World Hails Iranians, Rohani Victory
Foreign countries and international figures have responded to the victory of Hassan Rohani in Iran’s presidential ballot held on Friday, June 14.
Car Bombs, Shootings Kill 32 Across Iraq
A string of nearly a dozen apparently coordinated bombs and a shooting in cities across Iraq killed at least 32 and wounded dozens on Sunday, extending a wave of violence that is raising fears of a return to widespread killing a decade after the US-led invasion.
Goal for Hunger Eradication
With less than three years before a 2015 deadline, the developing world is largely expected to miss one of the UN’s key Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger.
IMF Chief: Subsidy Reforms, a ‘Brave Move’
Chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde praised Iran’s subsidy-cuts plan, described it as a brave move which should be followed by other countries.
Cmdr: Obama’s Syria Order, Most Dangerous Blunder
A high-ranking Iranian commander said US President Barack Obama has made his most dangerous blunder by ordering the administration to provide militants in Syria with weapons.
Foreign Ministry: Tehran Independent of World Power Blocs
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi has reiterated that the Islamic Republic is independent of all global powers and political blocs.
MP Blasts Facebook, Google as US Spying Tools
A senior Iranian legislator deplored the US spying on the world through emails and social network accounts, and said Facebook and Google are Washington’s tools to the same end.
BP: Iran’s Nuclear Energy Consumption Up
Iran consumed 1,252 percent more nuclear energy in 2012, compared with the year before despite the US-led western sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic over its atomic drive, the British Petroleum said in its annual report.