Leader backs administration’s diplomatic efforts
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that he approves of the administration’s diplomatic efforts made during President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly meeting.
Western oil majors lining up to woo Tehran if sanctions lifted
The tempting taboo of Iran’s oil and gas riches has moved a step nearer for Western oil companies, lining up to woo Tehran if sanctions finally succumb to a diplomatic thaw.
Obama throws a bone to the Zionist lobby
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday claimed that Iran is “a year or more away” from building a nuclear weapon, according to U.S. intelligence assessments of Iran’s nuclear
Egypt tightens security, warns Muslim Brotherhood
Egyptian authorities warned the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday against staging violent protests and tightened security in all cities and strategic installations after clashes on Friday killed at least four people.
Tunisia rivals agree to form govt. of independents
Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party agreed Saturday to stand down at the end of October by signing a roadmap with the opposition for a government of independents to be formed within
Retired Lebanese colonel sentenced to death for collaborating with Israel
The Military Tribunal in Lebanon handed down a death sentence in absentia to a retired Lebanese colonel for collaborating with Israel, a judicial source told The Daily Star
Iranians react ‘very, very negatively’ to language of threat, Zarif tells Obama
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said that Iran expects the U.S. President Barack Obama to stick to his declared intention to deal with Iran on the basis of mutual respect.
Netanyahu isolated in his Iranophobia as the world seeks engagement
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week that Iran’s new president is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, but he himself is looking increasingly isolated on the world stage as his allies seek to engage Iran, Reuters wrote in an article published on Friday.
There is real chance for progress in Iran nuclear talks: Russia
Russia has said that it expects positive results from the next round of negotiations which is scheduled to be held between Iran and world powers over Terhan’s nuclear program in October.
Iran to send Tadbirsat into space in two months
Iran will send the domestically made Tadbir (Prudence) satellite into space within two months, Iran Space Agency director Hamid Fazeli announced on Saturday.
Iran unveils two new nanomedicines
Iran has unveiled two new domestically-made nanomedicines for the treatment of cancerous diseases and some skin-related illnesses.
Iranian MPs to attend IPU assembly
An Iranian parliamentary delegation has left Tehran for Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 129th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Rouhani appoints vice president for scientific affairs
In a decree issued on Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani appointed Sorena Sattari as vice president for scientific and technological affairs.
Resolution of nuclear issue big step toward resumption of Iran-U.S. ties: Eyre
The U.S. State Department’s Persian-speaking spokesman says the resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue will be a big step to resume diplomatic ties between Tehran and Washington based on mutual respect and common interests.
Leader supports president’s diplomatic approach
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed support for the diplomatic approach adopted by President Hassan Rouhani’s administration.
Iran should isolate global Zionism
President Hassan Rohani’s chief of staff said the Islamic Republic should isolate ‘global Zionism’.
Zarif: Obama used insulting language
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif once again criticized recent remarks of US President Barack Obama about the possible use of force against Iran over its nuclear program.
2 Nano-medicines unveiled
Iran unveiled two new nano-medicines, one against the multiplication of cancerous cells and the other one for curing skin blisters.
Libyan ambush kills 12 soldiers
Gunmen killed at least 12 Libyan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint near the city of Bani Walid, a former stronghold of supporters of Muammar Gaddafi, security officials said on Saturday.
Afghanistan celebrates Cricket WC qualification
Celebrations have taken place across Afghanistan after its cricketers qualified for the first time for the World Cup, to be held in 2015.
Remittances to hit $414b
Remittances to the developing world are expected to grow by 6.3 percent this year to $414 billion and are projected to cross the half-trillion mark by 2016, according to revised estimates and forecasts issued by the World Bank.
UNHCRlauds Iran’s Support for Refugees
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres lauded Iran’s continuous support in providing generous protection to the remaining Afghan refugees.
Spokesman: US shutdown disrupts sanctions
The US government shutdown hampered the White House’s efforts in issuing sanctions against Iran, senior US officials said.
Int’l cooperation needed to fight terrorism
Police Chief Brigadier General Esmaeil Ahmadi Moqaddam has called for international cooperation to fight terrorism.
El-Baradei: Iran-US talks, big political deal
Former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei has said that any probable Iran-US talks would be a big political deal.
Russia: Upcoming talks with P5+1 promising
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has described the upcoming round of talks between Iran and the six major world powers in Geneva as promising.
Lebanese FM: Israel irked by Iran’s diplomatic achievements
Lebanese caretaker Foreign and Expatriates Minister Adnan Mansour praised Iran’s presence at the United Nations General Assembly, and added that Tehran’s victories in foreign policy exasperated the Zionist regime of Israel.