OPEC moves closer to output deal as Iran gets new offer
OPEC is moving closer toward finalizing this month its first deal since 2008 to limit oil output, with most members prepared to offer Iran significant flexibility on production volumes, ministers and sources said on Friday.
Ball in Trump’s court to improve US-Russia ties
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the ball is in American President-elect Donald Trump’s court when it comes to improving US-Russia ties after January 2017.
Iran beats Saudi Arabia in India oil supply drive
The latest official figures showed that Iran for the first time ever overtook Saudi Arabia in October to become India’s top crude oil supplier.
Iran says fulfilling heavy water obligations under JCPOA
Iran has remained committed to its obligations, including those concerning its heavy water stockpiles, under last year’s landmark nuclear agreement signed between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries, a senior Iranian nuclear official said.
Sweden deeply concerned over Israel’s settlement bill
Sweden on Friday joined a long list of those opposed to a proposed Israeli legislation on unauthorized building in the occupied West Bank.
More academics, mayors detained in Turkey
Turkish police detained more than 70 academics at an Istanbul university, NATO said Turkish soldiers had sought asylum and more pro-Kurdish mayors were arrested on Friday as a crackdown after July’s failed coup entered its fifth month.
Millions of Muslims marching to Iraq’s Karbala for Arbaeen rituals
Millions of Muslims from across the world are marching toward the Iraqi holy city of Karbala to perform the rituals of Arbaeen, one of the most revered religious occasions on the Islamic calendar.
US House votes to bar sales of commercial aircraft to Iran
The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would block the sale of commercial aircraft to Iran, a bid to stop sales by Boeing and Airbus that have already been approved by President Barack Obama’s administration.
Russia’s research vessel berths at Iranian port
A Russian Navy’s vessel, dubbed Yantar, utilized for oceanography and research projects, docked at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas, by the Persian Gulf, on Friday.
IRNA chief urges further synergy among mainstream media
Managing director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Mohammad Khoddadi, urged mainstream news agencies and organizations to maximize the synergy, validity and accuracy of their products and stop being like separate islands producing news in a dispersed way.