Iran election: Israeli PM calls Ebrahim Raisi 'hangman of Tehran', unlikely to change stance on 2015 nuclear deal
Raisi's ascendancy comes at a sensitive time for the region, as Iran and world powers resumed indirect talks in Vienna to resurrect Tehran's tattered 2015 nuclear deal which granted Iran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program
Iran presidential polls: Greetings pour in for 'ultraconservative' cleric Ebrahim Raisi; official result out soon
Iran's outgoing moderate president Hassan Rouhani said his successor had been elected in the Friday's vote, however, he didn't name Raisi, who is the expected winner
Syria's seventh win in as many matches ensured they would be among the 12 teams competing in the next phase of qualifying for four confirmed spots from Asia in next year's tournament in Qatar. A fifth team from the continent could make the cut via an intercontinental play-off.
Iran approves seven candidates for presidential campaign, bars Hassan Rouhani's allies from contesting
Most prominent among candidates is judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, who is linked to mass executions in 1988, with opinion polls showing his anti-corruption campaign drew Iranian support
ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas investment arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), had in 2008 discovered the gas field in the Farsi offshore exploration block
A video shared by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesperson purportedly of Palestinian militants firing rockets at Israelis from civilian areas in Gaza Strip was taken down by Twitter, as it was a 2018 clip from Syria or Libya
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Muted celebrations to mark end of Ramadan month; history and significance of festival
The festival starts early in the morning when people wear new clothes, prepare delectable food and pray for Allah’s blessings
Iran's supreme leader Khamenei made the remarks during a speech on Al-Quds Day, an annual show of solidarity with the Palestinians, which is seen in Israel as an expression of hatred and anti-Semitism
'New energy' at Iran nuclear talks as diplomats reconvene; agreement possible in coming weeks, says US
The aim of the talks is a return to full compliance with the 2015 accord, known as the JCPOA, which has been slowly disintegrating since the US under Donal Trump withdrew from it in 2018
The International Judo Federation imposed a four-year ban after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ordered a disciplinary review last month which said a previous indefinite ban was not allowed.
Magnitude of 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran; 5 injured but no major damage, reports State TV
State news agency IRNA reported that the quake and several aftershocks caused power blackouts and cut phone lines nearby, but no damage at the Bushehr nuclear complex
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the attack, allegedly carried out by Israel, could hurt ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear deal with world powers
Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Israeli media reported that the country had orchestrated a devastating cyberattack that caused the blackout
Iranian authorities arrest pop singer Sasy's management, producers over music video 'contrary to culture'
The arrests come as Iranian social media is awash with criticism of popular underground Iranian singer, Sasy's new music video which features actresses, including an American porn star, gyrating atop cars and inside bars.
Israeli Embassy blast: 'Strongly repudiate' unsubstantiated allegations, says Iran over claims of its involvement
Referring to the 'suspicious blast' in Delhi on 29 January, the Iranian Embassy added that it 'deliberately led to an unfair onslaught and unsubstantiated defamatory accusations against Iran'
Iran's judokas free to take part in Tokyo Olympics after CAS cancels suspension of country's judo federation
The Iranian federation hailed a "great victory" and said it hoped the decision would lead to an "improvement" in relations with the International Judo Federation.
Tehran and its allies could be behind Israeli ship blast, writes ultraconservative Iranian newspaper
Citing unnamed "military experts," Iran's leading ultraconservative daily 'Kayhan' wrote in a front-page report that "the targeted ship in the Gulf of Oman is a military ship belonging to the Israeli Army"
Joe Biden confronts Iran-backed militias with Syria airstrikes, but Tehran's destabilising activities are far from over
Several militia groups such as the Hezbollah have received at least some financing, support and weaponry from Iran over the years
Jamal Khashoggi killing: Joe Biden raises concern over human rights in call with Saudi Arabia's king
A US intelligence report on Khashoggi's murder, due to be released shortly, is expected to implicate the king's son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a US service member