Larijani: Obama weakness hinders nuclear talks
Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said US President Barack Obama cannot make any ‘wise’ decision on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear file due to his ‘weakness’ as well as the domestic problems he is grappling with.
Kurds retake Kirkuk oilfield, villages from ISIL
Iraqi Kurdish forces and police on Saturday retook an oilfield in Kirkuk province, which was seized by the ISIL terrorist group overnight, freeing 24 workers who had been taken captives, officers said.
Deadly blast hits pilgrims’ bus in Damascus
At least seven people were killed in a blast that ripped through a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in a central district of the Syrian capital on Sunday, a monitoring group said.
Japanese hostage beheading draws global condemnations
A number of world leaders condemned the beheading of another Japanese hostage by ISIL terrorist group on Saturday.
Dozens killed in Ukraine violence
Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers and 10 civilians were killed in the past 48 hours in the country’s east, Kiev authorities said, after the collapse of peace talks dimmed hopes of a near-term cease-fire.
AEOI: Iran ready to set up regional nuclear safety pact
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the Islamic Republic is prepared to establish a regional nuclear safety convention.
Tehran, Cairo call for countering terrorism in region
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian underlined the need to counter terrorism in the region by the two countries.
Iran celebrates Islamic Revolution anniversary
Millions of Iranians across the country have begun ten days of celebrations to mark the 36th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that put an end to the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in the country.
Zarif embarks on tour of Africa
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday started a four-leg tour of Africa which will take him to Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, and Tanzania.
Iran won’t give in U.S. pressure, Larijani says
Iranian Parliament Speak- er Ali Larijani has deplored U.S. president’s “inability” to take a wise decision regarding Iran’s “ﬂexibility” in nuclear talks.
Iran says ready to seal nuclear safety pact with regional states
Iran’s nuclear chief says Tehran is ready to seal nuclear safety pacts with other regional states.
Syria aims to ‘ﬂush out all terrorists’ in 2015
Syria’s prime minister said on Sunday that the country wanted to drive all insurgents out of its territory in 2015 and was prepared to back any attempts to ﬁght global militancy.
‘UK territory used for CIA interrogation, torture’
The CIA carried out interrogations on British territory, according to a senior Bush administration oﬃcial. The claims, if true, contradict the oﬃcial line of the British government that it was not complicit in torture in the years after 9/11.
U.S. drone strike kills four in south Yemen
A U.S. drone strike has claimed the lives of four people in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwah, tribal sources say.
Iranian official meets Egypt’s Sisi
A top Ira- nian diplomat has held talks with the Egyptian President, voicing their strong opposition to the scourge of terrorism in the Middle East region particularly in Iraq and Syria