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Tehran: Capital of Iran
Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It is ranked 24th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area.

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Iran begins reconnecting internet after shutdown over protests

Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, local news agencies and residents said, after a days-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle..
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U.N. nuclear watchdog calls on Iran to clear up origin of uranium traces

The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran will discuss the discovery of uranium traces at an undeclared site in Tehran next week, the agency's acting chief said on Thursday, adding that Iran had not provided..
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Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike [Video]Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the gasoline price rises that have caused nationwide protests, which he blamed on the Islamic Republic's opponents and foreign foes. Emily Spychal..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:33Published

Aramco IPO range values Saudi oil giant at up to $1.7 trillion [Video]Aramco IPO range values Saudi oil giant at up to $1.7 trillion

Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion at the IPO price range set by the oil giant on Sunday, below the $2 trillion touted by Saudi's crown prince but still vying for the title of the world's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Protests erupt in Iran's major cities after petrol price rise [Video]Protests erupt in Iran's major cities after petrol price rise

Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Iran's Rouhani announces another step away from 2015 nuclear deal [Video]Iran's Rouhani announces another step away from 2015 nuclear deal

Resumption of uranium enrichment at the Fordow plant is Tehran's latest step back from the crumbling nuclear deal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Iran breaks further away from crumbling nuclear deal [Video]Iran breaks further away from crumbling nuclear deal

Tehran now operates twice as many advanced centrifuges banned by 2015 pact, says move is direct result of US withdrawal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 10:09Published

ISIS evolved globally despite Syria defeat: State Dept [Video]ISIS evolved globally despite Syria defeat: State Dept

The global presence of Islamic State continued to advance in 2018 through networks and affiliates, the State Department counterterrorism coordinator Nathan Sales said on Friday, even though the Trump..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Pompeo to Israel: U.S. focus is still on Iran 'threat' [Video]Pompeo to Israel: U.S. focus is still on Iran 'threat'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease concerns in Israel that Tehran..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Imran Khan in Iran: Hopes to defuse Saudi tensions [Video]Imran Khan in Iran: Hopes to defuse Saudi tensions

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has met with Iran's president in Tehran.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:26Published

Iran beat Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women [Video]Iran beat Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women

More than 3,000 women attend FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Tehran to watch Iran beat Cambodia 14-0.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

The moment Iran's soccer team thank female fans after huge win [Video]The moment Iran's soccer team thank female fans after huge win

Iranian national team soccer players show their appreciation for the impassioned female fanbase at Azadi stadium following their 14-0 thrashing of Cambodia.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:41Published

Daughter of jailed British-Iranian woman returns to UK after three years [Video]Daughter of jailed British-Iranian woman returns to UK after three years

The five-year-old daughter of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran has returned home to the UK after more than three years living in the Middle East. Gabriella Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been living with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

Women fans celebrate as Iran thrash Cambodia [Video]Women fans celebrate as Iran thrash Cambodia

Iranian women soccer fans watch their team beat Cambodia 14-0 in a World Cup Asian qualifier, the first time women have been allowed to see a home match in more than 40 years.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:31Published

British-Australian still held in Iran while couple released, official says [Video]British-Australian still held in Iran while couple released, official says

A British-Australian academic is still being held in Iran while another British-Australian woman and her Australian boyfriend have been released from detention, an official has said. Australian foreign..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Iran prisoners' families urge release of 'hostages' [Video]Iran prisoners' families urge release of 'hostages'

International efforts have been under way on sidelines of the UNGA to broker new US-Iran talks, but group of families say loved ones are held as political hostages by Tehran.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Trump Says He Never Agreed To What Iran's President Is Claiming [Video]Trump Says He Never Agreed To What Iran's President Is Claiming

Donald Trump has denied that the U.S. had offered to lift sanctions on Iran, reports Politico.com. This was in reference to clearing the way for a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani at the UN. Trump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Rouhani: No talks with U.S. under pressure [Video]Rouhani: No talks with U.S. under pressure

Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, but added that lifting all the sanctions..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

 

France says concerned by reports of many deaths in Iran protests

The French government said on Wednesday it was deeply concerned by reports of many deaths during protests in Iran and called on Tehran to respect its international human rights duties.
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Iran summons Swiss ambassador over U.S. comments about petrol price hike unrest: state media

