Iran: Total deal will generate over $130b revenues
Iran’s oil minister once again threw his weight behind a deal reached with France’s energy giant Total to develop the Islamic Republic’s massive offshore natural gas field in the Persian Gulf, saying it will generate over $130 billion worth of revenues for the country.
Taliban car bomb kills dozens in Afghan capital
A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks.
Anti-Erdogan journalists tried in Turkey on ‘terror’ charges
Directors and journalists from one of Turkey’s most respected opposition newspapers went on trial Monday in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Polish president vetoes controversial court reforms
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday vetoed controversial judicial reforms that had prompted huge street protests and threats of unprecedented EU sanctions.
Rouhani: Unity key to fulfilling Leader’s guidelines, serving people
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that unity and solidarity among all the forces and institutions of the Islamic establishment are essential for fulfilling the guidelines of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, and serving the people.
Iran Judiciary chief calls on US to release Iranians, assets
Iran’s top judge called on the United States on Monday to release Iranians held in US prisons and billions of dollars in Iranian assets, days after Washington urged Tehran to free three US citizens.
Iran: P5+1 not accompanying US over nuclear deal
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the countries of the P5+1 group are not accompanying the US in its treacherous measures against the nuclear deal.
Shamkhani: Countering terrorist groups needs coordinated measures
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Monday that countering the formation and expansion of terrorist groups requires coordinated measures among neighboring countries.
Judiciary chief demands release of Iranians jailed in U.S.
Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on Monday demanded Washington to immediately release Iranian citizens held in U.S. prisons, saying the “Americans have violated the rights of our people for forty years”.
Iran’s higher growth raises IMF’s 2016 global forecast
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its forecast of global economic growth by 0.1 percent partly due to higher growth in Iran.
Tillerson looks for an exit: sources
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be considering parting ways with the White House amid widening differences with President Donald Trump on a number of subjects, including Iran, sources say.
OPEC moves to cap Nigerian oil output, boost compliance
OPEC moved on Monday to cap Nigerian oil output and called on several members to boost compliance with production cuts to help clear excessive global stocks and support flagging prices.
Iran ready to build field hospital for Palestinians: official
Secretary General of the International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada Hossein Amir Abdollahian condemned recent Israeli attacks against Muslims in the occupied territories and said Iran is prepared to launch a field hospital to treat injured Palestinians.
Tradition wheat reaping in Isfahan province
Reaping wheat in a traditional way in a village in Isfahan province, central Iran, renews memories of the nottoo-distant years when farmers had to collect their crops traditionally, mostly using sickle.
No outright denial from Tehran on Omani mediation with U.S.
Iran neither rejected nor confirmed on Monday that Oman had acted as a go-between to pass messages between Tehran and Washington while highlighting “ongoing consultation” with the Arab sultanate.
Iran downplays friction with Kuwait, keeps ‘constructive view’ toward neighbors
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday downplayed the recent diplomatic row with Kuwait, saying the two countries have always enjoyed “good ties” and that Tehran has a “constructive views” toward neighbors.
Shamkhani: Security of Iran, Afghanistan intertwined
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani said on Monday that the security of Iran and Afghanistan is “intertwined” and “inseparable”.
Tehran strongly condemns terror attack in Afghanistan
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Afghan capital Kabul on Monday which left at least 29 people dead and 40 injured.
Rouhani thanks IRGC, urges unity
President Hassan Rouhani has thanked the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces for their efforts and services to the country and stressed the need for unity among all the forces and institutions in the country.