Gulf Times - Iran
Indonesia's coast guard seizes Iranian and Panamanian tankers

Indonesia's coast guard seizes Iranian and Panamanian tankers

Indonesia said on Sunday its coast guard had seized the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Frea vessels over suspected illegal fuel transfers off the country's waters.

Iran leader bans import of US, UK Covid-19 vaccines, demands sanctions end

Iran leader bans import of US, UK Covid-19 vaccines, demands sanctions end

Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday banned the government from importing Covid-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain, labelling the Western powers "untrustworthy", as the infection spreads in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country.

Director of Public Security meets Indian, Iran envoys

Director of Public Security meets Indian, Iran envoys

HE the Director of Public Security, Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi on Wednesday met Iran ambassador Hamid Reza Dehghani and Indian ambassador Dr Deepak Mittal.

Virus cases surge in Iran, Jordan, Morocco: WHO

Virus cases surge in Iran, Jordan, Morocco: WHO

Iran, Jordan and Morocco have recorded thousands of new Covid-19 infections in recent days, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that lockdowns could not stamp out the pandemic.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs receives copies of credentials of ambassadors

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs receives copies of credentials of ambassadors

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi received separately on Sunday copies of the credentials of the ambassadors

Iran’s supreme leader mocks US democracy

Iran’s supreme leader mocks US democracy

Iran's supreme leader has mocked the rancorous aftermath of Election Day in the United States, saying that the vote has exposed the reality of US democracy.

Syria fuel crisis eases as Iran delivers new oil supplies

Syria fuel crisis eases as Iran delivers new oil supplies

Iran has delivered several gasoline and crude oil shipments to Syria, easing a near two-month gasoline shortage aggravated by tougher U.S. sanctions, shippers, port officials and traders said.

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran has been lifted

Iran said a longstanding UN embargo on arms sales to and from the Islamic republic expired Sunday in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers from which Washington has withdrawn.

Face masks made compulsory in public in Tehran as Covid toll rises

Face masks made compulsory in public in Tehran as Covid toll rises

Mask wearing has become mandatory in public in the Iranian capital and violators will be fined, President Hassan Rouhani announced on Saturday as the country battles a third wave of coronavirus infections.

Fines and business closures among new Iran Covid-19 restrictions

Fines and business closures among new Iran Covid-19 restrictions

Concealing one’s Covid-19 infection should carry the severest penalty, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in announcing new measures to stem a rapid rise in cases.

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Southwest Iran

4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Southwest Iran

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Tuesday morning Charmahal and Bakhriari provinces southwest Iran.

Iran Guards unveil new naval ballistic missile

Iran Guards unveil new naval ballistic missile

Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday unveiled a new naval ballistic missile with a potential range of over 700 kilometres (430 miles), local media reported, following months of tensions with arch-enemy the United States.