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Iran to launch two satellites in ‘coming days’

AFP| Iran's president said Monday the Islamic republic plans to launch two domestically made satellites into orbit in the "coming days" to gather information on...

Afghan migrants returning from Iran hit record high in 2018

AFP | The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed...

Iran confirms recent missile test amid Western criticism

AFP | Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out a recent test of a medium-range ballistic missile after Western powers sharply criticized a...

Requests for “wavier” start pouring in as the U.S deadline against...

News Analysis | South Korea has made the formal request to the United States of America for “maximum flexibility” once the sanctions on Iran are...

Bolton headed to Russia amid fears US leaving nuclear deal

AFP | US National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet Saturday in Moscow with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, amid reports that Washington will tell...

European and Iranian officials met for one final attempt to save...

News Analysis | Officials from Iran, Britain, China, Germany, Russia, and France- which constitute all the stakeholders of Iran’s nuclear deal met before the United...

Renegotiating Iran’s nuclear deal- Sabena Siddiqi

Sabena Siddiqi | Preparing for the long haul of U.S. sanctions ahead, Iran is trying to insulate itself and keep a “resistance economy” afloat. Already...

Trump predicts Iran talks pretty soon

AFP | US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch-foe Iran were imminent, despite silence from the Islamic republic's leaders to his offer...

World powers back Iran oil exports despite US sanctions threat

AFP | Iran's remaining partners in the 2015 nuclear deal vowed Friday to keep the energy exporter plugged into the global economy despite the US...

Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

AFP | The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal...

Iran defiant as it holds day of anti-Israel protests

AFP | Iran held its annual day of protest against Israel on Friday, determined to show defiance at a time of mounting pressure from the...

China hosts summit with Russia and Iran as nuclear deal wobbles

AFP | Iran, China and Russia may seek ways to salvage the nuclear deal ditched by Donald Trump when their leaders meet this weekend at...

Iran’s supreme leader warns Europe of nuclear ‘dream’

AFP | Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned European leaders against their "dream" of Tehran continuing to curb its nuclear programme while...

Netanyahu heads to Europe seeking about-face on Iran

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran,...

China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

AFP | Iran's president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to...

Iran expects measures to save nuclear deal by end of May

AFP | European countries have until the end of May to propose ways to mitigate the effects of the US withdrawal from a landmark nuclear...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

AFP | The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp...

Iran FM heads to Brussels on final leg of nuclear deal...

AFP | Iran's foreign minister is due to land in Brussels later Tuesday on the final leg of a global tour rallying diplomatic support for...

The Game-Changers

Ikram Sehgal | With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically....

Israel hits dozens of ‘Iranian’ targets in Syria after rocket fire

AFP | Israel's army said Thursday it hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces it blamed on...

Saudi Arabia ready to raise oil supply after US pullout from...

AFP | Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, has said it will take all necessary measures to prevent supply shortages following the US withdrawal...

Iran nuclear deal on ‘life support’

News Analysis | The Iran Nuclear Deal may be in jeopardy after the recent shifts in Trump’s cabinet. John Bolton became the national security advisor,...

Russian elections 2018: Why Putin is expected to win again

News Analysis |   Presidential elections in Russia are due to begin. The first round of presidential elections will begin this Sunday on the 18th of...

Putin promises Tehran of support if US-Iran nuclear deal is scrapped...

 M K Bhadrakumar | The unscheduled trip to Russia by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as the special envoy of President Hassan Rouhani and his...

Iran disallows UN inspections of its military sites as tensions simmer

News analysis | Iran has rejected the US demand of a UN inspection campaign of Iran's military sites, calling it wishful thinking and "merely a...

Iran may withdraw from the nuclear deal: warns Tehran

News Analysis | The United States is well and truly embroiled in two nuclear crises, one with North Korea and the other with Iran. The...

Tehran takes exceptions to new sanctions

News Analysis | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to end his country's isolation in his second term. He was sworn in today just a...

Iran’s resilience: The rise of a powerful Neo-Persian empire?

Zeeshan Munir | From Aleppo in the North to Hama in the center and Dara in the South, the strategic initiative on the complex Syrian...

China closes US’ exit door from Iran nuclear deal

M. K Bhadrakumar | The signing of the first commercial contract between China and Iran to redesign Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor is a landmark event in...

Will Iranian posturing through ballistic tests threaten an arms race in...

Iran’s attempt to solidify its defensive fence by testing ballistic missiles and conducting military exercises alarmed its Gulf neighbors, Israel and United States. The...

Iranians worried about Trump’s “real intentions” & future of Iran-US Nuclear...

News Analysis Trump’s hostility towards Iran and his proximity towards Israel was clear from his repeated statements before and after the elections. But even then...

Moderate Iran gets a hit as former President Rafsanjani dies from...

Iranian state run media has announced that the former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He had...

Iran Races to Clinch Oil Deals Before Donald Trump Takes Office

TEHRAN — President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is racing to sign as many oil deals with Western companies as he can before hard-liners at home...

Rouhani: Do you think we’ll let Trump rip up nuclear deal?

In December 1953, less than four months after the Anglo-American-instigated coup to topple Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, students at Tehran University went on...

Trump may cause fresh spike in Pakistan-India tensions

With the election of a hawkish Donald Trump in the US, Mr Modi may even now be gambling that the year ahead will see...

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