Iran

Iran's top priority to protect nuclear deal from US: President Hassan Rouhani

<b>Tehran:</b> Iran's president Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the top foreign policy priority for his new government was to protect the nuclear deal from …

Hassan Rouhani

Rohani makes empty threats while committed to nuclear deal

As Iranian President Hassan Rohani presented his cabi­net ministers to parliament, he is­sued a direct threat to Washington, warning that if the …

Middle East

Iran parliament clears oil, foreign ministers for Rouhani's new cabinet

Reuters Staff<p>1 Min Read<p>BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to keep the oil and foreign ministers, two of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani's key members of cabinet, in their posts.<p>Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has been credited with the boost in Iran's crude output since many …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia deploys troops to Aden: Officials

<b>Yemeni officials loyal to former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, say Saudi Arabia has for the first time deployed troops to the southwestern port</b> …

Middle East

Erdogan tells Germany’s FM Gabriel to know his limits

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has to know his “limits” after he told Turkey’s leader to stop …

Turkey

The Interests of the Arabs Do Not Require Enmity With the United States

A segment of the people of the Gulf are worried about the fate of the Gulf Cooperation Council, not just out of fear that it may allow Iran to realize its project for regional dominance and export its revolutionary model, but also because of the newfound linkage between the fate of the Gulf and the …

Middle East

Australia charges 3 over attacks on Shia mosque

Police in Australia have charged three men with terrorism over two arson attacks against a Shia Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year.

Extremism

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

<b>Israeli forces have shot and fatally wounded a Palestinian teenager in the northern part of the occupied West Bank over an alleged stabbing attack,</b> …

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Saudi-led war on Yemen totally failed to achieve objectives: Ansarullah leader

The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says the Saudi-led war against the country has failed to achieve its objectives.

Middle East

Major charities cancel events at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida

Several charitable groups have cancelled plans to hold fundraising events at US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

Donald Trump

US Republican senator warns Trump cannot calm down coming violence

A Republican senator has warned that "it feels like violence is coming" to the US and Trump will not be able to bring calm to the nation.

Ben Sasse

Bangladesh border guards block Myanmar Rohingya refugees

The deported refugees included women and children who had reported harsh treatment by Myanmar’s security forces.

Asia

Doklam standoff: A Chinese Fortune 500 company fired all Indian employees in Iran?

A Fortune 500 company reportedly fired several Indian employees from its offices in Tehran, before reinstating them when the Indian Embassy there …

India News

‘Terror in name of Islam doesn’t represent Islam’

<b>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized US President Donald Trump for hastily “insulting” Islam following terrorist attacks in</b> …

Mohammad Javad Zarif

How Tehran's Answer To Uber Is Changing The Way People Travel And Live

Users can enjoy a low-cost ride without having to share their taxi but the app is also challenging Iranian notions of customer service and even …

Middle East

Iran player breaks silence over ban for playing Israelis

<b>Tehran:</b> One of two Iranian footballers threatened with a lifetime ban after playing against an Israeli club broke his silence yesterday, saying he …

Middle East

Moscow Backs Tehran’s Right to Develop Arms

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described US unilateral sanctions against Tehran as “unacceptable in principle”, and said Russia supports …

Hassan Rouhani

Blame foreigners for disasters like the 1953 coup, yes, but Iranians must look at their own failures

Sixty four years ago, while hanging out with neighbourhood friends on Ray Street in Tehran, I saw a crowd of about 200 demonstrators shouting “death …

Middle East

Iran Seeks 500,000 Bpd Oil Swap With Caspian Countries

Iran is ready to swap 500,000 bpd of oil with its fellow Caspian Sea countries, Iranian Fars news agency reported on Friday, quoting a senior …

Middle East

Peshmerga tell Iran military chief to keep out of Kurdistan affairs

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Peshmerga ministry has hit back after an Iranian military official warned the Kurdistan independence referendum may …

Iraq

An Iranian film director on the country's censorship laws (1/2)

<b>The FRANCE 24 Observers team is publishing a two-part interview about censorship and Iranian cinema. Stay tuned for part two.</b><p>How does censorship work in Iran? In the past decade, at least 25 films have been banned in Iran, for a variety of reasons.<p>The film "Asabani Nistam" ("I’m not angry", in …

Middle East

Measuring Trump, Iran’s nuke violations & other comments

<b>Conservative: Mismeasuring the Trump Riddle</b><p>Pollsters measuring President Trump’s popularity tend to ignore the “astonishing” fact that 60 percent of …

Opinion

Far-right protesters, anti-fascist rivals scuffle in Barcelona

A small group of far-right anti-Islam demonstrators scuffle with a group of counter-protesters in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

Middle East

Kirkuk governor refuses to lower Kurdish flag

<b>The governor of Iraq's northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk has declined to lower the flag of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)</b> …

Iraq

23 more Syrians dead as US-led coalition bombs Daesh-held Raqqah

At least 23 Syrian civilians have been killed in fresh US-led airstrikes against the Daesh-held northern city of Raqqah.

Syria

Why Trump could launch another US war

<b>US President Donald Trump could be preparing for another war in order to deflect attention from his rapidly dropping approval ratings, according to</b> …

Donald Trump

Trump is going to 'get us all killed'

<b>American documentary filmmaker and political commentator Michael Moore has censured President Donald Trump and the current state of US politics,</b> …

North Korea

Iran Is Not About to Fall for Trump’s Trap

President Hassan Rouhani is positioning himself to be the next supreme leader — and he isn't going to let U.S. threats to blow up the nuclear deal …

Hassan Rouhani

How a Hunger Strike in Iran Spells Trouble for Hassan Rouhani

A relatively stable period in Iranian politics came to an end this week when one of the country's main opposition figures announced he would go on …

Hassan Rouhani

Turkey is boosting its military cooperation with Iran

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday.<p>Erdogan, his defense minister and military chief of staff met …

Turkey