Maersk negotiating to develop South Pars
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced that negotiations with Denmark’s Maersk Group over the development of South Pars oil production project is underway.
UN seeks ‘massive’ aid boost amid Rohingya crisis
Aid agencies have to step up operations “massively” in response to the arrival in Bangladesh of about 400,000 refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar, and the amount of money needed to help them has risen sharply, a senior UN official said on Wednesday.
French PM shrugs off labor protests, truckers call strike
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe shrugged off nationwide protests against planned reforms to France’s strict labor regulations, saying on Wednesday he was “listening” but would nonetheless press ahead with the bill.
Resurgent Iran stuns USA
Milad Ebadipour boosted the confidence of Iran to record a 3-2 (20-25, 17-25, 27-25, 25-21, 15-12) win over USA in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Nippon Gaishi Hall on Wednesday.
UK gov’t wins Parliament vote to ease Brexit agenda
After navigating the first hurdle of a key Brexit bill, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday won another Parliamentary vote which will help prevent opposition MPs from blocking future legislation.
Leader: Expediency Council should act according to principles of revolution
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the Expediency Council should remain committed to the principles of the Islamic revolution and fully pursue its goals.
Iran arrests Daesh-linked terrorist near capital
A division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Wednesday it has arrested a Takfiri terrorist linked to a Daesh-affiliated ring, which planned to carry out terror attacks in the capital, Tehran.
Leader: Expediency Council must accurately study national issues
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who on Wednesday received the new chairman and members of the Expediency Council said accurate study of the country’s conditions is a must for the council.
Mogherini sees no parallels between Iran, North Korea
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that she does not see parallels between the situation in Iran and North Korea, officially referred to as the Democratic
People’s Republic of Korea.
More than 80 nuclear experts reaffirm support for nuclear deal
More than 80 of the world’s leading nuclear nonproliferation specialists issued a joint statement on Wednesday reaffirming support for the Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Zarif meets Putin in Sochi
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Russian President Vladimir Putin late on Wednesday in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.
Syria has liberated 85% of its territory from terrorists
The Russian military says the Syrian government has managed to liberate 85 percent of the country from the grips of terrorist groups, some two years after Moscow began a counter terrorism campaign in Syria at the official request of Damascus.
Armenian Olympics kicks off in Tehran
The 49th edition of the Armenian Olympics was inaugurated in Tehran on Tuesday night.
Independence referendum will worsen division among Kurds: Shamkhani
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday that independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan will worsen division among the Kurdish groups.
‘Rearrangement will be definite if U.S. quit nuclear deal: Iran
Iran’s government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Wednesday that the nuclear deal was signed between Iran and six countries, not just the U.S., and definitely a “rearrangement” will be on the way if the Trump administration quit the multilateral agreement.
Iran’s IRGC arrests Daesh member, foils attacks
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced on Wednesday it has arrested a member of Daesh and foiled a plan for suicide attacks.