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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize

Gibraltar on Thursday allowed a detained Iranian supertanker to leave the British overseas territory despite a last-minute U.S. attempt to seize the vessel, potentially defusing tensions between London and Tehran …


UAE and Iran hold rare talks in Tehran on maritime security

For the first time in six years, officials from Iran and the United Arab Emirates met in Tehran to discuss maritime security amid an increase in tensions in the Persian …


Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back

The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran’s streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab.


From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran

At a trendy restaurant in Iran’s capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’

Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Europe cool on Iran coalition talk, seeks de-escalation

European officials on Monday appeared cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, with the German foreign minister warning that “maximum pressure” without diplomacy increases the risks …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, U.S. sends troops

Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a …


German FM traveling to Iran to salvage nuclear accord

Germany’s foreign minister is traveling to Iran next week to discuss the faltering nuclear accord between Tehran and leading world powers, his office said Thursday.


Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

US pulls nonessential staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions

The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign …


After Trump invite, Iran commander says: No talks with US

A top commander in Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Friday that Tehran will not talk with the United States, an Iranian news agency reported – a day after President Donald …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

Iran threatens more uranium enrichment if no new nuke deal

Iran threatened Wednesday to enrich its uranium stockpile closer to weapons-grade levels in 60 days if world powers fail to negotiate new terms for its 2015 nuclear deal, raising regional …


Report: Iran prepares to withdraw from parts of nuclear deal

Iran on Wednesday will announce it is partially withdrawing from the nuclear deal it struck with world powers, its state-run news agency reported, a year to the day that President …


State-run news agency in Iran is reporting a suicide bombing in the country’s southeast has killed at least 20 elite Revolutionary Guard personnel and wounded 20

A suicide bombing targeting a bus carrying personnel of Iran’s elite paramilitary Revolutionary Guard force killed at least 20 people and wounded 20 in the country’s southeast, state media reported. …


Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution

Waving Iranian flags, chanting “Death to America” and burning U.S. and Israeli flags, hundreds of thousands of people poured out onto the streets across Iran on Monday, marking the date …


Iran begins marking 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iran on Friday began celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed shah, overturned 2,500 years of monarchical rule and brought hard-line Shiite …


Over 400 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 400 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said.


Iranian Embassy in Paris damaged; Tehran knocks police work

The Iranian Embassy was damaged by a crowd that a local police official said Saturday was made up of “individuals,” while Iran’s Foreign Ministry accused them of being extremists and …


Syria FM: Iran has no combat forces, bases in the country

Syria’s foreign minister said Saturday Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country.


300 arrested after Sufis clash with Iran police, killing 5

Overnight clashes between followers of a Sufi Islam leader and Iranian police killed five members of the security forces and injured 30, Iranian media reported Tuesday, the latest tension between …


Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution after protests

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on the streets Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, just weeks after anti-government protests rocked cities across the country.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

New economic protests in Tehran challenge Iran’s government

A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own …


Iran: Arrests in Tehran after protests over price hikes

Iranians protesting the country’s strained economy gathered in Tehran and another major city on Friday, for the second day of spontaneous, unsanctioned demonstrations placing pressure on President Hassan Rouhani’s government.


Tehran police: No more arrests for flouting dress code

Police in Iran’s capital said Thursday they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 revolution.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

U.N. agency report shows Iran meeting nuke deal commitments

The United Nations agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear treaty issued a report Monday certifying that the country is keeping its end of the deal that U.S. President …


Putin in Iran for talks with Tehran, Azerbaijan leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Iran on Wednesday for trilateral talks with Tehran and Azerbaijan, a meeting that comes as the Islamic Republic’s nuclear deal is threatened by President …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

House GOP wants to link North Korea sanctions to measure on Russia and Iran sanctions

House Republican leaders want to attach a bill increasing sanctions on North Korea to legislation to restrain the president and stiffen punitive measures against Russia and Iran, a last-minute wrinkle …


Iran says five Tehran attackers had fought for Islamic State

Five of the men who launched an attack in the heart of Iran’s capital previously fought for the Islamic State group, the country’s Intelligence Ministry said Thursday, acknowledging the first …


Women to run apart from men in Tehran’s first marathon

Two days before what has been described as Tehran’s first international marathon, a top Iranian sports official cannot confirm whether Americans will participate and says women will be forced to …