Iran's Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Massoud Soltanifar of ordering the federation not to extend his contract at the end of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

  • A file photo taken on May 16, 2004 shows an aerial view of Iran's Balal offshore oil platform in the Persian Gulf waters in the country's south, near the Qatari waters. (Photo by AFP) 2019-01-18 13:54

    China offers Iran $3bn oilfield deal despite U.S. sanctions: Wall Street Journal 

    State-run Chinese energy giant Sinopec has offered Iran a $3-billion deal on further development of an Iranian oilfield the two countries are already working on, the Wall Street Journal has reported. 

  • Nancy Pelosi 2019-01-18 13:39

    Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip, citing shutdown

    U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming trip to Brussels and Afghanistan, asking her to stay to negotiate an end to the partial U.S. government shutdown, BBC reported.

  • Pastori 2019-01-18 13:08

    By Payman Yazdani

    EU failure to implement SPV could worsen current situation: Italian expert

    TEHRAN - Dr. Pastori Gianluca says U.S. secondary sanctions are jeopardizing the JCPOA and the EU failure to offer a meaningful implementation of the SPV could only worsen this state of things.

  • The United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 2019-01-18 13:02

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Nancy Pelosi and her dual approaches

    TEHRAN - In her remarks, the United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asserted that Trump's border wall campaign has nothing to do with border security. She said it's one of the U.S. President's plans for energizing his conservative base, and in this way, he aims to distract the country from the various scandals dogging his administration.

  • Nader Entessar 2019-01-18 12:53

    By Mohammad Ghaderi& Javad Heirannia

    Lack of any documentary evidence of Russian penetration in U.S. electoral system: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, professor emeritus of political science from university of South Alabama says that “I agree with the notion that the US hegemony as a global superpower has been, and will continue to be, challenged by developments in the international arena.”

  • تیم ملی فوتبال ایران و عراق 2019-01-17 23:46

    Iran to meet Oman in AFC Asian Cup Round of 16

    TEHRAN – Iran national football team will meet Oman in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Round of 16 underway in the UAE.

  • علیرضا جهانبخش 2019-01-17 13:45

    Alireza Jahanbakhsh unhappy with Iraqis players’ performance

    TEHRAN – Iran star Alireza Jahanbakhsh criticized the way that Iraqi players performed against Iran in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

  • ‘Zaghari-Ratcliffe provided with best conditions’ 2019-01-17 02:20

    ‘Zaghari-Ratcliffe provided with best conditions’

    TEHRAN – Responding to recent allegations by the British government against the Islamic Republic, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi has said Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other convicts being held in Iranian prisons for security offenses are provided with the best conditions, including using phone calls, meeting with families and medical care.

  • Qom seminary elites warn against joining FATF 2019-01-17 02:20

    Qom seminary elites warn against joining FATF

    TEHRAN – A number of Qom seminary elites wrote a letter to Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, the chairman of the Expediency Council, warning that Iran’s accession to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will lead to the enemies’ complete dominance over Iran’s banking system.

  • General Baqeri meets Azeri president 2019-01-17 02:19

    General Baqeri meets Azeri president

    TEHRAN – Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri met with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Wednesday.

  • Iran says it will keep what it has in Syria 2019-01-17 02:19

    Iran says it will keep what it has in Syria

    TEHRAN – Iran will keep what it has in Syria, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Wednesday, defying Israeli threats that Iranian forces might be targeted if they do not leave the country.

  • No date set for establishing SPV: Qassemi 2019-01-17 02:18

    No date set for establishing SPV: Qassemi

    TEHRAN – The Europeans so far have not announced a date for establishing the special purpose vehicle (SPV), Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday, Mehr reported.

  • Ambassador holds talks with Russian official on bilateral ties 2019-01-17 02:17

    Ambassador holds talks with Russian official on bilateral ties

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei met on Wednesday with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin, to discuss bilateral ties and cooperation, especially in the Central Asian and Caucasian regions.

  • thalassemia 2019-01-17 02:15

    ‘Thalassemia patients complain over expensive medicine’ 

    TEHRAN- Thalassemia patients are having a hard time as the price of their medicine has quadrupled; whereas, last year the same medicines were free of charge, said head of the Iranian Thalassemia Society. 

  • cigarette 2019-01-17 02:13

    Tobacco use in Iran up sevenfold in decade

    TEHRAN- Tobacco use in Iran has increased by seven times over the past decade, growing from 2,000 tons to 15,000 tons, said Tehran University of Medical Science vice chancellor for social affairs.  

  • Tehran-Parand metro completion requires $165m 2019-01-17 02:11

    Tehran-Parand metro completion requires $165m

    TEHRAN – Parand metro line, linking Tehran to southwestern suburb areas, needs a total budget of 7 trillion rials (nearly $165 million) to be completed by the end of the current Iranian calendar year 1398 (March 2019-March 2020), head of Tehran Urban And Suburban Railway Operation Company has said.

  • Achaemenid relief goes on show in Mashhad 2019-01-17 02:10

    Achaemenid relief goes on show in Mashhad

    TEHRAN – A piece of Achaemenid-era (550-330 BC) bas-relief has been put on show at Mashhad’s Khorasan Great Museum, northeast Iran.

  • Works by female crafters on show in Ardebil 2019-01-17 02:09

    Works by female crafters on show in Ardebil

    TEHRAN – An exhibit of handicrafts, featuring works by female crafters and entrepreneurs, is currently underway in Ardebil, northwestern Iran.

  • Over 700 crafters in Yazd engage in traditional ornamentation 2019-01-17 02:07

    Over 700 crafters in Yazd engage in traditional ornamentation

    TEHRAN – Over 700 artisans are currently working as goldsmiths, crafting traditional ornamentation in Yazd province, central Iran.