Category Archives: TEHRAN, Iran

Report: Iran detains members of 3 modeling networks

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has carried out its latest series of arrests targeting online modeling, part of the hard-line group’s efforts to confront what it sees as Western mores seeping into the Islamic Republic. Continue reading

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Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman’s murder

Iran’s state-owned newspaper says the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery. Continue reading

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The Latest: German military resumes training mission in Iraq

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Continue reading

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Iran’s top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign minister is pressing ahead with intense diplomatic efforts to salvage Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers at the center of a crisis unfolding between Iran and the U.S. Mohammad Javad Zarif chastised the international community, sayin… Continue reading

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British Council confirms arrest of its Iranian staffer

The British Council is confirming that a woman who Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of spying for Britain is an Iranian national employed by the group. Continue reading

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Iranian students protest mandatory headscarf rule

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says university students have held a campus protest against authorities’ increasing pressure on women to wear mandatory headscarves in public. Continue reading

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Iran: Suspect sentenced to 10 years for spying for Britain

Iran’ judiciary says an Iranian national has been sentenced to 10 years on charges of spying for Britain. Continue reading

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Iranian media say reformist magazine closed by authorities

Iranian media say the country’s authorities have shut down a reformist magazine that urged negotiations with the United States. Continue reading

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Moderate quake jolts Iran’s west

An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that a 5.1 magnitude earthquake has jolted the western region bordering Iraq. Continue reading

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The Latest: Iran commander: There will be no talks with US

The Latest on the crisis over the embattled nuclear deal between Iran and world powers (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Iran firefighters put out blaze at historic bazaar in Tabriz

Iranian media say firefighters managed to put out a blaze that erupted at the historic market in the northwestern city of Tabriz. Continue reading

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The Latest: Iran steps away from parts of nuclear deal

The Latest on Iran’s decision to step away from embattled nuclear deal (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Continue reading

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Iran sends letters on partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

Iranian state television says letters outlining the Islamic Republic’s partial withdrawal from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have been delivered to ambassadors. Continue reading

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Report: Blaze engulfs 2 Iranian pipelines, 5 workers injured

Iran’s official IRNA news agency says firefighters have brought under control a blaze that engulfed two oil and gas pipelines in southwestern, oil-rich Khuzestan province. Continue reading

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Iran’s president names new CEO of national carrier, Iran Air

Iranian media say President Hassan Rouhani has appointed a new chief for the national carrier, Iran Air. Continue reading

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Iran sentences president’s brother to prison for corruption

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says President Hassan Rouhani’s brother has been sentenced to an unspecified prison term for corruption. Continue reading

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Iran says it will continue uranium enrichment

Iran says it will continue uranium enrichment and heavy water production despite U.S. pressure on the country to end it. Continue reading

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Iranian paper says journalist, activists detained at protest

An Iranian newspaper says one of its reporters was detained by police earlier this week while she was covering a protest marking International Workers’ Day, in which dozens of labor activists were also arrested. Continue reading

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Iran FM says he will visit North Korea

Iran’s foreign minister says he will visit North Korea as both countries struggle under U.S. sanctions. Continue reading

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Iran’s Guard monitors US aircraft carrier with drone

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has successfully managed a surveillance flight over a U.S. aircraft carrier. Continue reading

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