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Iran to install fuel rods in n-reactor on Wednesday

Iran will insert its first domestically-produced nuclear fuel rods into a research reactor in Teheran on Wednesday, a top Iranian official said on Tuesday.

"Because western countries were unwilling t

India open to all mechanisms to buy Iranian oil

Unfazed by the US and EU sanctions, India on Thursday said it is open to all mechanisms for payment, ‘whatever it takes,’ to buy Iranian oil as it contributes around 12 per cent of New Delhi's oil imp

Iran cracks down on moral peril of Barbie peddlers

Iran's morality police are cracking down on the sale of Barbie dolls to protect the public from what they see as pernicious western culture eroding Islamic values, shopkeepers said.

As the West impos

Iran bans Golshifteh Farahani from visiting homeland after topless magazine shoot

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Iran has banned actress Golshifteh Farahani from returning home after she posed topless for a French news magazine.

Farahani posed for Madame Le Figaro magazine as a symbolic protest against strictur

Iranian lawmaker says Obama proposed talks

US President Barack Obama has called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Islamic Republic's supreme leader that also warned Teheran against closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a c

Attack on Iran would be catastrophe: Russia

Russia warned on Wednesday that a military strike on Iran would be a ‘catastrophe’ with the severest consequences that risked inflaming existing tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

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India to continue buying oil from Iran

India said on Tuesday it was continuing to buy oil from Iran, despite an intensifying US campaign to smother Teheran's vital oil exports until it gives up on its nuclear programme.

"We have accepted

IAEA delegation to visit Iran: Envoy

A high-level IAEA delegation is to visit Iran from January 29-31 to discuss issues it has over Teheran's nuclear programme, Iran's envoy to the UN atomic watchdog said on Tuesday according to the Fars

US letter sent to Iran on Strait of Hormuz: IRNA

The United States has sent a letter to Iran regarding its threatened closure of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday, without revealing the letter's contents.

US wins Japan support over Iran nuclear programme

The United States won key support from Japan on Thursday for tough oil sanctions against Iran over a nuclear programme that the West suspects is geared to developing atomic bombs.

Japan pledged to ta

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