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Iran threatens Israel

Tehran, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will respond with its new indigenously built anti-radar ballistic missiles if Israel attacks the Islamic republic, the official media reported.

Iran summons Afghan envoy over anti-Iran media reports

Tehran, July 1 (IANS) Iran summoned the Afghan charge d'affaires in the country to protest recent Afghan media reports that said Tehran was showing ill treatment to illegal Afghan refugees, Press TV reported.

Squash: Anaka, Kush annex Asian titles

Kush Island (Iran), June 23 (IANS) While Anaka Alankamony retained the girls Under-19 title, Kush Kumar annexed the crown in the boys Under-19 category as Indians delivered two gold medals at the 19th Asian junior squash championship that concluded here Saturday.

One ton drugs seized in Iran

Tehran, June 24 (IANS) Police in Iran have recovered a haul of over one ton of illicit drugs during an anti-narcotics operation in the country's southeastern region, Fars news agency has reported.

Three Indians in Asian Squash finals

Kish Island (Iran), June 22 (IANS) Unseeded Dev Vazirani saved two match points to defeat higher ranked Nga Ching Cheng (Hong Kong) 3-2 to enter the boys Under-13 final in the 19th Asian Junior Squash Championships here Thursday.

Ashitha leads Indians into Asian Junior squash semis

Kush Island (Iran), June 21 (IANS) Ashita Bhengra overcame second seed Si Yi Ma of Malaysia 3-1 in the Under-13 section to lead as many as nine Indians into the semi-finals of various age group categories in the 19th Asian Junior individual championship here Wednesday.

Iran arrests suspects over n-scientists' murders

Tehran, June 15 (IANS) Iran's intelligence ministry has announced the capture of a number of prime suspects in the killings of two of the country's nuclear scientists.

Russia warns against unilateral sanctions on Iran

Tehran, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is opposed to unilateral sanctions against Iran, and wants action based on UN resolutions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Iran developing n-powered submarine

Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran has begun development of its own nuclear-powered submarine, the Iranian fleet's deputy commander Vice-Admiral Abbas Zamini said.

Ahmadinejad to attend Shanghai summit

Tehran, June 3 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will attend the 12th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing, where India and Pakistan are observer states, Press TV reported.

Iran not to pursue n-bomb production

Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Affirming that Iran was not after nuclear weapons, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said enriching uranium to 20 percent was his country's right.

Man held for spying near Ahmadinejad's helicopter

Tehran, May 29 (IANS) A man has been arrested by Iranian security forces on suspicion of spying for an Arab state's intelligence agency, the Fars news agency reported.

Iran sends troops to Syria

Tehran, May 30 (IANS) Iran has sent its troops to help the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fight opposition forces, a senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has said.

Iranian navy saves US vessel from pirates

Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian naval forces have rescued an American commercial vessel that was attacked by several pirate boats near the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported Thursday.

Ahmadinejad wishes to visit London for Olympics

Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his desire Thursday to visit London for the 2012 Olympics, as he wants to be with the Iranian athletes to cheer them.

Iran warns Google over changing Persian Gulf's name

Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iran Thursday warned the US-based Google company of legal action over using "alternative words" for the Persian Gulf on its online map service, a media report said.

Iran not to retreat an iota from its rights

Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran will not retreat an iota from its rights under pressure of sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.

Iran, Oman commanders discuss military cooperation

Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran and Omani military officialsSaturday held talks here on military cooperations during the 10th meeting of their joint military committee, reports said.

Iran not to retreat on nuke programme

Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran will not retreat "an iota" from its right to develop nuclear energy despite Western-led sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.

Iran hangs assassin of nuclear physicist

Tehran, May 15 (IANS) Iran Tuesday hanged a man convicted of assassinating an Iranian nuclear physicist, a media report said.

Iran sentences 13 for spying for Israel: TV

Tehran, May 13 (IANS) An Iranian court has sentenced 13 people found guilty of spying for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Press TV reported Sunday.

Iran hopes new French president will reconsider past policies

Tehran, May 7 (IANS) Iran Monday expressed the hope that French president-elect Francois Hollande would "revise the wrong policies of his country in the past".

Plot to kill Iranian president foiled in 2007: Tehran Times

Tehran, May 14 (IANS) Iran's intelligence ministry has said intelligence forces and police foiled a plot by the Jundullah group to assassinate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2007, the Tehran Times reported.

Iran Asian weightlifting champions

Tehran, May 1 (IANS) Iran finished overall winners at the Asian Weightlifting Championships Tuesday.

