Iran ready to resume talks with world powers: nuclear negotiator
Iran is ready to resume talks with world powers on its nuclear program and awaits word from the European Union on timing and details, Iran’s deputy nuclear negotiator said on Thursday.
India plans energy insurance pool for Iranian crude refiners
The government is considering setting up an Indian Energy Insurance Pool (IEIP) to provide insurance cover to domestic refineries that process crude oil imported from Iran, Parliament was informed on Friday.
Belgian company ready to try to restore Lake Urmia
A Belgian company has announced that it is ready to try to restore Iran’s Lake Urmia, 70 percent of which has dried up over the past few years.
38 die in mental hospital fire outside Moscow
A fire swept quickly through a psychiatric hospital outside Moscow early on Friday, killing 38 people, some of them sedated and in their beds, officials said.
Anger on streets as Bangladesh building toll passes 300
Bangladesh textile workers vented their anger on Friday, burning cars and clashing with police, as the death toll passed 300 following the collapse of a building housing factories that made low-cost garments for Western brands.
15 feared trapped as hospital collapses in India
A portion of a hospital building collapsed in central India on Friday and up to 15 people were feared trapped in the debris, an official said.
George Galloway likens Ed Miliband to amoeba
George Galloway has launched a furious attack on Ed Miliband, describing him as “an unprincipled coward with the backbone of an amoeba”, after the Labour leader criticized the Respect MP
Iranian scientist freed from U.S. custody, arrives in Oman
An Iranian scientist held for more than a year in California on charges of violating U.S. sanctions arrived in Muscat on Friday, after being freed in what the Omani Foreign Ministry said was a humanitarian gesture, Reuters reported.
Iran-Kazakhstan relations are friendly: Salehi
The Iranian foreign minister has described the relations between Iran and Kazakhstan as “friendly” and called for strengthening the ties.
I will be Rahim-Mashaii’s serious competitor: Bahonar
“I will be a serious competitor for Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaii in the presidential election if the Guardian Council approves his qualifications,” presidential candidate Mohammad Reza Bahonar told reporters in Yasuj on Thursday.
Iranian Army to unveil new defense achievements
Iranian Army will unveil new pieces of military hardware in a military exercise which will be held in the near future in Isfahan Province, Deputy Army Commander Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari told the Mehr News Agency on Friday.
Rohani has entered presidential race with Rafsanjani support: ex-minister
Former intelligence minister Ali Younesi said on Friday that Hassan Rohani has entered the presidential competition with a full support from Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and somehow shows that Rafsanjani himself will not be a candidate in the June presidential election.
President Slams Current World Order
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized the current world order and called on independent states to make best efforts to restore peace and justice in the world.
Nation Not Paralyzed by US-Led Sanctions
Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Shamseddin Hosseini said US-led sanctions have not paralyzed the Islamic Republic, and pointed that some such bans have worked in favor of the country.
Outsiders ‘Playing With Fire’ In Iraq
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned foreign sides against inciting violence in Iraq, describing such acts as ‘playing with fire’.
FM: Foreign Military Presence Behind Regional Woes
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said foreign military presence is responsible for the rise in terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crimes in the region.
Continued Israeli Brutality Against Palestinians Condemned
Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei strongly condemned Israel’s continued brutality against Palestinians, and called on the UN to send a clear message to Israel to end all its illegal activities.
Call to End Immigrants Discrimination
Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani has called for the elimination of discrimination against all immigrants, especially Muslims.
African Growth Progresses
African finance ministers discussed Africa’s steady growth in the past decade, regional trade and open borders.
Court Awards Damages to Iranian, Iraqi Gas Attack Survivors
A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered a businessman convicted of selling Saddam Hussein raw materials for mustard gas to pay compensation to victims of chemical weapon attacks by the late Iraqi dictator’s regime.
Iran, Russia Urge Unconditional Syria Talks
Iran and Russia have called for ‘unconditional talks’ to find a solution to the deadly foreign-backed unrest in Syria that has left thousands of people dead since March 2011.
Anniversary of Tabas Military Operation Marked
Iran commemorated the 33rd anniversary of a failed US military operation which sought to release the US Embassy staff held in Tehran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Detained Scientist Freed by US
An Iranian scientist held for more than a year in California on charges of violating US sanctions arrived in Muscat on Friday, after being freed in what the Omani foreign ministry said was a humanitarian gesture.