Iran Coverage: Takfiri, extremist thoughts most threatening challenges of world

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Takfirism, extremism, Daesh most dire threats to world: Iran UN envoy

Iran says Takfiri ideology is one of the world’s most serious threats, which requires collective cooperation at national, regional and international levels in order to confront it.

Iran rejects Israel claim of arms to Hezbollah on commercial flights

Iran on Wednesday rejected as baseless and unsubstantiated accusations by Israel that Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were using commercial airline flights to ship weapons to the Lebanese Shia Muslim group Hezbollah.

Petroleum minister confers with Slovenian economy minster

Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh and Visiting Slovenia’s Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek in a meeting on Wednesday explored ways of development of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Pope Francis hails Iran role in dialogue between Muslims and Christians

Pope Francis hailed the Islamic Republic’s role in dialogue between Muslims and Christians, as he met an Iranian delegation who took part in the 10th round of interfaith dialogue and fraternal encounter in Vatican.

Bahrain’s Rajab hospitalized due to heart condition

Prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab has been taken to hospital from prison due to heart problems after being held in solitary confinement for three months.

Zarif: Terrorism common concern of regional states, international community

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that terrorism and extremism are common concerns of the region and world, requiring comprehensive campaign from cultural and intellectual job to military undertaking.

Asharq al-Awsat editor-in-chief resigns over fabricated report

The editor-in-chief of Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat has resigned, just days after it published a fabricated article about unintended pregnancies in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala during Arba’een mourning rituals.

Iranian parliament ratifies customs cooperation agreement with Russia

The Iranian parliament on Tuesday voted for ratification of an agreement on customs cooperation between Iran and Russia, local TV reported.

President to attend Majlis on December 4 to explain budget plan

President Hassan Rouhani will show up in Majlis on December 4 to present budget bill for the next Iranian year, member of parliament presiding board Gholamreza Kateb said on Wednesday.

Iran, Pakistan for more cooperation in defense industries

Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces and Pakistan Minister for Defense Production call for strengthening of bilateral cooperation and exchanging experience in defense production industries.