PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 04:00 PM IST
The government said 20,000 volunteers in the capital of Tehran and other cities will soon receive Iran's new vaccine, called Fakhra, which an official described to state-run media as being “100% safe,” without providing any evidence or data to support the claim.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:50 PM IST
- The US military's Central Command said the two B-52s flew over the region accompanied by military aircraft from nations including Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Dubai, UAE | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:38 PM IST
The move comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US in the waning days of the administration of President Donald Trump, who unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal in 2018.
Tehran | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:03 PM IST
Israel insists Iran still maintains the ambition of developing nuclear weapons, pointing to Tehran’s ballistic missile programme and research into other technologies. Iran long has maintained its nuclear programme is peaceful.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:48 PM IST
State-run Press TV reported on Monday that “the remains” of a weapon collected from the site “bear the logo and specifications of the Israeli military industry.” It cited an unidentified person and didn’t provide any evidence to back up the claim.
Tehran | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:06 PM IST
State TV broadcast the ceremony showing the casket of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Officials, including Defense Minister Gen Amir Hatami, attended the ceremony.
Tehran | By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:33 AM IST
Rouhani said Fakhrizadeh’s death won’t stop its nuclear programme. Iran’s civilian nuclear programme has continued its experiments and enriches uranium up to 4.5% - far below weapons-grade levels of 90%.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:57 PM IST
Prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an attack outside Tehran on Friday. He was widely seen outside the country as a leading figure in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme, although Iran has denied hi involvement in the same
Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:28 PM IST
State TV said Fakhrizadeh was attacked by “armed terrorist elements.” He died at a local hospital after doctors and parademics couldn’t revive him.
Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Top Iranian officials initially downplayed the risks posed by the virus outbreak, before recently urging the public to follow measures like wearing masks and avoiding unessential travel.
By Kabir Taneja
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:57 AM IST
It may return if more structural concerns in counter-terror thinking and policies are not addressed over time
Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 09:31 PM IST
Four current and former US officials said Abu Mohammed al-Masri, al-Qaida’s No. 2, was killed by assassins in the Iranian capital in August.
Tehran | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 03:13 PM IST
Restaurants and non-essential businesses in Tehran were ordered to close at 6 p.m. for one month, to keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed and to slow the worsening outbreak, which has killed more than 38,000 — the highest toll in the Middle East.
Iran imposes travel restrictions on residents from leaving and non-residents from entering as virus deaths hit record
Tehran | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:35 AM IST
Being hit the worst by Covid-19 in the Middle East, Iran cites orders for travel restrictions following the closure of some public spaces and businesses. Violators to be fined as per the order.
Tehran | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 11:43 AM IST
Iran has been locked in an acrimonious relationship with Saudi Arabia, the other major Middle Eastern power, over the war in Yemen, Iranian influence in Iraq and Saudi support for Washington’s sanctions on Tehran.
Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 11:42 AM IST
A spokesman for the state emergency services, Mojtaba Khaledi, said no trains were damaged in the 7.45 a.m. blaze at the Ekbatan station, but did not immediately specify its cause.
By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Tehran review: Thrillingly plotted, empathetically told, and with the intelligence to handle volatile political themes with care, the new spy series from the writer of Fauda is another win for Apple TV+.
Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 06:40 PM IST
Money exchange shops traded the Iranian rial 262,000 for a dollar. The rial had traded at 256,000 to $1 on Thursday, and markets were closed Friday, the start of the weekend in Iran.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:45 PM IST
S Jaishankar was the second Indian minister to make a brief visit to Iran in two days. Defence minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Iranian counterpart Amir Hatami during a stopover in Tehran on Sunday.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 11:55 PM IST
The back-to-back visits to Tehran by the Indian cabinet ministers come close on the heels of reports that China and Iran are close to an agreement for a 25-year strategic partnership in trade, politics and security. They also come at a time when Indian is attempting to work more closely with Iran to increase the economic viability of the strategic Chabahar port.
Tehran | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 01:17 AM IST
Iran’s official IRNA news agency quoted on Sunday Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, Kazem Gharibadadi, as saying that the visit this week is “neither related to the snapback mechanism nor the U.S. demand.”
Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Iran has retrieved some data, including a portion of cockpit conversations, from the Ukrainian jetliner accidentally downed by the Revolutionary Guard forces in January, killing all 176 people on board, an Iranian official said Sunday.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Retaliatory action by Iran could disrupt energy markets if Tehran interferes with international oil tankers transiting the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most critical choke point for oil shipments.
Tehran, Iran | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Iran shut down a newspaper on Monday after it published remarks by an expert who said the official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths in the country account for only 5% of the real toll.
Tehran, Iran | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 07:00 PM IST
Iran on Saturday said it had detained a leader of a little-known California-based opposition group for allegedly planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14 people and wounded over 200 others.
Tehran | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 07:26 AM IST
Drone footage captured by the Guard showed two missiles blasting out from covered positions in the desert early Wednesday morning, with debris flying up into the air in their wake. The Guard did not identify the location of the launch, nor the missiles involved.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 12:07 AM IST
India sees the Chabahar port in the Gulf of Oman as key to its strategic plans to access both Afghanistan and Central Asian states
By Navtej Sarna
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 08:53 PM IST
US policy pushed Iran to China, but it has a direct impact on India’s security, economic interests
Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Satellite photos showed the vessel in Iranian waters on Tuesday and two of its sailors remained in the Iranian capital.
By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 03:05 PM IST
A police investigation has concluded that the explosion and fire that killed 19 people in the Iranian capital on July 30 was “by no means a security issue,” Hamid Hadavand was cited as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.