Eliasson: Iran nuclear deal will benefit int’l community
Deputy secretary-general of the United Nations said a final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers will serve the interests of the international community.
FSA militants cross into Kobani
Foreign-backed militants from the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) crossed from Turkey into the Syrian border city of Kobani to join Kurdish forces in their battle against ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
Tel Aviv-Washington rift deepens over settlement
Israel’s prime minister said Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was “defending Israel” and vowed to carry on with his policies despite the vitriolic rhetoric.
Majlis rejects Rouhani’s proposed minister
Iran’s Majlis rejected President Hassan Rouhani’s third nominee to lead the coveted Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.
NAM: US should abandon failed policy of sanctions
Iran’s envoy to the UN, speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), has condemned the US economic embargo against Cuba, saying Washington must rethink its ‘failed policies’ towards other countries.
Salehi: Enemies induced Iran’s nuclear progress
Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday that the country’s nuclear industry has successfully overcome its problems and make great progress by relying on domestic workforce.
UN deputy chief says nuclear deal would beneﬁt entire world
UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson has said that a nuclear deal between Iran and the 5+1 group (the ﬁve permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) will beneﬁt the “entire international community.”
Israel to buy second consignment of U.S. F-35 ﬁghter
Israel and the United States agreed to the sale of a second consignment of Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth ﬁghters to the Jewish state, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.
Majlis rejects nominee for science minister
The Iranian parliament has rejected the latest nominee for the post of minister of science, research and technology, Mahmoud Nili Ah- madabadi.
‘White House did little to stop the rise of ISIL’
President Obama’s former ambassador to Iraq said in a new interview that his administration “did almost nothing” in response to intelligence warnings earlier this year that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) radicals were gaining ground in Iraq and threatening the country’s stability.
Erdogan to unveil Turkey’s controversial new presidential palace
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday unveiled his new presiden- tial palace on the outskirts of Ankara, denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the opposition as new evidence of his autocratic tendencies.
Iran rises in World Bank Doing Business rankings
Iran has risen two positions in the new Doing Business rankings of the World Bank, to 130th place. The WB rating assesses the comfort of doing business in 189 countries around the world.
Hezbollah condemns Bahrain’s decision to ban al-Wefaq
The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has denounced a ruling by the Bahraini regime to suspend the activities of the country’s prom- inent opposition party al-Wefaq ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
Iran’s Salehi upbeat over technical talks with IAEA
The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Wednesday seemed optimistic about the technical talks between the organization under his leadership and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for clearing up the two remaining questions about Iran’s nu- clear activities.
Kashmir Day observed in Tehran
The Pakistani Embassy in Tehran held a function on October 27 to commemorate the occasion of Kashmir Black Day.
U.S., Iran relations move to detente: Wall St. Journal
The Obama administration and Iran, engaged in direct nuclear negotiations and facing a common threat from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants, have moved into an eﬀective state of detente over the past year, according to senior U.S. and Arab oﬃcials