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US drone penetrated 250km before shot down: Iran writes to UN

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The US drone which Iran said it shot down penetrated 250km inside the Islamic republic's airspace, state television's website reported on Friday.

In a letter of protest to the United Nations, the gov

Iran says oil would go over $250 if exports banned

Iran warned the West on Sunday any move to block its oil exports would more than double crude prices with devastating consequences on a fragile global economy.

"As soon as such an issue is raised ser

Iran arrests two Kuwaitis for spying

Two Kuwaitis have been arrested in the Abadan region of southwest Iran on suspicion of spying and illegal entry, a state television channel reported on Sunday.

"Two Kuwaitis have been arrested in pos

15 dead in Iran military base blast: Guards commander

A massive explosion hit a Revolutionary Guards base in the west of the Iranian capital on Saturday, killing 15 people, a spokesman for the elite unit told state television.

"The number of martyrs in

Dramatic IranAir landing caught on tape

A video uploaded online shows how pilots of an IranAir Boeing 727 managed to land the plane without landing gear.

The incident occured on October 18 when the jet, flying in from Moscow landed in Tehe

World leaders mediated US hikers' release: Teheran


Iran's foreign ministry said on Thursday that ‘several world leaders’ had mediated the release of two US hikers, freshly freed by Teheran after more than two years in jail on charges of spying and ill

Freed US hikers leave Iran for Oman

Two US hikers jailed for spying and illegal entry left Teheran for the Gulf sultanate of Oman on Wednesday on their way home to the United States after Iran released them on bail, the official IRNA ne

India paid $5bn Iran oil debt in full: Iran central bank

India has fully paid its $5 billion oil arrears to Iran without bartering to bypass sanctions-related payment problems, the official news agency IRNA reported on Sunday quoting Iran's central bank chi

US hikers lawyer to fight Iran spy sentence

The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran said on Sunday he would appeal their eight-year sentence, which shocked their families who had hoped to see them freed after more than two year

Iran convicts US ‘hikers’ as spies, eight years jail

Iran has sentenced two American hikers to eight years in prison for illegally entering the country and spying for a US intelligence agency, state television said on Saturday.

"According to an informe

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