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27 Jun 2019


14-year-old creates dangerous malware, starts bricking thousands of IoT devices

In a strange case, a 14-year-old kid has created a dangerous strain of malware, a program that is spreading in the wild and bricking devices worldwide.

21 Jun 2019


Newark-Mumbai flights suspended by United Airlines: Here's why

United Airlines has decided to suspend its flights between New Jersey's Newark airport and Mumbai, which fly through Iranian airspace, over safety concerns.

24 Apr 2019

Russia News

Russia calls US tightening of Iran oil sanctions 'aggressive, reckless'

Russia yesterday called the US tightening of oil sanctions on Iran an "aggressive and reckless" policy after Washington announced it was seeking to stop all exports of Iranian crude.

22 Apr 2019

South Korea

US to end sanction waivers for nations importing Iranian oil

The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies South Korea and Turkey, that they'll no longer be exempt from US sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran.

26 Mar 2019

Hassan Rouhani

Unprecedented flooding in arid Iran kills 19, injures over 90

Major floods across much of Iran have left 19 people dead and more than 90 injured, blocking roads and triggering landslides with warnings of more heavy rain to come, emergency services said yesterday.

03 Mar 2019


Wondering where Abhinandan Varthaman got indomitable strength from? His mother

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned to his motherland on Friday after spending almost three days in Pakistan's captivity.

23 Feb 2019

Donald Trump

Iran adhering to terms of nuclear deal: UN atomic watchdog

Iran has been adhering to a deal with world powers limiting its nuclear programme, the United Nations atomic watchdog said yesterday, as diplomatic wrangling continues over the future of the accord.

18 Feb 2019

Hassan Rouhani

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

Iran yesterday launched a locally-made submarine capable of firing cruise missiles, state TV said, in the country's latest show of military might at a time of heightened tensions with the US.

17 Feb 2019


Pakistan-backed terror hits India, Iran; Sushma Swaraj makes Tehran stopover

Sending a strong message that Iran and India are united against Pakistan sponsored terror, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a stopover in Tehran on Saturday and met Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Aragchchi.

11 Feb 2019


Chanting 'Death to America', Iran marks 1979 revolution's 40th anniversary

On Monday, hundreds of thousands of people held nation-wide rallies across Iran to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 revolution and renew their allegiance to the country's Islamic principles.

14 Jan 2019


Iran: Military plane hits wall, one survives among 16 crew-members

The Iranian army confirmed a Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday. The accident took place in Karaj, 40kms west of Tehran.

13 Jan 2019


Israeli PM Netanyahu confirms air-strike on Iranian warehouses in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today said Israel had, at the weekend, carried out an air strike on Iranian weapon warehouses in Syria, a rare public confirmation of such attacks.

23 Dec 2018


Slack issues apology after banning Iran visitors, expats: Details here

Popular co-working platform Slack has apologized for deactivating accounts of users, who either visited Iran or expatriated from the country.

26 Nov 2018


Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Western Iran, over 500 hurt

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck western Iran near its border with Iraq yesterday night, injuring over 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, said authorities.

08 Nov 2018

South Korea

Granted temporary exemptions to those seeking help: Trump on Iran-sanctions

President Donald Trump yesterday said he gave temporary exemptions to India and seven other major importers of Iranian oil as they sought US' "help" and he didn't want to drive oil prices "up to $ 100 a barrel or $150 a barrel".

06 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

China to continue Iran trade despite new US sanctions

China yesterday denounced the new US sanctions targeting Iran's oil and financial sectors as "long-arm jurisdiction" and vowed to continue its bilateral trade with the Islamic republic.

05 Nov 2018

Trump Administration

US sanctions on Iran come into effect: Details here

On Monday, the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran, covering the country's banking and energy sectors, came into effect.

04 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

Sanctions will hit Iran in big way from Nov-5: Trump

The US sanctions will hit Iran in a big way from November 5, President Donald Trump has said, asserting that the "toughest-ever" punitive measures have been put in place for a "corrupt regime" in Tehran.

01 Nov 2018


Enough petroleum supply for countries to cut Iran oil-import: Trump

President Donald Trump said yesterday that he had determined there was sufficient supply of petroleum and petroleum products for countries to "significantly" reduce their purchase of crude oil from Iran, which is going to face US sanctions from November 5.

