Iran’s Coverage: Body eases Iran restrictions, keeps blacklist

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

Intl. money laundering body suspends restrictions on Tehran

The FATF (Financial Action Task Force), an international group that monitors money laundering worldwide, on Fri. called for a one-year suspension of some restrictions on Tehran.

2nd navy officer fired over Iran’s detention of 10 sailors

The U.S. Navy has fired a second commander in connection with the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf in January and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours.

ISIS abducts 900 in Syria’s Aleppo: Group

The abductees were spirited away from 15 villages and a township in the city, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

 

Boeing says Iran deal involves 80 direct-sales aircraft

The Boeing Co. this week offered further detail to a tentative agreement with Iran for aircraft sales, saying the proposed deal between the two sides would involve a mix of direct sales and leases.

Italians seal oil purchase deals with Iran

Two Italian energy companies, Saras SpA and Iplom SpA, have reportedly signed long term contracts with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to purchase crude oil from Iran.

 

Iranians pray, hold vigils on Night of Destiny

Millions of people across the Islamic Republic of Iran have observed the Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny), which represents a great chance for Muslims during the holy fasting month of Ramadan to purify their souls and further focus on the spiritual aspects of life.

 

Nasrallah says US sanctions have no impact on Hezbollah

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah deplored a US sanctions law seeking to tighten the noose on the party’s finances, saying that the law would not have any financial impact on the movement.

IRGC engages militants in northwest Iran

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have clashed with Kurdish militants who had infiltrated a northwestern village to stage terrorist and propagandist operations.

 

Int’l Quds Day a global symbol: Cmdr.

Every year on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, worldwide rallies are held to commemorate the Palestinian people’s resistance against Israel and their struggles to liberate their territories which have been occupied by Israel for decades.

Turkish president meets with Hamas chief in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with visiting leader of the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, amid reports suggesting that Ankara and Tel Aviv are close to agreeing a deal on normalizing tense ties.