Ban: UN ready for cooperation on JCPOA implementation
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the nuclear agreement recently clinched between Iran and the P5+1 group, saying the world body is ready for any cooperation to facilitate the implementation of the accord.
Roads minister survives no-confidence vote
Iran’s Parliament voted to keep Abbas Akhoundi the country’s roads and urban development minister after an impeachment session, in a sign that the lawmakers support the current administration.
Yemen rocket attacks kill 15 Saudi-led troops
Rocket attacks by Yemeni fighters on a hotel in the southern city of Aden Tuesday killed 15 Arab coalition troops and forces loyal to fugitive former president, Emirati media WAM news agency reported.
Israel demolishes Palestinians’ homes amid clashes
The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished the homes of two Palestinians in East Beit-ul-Moqaddas amid recent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians.
Tunisia busts ISIL recruitment cells
Tunisian police have broken up three “cells” that were recruiting fresh forces for terrorist ISIL group and arrested 11 people suspected of trying to join the terror group in Libya, the Tunisian Ministry of Interior said.
US firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes
The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid US taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in US taxes if they repatriate the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Shamkhani: Yemenis’ resistance will shape region’s future
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) admired Yemeni people for their steadfast resistance against Saudi-led military aggression, saying it will shape the future of the region.
ICRC ready to help identify Iranian Mina victims
Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross representative office in Tehran, Olivier Martin, voiced the ICRC’s readiness to help the process of identifying the bodies of the Iranian pilgrims killed in a crush in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
Iranian economy returns to positive growth: IMF
The agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and the envisaged lifting of economic sanctions, as well as prudent policies have allowed the Iranian economy to return to positive growth last year and to reduce inflation to around 15 percent, Mr. Martin Cerisola, Assistant Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a statement.
WCC chief: Iran’s handicraft industry flourishing
Iran is doing very well in the field of handicrafts and this industry is flourishing in the country, President of World Crafts Council (WCC)-Asia Pacific Region Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi told the Tehran Times in an interview on Monday.
Some Iranians might be in Saudi prisons: health minister
Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi has said there might be Iranians in Saudi prisons following the Hajj stampede.
Japanese traders seek new opportunities in Iran
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Chairman Hiroyuki Ishige said the organization seeks new trade opportunities in Iran.
Time ripe for Iran, Germany to expand economic ties: Horst Schrage
Time is ripe for Iran and Germany to expand bilateral economic cooperation, Horst Schrage, the managing director of Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce, stated.
Zarif hopes Russia’s war on ISIL in Syria will be game changer
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed hope that Russian airstrikes against militant groups in Syria would turn to be a game changer, underscoring the necessity for international cooperation against terrorism in the region.
Fate of 116 Iranian pilgrims still unclear: deputy FM
The Iranian deputy foreign Minister for Consular and parliamentary affairs says the fate of 116 Iranian pilgrims, who went missing in the September 24 Mina stampede near Mecca, is not determined yet.
‘Iran should guard against infrastructure espionage after nuclear deal’
The commander of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization has warned that after the implementation of the nuclear deal, the type of threats against the country may change.
UN ready to help implement nuclear deal: Ban
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised the nuclear agreement recently clinched between Iran and the 5+1 group, saying the world body is ready for any cooperation to facilitate the implementation of the accord.
Majlis votes to keep transport minister
The Iranian Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to keep Abbas Akhoundi as transport and urban development minister after an impeachment session.
Netanyahu on Iran deal: ‘Let’s look forward’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vehemently opposed the recently inked Iran nuclear agreement — but now he wants to make sure Iran lives up to its end of the pact.