Tehran

  • Airplane crashes on takeoff in Iran, 39 people dead, 9 injured: Official August 10, 2014

    Tehran: A regional passenger plane assembled in Iran crashed Sunday while taking off from the country's capital, Tehran, killing 39 and injuring another nine onboard, according to a senior transportation official and state media. Deputy Minister of Transportation Ahmad Majidi provided the latest casualty figures in an appearance on state TV....
  • India pays $550 million in oil dues to Iran: Sources July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India paid a second installment of $550 million in oil dues to Iran on Tuesday under an interim deal that has allowed Tehran access to $4.2 billion in blocked funds globally, two industry sources said. Asian buyers such as Japan and South Korea have already cleared some of the...
  • India welcomes deal on Iran's controversial nuclear programme November 24, 2013

    India, on Sunday, welcomed the prospect of resolution of issues related to Iran's controversial nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy after Tehran agreed to curb it under a deal with six world power. "India welcomes the prospect of resolving questions related to Iran's nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy," official spokesperson...
  • Iran, six world powers reach deal on Tehran's nuclear program November 24, 2013

    A historic deal over Iran's nuclear program has been reached following intense talks in Geneva. Foreign Ministers from Iran, US, UK, China, Russia and Europe held negotiations for four days before the agreement was reached. The agreement temporarily halts Iran's nuclear development and lifts some sanctions. ...
  • Iran nuclear talks make some progress, but still differences November 22, 2013

    Geneva: Iran and six major powers have made some progress toward an interim deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, but both sides said on Thursday they still have significant differences to overcome. Negotiators appeared to downplay anticipation of an imminent breakthrough in the threeday talks that...
  • Gunman kills Iranian deputy minister: Report November 11, 2013

    Tehran: Iran's official news agency is reporting that a gunman has shot and killed a deputy industry minister. The report by IRNA said Safdar Rahmatabadi was shot twice in head and chest that night in an eastern neighborhood of Tehran. The report quoted police as saying they believed the deputy minister...
  • Obama, Iran's Rouhani hold historic phone call to end deadlock over Tehran's nuclear program September 28, 2013

    President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday, the highestlevel contact between the two countries in three decades and a sign that they are serious about reaching a pact on Tehran's nuclear programme. The call is the culmination of a dramatic shift in tone between...
  • Iranian ministers open pages on banned Facebook September 9, 2013

    Iran's entire Cabinet has opened Facebook pages in what is seen as a move toward greater openness, even though the social media site is blocked in the Islamic Republic. The Facebook pages of 15 ministers could be viewed in Tehran through a proxy server. Newspapers today hinted the move might herald...
  • Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Tehran visit, US-Iran mediation in focus August 26, 2013

    Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Sunday began the first visit to Iran by a foreign leader since moderate President Hassan Rouhani took office and Iranian media said his trip might be an effort to mediate between Tehran and Washington. Oman, a Gulf Arab state that maintains unusually friendly ties with both the...
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari meets new Iranian president August 5, 2013

    New Delhi/Tehran: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday met new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani after the latter's swearing in ceremony in Tehran. Ansari represented India at the swearingin ceremony. Rouhani, who won a landslide victory in the June 14 presidential election, succeeds president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iran has sent invitations to several world...
  • India to participate in upgradation of Chahbahar port May 4, 2013

    On Board Special Aircraft: India will participate in the upgradation of strategically crucial Chahbahar port in Iran, that gives access to Afghanistan, and the issue will be discussed when External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid holds talks with his counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi. "We have taken a decision. We will collaborate...
  • Trade issues to dominate Khurshid's visit to Iran May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Ways to increase commercial links with sanctionshit Iran to reduce huge bilateral trade imbalance will be high on the agenda when External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid travels to Tehran on Friday on a threeday visit. India's participation in the upgradation of Iran's Chahbahar port, which gives access to...
  • Pentagon chief stresses Israel's right to hit Iran April 22, 2013

    Jerusalem: US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held out hope on Sunday for a nonmilitary way to ending the threat of a nucleararmed Iran, but he also emphasized Washington's willingness to let Israel decide whether and when it might strike Tehran in selfdefense. Hagel, on his first visit to Israel as Pentagon...
  • Iran testfires new landtosea ballsitic missile in Gulf April 16, 2013