27 Oct 2018


US won't allow Iran to develop world's deadliest weapons: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said all sanctions against Iran lifted by the 2015 nuclear deal will be back in "full force" from November 5 and promised more in the future to prevent Iran from developing the world's deadliest weapons.

27 Sep 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj meets her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, discusses US sanctions

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif and discussed bilateral issues, including the US's sanctions against the major crude exporter that are set to be implemented in November.

26 Sep 2018


India could stop oil imports from Iran, courtesy US sanctions

With US sanctions on Iran set to kick in, India is reportedly planning on not buying any crude oil from Iran in November.

22 Sep 2018


Iran: Gunmen attack military parade, 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed

Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz today, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said.

27 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

Iran to fight for lifting of US sanctions at ICJ

Iran will argue today against renewed sanctions imposed by the US, as a bitter legal battle between Iran and the US opens before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands.

07 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

US hits Iran again with tough, unilateral sanctions

The US re-imposed a wave of tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran today, bringing back into effect harsh penalties that had been lifted under a historic, multi-party nuclear agreement that President Donald Trump abandoned in May.

31 Jul 2018

Donald Trump

Trump says he is ready to meet Iranian President Rouhani

Softening his tone, US President Donald Trump today said he is ready to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions to craft a new deal over its nuclear program after threatening Tehran of grave consequences.

27 Jul 2018

Donald Trump

US working with allies to get Iran to change behavior

The Trump administration is working with its allies and partners to force Iran to change its behavior and stop its actions, the White House has said, days after US President Donald Trump warned Tehran of dire consequences for threatening America.

23 Jul 2018

Donald Trump

'Never threaten US again': Donald Trump to Iranian President Rouhani

US President Donald Trump warned Iran of dire consequences if it threatens America again.

08 Jul 2018

Donald Trump

Iran accuses Donald Trump of destabilizing the oil market

Iran today accused US President Donald Trump of destabilizing the oil market with his flurry of tweets taking aim at the OPEC cartel.

29 Jun 2018

FIFA World Cup

Iran's 23-year-old Sardar Azmoun announces retirement from international football

In a massive blow to the Iranian national football team, star striker Sardar Azmoun has announced his retirement from international football.

27 Jun 2018

North Korea

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

After months of legal battles, as the US Supreme Court (SC) upheld Donald Trump's travel ban yesterday, the President hailed the verdict on Twitter with a simple 'wow.'

22 Jun 2018


Is it possible to operationalize the Chabahar port by 2019?

According to Union minister Nitin Gadkari, India is trying to get the strategic Chabahar port in Iran operational by 2019, despite the dire threat of fresh US sanctions against Iran looming large in the air.

11 May 2018

United Arab Emirates

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iranian entities

Just days after backing out from the Iran nuclear deal, and amid rising tensions in the Middle East, the US has now imposed fresh sanctions on six people and three companies with ties to Iran's elite military force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

10 May 2018


Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

Israeli military forces carried out air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria after Iranian forces, based there, fired rockets at the Israel-occupied Golan Heights.

09 May 2018

Donald Trump

US pulls out of 'one-sided' Iran nuclear deal

The US, in a major move, has pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, saying sanctions would be reimposed on the country's oil sector, precious metals trade, aircraft exports, and its attempts to buy American banknotes.

01 May 2018

Donald Trump

Have new 'proof' of Iran's secret nuclear weapons program: Netanyahu

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised address today he had new "proof" of an Iranian nuclear weapons plan that could be activated at any time, as US considers whether to pull out of atomic accord with Tehran.

30 Apr 2018


Iranian girls put-up fake beards to sneak into football stadium

A footage of five women disguised as men to watch a football game in Iran is doing the rounds on social media.

23 Mar 2018

North Korea

Donald Trump appoints hawkish John Bolton as the new NSA

In the latest move in an ongoing shake-up of US President Donald Trump's top advisors, John Bolton will replace the outgoing National Security Advisor HR McMaster.

17 Mar 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia vows to develop nuclear bomb, if Iran does

Saudi Arabia's defense chief, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said that the kingdom will develop nuclear weapons if arch-rival Iran does it.

12 Mar 2018


Iran: Turkish business-heiress and her friends died in plane crash

All 11 people on board a Turkish private jet were killed when it crashed into a mountain in Iran yesterday during heavy rain.