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  1. News - World - IRAN

    Jubilation in Iran as moderate cleric brings hope of change

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 11:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader. But tour operator Admadi said he was hopeful about the new administration. "People are scared of visiting Iran because they read bad things about ... hoped that international sanctions against Iran would be lifted soon under a more open administration, but he said most Iranians supported the government's plan to develop nuclear energy. ...

  2. Iran Quiz

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. 1 Iranian Shirin Ebadi was in the news in 2003 for winning a Nobel Prize. Which one? 2 What is the main language of Iran? 3 How many times has Iran's national soccer team won the Asian Cup? 4 With how many countries does Iran share a border? 5 What was Iran called before 1935? 6 What was the name of the ancient ...

  3. News - World - IRAN

    Iranian president criticises top judiciary official amid economic crisis

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Tehran

    ... The New York Times in Tehran President's attack signals worsening relations between Iran's top leaders amid economic crisis Ahmadinejad lashes outat powerful judiciary chief ... as the country's economic conditions and isolation over a disputed nuclear programme worsen. Ahmadinejad was responding to the head of Iran's powerful judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, who ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    Iran presidential hopefuls stay in the shadows

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 11:38am by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran With just 100 days to go until a presidential election in Iran, both conservative heavyweights and reformists weakened after the controversial 2009 poll ... Revolutionary Guard and now secretary of the Expediency Council, Iran’s highest arbitration body, and ex-foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki have expressed an interest in the post. But both lack ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Iran, Pakistan leaders inaugurate gas pipeline project

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chabahar, Iran The presidents of Iran and Pakistan on Monday inaugurated the construction of a much-delayed section of a US$7.5 billion gas pipeline linking the two neighbours, Iranian media reported. The project was launched at a ceremony on the Iran-Pakistan border attended by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari, ...

  6. News - World - IRAN

    Ahmadinejad says sanctions-bound Iran offered Egypt loan

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 05:22pm by Reuters in Cairo

    ... Reuters in Cairo Iran has offered to lend money to cash-strapped Egypt despite being under international economic sanctions itself over its nuclear programme, visiting President Mahnoud ... economy” that was witnessing “positive matters”, saying exports were increasing gradually. The United States and its Western allies have sought to choke off Iran’s vital oil exports by embargoing ...

  7. News - World - IRAN

    Pro-Ahmadinejad former Iranian prosecutor arrested

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 01:47pm by Reuters in Dubai

    ... a one-line statement from the prosecutor’s office. Iran’s Fars news agency reported Mortazavi was taken to Evin Prison, and said he was arrested as he was leaving work. Mortazavi was suspended from ... crowds into the streets. Fars said Mortazavi’s arrest on Monday could be linked to his involvement in the prison deaths. The spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei, said ...

  8. News - World - IRAN

    Iran’s Ahmadinejad heads to New York for UN meet

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 03:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... to the world gathering, state television reported. His speech this year was keenly awaited in the face of Iran’s sharp differences with the UN Security Council over its controversial nuclear programme, ... Ahmadinejad’s presence in New York for the UN meeting has in the past sparked small protests. This year another is planned, with an anti-Iran lobby group, United Against Nuclear Iran, urging ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Ex-Iran president’s son returns from exile, faces charges

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 03:04pm by Reuters in Dubai

    ... Reuters in Dubai The son of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani returned to Iran from exile to answer charges of inciting unrest after a disputed election in 2009, fuelling ... and been expected to return to Iran on Sunday, an independent source told reporters. Analysts say his return indicates a deal has been agreed with authorities to resolve the charges he faces, ...

  10. News - World - IRAN

    Criticism in Iran of Ahmadinejad's 100-plus UN entourage

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... An Iranian MP has criticised the country's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for taking over a hundred people with him to the UN general assembly in New York, saying the large entourage had travelled there for "a picnic". At a time when many ...




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