May 09, 2020 | 10:07
An earthquake struck early Friday (May 8) near Iran's highest peak and jolted Tehran, killing two people and injuring 38 as people ran for their lives.
March 20, 2020 | 11:28
Iranian authorities on Thursday (Mar 19) announced 149 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the toll to 1,284 in a country that is one of the worst hit by the pandemic.
March 17, 2020 | 13:29
The novel coronavirus killed a top Iranian cleric on Monday (Mar 16), the Islamic republic said as it reported yet another record high single-day death toll in one of the world's worst-hit countries.
March 04, 2020 | 09:55
COVID-19 has claimed 77 lives in Iran, officials said on Tuesday (Mar 3), as the emergency services chief became the latest high-ranking official to be infected in the deadliest outbreak outside China.
February 29, 2020 | 09:31
Iran on Friday (Feb 28) reported eight new deaths from COVID-19, taking its overall toll to 34, by far the highest number outside China.
February 27, 2020 | 09:04
Iranian cyberpolice on Wednesday (Feb 26) announced the arrests of 24 people accused of spreading online rumours about the COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed 19 lives in the country.
February 25, 2020 | 09:25
Iran's government vowed Monday (Feb 24) to be transparent after being accused of covering up the deadliest coronavirus outbreak outside China, dismissing a lawmaker's claim the toll could be as high as 50.
February 24, 2020 | 08:59
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northwestern Iran on Sunday (Feb 23) killed at least nine people in neighbouring Turkey and injured dozens more on both sides of the border, authorities said.
February 20, 2020 | 10:03
Two people have died in Iran after testing positive on Wednesday (Feb 19) for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said, in the Islamic republic's first cases of the disease.
February 04, 2020 | 10:33
Kiev on Monday (Feb 3) accused Tehran of knowing from the start that an Iranian missile had downed a Ukrainian airliner last month, after leaked recordings emerged from Iranian air traffic control.
January 14, 2020 | 08:49
Iraqi officials fear economic "collapse" if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90 per cent of the national budget.
January 11, 2020 | 15:00
Iran's civil aviation chief denied on Friday (Jan 10) that a missile downed a Ukrainian airliner which crashed killing all 176 people on board, rejecting Western claims of a catastrophic mistake by Tehran's air defences.
January 11, 2020 | 08:52
The EU's diplomatic chief warned on Friday (Jan 10) that it may not be possible to save the Iran nuclear deal, as the bloc's foreign ministers held emergency talks on the Middle East.
January 10, 2020 | 09:15
At least 19 people were killed and 24 injured in northern Iran when a bus plunged off a mountain road into a ravine before dawn on Thursday (Jan 9), local news agencies reported.
January 10, 2020 | 09:04
The UN Security Council on Thursday (Jan 9) reaffirmed its commitment to "an international order based on international law" amid fears of armed conflict between the United States and Iran.