The Tehran City Council rejected the resignation of Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi on April 8.
A hardline Iranian cleric claims that President Rouhani’s government intends to filter the messaging app Telegram and put the blame on the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The imperiled Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran has shrunk further, losing another 23 square kilometers (roughly nine square miles) of its surface area within a year, local media reported.
Iran’s non-oil export between March 2017 and March 2018 has had a growth of 6.5 percent compared to previous year, but still non-oil export revenues lag behind the projected figure by $6 billion.
Iran's influence is looming large as Iraqis prepare to head to the polls for parliamentary elections in May.
An Iranian MP says corruption is so deep that it has even reached the Supreme Leader's office.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to make a two-day visit to Turkey this week for talks with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts.