VW picks local partner to cement foothold in Iran
Germany’s Volkswagen picked a local Iranian auto company to represent it in one of the biggest markets of the Middle East.
Protests as US missile system moved to South Korean site
The US military started moving parts of an anti-missile system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and criticism from China and Russia.
Turkey detains over 1,000 in new anti-Gulen crackdown
Turkey on Wednesday detained more than 1,000 alleged supporters of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the biggest crackdown since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in a referendum on ramping up his powers.
US judge blocks Trump order to restrict funding for ‘sanctuary cities’
A US judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration’s efforts to toughen immigration enforcement.
Zarif shrugs off Trump’s remarks over nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters on Wednesday, “Do not pay attention to what Trump says”.
Foreign Ministry: Iranians can vote in presidential elections in 103 countries
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said expatriates can cast their ballots in the upcoming presidential elections in as many as 103 foreign countries.
Iran: Turkey’s air raid violates Iraq national sovereignty
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi described the recent airstrike by Turkey on Iraq as a violation of the Arab country’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Foreign tourist arrivals fetch Iran $32b in four years
Foreign tourists have spent some $32 billion in Iran over the past four years, said an official with the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization.
Gold slips to two-week low on improved risk appetite; equities rally
Gold fell to a two-week low on Wednesday as investors opted for riskier assets such as equities on renewed optimism over the U.S. economy and as political uncertainty in France receded, softening demand for safe-haven assets.
Swedish film expert lauds organization of Fajr festival
Swedish film expert Astrid Hallenstvedt has praised the organization of the 35th Fajr International Film Festival.
Erdogan and Trump are showmen: SISU professor
A professor of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) says Turkish President Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump share many things in common, calling both leaders “showmen”.
Annual minerals, mining exports exceed $7b
Iran’s minerals and mining industries exports exceeded $7 billion in the previous Iranian calendar year 1395 (March 2016-March 2017), according to the latest data released by the Customs Administration.
A cry for help: Millions facing famine in Yemen
The UN has warned that 17 million Yemenis will be in famine unless the world sends urgent humanitarian help.
U.S. reviving global fascism through commercialized security
Addressing the Moscow security conference on Wednesday, Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Washington is pursuing a new version of “global fascism” in the post-Cold War era to hold its grip on the international order through “commercialization of security.”
JCPOA Joint Commission insists on full implementation of nuclear deal
All participants at a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna on Tuesday promised continued adherence to the nuclear deal and stressed the need to ensure its full and effective implementation, European External Action Service said in a statement on Tuesday.
Trump injected tougher anti-Iran words into nuclear deal letter
U.S. President Donald Trump personally intervened to inject tougher anti-Iran language into a recent State Department letter to Congress that confirmed Iran has been honoring its commitments under the nuclear deal, an American official familiar with the matter has said.
Iran denounces Turkish air raid on Iraq
Iran has denounced a series of attacks carried out by Turkish warplanes in northwestern Iraq as a violation of the Arab country’s sovereignty.
Iran appoints new Syrian ambassador after hiatus
Iran has appointed a new ambassador to Syria after a seven-month hiatus, ending speculation over the sensitive post.