Ashton: Iran, P5+1 to reach agreement at earliest possible moment
Iran and world powers on Saturday agreed on a four-month extension of talks on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Gaza under air, ground, naval attacks
Israeli air strikes pounded Gaza on Saturday, taking the death toll from a 12-day bombardment to 333, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to join truce efforts.
ISIL kills 270 in attack on Syria gas field
Terrorists of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have killed 270 Syrian fighters, civilian security guards and staff since seizing a gas field in Homs province, most of whom were executed, a monitoring group said on Saturday.
Tensions mount in Ukraine over Malaysian plane crash
Russia called on Ukraine’s authorities and pro-Russian protesters on Saturday to give international experts access to the crash site of a Malaysian airliner, the Foreign Ministry said.
Iran reroutes flights over east Ukraine airspace
Iran has rerouted its flights around eastern Ukraine airspace after a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 298 people on board crashed near the city of Donetsk.
Several wounded in train incident
A train accident wounded at least seven people in southern Iran.
SNSC secretary meets Iraqi PM in Baghdad
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani has met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad to discuss the ongoing developments in Iraq.
Rouhani, Putin confer on phone
President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed Israel’s fatal attacks on Gaza as well as Iran’s nuclear program on a phone conversation on Friday.
President woos media’s support to protect national interests
President Hassan Rouhani has said the government needs the media’s support to protect national interests.
Child-killing regime continues genocide in Gaza, death toll exceeds 330
Israeli air strikes and shelling killed more than 25 people across Gaza on Saturday, among them children, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.
Blame game over Flight MH17 downing complicates Ukraine situation
Ukraine accused Russia and pro- Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence of “international crimes” from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that Kiev says militants shot down with a missile, killing nearly 300 people.
Egypt asks Iran to back its ceaseﬁre plan to end Gaza war
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has called on Iran to support its initiative to end the war between Hamas and Israel, which has so far left more than 300 people dead, including children, in the Gaza Strip, the ISNA news agency reported.
Iran crowned FIBA Asia Cup champion
The Iranian basketball team won the title of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup for a second time in a row on Saturday.
President Talabani returns to Iraq after months of medical treatment
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani returned from months of treatment abroad, with his crisis-hit country on the brink of breakup.
ISIL killed 270 during Syrian gas ﬁeld takeover
Terrorist group ISIL killed 270 soldiers, guards and staﬀ when they captured a Syrian gas ﬁeld on Thursday in the bloodiest clashes between the al-Qaeda oﬀshoot and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, a monitoring group said on
Shaheed’s reports are based on opposition-run websites: ofﬁcial
The chief of Iran’s human rights council has said the reports by the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran are based on the websites run by those who are hostile to the Islamic Republic.
Iran, major powers extend nuclear talks for four months
Iran and the major powers have agreed to extend nuclear talks for four more months after failing to meet a July 20 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal to resolve the dispute over Tehran’s nu- clear program, Iran and the European Union announced on Saturday.
Rouhani discusses Gaza with Putin
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in which they discussed the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
Ashton to continue Iran talks role until November deadline: WSJ
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is expected to stay on as chair of the sixnation group that negotiates with Iran on its nuclear program until the deadline for negotiations ends in late November, the Wall Street Journal quoted a senior Western diplomat as saying on Saturday.
Iran’s security chief holds talks with Iraqi officials
In a meeting with secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani in Baghdad on Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki thanked Iran for its ‘spiritual support’ to the Iraqi government and people.