D-8 ready to establish joint investment fund
The Developing Eight Organization (D-8) has put the establishment of a joint investment fund on the agenda of its latest meeting, which is currently underway in Tehran.
Syrian opposition unable to form transitional government
Syrian opposition leaders failed to form a “transitional government” at a meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul amid differences between the parties involved.
NDF allocates $2b to support low-income Iranian families
The Iranian parliament and the administration of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have agreed to allocate $2 billion from the National Development Fund to support low-income families.
France ights extremists in Mali but backs their brethren in Syria: professor
A South Alabama University professor has questioned the sincerity of the West in the fight against extremism, saying while France, with a support of its allies, has launched a war against al-Qaeda-linked groups in Mali they have been arming and funding extremist groups in Syria.
Eritrean troops lay siege to information ministry
A group of dissident Eritrean soldiers have laid siege to the information ministry and forced state media to announce a call for the release of political prisoners, according to a senior Eritrean intelligence official.
Public trust in German government, business leaders falls
Public trust in business, government and media leaders has fallen in the wake of financial and political scandals, according to a new global survey.
‘Iran expects Russia to take more effective steps in 5+1 talks’
Iran said on Monday it expects Russia to take more effective measures to help advance the talks between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program, the Persian service of IRNA reported.
Indictments issued for 40 forex, gold markets manipulators
Indictments have been issued for 40 suspects who had been arrested on charges of manipulating the country’s foreign exchange and gold markets, Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejeii announced during his regular press briefing on Monday.
Judges involved in Kahrizak case to stand trial Feb. 26
The first trial session of the judges accused of involvement in the case of the Kahrizak incident will be held on February 26, Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejeii announced on Monday.
Iran is opposed to military intervention in developing countries: Larijani
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said that Iran is opposed to military intervention in developing countries.
‘No reformist party has boycotted presidential election’
The secretary general of the reformist leaning Mardomsalari Front (Democracy Front) has said that so far no reformist party has boycotted the next presidential election.
Iran’s first space monitoring center to be inaugurated soon
Australia, India Discuss Nuclear Deal
Australian Foreign Minister Robert John Carr met his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid on Monday in New Delhi with an eye on the civil nuclear deal between the two nations.
Afghanistan Rejects UN Torture Report
Afghanistan on Monday denied a UN report about the torture of prisoners in Afghan detention centers
The denial cam after a UN survey found that the use of torture has risen in Afghan police jails over the past year, and there are “credible reports” the country’s intelligence service has created secret prisons and sometimes hides detainees from international observers, The Guardian reported.
Rich-Poor Gap Widening
Leaders meeting in Davos must take concrete action to reverse rising inequality–and finally put the poorest 99 percent first.
Merkel’s Coalition Loses State Vote
Germany’s center-left opposition beat Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling alliance on Sunday in a cliffhanger state poll eight months ahead of a national vote, official results showed.
French, Malian Troops Retake Diabaly Town
French and Malian armored columns rolled into the central Mali town of Diabaly on Monday after the Al-Qaeda-linked rebels who seized it a week ago melted into the bush to avoid air strikes.
Tehran, Moscow Share Views On Fighting Drugs
Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said that Tehran and Moscow hold common views in the fight against international terrorism and drug trafficking.
IAEA Must Accept Iran Enrichment Right
Any proposal from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to Iran on its nuclear energy program should recognize Tehran’s right to uranium enrichment.
Muslims Warned Against West Plots
Commander of the Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari called on Muslims to keep vigilant in the face of conspiracies and plots by the enemies to create disunity among peoples of Islamic states.
Oslo Praises Tehran’s Role in Regional Developments
Norwegian Ambassador to Tehran Jens-Petter Kjemprud lauded Iran’s constructive role in regional developments, particularly in Syria, and voiced Oslo’s enthusiasm for expansion of relations with Tehran.