Iran’s gold production capacity over six tons
Zarshouran Gold Plant, in East Azarbaijan province, was inaugurated on Saturday in a ceremony attended by First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, Industries, Mines and Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh and a number of provincial officials.
Iran, Venezuela for expansion of ties
Iran and Venezuela have called for expansion of ties between the two countries, especially in the economic sector.
Iraq forces break siege of Baiji oil refinery
Pro-government Iraqi forces on Saturday broke the siege of the country’s main oil refinery, where security forces had held out for months against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group, officials said.
UN: Nearly five million in Mali are hungry
A convergence of droughts, harvest failures, locust invasions and political conflicts in Mali have left 4.75 million people without enough to eat, UN officials said Friday.
Pakistan assures support for Afghan peace process
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday pledged support to the Afghan president in his attempt to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, a sign of warming ties between the two neighbors.
ISIL beheads one of its own members
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group is continuing with its policy of beheading, but this time has executed one of its own members.
Comdr.: Navy to stage drills in high seas late December
Navy forces are due to stage ‘Velayat 93’ naval drills late in December, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced.
German MP: Nuclear deal positive for Tehran-Berlin ties
A top German official said a likely Iranian nuclear agreement between Tehran and P5+1 could have a major positive impact on Tehran-Berlin ties.
IAEA removes UAE’s fake Iran map
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has removed a fake name used by the United Arab Emirates for three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf.
Tehran, Caracas should work to keep oil price stable: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Venezuela share many aﬃnities and enjoy an eternal friendship due to the proximity of their stances on global issues.
Iran inaugurates gold processing plant, doubling production to 6 tons
A large gold pro- cessing plant came on stream in northwestern Iran on Saturday, doubling the country’s annual pro- duction of the metal to six tons.
West and Russia face off at G20 summit
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia early, a member of his delegation said, after Western leaders blasted Moscow on Sat- urday for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions.
Iraq ‘expels ISIL terrorists from major oil reﬁnery’
Iraqi forces said they have driven away the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants from around the country’s largest oil reﬁnery.
Collective effort needed to protect environment in times of war: Ebtekar
Masoumeh Ebtekar, the director of the Department of Environment, hosted the sixth conference on the Inter- national Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conﬂict on Wednesday.
Israelis clash with Palestinians marching to Jerusalem al-Quds
Clashes have erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators marching from the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah toward East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Final nuclear deal should result in removal of all sanctions: senior MP
Any ﬁnal nuclear deal be- tween Iran and the 5+1 group should result in removal of all anti-Iran sanc- tions, chairman of the Iranian Parlia- ment National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said.
Russia is optimistic about nuclear talks
Chances for success of a next round of talks be- tween Iran and the 5+1 group (France, Britain, the United States, Russia, China, and Germany) are high and Moscow’s mood is quite optimistic, Russian Dep- uty Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said.
Iran to stage naval drills in high seas by late December: Navy commander
The Ira- nian naval forces are due to stage ‘Velayat 93’ naval drills in late December, Navy Com- mander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Friday.
Iran nuclear talks likely to be extended, Ross says
“We’re likely to have an extension” of the current interim deal, Dennis Ross said on Friday at Bloomberg’s “The Year Ahead: 2015” conference in Washington. “There’s some, I think, potential for a breakthrough by the 24th, but there’s not enough time to take that and turn it into a detailed arrangement.”
Iran’s red lines include lifting of sanctions, preserving nuclear
The 5+1 group should real- ize that Tehran’s red lines in nuclear negotiations include removal of sanc- tions and preserving the country’s in- alienable nuclear rights, head of the Iranian Parliament Research Center has said.
Persian Academy honors two newspapers
The Academy of Per- sian Language and Literature has lauded the Persian newspapers Shahrvand and Khabar-e Jonub for their observance of the Persian language and literature.
Iranian director to stage play on Sinjar massacre
The vet- eran Iranian drama- tist and director Qotbeddin Sadeqi plans to stage a play on the Sinjar massacre that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) carried out in the town in Nineveh Province.