Iran's foreign ministry summoned the Swiss ambassador in Tehran on Wednesday over U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's support for protesters demonstrating about fuel price hikes, the official IRNA..
Reuters - Published

Iran says any figures on protest casualties 'speculative': official's tweet

Iran said on Wednesday that any figures on casualties during the country's bloody protests over petrol price hikes were "speculative, not reliable" unless confirmed by Tehran, the country's U.N...
Reuters - Published

U.S. to no longer waive sanctions on Iranian nuclear site

The United States said on Monday it will no longer waive sanctions related to Iran's Fordow nuclear plant after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site.
Reuters - Published

Iran's protests against gasoline price hike turn political: media

Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, as protests against a rise in gasoline..
Reuters - Published

Iran's fuel protests turn political: state media

Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, as protests against a rise in gasoline..
Reuters - Published

Petrol price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, as protests against a rise in gasoline..
Reuters - Published

'YOU? Really?': Iran's Zarif scorns EU warning over nuclear deal

Europeans have failed to fulfill their own commitments to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday, in response to a warning by the EU that urged Tehran to..
Reuters - Published

Iran adds to breaches of nuclear deal with enrichment push - IAEA report

Iran is enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site and rapidly accelerating enrichment more broadly, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog showed on Monday, outlining Tehran's latest breaches of..
Reuters - Published

Europe should mull renewed sanctions on Iran over nuclear breaches, Germany suggests

Britain, France and Germany must be ready to react to Iran's breaches of its 2015 nuclear deal and this could mean reimposing international sanctions on Tehran, though Europe still wants to save the..
Reuters - Published

Iran says former FBI agent still missing, denies report of criminal case

Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that the whereabouts of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, missing since visiting Iran's Kish Island in 2007, remain unknown, and it denied a report that Tehran..
Reuters - Published

Europe yet to decide on response to Iran uranium enrichment: Merkel

Europe has not yet taken a decision on how to respond to Iran's decision to resume enriching uranium, which is restrained under its non-proliferation deal, but every step Tehran takes makes things more..
Reuters - Published

U.S.'s Pompeo says Iran's latest nuclear steps raise concern

Iran's recent "nuclear escalations" raise concerns that should move all countries to increase pressure on Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pomeo said on Thursday, as Iran resumed uranium..
Reuters - Published

Iran distances itself further from nuclear deal, alarming Russia, France

Iran has stepped up activity at its underground Fordow nuclear plant, state TV said on Wednesday, a move France said showed for the first time that Tehran explicitly planned to quit a deal with world..
Reuters - Published

Russia urges Iran to fulfill commitments under nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called on Iran to fulfill the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, but said Moscow understood why Tehran was cutting back on its..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani says Fordow enrichment site will soon be fully operational

Iran's underground uranium enrichment Fordow facility "will soon be back to full operation", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted, a few hours after Tehran announced that uranium gas had been..
Reuters - Published

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif embarks on a tour to salvage benefits of Iran nuclear deal

CBS News foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports from Tehran, where Iranians are reacting to the United States' decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
CBS News - Published

U.S.: Iran's expansion of uranium enrichment 'a big step in the wrong direction'

Iran's expansion of uranium enrichment activities in defiance of key nuclear commitments is "a big step in the wrong direction," a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, after..
Reuters - Published

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the U.S.-Saudi alliance

CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer spoke early Sunday in Tehran with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and asked about his government's view on the U.S.-Saudi alliance.
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Iran further distances itself from 2015 deal by fueling Fordow centrifuges

Iran will start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow enrichment facility, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a highly symbolic breach that will complicate..
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes sanctions on nine people, one entity tied to Iran: Treasury

The United States imposed sanctions on nine people and one entity tied to Iran, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday, the 40th anniversary of Iran's seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
Reuters - Published

Germany decries Iran's move to speed up nuclear work, urges return to accord

Iran's announcement that it has developed advanced machines to speed up uranium enrichment jeopardizes a 2015 accord with world powers, Germany's foreign minister said on Monday, urging Tehran to..
Reuters - Published

German minister urges Iran to return to nuclear accord

Iran's announcement that it has developed advanced machines to speed up its uranium enrichment jeopardize an agreement with world powers, Germany's foreign minister said on Monday, urging Tehran to..
Reuters - Published

