Official: Gov’t approves $4.1b in foreign investment
Foreign investments to the tune of $4.1 of billion for the implementation of 124 industrial projects have been approved since the 11th government took office in August 2013.
Aoun elected Lebanon president; Rouhani calls it victory for all factions
The Lebanese Parliament elected former army commander Michel Aoun as president on Monday, ending a 29-month presidential vacuum as part of a political deal that is expected to make Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri prime minister.
Putin signs law halting plutonium disposal deal with US
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law suspending an agreement with the United States on disposing of weapons-grade plutonium amid a rise in tensions with the West.
FBI obtains warrant to examine Clinton emails
Federal investigators have secured a warrant to examine newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private server, a source familiar with the matter said, as a prominent Democrat accused FBI Director James Comey of breaking the law by trying to influence the election.
Advancing Iraqi forces near Mosul city limits
Iraqi special forces neared the eastern city limits of Mosul on Monday, tightening the noose as the offensive to retake the Daesh terror group stronghold entered its third week.
President meets new envoys, urges improved ties
President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called for boosting political and economic cooperation as he met with six new foreign ambassadors in Tehran.
Larijani calls for expansion of Iran-Cyprus ties
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the level of Iran-Cyprus ties could be expanded in all fields.
Iran denies any relations with Taliban
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi denied claims by some media that Tehran has relations with “Taliban terrorist group”.
Iran’s humanitarian aid ship arrives in Yemen
Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRSC) said an Iranian cargo ship carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen has arrived in the impoverished Arab country.
Iran congratulates Lebanese presidential victor
The Iranian Foreign Ministry congratulated on Monday election of Michael Aoun as president of Lebanon, expressing hopes for increasing relations between Tehran and Beirut.
Iran’s 6-month mineral exports up 41% yr/yr
The worth of mineral exports from Iran witnessed 41 percent rise during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-September 21), compared to the same period of time in the previous year, IRNA reported on Monday citing Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade.
22nd Press Exhibition to open in Tehran on Friday
The 22nd Press Exhibition, Iran’s most significant media showcase, will open at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla on Friday, Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Hossein Entezami announced in a press conference on Monday.
‘I’m Lake Urmia’ petition signed by 1.7m Iranians presented to UN
Actor Reza Kianian presented the “I’m Lake Urmia” petition, signed by around 1.7 million Iranians, to the UN resident coordinator in Iran Gary Lewis, here on Monday.
Iran’s 1st intl. halal meat expo due in early Nov.
Tehran is going to host Iran International Meat Exhibition (Meatex 2016) as the first international exhibition of the country in the field of halal protein products and related industries from November 5 to 8, Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) reported.
Iran to advance Fajr music festival for religious reason
Iran plans to hold the Fajr International Music Festival a month earlier to avoid a scheduling conflict with the ten-day mourning for the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima (SA), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (S).
Hazfi Cup: Esteghlal qualifies to the Round of 16
Esteghlal football team has defeated Mes Kerman 1-0 in the Round of 32 of Iran’s Hazfi Cup in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Monday.
Rouhani receives credentials of six ambassadors
In separate meetings on Monday, the new ambassadors of Britain, Sweden, Moldova, Sierra Leone, Albania and Colombia submitted their credentials to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Iran: Full JCPOA economic gains hinge on resolving remaining challenges
While great progress has been made since the nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers, Tehran gripes it it’s not reaping economic benefits from the pact slowed by challenges such as the U.S. negligence.
Saudi Arabia intervenes in Kurdish internal affairs: Rezaei
Expediency Council secretary Mohsen Rezaei said on Monday that Saudi Arabia intervenes in the internal affairs of the Iraqi Kurdistan, IRNA reported.
Iran says ‘will not tolerate’ intervention in region
Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic’s main policy in the region is to preserve territorial integrity of regional countries and hamper foreign countries’ interference.
Tehran doesn’t seek war with any country: defense minister
Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Monday that Iran has not sought and will not seek to be in war with any country, however will counter any aggression “firmly” and “powerfully”.