Articles about Iran
03 Jun 2021
Massive fire breaks out at oil refinery near Tehran
A massive fire broke out Wednesday night at the oil refinery known as Tondgooyan refinery near the capital of Iran, sending thick plumes of black smoke over Tehran. No casualties have been reported so far.
02 Jun 2021
Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks; reason behind blaze unknown
The largest warship in the Iranian Navy caught fire and later sank on Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semi-official news agencies reported.
21 May 2021
Honor killing? Parents murder, dismember Iranian filmmaker for not marrying
Babak Khorramdin, an Iranian film director, was brutally murdered and dismembered by his own parents for not getting married.
09 Feb 2021
Iran may pursue a nuclear weapon, Intelligence Minister warns West
Iran's Intelligence Minister, Mahmoud Alavi, has warned the West that Iran could push for a nuclear weapon if crippling international sanctions on Tehran remain in place, state television reported on Tuesday.
31 Jan 2021
Iran link emerges in blast near Israel embassy in Delhi
Days after a minor blast occurred near the Israel embassy in Delhi, the police suspect the involvement of Iran, an enemy of Israel.
30 Jan 2021
Human rights NGO urges Iran to end persecution of Baha'is
A Delhi-based human rights organization, on Saturday, urged Iranian authorities to end all forms of persecution of its Baha'i citizens.
08 Jan 2021
Iran's top leader bans coronavirus vaccines from US, Britain
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday banned the country from importing American Pfizer-BioNTech and Britain's AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, a reflection of mistrust toward the West.
14 Nov 2020
Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report
The second-highest leader of the al-Qaeda, who was accused of masterminding the 1998 attacks on United States embassies in Africa, has reportedly been killed.
28 Aug 2020
How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists
Phishing is a common hacking technique, but in some cases, it can be deployed to do more damage than you can possibly imagine.
18 Jul 2020
Of 80 million Iranians, 25 million infected with coronavirus: Rouhani
In a shocker of a statement, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday told that 25 million citizens have been infected with coronavirus, and another 35 million face the risk of getting infected.
01 Jul 2020
India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup
India is one of the five nations to have bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed.
29 Jun 2020
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing
Iran has issued an arrest warrant against United States President Donald Trump and dozens of others for the killing of its top commander Qassem Soleimani.
27 Jun 2020
Swarms of locusts reach Gurugram, residents share visuals
After weeks, crop-destroying locusts are back in North India, this time to launch an attack on Gurugram, Haryana, just next to Delhi.
25 May 2020
As coronavirus cases rise, expert says 'June to be worse'
India has witnessed a record spike in daily COVID-19 cases consecutively for the past four days. However, the situation is expected to worsen in June, an expert said.
11 May 2020
Iran missile 'accidentally' strikes own ship killing 19 sailors
An Iranian warship was struck by "friendly fire" in the Gulf of Oman leaving 19 sailors dead and 15 others wounded, Iran's Army said.
03 Apr 2020
Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails
The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world - and the fear stemming from it - has made hackers more potent in their activities.
25 Mar 2020
Coronavirus positive cases top 400,000 worldwide, pandemic is accelerating
In just three days, the number of coronavirus cases, worldwide, went from 300,000 to over 400,000, giving yet another proof of how contagious the disease is.
21 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Italy records highest single-day death toll, again; Army called
In what shows that things aren't getting any better in Italy, the number of people dying due to novel coronavirus climbed to 627 on a single day on Friday, the Italian Civil Protection Agency announced.
18 Mar 2020
MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran
The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that 255 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
16 Mar 2020
Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday revealed that the fourth batch of 53 Indians stranded in Iran, where the impact of coronavirus has been catastrophic, has arrived in India. With this, the total number of people evacuated from the nation stands at 389, he added.
15 Mar 2020
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more
This week, a vast majority of developments in the world of tech were driven by the outbreak of coronavirus in various parts of the world.
15 Mar 2020
Iran's coronavirus 'detection' app is spying on public
As the outbreak of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in Iran, the government of the country is reportedly exploiting the situation to its own advantage.
03 Mar 2020
Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims
In a development that will not find many takers in India, Iran has officially spoken on the riots that rocked New Delhi last week and said it condemned the "wave of violence" against Indian Muslims.
01 Mar 2020
'We're scared,' Indian students stuck in coronavirus-hit Iran request evacuation
As an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease heightens fears in Iran, Indian students stranded in the country have appealed for evacuation.
29 Feb 2020
Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions
In Iran, the novel coronavirus disease has sparked major concerns, especially as the impact of the viral outbreak remains mired in conflicting reports.
14 Jan 2020
After shooting down Ukrainian plane, Iran's judiciary announces arrests
Days after Iran (finally) took responsibility for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane in Tehran, the nation's judiciary on Tuesday announced that they have made arrests in connection with the incident.
14 Jan 2020
Donald Trump could visit India soon, dates are being finalized
A logistics and security team from Washington is expected to arrive in New Delhi this week to figure out modalities of US President Donald Trump's probable visit to India.
11 Jan 2020
Last year, India lost over $1.3 billion from internet shutdowns
The problem of internet shutdowns has grown worse over the years, affecting both businesses and households alike.
11 Jan 2020
Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane due to 'human error'
Days after Western officials pointed fingers at Iran for the crash of a Ukrainian plane near the international airport in Tehran, the Iranian military on Saturday admitted responsibility for shooting down the aircraft.
10 Jan 2020
Iran possibly shot down Ukrainian plane, believe US and allies
On Wednesday, a Ukrainian airliner went down shortly after taking off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on-board.
09 Jan 2020
Day after US-forces targeted, two rockets hit Iraq's Green Zone
Merely a day after Iraqi bases housing forces from the United States were targeted by Iran, two rockets landed at the Green Zone in Baghdad.
08 Jan 2020
How the US-Iran conflict began: A brief history
Over the past few days, tensions have heightened between the United States and Iran.
08 Jan 2020
Ukrainian plane carrying 176 on-board crashes in Iran; no survivors
In a tragic incident, 176 people (167 passengers and nine crew members) lost their lives this morning when a Ukrainian plane crashed near Iran's international airport in capital Tehran, shortly after take-off.
08 Jan 2020
Iran fires missiles at 2 Iraqi bases housing US forces
Iran has fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles on two bases in Iraq, that houses forces from the United States, the Pentagon confirmed.
07 Jan 2020
Iran designates all US forces as "terrorists" for killing Soleimani
On Tuesday, Iran designated all forces of the US as "terrorists" by passing a Bill in the Parliament.
06 Jan 2020
Three rockets fall in Baghdad, two hit near US Embassy
On Sunday, three rockets fell in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, injuring six people, multiple reports said. Of them, two hit near the heavily fortified US Embassy, while one landed in the nearby Jadriya area.
05 Jan 2020
Trump threatens attack on Iranian sites; US government website hacked
United States President Donald Trump has threatened to target 52 sites in Iran if the Middle Eastern country chooses to retaliate the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
04 Jan 2020
Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump
Addressing the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that they executed the world's "number-one terrorist" who plotted terror attacks to "as far away as New Delhi."
03 Jan 2020
Top commander killed by US, Iran's leader vows revenge
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is angry and has vowed to take revenge from criminals (read the United States) who killed the country's top commander Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike at Baghdad Airport on Friday.
03 Jan 2020
Who was Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General US killed?
Earlier on Friday, the United States confirmed to have killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike at Iraq's Baghdad Airport.