Crimeans welcome Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea on Friday for the first time since the ex-Ukrainian peninsula joined Russia, just days ahead of a independence vote for by pro-Moscow protesters in eastern Ukraine.
Iran, EU term expert talks as fruitful
The head of Iran’s expert-level nuclear negotiating team has described the recent negotiations between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group as ‘fruitful’.
Terrorists blow up historic Aleppo hotel
Syrian insurgents bombed a once luxurious, historic hotel being used as a government army base in the northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, leveling the building and causing multiple casualties in a giant explosion carried off by digging tunnels under the complex.
VP: Iran mulling legal ways to counter sanctions
Vice President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh said Iran is studying legal solutions to confront sanctions imposed against the country over its nuclear program.
Slovenian parliament speaker due in Tehran
Speaker of Slovenia’s National Assembly is scheduled to pay an official visit to Iran to explore avenues for further enhancement of bilateral and economic ties between Ljubljana and Tehran.
Japan’s Mitsui ready to invest $4b in Iran transport projects
Japan’s Mitsui Group is ready to invest $4 billion in rail, airport, and shipping projects in Iran.
S. Arabia may try to get nuclear weapons technology: expert
An expert on nuclear proliferation has said Saudi Arabia may try to recruit retired Pakistani nuclear scientists in order to acquire nuclear weapons technology.
Putin celebrates WWII Victory Day in Crimea
Russian President Vladimir Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday for parades marking the Soviet victory in World War Two, his first visit since annexing the peninsula from
Ukraine, Reuters reported.
Homs evacuation was a ‘huge victory’ for Assad: McCain
U.S. Senator John McCain has described the withdrawal of foreign-backed militants from the western Syrian city of Homs as a “huge victory” for President Bashar al-Assad.
Zionist vandals spray-paint anti-Christian graffiti ahead of Pope Francis visit
Zionist vandals were able to spray-paint anti-Christian graffiti on a Jerusalem church on Friday, despite the fact that the Israeli police have stepped up security around religious sites ahead of a visit by Pope Francis later this month.
Iran, major powers hold ‘useful’ expert-level nuclear talks
An Iranian nuclear negotiator says a new round of expert-level talks between Iran and the major powers on Tehran’s nuclear program has been “useful”.
Portugal keen to expand ties with Iran
Lisbon is keen to expand political, cultural and economic ties with Iran, Portuguese Foreign Ministry director for Foreign Policy Rui Macieira said on Wednesday.
Israel, U.S. divided over Iran nuclear deal
Israel insists Iran be denied uranium enrichment capabilities under a potentially imminent nuclear deal, a demand that risks opening a new Israeli- United States rift, Reuters quoted officials as saying on Wednesday.
Iran rejects claims of supplying chlorine bombs to Syria
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has rejected as “false” and “baseless” the report by the British Daily Telegraph accusing Tehran of supplying chlorine bombs to the Syrian government.
Dubai charges six Iranians with kidnapping
Dubai prosecutors have charged six Iranians with kidnapping a British-Iranian businessman who went missing in the emirate last year, Reuters reported.