Afghan officials say the country's main intelligence agency has arrested a government employee in the western province of Herat for alleged spying for Iran.
Hardline clerics at the Qom Seminary have lashed out at Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani for allegedly saying in a January 8 address that Muslim saints can be criticized.
Russia and Turkey have criticized the United States for helping an allied Kurdish-led militia set up a 30,000-strong border security force in Syria.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of trying to undermine the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, saying Trump’s statements could lead to the cancellation of the deal.
Iran’s deputy energy minister has said that the current Iranian calendar year, (March 21, 2017-March 21, 2018) has been the driest in the last 50 years.
Iran's judiciary says that about 465 people are still being detained across the country for taking part in a wave of antigovernment protests that began nearly three weeks earlier.
The U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist group Islamic State (IS) says it is working to create a 30,000-strong border-security force in Syria.