Western oil companies expected to return
Iran on Wednesday named seven Western oil companies that are expected to return in its vast oil and gas fields, once international sanctions are lifted, adding that it would offer contract terms in April next year.
US gov’t, people against Congress anti-Iran move
The White House warned Congress that passing new sanctions on Iran—even with a delayed launch date—would undermine an interim nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the world powers.
Zarif, Emirati leaders discuss boosting ties
Iran’s top diplomat held talks with the president of the United Arab Emirates in a further sign of Tehran’s outreach to its Persian Gulf Arab neighbors.
IRNA ready to help set up multinational news agency
Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency said on Wednesday that IRNA is ready to help establish multinational news agency in the Middle East.
Data points to eurozone recovery losing steam
The eurozone recovery is losing steam, data released on Wednesday suggested, with France possibly heading back into recession.
UK envoy: Iran visit constructive
Britain’s new non-resident envoy to Iran, Ajay Sharma said he has held ‘detailed and constructive’ talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Hassan Habibollahzadeh and other officials.
Majlis speaker in Oman
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani met Oman’s Foreign Minister Youssef bin Alawi bin Abdullah in Muscat on Wednesday. During the meeting they discussed the Syria crisis and the Geneva II conference, ICANA reported.
Hezbollah commander assassinated near Beirut
Hezbollah accused Israel of assassinating one of its top leaders near Beirut Wednesday at a time of soaring sectarian tensions in Lebanon linked to the war in neighboring Syria.
Global economies at risk
Easy-money policies worldwide have put global economies and their capital markets increasingly at risk, Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of bond giant Pimco, said.
Iraqi Premier Maliki in Tehran
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss regional and international issues with senior Iranian authorities.
Nasrallah: Iran deal in favor of whole region
Hezbollah Chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Iran’s nuclear deal with P5+1 group of world powers has ‘delayed war for the long run’, even as it remains a ‘temporary’ accord.
MPs to visit Arak heavy water facility
An Iranian parliamentary delegation is to visit the Arak heavy water facility in central Markazi province, says a senior lawmaker.
IRISL: EU imposes fresh sanctions on shipping
The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said the European Union has imposed fresh sanctions by banning Iranian vessels from using its ports and shipping lines despite the recent nuclear deal in Geneva.
Iran requests access to detained national in Baku
The Iranian consul in the Republic of Azerbaijan has called on Baku officials to allow Iran’s Embassy to send a representative to an appeals court session for an Iranian national sentenced to imprisonment on charges of spying.
New envoy stresses expansion of Russia ties
Iran’s new Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei has underlined Iran’s resolve to expand all-out relations with Russia.
Hezbollah commander martyred in Beirut, Israel blamed
A Hezbollah commander was martyred in the early hours of Wednesday morning outside his home south of Beirut, in an assassination the Lebanese group said Israel would bear full responsibility for.
Iran wants OPEC to make room for a boost to its oil exports
Iran wants other OPEC members to make room for its eventual return to oil markets after the Persian Gulf nation reached an interim deal with world powers over its nuclear program.
Iraqi PM arrives in Tehran
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to hold talks with Iranian officials on regional and bilateral issues.
UAE president calls for increased cooperation with Iran
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan has said that the Persian Gulf Arab state is ready to increase cooperation with Iran in all areas.
Rouhani calls for urgent action to combat air pollution
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday ordered the ministries of oil and industries to take urgent action to fight the looming air pollution which has caused panic among citizens in the big cities across Iran.
Putin, Prince Bandar discuss Syria, Iran
Russian President Vladimir Putin met Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan near Moscow and discussed the war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
White House opposed to new Iran sanctions
The White House said on Tuesday it opposes a fresh effort by some members of the U.S. Senate to impose new sanctions against Iran, even if the new restrictions would not take effect for months, according to Reuters.
Iran appointed as member of OPCW executive council
Iran has been appointed as a member of the executive council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for 2014, according to the organization’s website.
New British envoy makes ‘constructive’ Iran visit
Britain’s new envoy to Tehran Ajay Sharma visited Iran on Tuesday, the first such visit in nearly two years since the two countries almost severed their diplomatic ties in 2011.
Iran arrests 16 for cyber crimes
Sixteen people linked with foreign agents have been arrested in Kerman Province for committing cyber crimes, an Iranian official announced on Wednesday.
Extremists disappointed by Syria joining Chemical Weapons Convention: Iran
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has hailed the “appropriate” decision by the Syrian government to join the Chemical Weapons Convention, saying the decision left extremists disappointed.