Iran Air inks $16.6b deal for 80 Boeing planes
Iran’s flagship carrier Iran Air on Sunday finalized a $16.6 billion contract to buy 80 passenger planes from US aircraft maker Boeing, in the biggest Iran-US deal since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
160 dead in Nigerian church collapse; toll expected to rise
Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, a hospital director said Sunday.
Bomb kills at least 25 in Egypt’s main Coptic cathedral
A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49 during Sunday mass, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory.
Speaker: Iran not enemy of Saudi Arabia
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that Iran is not the enemy of Saudi Arabia, proposing the formation of a bloc of Muslim countries to fight terrorism and boost economic cooperation.
Leader: US against sovereignty of Muslim states
Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on the National Iraqi Alliance (NIA) not to trust the Americans, saying that the US has always been against the sovereignty of Muslim states such as Iraq.
Rouhani: Religious, ethnic diversity great opportunity to promote national unity
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday religious and ethnic diversity should be viewed as a great opportunity to promote national unity and development in the country, not a security threat.
Army launches military drills in southeastern Iran
The Iranian Army on Sunday started three-day military maneuvers, codenamed ‘Muhammad Rasoulallah Four’, in the country’s southeast to enhance its defense capabilities.
Iran Air, Boeing sign $16.6b deal
The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran Air) signed a $16.6 billion deal to buy 80 passenger planes from U.S. aircraft maker Boeing, IRNA quoted Farhad Parvaresh, the managing director of the Iranian flag carrier as saying on Sunday.
Upholding new order impossible without West Asia
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that forming the new global order entails considering interconnections between West Asia and the rest of the world.
ISIL forced out of Syria’s Palmyra
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) Takfiri terrorists have reportedly withdrawn from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra (Tadmor) amid counter-operations by government forces backed by Russian fighter jets.
‘Environmental knowledge’ best route to save Mother Nature
Every action has a reaction and that’s what human beings have so far ignored during their short-term lives on the almost 4-billion-year-old Earth.
Iran: Spread of violence in Turkey is source of ‘deep concern’
Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned on Sunday twin terrorist bombings in Istanbul which killed 38 people, saying the spread of terrorism and violence in “friendly and neighboring” Turkey is a source of “deep concern”.
Historical mansion offers centurylong taste
The historical mansion of “Shotor Galu” (Camel throat) in provincial capital of Kerman, eastern Iran, has withstood the test of time, drawing thousands of visitors to the site annually.
Ethnic, religious diversity providing opportunity for national unity: Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani has described the ethnic and religious diversity in Iran as an asset to strengthen national unity.
Rafsanjani reassures investors that Iran is not adventurous
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of the Expediency Council, said on Sunday that Iran is not an “adventurous country” and would not pose risks to foreign investors, ISNA reported.
Leader tells Iraqis never trust U.S.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the U.S. has never been seeking to root out the Takfiri terrorists and that is why the Iraqis should never trust Washington.
Iran will continue supporting Yemen, official says
Hossein AmirAbdollahian, a special aide to Majlis speaker for international affairs, said on Sunday that Iran will continue providing Yemen with “political” and “humanitarian” supports.