A London court has ordered Iran's state-run Press TV to pay 338,000 pounds ($435,000) in libel damages to a member of the British Parliament.
As global and regional powers seek ways to protect civilians caught in the Syrian conflict, humanitarian and other groups question the effectiveness of so-called safe zones.
Syrian opposition delegates walked out of talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, and then shouted in protest as delegates from Russia, Turkey, and Iran signed a deal to create "de-escalation zones" in the war-torn country. (Reuters)
Rescuers searched a damaged Iranian coal mine for a second day on May 4 as hopes of finding survivors faded following a blast, with the labor minister saying the death toll had risen to 35.
Iran said on May 4 that it is ready for talks with Saudi Arabia to promote regional peace despite what Tehran called "unlawful and inflammatory" remarks made recently by the Saudi deputy crown prince.
Iranian state media report that at least 35 workers have been killed in an underground coal mine explosion in northern Iran.
Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince in a rare televised interview said there is no possibility that he would open a dialogue with rival Iran because of its Shi'ite ambitions "to control the Islamic world."
Iran will continue providing military assistance to Syria despite the death of more than a thousand Iranian fighters in the conflict, a senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on May 2.
A U.S. judge said he wants to know whether Iran employs any lawyers for a wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader accused of helping Tehran evade U.S. sanctions.
Top British lawmakers say that Britain can no longer rely on U.S. leadership in the Middle East and that London must work more closely with Europe to ensure the Iran nuclear deal stays in place.
A minibus carrying German tourists overturned in southern Iran on May 1, leaving two dead and at least 17 injured, Iranian media reported.
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