News Iranian Teacher Ali Mohammadian with 8-year-old Mahan Rahimi, in a photo taken before Mahan's classmates followed their teacher and also shaved their hair.

Ali Mohammadian noticed his pupil was being bullied, and shaved his head to show his support

US Navy rescues Iranian fishing boat from pirates

American military officials said yesterday that their Navy had rescued an Iranian fishing boat commandeered by suspected Somali pirates more than 40 days ago.

US Navy rescues Iranian fishing boat from pirates

US military officials say the Navy has rescued an Iranian fishing boat that had been commandeered by suspected Somali pirates.

Britain warns Iran over threat to shipping lane

Any attempt by Iran to choke off the Strait of Hormuz, a key trading route for the world's oil markets, would be "unsuccessful", the Defence Secretary warned yesterday, adding that British naval forces would continue to help maintain security in the region.

Tehran turns up the pressure with more missile tests

Iran successfully test-fired what it described as two long-range missiles yesterday, flexing its military muscle in the face of mounting Western pressure over its nuclear programme.

MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD: The President is promising Iran will block oil shipments in response to further sanctions

Iran tests the West's patience with show of might in missile launch

Iran says it has successfully test-fired a medium-range missile close to the strategic Straits of Hormuz, a move that will test Western patience in the stand-off over its nuclear programme.

Iran oil route threats are 'rhetoric'

Britain dismissed Iranian threats to close a vital route for the oil trade today as "rhetoric" intended to distract attention from its nuclear programme.

Iran blocks British government website

Iran has blocked access to a British government website aimed at Iranian audiences in a new act of aggression against the UK, Britain's Foreign Secretary said yesterday.

Unmanned US drone crashes on Seychelles

An American military drone, which had been used to monitor piracy off the East African coast, has crashed at an airport on the Seychelles during a routine patrol, officials said yesterday.

Data 'extracted from US drone'

Military experts are in the final stages of recovering data from a US spy plane captured by Iranian troops, it was reported yesterday.

MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD: The religious hardliner was elected president in 2005 and again in 2009

Bomb blast outside UK embassy in Bahrain

Analysts say growing tensions between Iran and Britain may be behind the explosion

Last Iranian officials leave UK

The last Iranian diplomats left the UK following the Government's decision to close their London base in response to the attacks.

Joe Biden urges Turkey to impose new sanctions on Iran

US Vice President Joe Biden has called on Turkey to impose new sanctions against Iran, while praising Ankara for its role in pressuring Syria to stop its bloody crackdown on protesters.

Iran's diplomatic mission in London was closed down

EU divided on whether to hit Iran with oil embargo

The European Union announced yesterday that tough new sanctions will be imposed on Iran over the country's alleged attempt to acquire a nuclear arsenal, but the meeting in Brussels failed to agree on the imposition of an oil embargo aimed at hitting Tehran's main source of revenue.

Left to right: Britain’s William Hague, Jean Asselborn of Luxembourg and Spain’s Trinidad Jiménez at the EU foreign ministers meeting

EU sanctions tighten screw on Iran over nuclear weapons

Travel restrictions and asset freezes unveiled, with plans to cut oil imports by members

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