Iran marks U.S. Embassy takeover anniversary with ominous nuke upgrade

Tehran steps further away from crumbling nuclear deal as protesters chant "Death to America" outside the embassy where a 444-day hostage crisis played out
CBS News - Published

Iran scales back nuclear pact compliance with new centrifuges move

Iran is launching a new array of 30 advanced IR-6 centrifuges on Monday, the country's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi told state television, scaling back Tehran's commitments under a nuclear agreement..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Khamenei renews ban on talks with U.S

Iran will maintain its ban on talks with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, describing the two countries as implacable foes a day before the 40th anniversary of..
Reuters - Published

Anti-U.S. murals of drone and Mickey Mouse mark 1979 Tehran embassy takeover

Iran on Saturday unveiled new murals at the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran ahead of the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the mission by hardline Islamist students, depicting what state media said was..
Reuters - Published

Iran strikes initial deal to rebuild Syrian power grid

Iran signed a preliminary agreement with Syria on Saturday to help rebuild the Arab ally's electricity grid, Iranian state media reported, as Tehran seeks a deepening economic role after years of the..
Reuters - Published

As protests rock Baghdad and Beirut, Iran digs in

As governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest, powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehran's entrenched..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Zarif calls on U.S. to return to 2015 nuclear deal

The United States should return to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday, saying the new U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy for Iran says Tehran spent $16 billion on 'militias' in Iraq, Syria: Al Arabiya

Iran has spent $16 billion on its "militias" in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Tehran says Saudi Arabia frees 19 Iranian fishermen: Tasnim

Saudi Arabia has freed 19 Iranian fishermen detained 10 months ago by the kingdom's coastguard, an Iranian official was quoted as saying on Thursday, following talks between the two regional rivals.
Reuters - Published

Pointing to Iraq, Lebanon, Khamenei recalls how Iran put down unrest

Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of stoking unrest in Lebanon and Iraq, saying Tehran understood the situation in those countries because it had had to..
Reuters - Published

Iran yet to give evidence against detained French pair: lawyer

Iran has yet to present any evidence against a French-Iranian academic and her French colleague held on security charges, their lawyer said on Monday, in a case that may complicate French efforts to..
Reuters - Published

Saudi minister says maximum pressure only way to get Iran to negotiate

A senior Saudi official said on Thursday that a policy of appeasement would not work with Iran and that the only way to get Tehran to the negotiating table was to apply maximum pressure.
Reuters - Published

Pentagon chief arrives in Riyadh as Iran tensions simmer and Russia makes moves

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, his first trip to the key Middle East ally since taking the job this summer, as tensions simmer between Washington and Tehran, and..
Reuters - Published

Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts in Syria: TV

Iran rejects Turkey's establishing of military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, adding that the integrity of Tehran's key regional ally should be..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo assures Israel that U.S. focus stays on Iran 'threat'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease Israeli concerns that Tehran..
Reuters - Published

France worried by new phase in Iran's breaching of nuclear pact

France urged Iran on Wednesday not to scale back further on its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, saying Tehran's new threat to speed up uranium enrichment next month was "especially worrying".
Reuters - Published

France demands Iran release two of its citizens held since June

France demanded on Wednesday that Iran immediately release two of its nationals who have been held in prison since June, a situation that is likely to complicate Paris's efforts to defuse tensions..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials

The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials..
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Iran holding second French researcher: Le Figaro

A second French national is being detained in Iran and has been imprisoned since the summer, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Wednesday, which is likely to complicate France's efforts to defuse tensions..
Reuters - Published

Iran to continue scaling back commitments to nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Tehran would continue to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement until the European Union fulfils promises it made under the deal.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's Khan says he will try to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks

Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran, adding that he will travel on to Saudi..
Reuters - Published

Iran releases widow of Iranian-Canadian who died in jail: Ottawa

Iran has released the wife of an Iranian-Canadian environmental activist who died in a Tehran prison after it barred her from leaving the country for 18 months, her family and Canadian officials said..
Reuters - Published

Daughter of jailed British-Iranian aid worker back in Britain to start school

The five-year-old daughter of jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has arrived back in Britain to attend school after living in Tehran since her mother's arrest there in 2016.
Reuters - Published

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