Iran’s coverage: Leader reappoints Larijani as Judiciary head

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

Ayatollah Larijani reinstated as judiciary chief

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a decree on Thursday reinstating Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani for a second term as the Judiciary Chief.

 

Rouhani hails Professor Mirzakhani for winning Fields Medal

Iran’s president has heaped praised upon Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian professor at Stanford University who has become the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal, also known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.”

 

Iran, sextet due to hold nuclear talks in September

A source close to the G 5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) said the new round of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear energy program will be held in New York in September.

 

Senior UN official due in Tehran on Aug 17

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos will arrive in Tehran for an official two-day visit on Sunday 17 August, it was reported Thursday.

US volleyball team defeats Iran

Iran volleyball team was defeated against US in straight sets (25-23, 25-23, 25-21) in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup series on Thursday.

 

Iran football team climbs 1 position in FIFA ranking 2014

Iranˈs national football team has moved one step upward landing in the 48th place in FIFA ranking 2014.

 

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