Iran

60pc enrichment response to Israel’s ‘nuclear terrorism’: Iran

Tehran starting advanced centrifuges and producing more highly refined uranium “is the response to your malice,” Rouhani said in a message aimed at Israel

his handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on 14 April 2021, shows President Hassan Rouhani (C) speaking during a cabinet meeting in the capital Tehran

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage at nuclear site, vows revenge

Iran charged Monday that its arch-enemy Israel was behind an attack on its Natanz uranium enrichment plant and vowed it would take “revenge” and ramp up its nuclear activities

Map of Iran showing main nuclear facilities

Iran atomic agency says nuclear facility hit by act of ‘terrorism’

Iran’s atomic energy organisation said Sunday the Natanz nuclear facility was hit by a terrorist act, hours after it said an “accident” had caused a power failure there

Map of Iran showing main nuclear facilities

Covid-19

Saudi to allow only ‘immunised’ umrah pilgrims

The pandemic has not abated despite more than 660 million jabs having been doled out across the world, with vaccine-manufacturing powerhouse India registering more than 100,000 cases in a single day ...

Muslim pilgrims walk out after the Friday prayer at the Grand mosque ahead of annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on 17 August 2018. Photo: Reuters

US to join talks aimed at salvaging Iran nuclear deal

The United States is set to start talks with EU negotiators on Tuesday in Austria's capital Vienna aimed at salvaging an international agreement on Iran's nuclear programme, which Washington withdrew ...

US to join talks aimed at salvaging Iran nuclear deal

US, Iran to start indirect talks to salvage nuclear deal

The United States and Iran will open indirect talks next week in Vienna as the European Union spearheads efforts to bring president Joe Biden's administration back into a nuclear accord

US, Iran to start indirect talks to salvage nuclear deal

Iran, China to sign 25-year cooperation pact: Tehran

The pact, which will include “political, strategic and economic” components, will be signed by visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who arrived in Tehran late Friday, Khatibzadeh told state ...

A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on 27 March 2021, shows president Hassan Rouhani (R) welcoming Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, at the presidential palace in the capital Tehran

Iran rejects Israel PM’s charge it attacked ship

Iran’s foreign ministry on Monday “strongly” rejected accusations by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran was behind a recent attack on an Israeli-owned ship on the Gulf of Oman

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on 15 July 2018. Photo: Reuters

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

Iran will vote in June for a successor to president Hassan Rouhani and his moderate-reformist government, but politics in the country is dominated by the nuclear issue and no frontrunner has emerged

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on 3 April, 2015. Iran vowed to stand by a nuclear deal with world powers as Rouhani promised it would open a 'new page' in the country's global ties. AFP

Rocket strikes on US in Iraq seen as ‘message from Iran’

Renewed rocket attacks on US targets in Iraq show Iran-aligned factions are heaping pressure on the government while Tehran may be seeking leverage over America’s new administration, analysts say

This file image grab taken from Kurdistan 24 TV channel on 19 February 2021 shows damage following a rocket attack two days ago targeting a military complex inside the Arbil airport that hosts foreign troops deployed as part of a US-led coalition
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