Iran

Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead: media

Tasmin news agency said there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers had taken four hostages inside the parliament building, according to Reuters. Three assailants, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, carried out the attack in central Tehran, lawmaker

Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

In stressing threats from Iran, Trump echoed a theme laid out during weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia with Muslim leaders from around the world, many wary of the Islamic Republic's growing regional influence and financial muscle, according to Reuters. Trump has vowed

20 firefighters dead as building collapses in Tehran

Iranian state TV said at least 78 people, including 45 firefighters, had been hurt when the Plasco building in the south of the capital came crashing down in a giant cloud of dust. One witness described it as "like a horror movie",

Reuters: Iran deploys Russian-made S-300 missiles at its Fordow nuclear site

Iranian state TV on Sunday aired footage of deployment of the recently delivered missile system to the nuclear site in the central Iran, Reuters reports. "Our main priority is to protect Iran's nuclear facilities under any circumstances," Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, commander

Russia uses Iran to strike Syria militants again, rejects U.S. censure

Russia's Defence Ministry said that SU-34 fighter bombers flying from Iran's Hamadan air base had struck Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor province, destroying two command posts and killing more than 150 militants, Reuters reports. Moscow first used Iran as a

Russia deployed TU-22M3 strategic bombers in Iran air base

Al-Masdar News has reported that Russia deployed  strategic TU-22M3 bombers to the Hamedan Air Base in western Iran. Currently, the strategic TU-22M3 bombers take flight from southern Russia at Modzok airfield; however, this newly signed military agreement with Iran will allow Russia

Russia delivers S-300 defense system to Iran

Russia has delivered the first part of an advanced missile defense system to Iran, Iranian media reported on Monday, starting to equip Tehran with technology that was blocked before it signed a deal with world powers on its nuclear program, Reuters

OPEC unlikely to cut output in June

OPEC is very unlikely to cut output at its next meeting in June, even if prices remain extremely low, according to OPEC sources and delegates, as it will be too early to say how fast Iranian output is rising, Reuters reports. The

Revoked Iran sanctions made oil prices drop to the lowest since 2003

On Saturday January 16, the U.S. and the European Union lifted sanctions against Iran, Reuters reported. Iran, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), said on Sunday that it is ready to increase exports by 500,000 bpd. Brent

Bahrain and Sudan cut all ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia halts air traffic and commercial relations

On Monday, Bahrain and Sudan cut all ties with Iran. Earlier, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir asked Iranian diplomatic mission to leave the kingdom within 48 hours, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Reuters. After Saturday’s attack on its embassy in Tehran,