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June, 2017

May, 2017

  • 18 May

    Iranian elections: Taking the temperature in Tehran

    This week’s special show is brought to you from Tehran as some 55 million Iranians prepare to elect a new president on Friday. We hit the streets to see what the top issues are for voters. Next, we take a look at what has changed under Hassan Rouhani’s four-year presidency. Finally, we head to an art gallery to see what …

March, 2017

  • 9 March

    Iran’s Female Motorbike Champion

    Behnaz Shafiei would have been breaking the law in her country a year ago, but now she’s become a symbol of shifting social norms as Iran’s female motorbike champion.

  • 8 March

    Chinese telecoms firm ZTE fined $1.2bn for breaching US sanctions

    The Chinese telecoms company ZTE has been fined $1.2 billion by US authorities for bringing American-made products into Iran and North Korea. The company’s shares jumped in trading in Hong Kong as investors expressed relief that the matter had been closed. Also today, a Wall Street firm has erected a statue to mark International Women’s Day. Subscribe to France 24 …

January, 2016

  • 19 January

    Formerly Detained Americans Return Home

    Formerly Detained Americans Return Home

  • 19 January

    John Kerry talks dealing with Iran, Bob Levinson

    Secretary of State John Kerry talks to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about negotiating with Iran and trying to track down the location of Bob Levinson.

  • 18 January

    US slaps new sanctions on Iran – hours after ‘historic thaw’

    USA has slapped Iran with new sanctions – over a recent ballistic missile test. It comes just a few hours after the so called ‘historic thaw’, when international nuclear-related sanctions were scrapped. The new measures target 11 officials and companies, linked to the missile programme. Video report from Russia Today.  

  • 18 January

    Brent Crude Price Falls Below $28 a Barrel

    The price of a barrel of Brent Crude has fallen below $28 for the first time in around 12 years, as the price briefly hit $27.67 on the morning of Monday 18th January 2016, before recovering slightly. The price drop has been put down to the recent lifting of sanctions on Iran which are likely to cause an increase in …

June, 2014

  • 9 June

    FIFA World Cup 2014: Iran 23 Man Squad

    Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has named his 23 man squad to travel to Brazil for FIFA World Cup 2014. The Iranian national side has only ever won one World Cup match from three previous attempts, and has never made it out of the Group Stage. If they are to do so in 2014, they will need to finish first or …

  • 3 June

    2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Group Stage Fixtures

    There’s excitement building around the world, as the global game prepares for its major event: the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil kick’s off on Thursday 12th June 2014, when the hosts, Brazil, will be taking on Croatia in this year’s Group A curtain raiser. The 2014 Group stages include several eye-catching fixtures, including big European bouts Spain v Holland …