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  Last Update:  25 December 2014 05:37  GMT                                      Volume. 12162

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Iran will weather storm of ‘oil plot’: Rouhani

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has predicted that oil prices will not remain low and has stated that Iran will deal with the current “oil...

Iran ready to accept rational, fair nuclear pact

Political desk - Thursday, 25 December 2014

TEHRAN - In a letter to his counterparts released to the media on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif briefed them on the latest...

Iraqi president: Iran was first country that helped Iraqis against ISIL

Political desk - Thursday, 25 December 2014

TEHRAN – Iraqi President Fuad Masum said on Wednesday that Iran “was the first country” that rushed to the help of Iraqis in the face of attacks by...

Human rights violation in Iran is a repetitive lie: top judge

Political desk - Thursday, 25 December 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has vehemently dismissed a recent UN resolution claiming human rights violations in...

Rouhani congratulates Pope on Christmas

Political desk - Thursday, 25 December 2014

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to Pope Francis on Wednesday, congratulating him and all Catholics around the world on the...

Iran’s GDP grows by 4%: Central Bank

Economic Desk - Thursday, 25 December 2014

TEHRAN –Iran’s gross domestic product grew by 4 percent in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 21, compared to the same period...

Belgian trade delegation to visit Iran in May 2015

Economic Desk - Thursday, 25 December 2014

TEHRAN- A delegation of Belgian traders is scheduled to visit Iran in May 2015, according to Iran-Belgium Joint Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mohsen Khalili Araqi. ...

Scheherazade to appear in musical at Tehran hall

Art Desk - Thursday, 25 December 2014

TEHRAN – An Iranian troupe will stage a musical entitled “A Scheherazade Should Be” based on the story of Scheherazade, the legendary Persian queen and the...


Brussels returns Iranian antiquities taken by Belgian diplomat

Culture Desk - Thursday, 25 December 2014

TEHRAN -- The Cinquantenaire Museum - Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels has returned a collection of Persian artifacts, which had been taken by a Belgian...


Iran captain Nekounam confident of being fit for Asian Cup

Sport Desk - Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Iran football team captain Javad Nekounam is set to be fully fit for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Nekounam suffered a knee injury in Osasuna’s training last week. “I...

Iran’s Pejman Montazeri likely to miss AFC Asian Cup

Sport Desk - Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Iranian international defender Pejman Montazeri is expected to miss the 2015 AFC Asian Cup due to groin injury according to reports in Iranian media. The 31-year...

U.S.-Cuba agreement hailed as 'historic'

TehranTimes - Friday, 19 December 2014

Latin America and Europe have hailed efforts by the U.S. and Cuba to restore diplomatic relations, after decades of...

Pakistan mourns after school massacre

TehranTimes - Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Pakistani city of Peshawar is burying its dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 132 children and nine...