The inflation rate in Iran reached 15.9 percent in October, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) reported one week before the second round of US sanctions that target Iran's international banking and oil export.
In an effort to counter U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, Iran offered its first oil cargo in Tehran’s energy stock exchange to “private companies”.
The Iranian government continues stands accused of sending members of its Afghan minority to Syria as part of the country’s military operations.
Iran is under pressure in Iraq as U.S. and its Gulf allies keep their pressure on Tehran.
One of Iran's president Hassan Rouhani's ministers has attacked his policies, saying he made strategic mistakes.
A pilgrimage supported by Iran and intended to rival the Hajj gathers millions of Shiites in Iraq this coming weekend.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) withdrew as shareholder from the Iranian Telecommunications Company and a major cell phone operator company on October 24.
As Iran's currency remains very weak, authorities resort to arresting currency traders.
In a fiery speech to parliament October 21, outspoken businessman and pro-reform MP Bahram Parsaei lambasted President Rouhani for suppressing Iran’s pre-Islamic history.