    Dubai: Iran testfired a new landtosea ballistic missile in the Gulf, a senior official said on Tuesday, days before an annual ceremony meant to showcase its military muscle at a time of rising tension with the West over its nuclear activity. Israel has publicly warned of possible air strikes on...
  • Powers, Iran fail to end nuclear stalemate in Almaty talks April 7, 2013

    Almaty: World powers and Iran failed again to ease their decadeold dispute over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme in talks that ended on Saturday, prolonging a standoff that risks spiralling into a new Middle East war. The lack of a breakthrough in the twoday meeting in Kazakhstan aimed at easing international concern...
  • World powers wait to hear Iran response to nuclear offer February 27, 2013

    Almaty: World powers hope Iran will respond positively on Wednesday to their new offer to lift some sanctions if Tehran scales back nuclear activity the West fears could be used to build bombs. But any hopes of a significant easing of the deadlock in the decade-old nuclear dispute were dented...
  • Iran announces uranium discovery days before nuclear talks February 23, 2013

    Dubai: Iran said it has found significant new deposits of raw uranium to feed its nuclear programme and has identified sites for 16 more nuclear power stations, just days before talks with the US and its allies over its disputed atomic programme. The Iran Atomic Energy Organisation report cited by...
  • Iran to hold talks with six world powers on nuke programme February 4, 2013

    Tehran: Iran has accepted US offer for talks on its nuke programme on February 25th in Kazakhstan. US Vice President Joe Biden had offered to hold direct negotiations with Tehran. Iran, however, says the West should stop building up pressure on the country. Iranian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi...
  • Iran unveils new indigenous fighter jet February 3, 2013

    Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday unveiled a new indigenous fighter jet, media reports said. Iran's advancement in military sector does not aim at "expansionism and violating others' rights", however, it will be utilized for "defensive and deterrence" purposes, Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by semiofficial ISNA news agency...
  • Iran hangs two for attack posted on YouTube January 20, 2013

    Tehran: Iran state radio says two men have been hanged publicly after posting a video on YouTube showing them robbing and assaulting a man with a machete on a Tehran street. The execution was carried out on Sunday after officials called for a speedy investigation and trial because of public...
  • Iran, a central issue for my next term: Israel PM December 23, 2012

    Jerusalem: Iran's perceived nuclear threat against Israel will be the central issue concerning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government if he is reelected in a month's time, the Israeli leader said on Saturday. Netanyahu has set out a mid2013 "red line" for tackling Iran's uranium enrichment project. The West says this...
  • India to cut Iran oil imports in its 2014 fiscal year December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: India plans to cut oil imports from Iran by 10 to 15 percent in the next fiscal year, and more if Tehran does not lower prices to help cover higher costs resulting from Western sanctions, a government source said. Iran's top Asian oil buyers China, India, Japan...
  • Israel embassy car blast: SC grants bail to Kazmi October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Syed Mohammed Kazmi, who is accused in the Israel embassy car blast case. The apex court had in September 2012 sought the response of Delhi Police on the bail plea of Kazmi, a journalist, who is accused in the February...
  • Syrian rebels issue ultimatum over 48 Iranian hostages October 6, 2012

    Syrian rebels on Friday issued a 48 hour deadline for Iran and Syria to give in to their demands to secure the release of 48 Iranians taken hostage earlier this year. They threatened to execute the Shiite pilgrims if Tehran and Damascus did not release captured Syrian rebels within 48 hours...
  • Buying American in Tehran: Apples, razors, Coke September 16, 2012

    Tehran: The Great Satan still sells in Iran. Even after decades of diplomatic estrangement and tightening economic sanctions, American products manage to find their way into the Iranian marketplace. The routes are varied: back channel exporters, licensing workarounds and straightforward trade for goods not covered by the US embargoes over...
  • PM accepts invitation to visit Pak, date yet to be decided August 31, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the NAM Summit in Tehran on Thursday evening. ...
  • PM meets Zardari, seeks speedy 26/11 trial August 30, 2012

    Tehran: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the NAM Summit in Tehran. The two leaders agreed to continue talks between India and Pakistan in a resultoriented manner. Singh and Zardari reaffirmed their commitment to continue dialogue between the countries as they...
  • Manmohan meets Zardari; terror, 26/11 on agenda August 30, 2012

    Tehran: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday began a key meeting in Tehran, amid clear indications that terrorism would be the prime focus of the Indian side. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 16th NAM summit and is the second meeting between...
  • NAM: Key meet for Iran amidst standoff with the West August 30, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to talk tough on terror. Government sources say Pakistan has already been given all the necessary evidence on 26/11. ...