Remove sanction, Iran tells West

Tehran, April 30 (IANS) The veto-wielding powers of the UN Security Council should work for the removal of sanctions against Iran, an Iranian lawmaker said Monday.

Iran seeks regional cooperation for Persian Gulf's security

Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iran has called for regional security cooperation to maintain the security of the Persian Gulf, ISNA news agency reported.

Iran hopeful over Baghdad n-talks: Minister

Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi is hopeful that the next round of nuclear talks between the country and the world powers would be fruitful, ISNA news agency reported.

Iran, IAEA to hold talks in May

Tehran, April 28 (IANS) Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog have agreed to hold a new round of talks on the nuclear issue May 13-14, the IRNA news agency reported.

Iran hails Iraq's 'growing influence'

Tehran, April 24 (IANS) Calling for stronger ties with Baghdad, Iran Monday hailed the "growing influence" of Iraq in the Arab world.

Women with heart disease likely to have girls: Iran study

Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Women with some heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls, says a study conducted by a university in Iran. It found that 75 percent of the 216 children born to 200 pregnant women with diagnosed heart diseases were girls.

Won't give up nuclear rights: Iran

Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iran has said it will attend the planned nuclear talks in Istanbul later this week but will not compromise on its right to atomic energy.

Iran busts terror cell linked to Israel

Tehran, April 10 (IANS) Iran Tuesday said it has busted a terrorist cell linked to Israel and arrested a number of its members.

Crew of hijacked Chinese cargo ship rescued

Tehran, April 7 (IANS) All 28 Chinese crew members on board a Chinese cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates have been rescued, the Chinese embassy in Tehran said.

US turning countries against Iran: Ahmadinejad

Tehran, April 5 (IANS) No country would have adopted a hostile attitude towards Iran if the US had not exerted pressure on it to change its policy on Tehran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.

Iran to play UAE in football friendly

Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Iran's national football team will play a friendly match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in preparation for the final stage of Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil.

Annan to visit Iran next week on Syria

Tehran, April 4 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League's joint envoy, will visit Iran next week for holding talks on Syria, the Iranian foreign minister said Wednesday.

Iran willing to work with Russia on more power plants

Tehran, March 25 (IANS) Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) head Fereidoon Abbasi said his country is willing to work with Russia on more nuclear power plants, reports said Sunday.

Ahmadinejad grilled by Iran parliament

Tehran, March 14 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday appeared before parliament for an inquiry into his economic and political policies, state news agency IRNA reported.

Iranian scientist creates gas-filled aspirin to fight cancer

Tehran, March 13 (IANS) An Iranian scientist has developed a gas-filled aspirin that can boost the cancer-fighting ability of the drug, the Iranian Students News agency (ISNA) reported.

Iran, India pledge to boost trade ties

Tehran, March 12 (IANS) Iranian and Indian business leaders have pledged to boost trade ties. Currently, the bilateral trade is worth $15 billion and expected to hit $25 billion by 2016.

Iran to build power plant in Syria

Tehran, March 11 (IANS) Iran has inked an agreement with Syria to construct a 470-MW thermal power plant, IRNA news agency reported Sunday.

India's growing economy gives good opportunity to boost ties: Iran

Tehran, March 10 (IANS) The chief of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines Saturday said the Indian economy provides a good opportunity for Iran to cooperate and interact with the country.

US under illusion that sanctions are affecting Iran: Khamenei

Tehran, March 9 (IANS) Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the US and President Barack Obama were under an "illusion" that Tehran was affected by the economic sanctions.

Khamenei orders institute to control cyberspace

Tehran, March 8 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the setting up of an institution to control the cyberspace, Xinhua reported.

Iran to allow IAEA to visit its military base

Tehran, March 6 (IANS) Iran will allow the UN nuclear watchdog experts to visit its Parchin military base, said the office of Iran's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) representative in Vienna.

Iran overturns death sentence for CIA 'spy'

Tehran, March 5 (IANS) The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the death penalty given to an Iranian-American CIA "spy" by a lower court, an official said Monday.

Iran's parliamentary elections blow to enemies: Khamenei

Tehran, March 1 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Islamic Republic will be another blow to the country's enemies.

Iran not pursuing n-arms, says Khamenei

Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Tehran is not pursuing nuclear weapons.

Iranian lawyer sentenced to six years' jail

Tehran, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) The Iranian lawyer of a woman who was sentenced to death in 2006 for adultery has himself been sentenced to six years in prison by a court in Iran, according to human rights group Herana.

Pay compensation for ending oil contracts: Iran

Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) European companies must compensate Iran for breaking oil contracts after the fresh round of EU sanctions, a top official said Monday.


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