U.S.-mediated talks meant to trample Palestinians’ rights: Leader
will certainly produce no resultsbut trampling the Palestinians’rights and encouraging the aggressors to take more criminalactions and step up the crackdown.”
India mulls guaranteefor insuring refiners that use Iran oil
India is thinking of providing a 20 billion rupee ($327 million) state guarantee to back local insurance for refineries that use Iranian oil and therefore cannot get foreign cover due to Western sanctions, an industry source said.
Russia rebuffs Saudi offer to drop Syria support for arms deal
Russia has reportedly rebuffed an offer by Saudi Arabia to abandon its support for the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad in ex
change for a package of incentives.
U.S., Russia agree to prepare for Syria peace talks
U.S.and Russian officials agreed on Friday on the need to convene a long-delayed Syrian peace conference in Geneva as soon as possible, but they offered no concrete plan to bring the warring government and rebels to the table.
Bahrain forces injure over a dozen protesters
Bahrain’s main opposition group al-Wefaq says regime forces have injured over a dozen protesters in the past few days as the crackdown on antiregime demonstrators and activists continues in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom.
Obama laments ‘backward’ thinking by Russians
President Barack Obama said Friday he was reassessing the U.S. relationship with Russia because of a growing number of issues on which the two countries diﬀer, and he lamented what he called his mixed success in trying to persuade Russian leader Vladimir Putin to abandon a Cold War mentality
Italy says keen to expand ties with Iran
Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli has said that his country is keen to expand relations with Iran, particularly in economic areas, as Iran’s new President Hassan Rohani has taken oﬃce.
British PM writes to Rohani, hopes for improved ties
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has reached out to Iran’s new President, Hassan Rohani, expressing hope that his election will create an opportunity
for an improvement in long-strained ties between London and Tehran, the Guardian reported on August 7.
German chancellor calls for closer relations with Iran
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Hassan Rohani on the start of his term as Iran’s president, calling for closer relations with Tehran.
Iran, Russia emphasize peaceful resolution of Egypt crisis
Iran and Russia have underlined the necessity of ﬁnding a peaceful solution to the ongoing political crisis in Egypt.
Spain keen to increase ties with Rohani’s administration
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says Madrid is ready to cooperate with the new Iranian administration to further expand mutual ties.
Rohani congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Fitr
Iran’s President Hassan Rohani has expressed his felicitations to the heads of state and people of Muslim countries on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
Iran condemns deadly bomb attacks in Pakistan
Thursday when a powerful explosion rocked Quetta, the provincial capital city of Balochistan Province. The attack targeted the funeral of a police officer who was killed in a firing incident the previous day.
Russia to give Iran control of Bushehr plant
The head of Russian nuclear regulator Rosatom has said that state company will soon sign documents transferring operational control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran, rferl.org reported on Friday.
Leader urges regional vigilance against foreign plots
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Egyptians and Iraqis to remain vigilant in the face of foreign plots to incite unrest in their countries.
MP: Rohani economic team strong
A lawmaker has said that President Rohani has picked a very strong economic team to handle the country’s economic affairs.
India to guarantee refiners using Iranian oil
India is thinking of providing a Rs20 billion ($327 million) state guarantee to back local insurance for refineries that use Iranian oil and therefore cannot get foreign cover due to western sanctions, an industry source said.
Police injured in N. Ireland sectarian violence
Fifty-six police officers and two civilians were injured in protests in central Belfast, authorities said on Saturday, following the latest flare-up in violence stoked by tensions between Northern Ireland’s Protestant and Catholic communities.
Curfew grips Indian Kashmir after 2 die
A town in the south of Indian Kashmir was under curfew for a second day on Saturday after two people were killed and dozens wounded in Hindu-Muslim clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said.
Although the eurozone economy seems to have bottomed out, signs that a sustainable recovery is on its way are not clear yet and a bumpy road ahead has to be expected.
Iran in FIBA Asia final
Iran overcame a sluggish start and pulled away in the second half to beat Taiwan, 79-60, and claim the first finals berth in the FIBA Asia Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Heavy rain, flood leave 6 dead in southeast Iran
Six people have died in severe flooding and torrential rain in five provinces in southeast Iran.
Europe hopes for better ties under Rohani
European leaders congratulated Hassan Rohani on assuming office as Iran’s president, calling for closer relations with Tehran.
Borders security at desirable level
Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Radan said security along Iran’s borders is desirable, yet the border guards should be further reinforced.
Russia to cede full control of Bushehr plant soon
Head of the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Sergey Kiriyenko has reiterated that his company is ready to transfer the full operational control of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant to the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO).