Hassan Rouhani has a lead in Iran's presidential election, garnering nearly 51% of the vote at 76% of polling stations, says the interior ministry.
Iran's reformists have backed Hassan Rouhani, a moderate cleric who has emerged as the dark horse candidate in the upcoming presidential election.
Iran's presidential candidates may differ, but they are united in pursuing what they see as its peaceful atomic ambitions.
Pakistani troops have scrambled to aid the remote victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran, as a strong aftershock has jolted the region.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended Iran's nuclear programme, calling it peaceful and arguing that Tehran has no use for an atomic bomb.
The Iranian authorities have accused Google Earth of being a tool for western spy agencies, and are now planning to launch an "Islamic" competitor.
Efforts to negotiate curbs on Iran's nuclear programme have backfired by giving it more time to work on building a bomb, said Benjamin Netanyahu.
Iran does not want nuclear weapons but if it did, no world power could prevent it from obtaining one, Iran's Supreme Leader said on Saturday.
The report is replete with examples of how MTN's well-connected executives intervened to influence South African diplomacy in its favour.
A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at an Iraqi army checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing at least three people, says police.
Syrian opposition leader met Russia's foreign minister, opening a window to a possible breakthrough in efforts to broker an end to Syria's civil war.
An independent investigation has exonerated mobile giant MTN from graft in an Iran tender, the firm has said.
Iran's plan to make its own film to counter the "distorted" thriller "Argo" is fueling a debate about Hollywood and historical accuracy.
US use of drones has soared during Obama's time in office, with the White House authorising attacks in at least four countries.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards claimed to have "captured" a US drone over Gulf waters, after it entered Iranian airspace.
An Iranian lawmaker has denied his country had supplied Palestinian Islamist militants with missiles capable of hitting Israel's commercial centre.
Iran's Parliament on Sunday told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad he must appear before the assembly to explain his economic policies.
Two years after the Stuxnet computer worm attacked its nuclear program, Iran is increasingly turning to cyberspace to retaliate against sanctions.