Construction of Pakistan section of IP gas pipeline may begin by Feb. 2013
Construction work on the Pakistan segment of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is likely to start by February 2013, and the first gas flow is scheduled to begin by the end of December 2014, the Pakistan National Assembly was informed on Friday.
EU, Russia censure Israel over illegal settlements
The European Union and Russia have censured Israeli over its latest plans to build thousands of more illegal settlement units on the occupied Palestinian lands.
Egypt extends voting on new draft constitution
Egypt extended voting by four hours on Saturday in the second and decisive round of a referendum that was expected to approve the country’s new draft constitution after weeks of protests and violence.
NAM calls on UN to address challenges faced by women in post-conflict situations
In a statement read out at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday, Iran and other members of the Non-Aligned Movement called on the UN to take the measures necessary to address the challenges faced by women in post-conflict situations.
Ex-Tunisian dictator’s property goes under hammer
Tunisian authorities are putting property confiscated from ousted Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali up for auction. That includes a pair of miniature gold sphinxes, a diamond-encrusted pen and a staggering 39 luxury cars.
Why Syria matters for Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent remarks on Syria once again showed that Moscow’s position on developments in Syria has not changed and Russia is ready to make every effort to protect the embattled Arab country from Western military intervention.
5+1 committed to another round of talks with Iran: Ashton’s spokesman
The six major powers are committed to holding another round of talks with Iran over the country’s nuclear program, according to Michael Mann, a spokesperson for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
The second conference on Islam and International Humanitarian Law was held in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on Thursday, December 20.
Members of Council for Coordinating Reforms Front to meet Khatami today
The chairman of the political committee of the Council for Coordinating the Reforms Front announced on Saturday that members of the council will hold a meeting with former president Mohammad Khatami on Sunday, December 23.
Britain Budget Deficit Worsens
Britain’s budget deficit worsened in November, data showed on Friday, increasing the risk it will lose its top-notch credit rating and overshoot this year’s borrowing forecast.
US Hatching New Plot Against Syria
Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Reza Sajjadi said Saturday that the United States is hatching another plot against the legitimate government of Syria under the pretext that there are chemical weapons in that country.
Russia: West’s Stance on Syria Dangerous
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday denounced the West’s “dangerous” stance in support of Syrian rebels seeking to unseat President Bashar Al-Assad.
NAM Filmmakers To Attend Fajr Film Festival
The filmmakers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will take part in the upcoming 31st International Fajr Film Festival slated for February 2013.
MKO Nearing Death
The terrorist Mujahideen Khalq Organization (MKO) is at the end of the road with no hope of return or survival, a senior political analyst said.
Lawmakers to Visit Myanmar Next Month
An Iranian Parliamentary delegation will visit Myanmar next month to study the situation of the oppressed Muslim minority in the country, a senior legislator said on Saturday.
Iran Keen on Cooperation With Sri Lanka
Justice Minister Seyyed Morteza Bakhtiari said Iran is ready to take effective steps to further expand mutual cooperation with Sri Lanka in judicial fields.
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Crude Steel Output Up 10.4%
Iran’s crude steel production has witnessed a 10.4 percent growth during the past 11 months of 2012 compared with the same period last year, World Steel Association said in a report.