Gain ﬁrsthand knowledge of Islam, Leader tells the Western youth
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has written a letter to the youth in Europe and North America urging them to “try to gain a direct and ﬁrsthand knowledge of” Islam.
EU court annuls sanctions on Iranian bank, shipping ﬁrms
The European Union’s second highest court on Thursday annulled EU sanctions on an Iranian bank and 40 shipping companies hit with asset freezes as part of pressure on Tehran over its nu- clear program.
King Abdullah dies
Saudi Arabia’s new king moved swiftly on Friday to name the country’s interior minister as deputy crown prince, making him the second-in-line to the throne, as he promised to continue the policies of his predecessors in a nationally televised speech.
Obama to Netanyahu: Stop pushing Congress toward new sanctions on Iran
U.S. President Barack Obama has demand- ed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stop encouraging U.S. senators and congressmen to advance new sanctions legislation against Iran, Haaretz reported on Friday.
Ex-U.S. drone operator: Attacks conducted with uncertainty
Former U.S. drone operator Brandon Bryant, who was involved in the killing of more than 1600 people, says aerial strikes are conducted with complete uncertainty.
Lebanon army chief warns terrorists amid east Lebanon border battle
Lebanon’s Army commander on Fri- day warned extremists against tampering with the country’s stability as clashes continued between troops and militants near the northern Bekaa Valley (Beqaa Valley) border town of Ras Baalbek.
Yemeni president, cabinet resign, parliament surrounded by Ansarullah
Yemen’s Ansarullah (also known as Houthi) movement stormed the parliament on Friday after the legislative council rejected a resignation by the President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and his cabinet.
French, British, Gearman, and EU chief diplomats: We can’t let chance for deal with Iran pass us by
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Germany Foreign Minister Frank- Walter Steinmeier, and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini have written an article in the Washington Post saying that the great powers “can’t let the chance” for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran “pass” them “by” or “do anything to derail” the “progress” made in more than one years of intensive talks with Iran.
Rouhani expresses condolences over death of Saudi king
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday extended condolences to the Saudi Arabian government, people and royal family over the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Zarif, Kerry to meet in Davos
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his U.S. counterpart John Kerry are scheduled to meet in Davos on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.
More sanctions on Iran would be ‘serious strategic error’: Hillary Clinton
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday backed President Barack Obama’s opposition to additional congressional sanctions on Iran, NBC news website reported.