Zarif: Nuclear issue not resolved unless sanctions lifted
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says lifting Western sections on Iran is a key to resolving the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
UN: More than 50 million displaced worldwide
More than 50 million people were forcibly uprooted worldwide at the end of last year, the highest level since after World War Two, as people fled crises from Syria to South Sudan, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.
Sistani: Terrorists must be expelled
Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said on Friday that Takfiri-Baathi terrorists who have overrun swathes of territory must be expelled from the country before it is too late.
Ukraine: 300 pro-Russian protesters killed
Fighting raged for a second successive day in the east of Ukraine on Friday, a day after clashes in which Ukrainian government forces said about 300 pro-Russian protesters were killed.
Iran influential in region, world
President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic is an influential country in the region and the world today.
Iran, Italy agree to develop anti-drug cooperation
Iran and Italy have agreed to work more closely in the fight against drug trafficking.
IAEA: Iran has acted on commitment
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a new monthly report on Iran’s nuclear energy program on Friday.
Iran elected vice-chairman of UN legal committee
Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Qaribi was elected the vice-chairman of the 68th UN General Assembly’s Sixth (Legal) Committee.
Moscow hosts Caspian security conference
An international conference on security in the Caspian region attended by representatives from Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan Republic, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan was held in Moscow on Thursday.
IAEA says Iran has met its commitments
Iran has acted to eliminate virtually all of its most sensitive stockpile of enriched
uranium gas under a landmark nu- clear deal with six world powers last year, an IAEA report assessing compliance with the interim ac- cord showed on Friday.
Iran beats Italy in FIVB World League on home court
Iran swept Italy in the ﬁfth week of the Interconti- nental Round of the FIVB Volley- ball World League.
Iran to triple South Pars gas output by 2017: oil minister
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says the country will triple natural gas pro- duction at the South Pars gas field to one billion cubic meters per day in the next three years.
Israeli forces kill 14-year-old Palestinian boy in West Bank raid
Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank on Friday and arrested 25 people, pursuing a weeklong crackdown against Palestin- ians and house-to-house raids for three Israeli teenagers who went missing eight days ago.
Rivals trying to oust Maliki seeking U.S., regional support
With the country in turmoil, rivals of Iraq’s Shia prime min- ister are mounting a campaign to force him out of oﬃce, with some angling for support from Western backers and regional heavyweights.
Car bombing in western Syria kills 34
A car bomb in Syria›s western prov- ince of Hama killed 34 and injured more than 50, Syria›s state news agency SANA said on Friday, and blamed the attack on terrorists ﬁghting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
3,750 Iranian forces have been martyred in war against drug smugglers: minister
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has said that the heads of the three branches of the government are expected to play their part to help implement the gener- al policies in the campaign against drug traﬃcking.
Iran’s atomic chief decries IAEA failure to close detonator probe
The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organiza- tion, Ali Akbar Salehi, says the International Atomic En- ergy Agency (IAEA) should now close its investigation of the issue of Iran’s development of high explosives deto- nators.
Iran, 5+1 group make progress in drafting ﬁnal nuclear deal
Iran and the major powers ended an intense round of nuclear talks in Vienna on Friday after making good progress in the process of draft- ing the text of a ﬁnal deal to resolve the decade-old dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program.
West applies double standards on human rights: Judiciary chief
Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani has said the West is applying double standards in issues re- lated to human rights and noted that Iran is ready to discuss human rights issues.
Constructive interaction with the world is key to progress: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that progress and development cannot be achieved without having constructive inter- action with the world.
Iran says foreign intervention won’t solve crisis in Iraq
Moham- mad Nahavandian, the chief of staﬀ of the president of Iran, has said that experiences learnt in conﬂicts in Syria and Afghanistan sug- gest that intervention by foreign coun- tries will not help resolve the crisis in Iraq.