Iran’s crude oil shipments to Europe on the rise
Iran is making rapid forays into the European crude oil market and selling its parcels to countries such as France, Italy, Greece and Spain, UK-based global shipping consultancy, VesselsValue said.
Syrian troops retake Palmyra from Daesh
Syrian Army units were clearing land mines and explosives left behind by Daesh terrorists in the historic town of Palmyra on Friday, a day after government troops and allied militiamen recaptured it from the terrorists, a Syrian security official said.
Mubarak acquitted over protester killings
Egypt’s top appeals court on Thursday acquitted Hosni Mubarak of involvement in the killing of protesters during a 2011 revolt, ending the final trial for the strongman who ruled for 30 years.
Trump’s attorney general recuses himself from Russia probes
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia’s ambassador.
Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on US citizens
The European Parliament called on the EU executive on Thursday to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-running transatlantic dispute on the issue.
Amano, Tillerson hold talks on Iran nuclear deal
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks on Iran’s nuclear agreement on Thursday.
Iran rejects ‘delusional’ Saudi-Malaysian statement
Iran strongly condemned new allegations leveled against the Islamic Republic in a joint statement released at the conclusion of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s visit to Malaysia.
President: 21st century, century of Asia’s supremacy
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the emerging Asian economies will shift the direction of the world’s economy from the West to the East, and this would turn the 21st century to the century of Asia’s supremacy.
Tehran summons Danish ambassador over embassy attack
Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Danish ambassador to Tehran following an attack on Iranian Embassy in Copenhagen for the second time in months, warning that repetition of such attacks could “harm the growing ties between the two countries.”
Envoy: Iran to react to disrespect for nationals in neighboring countries
Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian-Fard made assurances that the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Ministry will not allow disrespect for its citizens in neighboring countries and will show proper reaction.
Setboun: Islamic revolution made me professional photojournalist
Michel Setboun is one of the most renowned photojournalists of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, shooting over 45,000 photos.
Russia says ties with Iran based on national interests
Russia builds relations with Tehran on the basis of national interests, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told reporters on Thursday.
‘Our power is in our links,’ Rouhani tells ECO summit
President Rouhani addressed the ECO Summit on Wednesday and stressed cooperation between the countries, adding: “Let us believe that our power is in our links and the future of the region shall be formed with the decisions we make today and the prosperity of tomorrow depends on our bonds today”.
A fit U.S. shale industry challenges OPEC once again
When the who’s who of the oil industry met a year ago in Houston, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister had harsh words for U.S. shale drillers struggling with the worst price crash in a generation.
Ice climbing school in Meygoon
Ice climbing school has been opened in Meygoon in north of Tehran, Iran.
Iran calls Saudi accusations ‘delusional’
The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned on Thursday article 15 of a joint statement by Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, rejecting it as “delusional”.
Rouhani meets Turkey’s Erdogan, Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met on Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the Economic Cooperation Organization session in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.
Tehran summons Danish envoy over embassy attack
Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Denmark’s Ambassador Danny Annan on Thursday to lodge protests over a second attack on Tehran’s diplomatic mission in Copenhagen since January.