Iraq admits holding 'terrorism' suspects for months
An Iraqi security agency has admitted holding hundreds of "terrorism" suspects for months, Human Rights Watch said Sunday while calling on authorities to inform the families of those held. The National Security Service acknowledged it was holding male prisoners at a facility in east Mosul, the Iraqi city from which the Islamic State group was…
Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be 'mother of all wars'
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States not to "play with the lion's tail" on Sunday, saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars".
Suspect in 'plot' to bomb Iran opposition in Paris handed to Belgium
A French court on Wednesday gave the green light for a suspect in an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally to be handed over to Belgium. The suspected plan to target a gathering of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in a Paris suburb came to light a few days after…
At least 11 dead in Iran bus collision with tanker
At least 11 people died Wednesday when a fuel tanker collided with a bus in western Iran, state media reported.
Iran's Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat's arrest
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday began the second leg of his European tour seeking assurances over the 2015 nuclear deal, a trip clouded by the arrest of a Tehran diplomat over an alleged bomb plot against opposition exiles in Paris.
Several injured during Iran water protests
Several people were injured in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr late Saturday when demonstrators protesting against water pollution clashed with police, Iranian state media reported. The protesters set fire to rubbish bins and damaged public property, prompting police to fire tear gas to disperse them, state-run IRNA news agency said Sunday. At least one…
Iran urges foreign firms to resist US sanction 'threats'
Tehran on Saturday urged foreign firms working in Iran to resist US "threats" of sanctions, adding it was in talks with French car makers about staying on in the country.
US's Haley tells India to 'rethink' Iran ties
The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Thursday urged India to reconsider its ties to Iran, one of its key energy suppliers, as fresh US sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil loom.
Fans unhappy over Spain’s qualification ahead of Iran
Some soccer fans here in Russia felt the World Football governing body (FIFA), played a fast one against Iran from making it to the second round at the on-going Russia 2018 World Cup. Iran’s 1-1 score draw with Portugal in their last group match after a stunning Ricardo Quaresma’s strike was cancelled out by Iran’s…
Iran will not give in to pressure from Trump, says Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lambasted on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme, and said Iranians will not give in to U.S. pressure but would defend their independence and Islamic values.