Presidential candidates square off in second debate
The six candidates contesting the May 19 presidential elections faced off in a live debate on national television for a second time on Friday to discuss cultural and political issues.
Deadly unrest grips Venezuela as students rally
A student leader was shot dead as protests raged on in the streets of Venezuela in the latest spasm of anger vented against President Nicolas Maduro.
Official: 26 bodies recovered from Iran mine
Rescuers have retrieved at least 26 bodies from a mine which collapsed on Wednesday following an explosion in the northeastern province of Golestan, chief of Iran’s Emergency Department said.
Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft
The “de-escalation zones” to be established in Syria will be closed to military aircraft from the US-led coalition, the Russian official who signed the new agreement said Friday.
Iran leaves it late to stun Switzerland in thriller
Iran beat Switzerland 4-3 in an end to end thriller to advance to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup semifinals in Bahamas for the first time in the history.
Britain accuses EU of trying to ‘bully’ UK over Brexit
British ministers blasted the European Commission on Friday, accusing EU officials of trying to “bully” the UK ahead of two years of grueling Brexit negotiations.
Minister: Intelligence forces dismantled 30 terrorist teams in a year
Intelligence forces dismantled 30 terrorist teams plotting to carry out attacks in different areas in the past Iranian calendar year that ended March 20, 2017, confiscating large amounts of munitions during the counterterrorism operations.
Envoy: Saudi official’s remark threat against Iran, entire region
Iran’s UN Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo reacted to “unlawful” and “inflammatory” statement by a Saudi official, calling it a threat against the Islamic Republic and the entire region.
Pakistan to change Iran border military formation
Pakistan has agreed to change the formation of its military forces on the border with Iran after Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to Islamabad for talks on the recent massacre of Iranian border guards.
Iran, Turkey, Russia agree on Syria safe zones
Iran, Turkey and Russia signed on Thursday a document on creating safe zones in Syria.
Iran writes to UN on S.Arabia’s ‘unveiled threat’
Iran followed up with a strong rebuttal letter to the United Nations the antagonistic comments made by Saudi Arabian Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, saying it amounted to an “unveiled threat” against Iran and contravenes the UN Charter.
Foreign Ministry rebuts Saudi prince’s anti-Iran comments
Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounced recent hostile comments by Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince against Tehran as a sign of flawed understanding of the regional situation, lack of political wisdom, and a “strategic mistake” in pursuing the policy of spreading terrorism.
Japan, China, South Korea pledge to resist protectionism, taking stand against Trump rhetoric
Finance leaders of Japan, China and South Korea agreed to resist all forms of protectionism in a trilateral meeting on Friday, taking a stronger stand than G20 major economies against the protectionist policies advocated by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Malaysia detains third Turkish national citing security fears
Malaysian police said on Friday a third Turkish national has been detained, suspected of threatening national security, after two were held earlier this week.
Cleric calls on presidential hopefuls to offer plans, avoid disputes
Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani called on the country’s presidential candidates to focus on their future plans in their debates and refrain from raising disputes that could harm the society, Tasnim reported on Friday.
Iran marks national Shiraz Day
Clusters of people mark the national Shiraz Day during their visit to Hafezieh where Hafez, an illustrious 14th-century Persian poet, is laid to rest in the southern Iranian city on May 5, 2017.
Pakistan to tighten border security with Iran
Days after senior meetings between Iranian and Pakistani officials after a terrorist ambush on Iranian soldiers, Islamabad pledged to beef up security in its borders with Iran.
Intelligence chief says Iran busted 30 terrorist teams last year
Iranian intelligence dismantled around 30 terrorist teams which had plans to carry out attacks across the country, confiscating large amounts of munitions during the counterterrorism operations, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Friday.
Mine blast toll hits 35, rescue efforts in full swing
Rescue operations continued into the third day after 22 corpses recovered from a coal mine that exploded in the northeastern province of Golestan on Wednesday.