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  Last Update:  16 April 2014 17:21  GMT                                      Volume. 11963

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Iran, UAE take steps to establish joint business council

TEHRAN – Iran and the United Arab Emirates have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint business council. The MOU was signed...

No country can progress in isolation: Rouhani

Political Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

TEHRAN – Today no country can achieve progress in isolation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a gathering of people in Chabahar on Wednesday. ...

Zarif optimistic about nuclear talks

Political Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that he is optimistic about the outcome of talks with the major powers on a final...

Iran’s missile capabilities are non-negotiable: defense minister

Political Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iran’s missile program is non-negotiable and Tehran will not tolerate any suggestions in this regard, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan told the...

Iran says seeks close ties with Persian Gulf Arab states

Political Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iran seeks to strengthen ties with Persian Gulf Arab states, Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Ali Abdollahi said during a meeting...

Iran, UAE take steps to establish joint business council

Economic Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

TEHRAN – Iran and the United Arab Emirates have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint business council. The MOU was signed on Tuesday at...

Iran to invest over $20b in joint oilfields with Iraq

Economic Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

TEHRAN - Iran will invest over $20 billion in development of the oil fields it shares with Iraq, IRNA reported on Wednesday. Iran’s Oil Ministry is planning to...

IAF to hang works by Quran calligrapher Hamid Ghabranejad

Art Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

TEHRAN – An exhibition of works by the late Quran calligrapher Hamid Ghabranejad will open at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) on Friday. A collection of 30 works by...


Fakhreddini says he is ready to restore Iran’s National Orchestra

Art Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

TEHRAN -- Conductor Farhad Fakhreddini has said that he is ready to restore Iran’s National Orchestra, which has almost been dismantled over the past five years. “I...


AFC Champions League: Foolad into last 16

Sport Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

AHVAZ – Foolad of Iran qualified for the AFC Champions League last 16 after defeating El Jaish of Qatar on Wednesday. Nilmar was on target for El Jaish in the 9th...

Matin Varamin claims Asian Club Volleyball Championship title

Sport Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Matin Varamin of Iran won the title of the 2014 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship on Wednesday. Matin defeated Al-Rayyan of Qatar 3-1 (19-25, 25-17, 26-24,...

Lebanon's Berri sets presidential election session for Apr. 23

World Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called Wednesday for a parliamentary session to elect a new President on April 23. ...

More than 300 people missing after South Korean ferry sinks

World Desk - Wednesday, 16 April 2014

JINDO (Reuters) - Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea on Wednesday, the coastguard said, in what...