Hollande: Iran influential partner in regional stability
Iran is viewed as a partner in helping bring stability to certain countries of the region, French President François Hollande said on Monday.
Non-oil exports top $35b
Iran exported $35.2 billion worth of non-oil products, including gas condensates, during March 21-Dec. 21, showing an increase of 18 percent in terms of weight and 5 percent in terms of value year-on-year.
IRGC arrests terrorists in Sistan-Baluchestan
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Monday it has arrested members of a terrorist group in the region of Sarbaz in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
Oil dives to new five-year lows
Global oil prices spiraled lower Monday to strike new five-year lows as traders fretted over gloomy data, demand worries and plentiful crude supplies.
Bahrain extends detention of opposition leader
The head of the Bahrain’s main opposition group was remanded in custody for a further 15 days in a move that could further inflame tensions in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
Zarif lauds rational role of Iraqi religious leaders
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred on Monday with Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar Hakim on issues of mutual interests.
Afghan president urges US to rethink pullout deadline
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the United States might want to ‘re-examine’ the timetable for removing the remaining US-led coalition troops in the country by the end of 2016.
Speaker: Iran plans oil-free economy
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani criticized certain Islamic countries for the glut in oil supply in the world market to exert pressure on other Muslim states.
Iran ranks 7th in nano-science production
Iran ranked seventh in the world ranking of nano-science production in 2014.
Tehran lauds religious scholars’ wise role in Iraq
Senior Iranian officials have praised the role of religious scholars for trying to help promote national cohe- sion in Iraq.
Bahrain extends opposition leader’s detention by 15 days
Bahrain’s public prosecutor extended the detention of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society’s Leader, Sheikh Ali Salman by 15 more days, despite widespread protests over the issue.
Iran, Oman explore new avenues for increasing trade
Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Mohammadreza Nematzadeh, heading a delegation of representatives from the private sector, traveled to Oman on Monday to explore new avenues for increasing trade ties.
Iran’s missile technology is defensive: Harvard professor
A political scientist from Harvard University says Iran’s missile technology is “defensive”.
Blast hits Ansarullah base in Yemen capital
A bomb blast has struck a building used as a base for members of the Ansarullah movement in Yemen’s capital, local residents and police said.
Zanganeh says S. Arabia has kept oil prices down for political purposes
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has mostly blamed Saudi Arabia for the recent plunge in oil prices, saying Saudi officials have kept oil prices down to reach their temporary political objectives, the Iran newspaper said in a report on Monday.
IRGC arrest a number of terrorists in southeast Iran
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on Monday that it has arrested some members of a terrorist group in southeast Iran.
Corker warns of sanctions on Iran, if talks yield no result
Sen. Bob Corker signaled Sun- day that lawmakers could increase sanctions against Iran, if nuclear negotiations do not yield an agreement, The Hill daily reported.
Iran, Iraq seek avenues for medical cooperation
Iranian Health Minister Seyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi and his Iraqi counterpart Adilla Hamoud Hussein highlight the need for cooperation in constructing hospitals and pharmaceutical production plants.
Navy foils pirate attack on Iranian oil tanker
Iranian war- ships thwarted a pirate attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, oﬀ the coast of Yemen, Tas- nim news agency reported on Monday.