Iraqi airstrikes kill ISIL militants in Mosul
The Iraqi army says dozens of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri terrorists have been killed in airstrikes on Haramat and Al-Ghabat regions in the northern city of Mosul.
Iraq willing to accept arms from Iran
Iraq will turn to Iran, Russia and elsewhere for arms and military advice if the Obama administration won’t supply what it needs to halt an Al-Qaeda splinter group, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States says.
Zarif: Excessive demands would hinder negotiations
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday any excessive demands by the P5+1 group would be a stumbling block to progress in the negotiations.
lashes in Beit-ul-Moqaddas after murder of Palestinian teen
The discovery of a body in a Beit-ul-Moqaddas forest on Wednesday raised suspicions that a missing Palestinian youth had been killed by Israelis avenging the deaths of three abducted Jewish teens.
US center: Iran, most improved country in world
Iran’s breakthrough nuclear deal with six world powers has promoted the Islamic Republic to the top of the list of the most improved nations in the world, a US-based research institute says.
Gov’t committed to election pledges
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday his government will stand by the pledges made during his election campaign.
Deputy FM: Iran, Russia share common stance on Iraq
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Iran and Russia share a common stance on regional issues and particularly the ongoing developments in Iraq and the need to fight terrorists in the country.
IFRC hails Iran’s Red Crescent Society
An official of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has hailed Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) for its cooperation.
Larijani: Europe safe haven for terrorists
Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani said European countries currently serve as safe haven for terrorist groups.
Stone-throwing Palestinians clash with Israelis in Quds
Clashes broke out on Wednesday between Palestinians and Israeli troops after the body of a Palestinian teenager kidnapped in al-Quds (Jerusalem) was found.
US company to invest over $1.1b in Iranian waste- to-energy project
The U.S. company World Eco Energy plans to invest $1.175 billion in a project in Iran’s southwestern province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari to generate elec- tricity from solid waste.
Iran, major powers resume talks on ﬁnal nuclear deal
Iran and the major powers started a new round of talks in Vienna on Wednesday in pursuit of a comprehensive deal to resolve the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program, which has dragged on for over a decade.
Iraqi army brings 80% of Saladin Province under control
Iraqi Special Forces brought more than 80% of the Saladin Governorate under their control, pushing takfiri mili- tants out of the northern area.
Last of Syrian chemical weapons arrives in Italy
A Danish freighter carrying Syrian chemical weapons ar- rived at a port in southern Italy on Wednesday ahead of their destruction at sea.
Oil, auto companies make plans to invest in Iran if sanctions ease
A year ago, the president of Iran’s chamber of commerce could go more than a month without hosting a foreign business delegation, due to their fears of vio- lating economic sanctions.
Rouhani content with foreign policy record in improving ties with neighbors, others
President Hassan Rouhani has said that his administration is duty bound to honor people’s votes and abide by his promises.
Zarif to 5+1: Opportunities should be seized and delusions abandoned
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote an article in the French newspaper Le Monde saying that while thoughtfulness and reasonable analysis would secure success in achieving a nuclear compre- hensive agreement, delusions and miscalculations could lead to a new missed opportunity.
Trio of influential lawmakers have aided Iran-Britain rapprochement: WSJ
An article published on the website of the Wall Street Journal on Monday highlights the role of three influential British lawmakers in the recent rapprochement between Iran and Britain.
Iran envoy offers security assistance to Lebanon
The new Iranian ambassador in Lebanon, Mohammad Fathali, renewed, through As-Saﬁr, Iran’s per- manent oﬀer to the Lebanese army and all Lebanese security services without exception that his country is willing to provide them with the weapons, equip- ment and training that is required by technicians and specialists to ﬁght terrorism.