Iranian men can no longer serve women tea on TV channels

TEHRAN: The Iranian government has imposed new sanctions on its TV channels that bars TV makers in the Islamic Republic from showing women eating pizza on screen.  According to a foreign news agency, Iranian censorship has issued new rules for TV

FM Qureshi arrives in Tehran for talks with Iranian leadership

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Tehran on a three-day official visit to Iran for talks with the Iranian leadership on bilateral relations and regional situation. On arrival, the foreign minister was warmly received by Iranian Foreign Minister’s

19 killed by gas explosion in Tehran

TEHRAN: A powerful explosion at a clinic in northern Tehran killed at least 19 people, the state-owned news agency reported citing officials. The blast at Sina At’har health centre caused damage to buildings in the vicinity and sent a plume

De-escalation ‘only option’ to resolve tensions with US, says Iran

TEHRAN: After ten days of increased tensions with the United States during which both sides fired missiles and Tehran accidentally shot down a passenger aircraft, Iran has indicated it supports a de-escalation. Surveillance was stepped up in Iran’s capital on

FM Qureshi meets President Rouhani, discuss regional issues

TEHRAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Sunday, as part of Pakistan’s diplomatic effort to diffuse tensions in the Middle East. The important meeting discussed issues of common interest, bilateral relations, the

British Ambassador Rob Macaire arrested in Tehran, says UK govt

TEHRAN: British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Saturday has said that the Iranian government has taken into custody the British diplomat in Tehran on Saturday after he was allegedly arrested amid demonstrations against Iran. The foreign secretary said Rob Macaire’s

Trump warns Iran against “massacre of peaceful protesters”

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday has warned Iran against trying to crack down on protests that broke out after it acknowledged shooting down a Ukranian plane by mistake, killing all 176 passengers on board. U.S President Donald Trump

Ukrainian passenger plane crashes near Tehran carrying 180 people

TEHRAN: A Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed as it descended near Imam Khomeini International Airport  near Tehran. According to the Iranian media reports, the aircraft said to be Boeing 737 seemed to have developed technical problems

35 mourners killed during stampede at Soleimani’s funeral

TEHRAN: More than 35 people have been killed while several injured in a stampede as Iranians flocked to the hometown of Qasem Soleimani for his burial, state media reported. Qasem Soleimani was being buried in his hometown in Kerman, millions

Irani President warns Donald Trump over his threats

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday has warned US President Donald Trump and said “never threaten the Irani nation,” after Trump issued a statement about attacking 52 Iranian sites. In the latest tweet, President Rouhani said, “Those who refer

Rouhani seeks support for Iran economy on Japan visit

TOKYO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sought economic support from Tokyo as he wrapped up his two-day visit to Japan on Saturday. Rouhani’s trip to Japan is the first by an Iranian head of state in two decades. This comes

Iran says may ‘reconsider’ atomic watchdog commitments

TEHRAN: Iran warned on Sunday it may “seriously reconsider” its commitments to the UN atomic watchdog if European parties to a nuclear deal trigger a dispute mechanism that could lead to sanctions. The 2015 nuclear accord has been unravelling since

Iran marks 1979 embassy siege with anti-US fervour

TEHRAN: With anti-American slogans and effigies mocking President Donald Trump, thousands rallied outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis. Rallies also took place in several other cities four

PM meets Iranian President in Tehran on official visit

TEHRAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan has met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his one-day official visit to Tehran. Prime Minister Imran Khan has reached Iran today as part of his initiative to mediate talks between Tehran and Riyadh and to