British Airways resumes direct flights to Iran
British Airways resumed direct flights to Tehran later – the first UK carrier to fly to Iran for four years.
Iran’s exemption in oil freeze deal logical
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’d like OPEC and Russia — producers of half of the world’s oil — to reach a deal to freeze supply and expects the dispute over Iran’s participation can be resolved.
New President Temer: Brazil has ‘turned a page’
Brazil has turned a page on years of crisis, the country’s new leader Michel Temer said Friday as he made his international presidential debut in China only a day after being sworn in to replace Dilma Rousseff following a bitter impeachment fight.
Scottish leader launches new independence drive
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday launched a major new survey on independence, saying the Brexit vote had changed the conditions that existed when Scotland voted against secession in 2014.
EU foreign ministers seek unity on relations with Turkey
European Union foreign ministers on Friday looked for a way to speak with one voice on relations with Turkey amid concerns over human rights that could threaten a key deal meant to keep refugees away from European shores.
US provides political cover for Saudi strikes
The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement slammed the United States for providing logistical support and political cover for Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in its 18-month war on Yemen.
Iran: World should change in order for real justice to emerge
Iran has urged the international community to endeavor toward changing counterproductive, deep-rooted attitudes in favor of furthering justice, morality, and democracy.
Spokesman: Saudi Arabia known as source of terrorism in world
The world has learned that Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism, the radical ideology freely preached in the Arab country, are to blame for the violent acts of extremism in the Middle East region and elsewhere, says an Iranian official.
Russia: Moscow, Tehran urge continuous JCPOA implementation
Russia said Tehran and Moscow see eye to eye on the need to ensure an uninterrupted process of implementing last year’s nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.
‘Saudis, MKO marring UN’s Iran human rights report to EU’
Mohsen Rezaee, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, said on Friday that Ahmed Shaheed, the special UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran, has embedded his latest report on the situation of human rights in Iran with what he called a pack of “lies” to present it to the European Parliament in days.
Putin says Russia and U.S. close to breakthrough deal on Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia and the United States are close to striking a deal on fighting terrorists in Syria, potentially a major step toward ending a war that’s flooded Europe with refugees and helped give rise to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorist group.
Trump and Mexican president battle on Twitter
Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto continued their dispute on Thursday over financing Trump’s proposed border wall, this time on social media.
Top commander: Iran’s airspace safest in Mideast
Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base top commander Sayyed Mahdi Hosseini underlined on Friday that Iran has the safest airspace among the countries of the Middle East, ISNA reported.
FDI in Iran hits $5.2b in 3 years: govt. spokesman
Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, the government spokesman, announced on Thursday that 66 projects have been implemented taking advantage of $5.2 billion of foreign direct investments (FDI) as of August 2013, when President Hassan Rouhani took office, ISNA reported.
Vancouver program to spotlight Parviz Parastui films
A program in Vancouver to put the spotlight on 61-year-old actor Parviz Parastui by reviewing some of his films has been planned, the organizers announced.
Venezuela: Anti-Maduro protesters flood Caracas
Dressed in white and chanting “this government will fall”, thousands of opposition supporters flooded Venezuela’s capital on Thursday to press for a recall referendum this year against Socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
Iran calls for global commitment to establish peace
Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholam Ali Khoshroo said on Thursday that a genuine global commitment is required to establish peace.
Expansion of Iran-Russia ties to continue: ambassador
Mehdi Sanai, Iran’s ambassador to Moscow, said on Friday that expansion of Iran-Russia ties has been unprecedented in the past three years and will be continued in the future.
Tehran helps Baghdad upon Iraqi govt. request: Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior foreign policy advisor to the Leader, said on Friday that Iran provides Iraq with help upon the Iraqi government’s request.