Iran, Austria sign $2b deal
Iran signed a preliminary agreement with Austria to promote mutual cooperation in multiple industrial areas.
Assad says ready to hold election ‘if people want it’
President Bashar al-Assad has said he is ready to hold snap presidential election.
Hope fades for survivors as India flyover toll hits 25
The death toll from a collapsed flyover in eastern India rose to 25 on Friday, after emergency workers toiled through the night to find any remaining survivors trapped under huge slabs of concrete and metal girders.
Turkey car bomb kills seven police officers
A car bomb killed seven police officers and wounded around two dozen people in Turkey’s Diyarbakir on Thursday, security sources and officials said.
Obama: Iran nuclear deal successful so far
US President Barack Obama said on Friday the Iran nuclear deal has been successful so far but it will take time for Iran to reintegrate into the global economy.
Leader: Resistance Economy best solution to Iran’s economic problems
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said tackling economic problems is Iran’s top priority, stressing that the Resistance Economy is key to resolution of the country’s economic woes.
Iran reiterates support for Palestinians
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reiterated Iran’s support for the Palestinian people, saying the Palestinian cause and Israeli occupation should remain the center of attention in the Muslim world.
Iran won’t need permission to boost defense capabilities
Iran’s defense minister said the country will not wait for permission from “others” to boost its defense capabilities after the US and its allies urge the UN to take action over Tehran’s missile tests.
Saudi says will join oil output freeze only if Iran, other producers join
Saudi Arabia will agree to freeze crude oil production levels only if Iran and other major producers do so, the kingdom’s deputy crown prince said in an interview with Bloomberg.