Iran, Turkey, Russia sign oil, gas investment deal
Iran, Russia and Turkey signed an agreement for joint investment in oil and gas development projects.
Rouhani appoints women veeps, aide
Iran President Hassan Rouhani appointed two women as vice presidents and one as a civil rights assistant in his new cabinet.
Kenya tensions spike as opposition cries foul over election results
President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared headed for reelection Wednesday but his rival Raila Odinga claimed a massive hacking attack had manipulated results, ratcheting up tensions in opposition strongholds.
North Korea considers missile strike on Guam after Trump’s warning
North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with “fire and fury”.
Iran rejects ‘bizarre’ Saudi claims of support for Taliban
Iran’s Embassy in Kabul dismissed as “bizarre” claims by a Saudi diplomat about the Islamic Republic’s alleged links to Taliban terrorists and armed groups inside Afghanistan.
Documents show Britain pressed US to join Iran coup against Mosaddeq
The British government in 1952 repeatedly asked the US to join in a coup aimed at toppling Mohammad Mosaddeq, Iran’s prime minister, according to newly declassified State Department documents.
Parliament committee passes anti-US bill
Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee passed a bill which is prepared to confront the US hostile measures against Iran, a lawmaker said.
Shamkhani condemns deadly Taliban attack on Afghan village
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Wednesday condemned a recent terrorist attack on innocent people in a village in Afghanistan’s northern province of Sar-e Pol.
Rouhani selects three female vice presidents
In separate decrees issued on Wednesday President Hassan Rouhani of Iran appointed three women as his deputies.
Ex-U.S. officials warn Trump against existing nuclear deal
A group of former senior U.S. officials and prominent national security leaders issued a statement
on Tuesday warning that withdrawing from the July 2015 nuclear agreement would have “grave” consequences for the United States.
Iran condemns attack on Afghan Shia village
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned on Wednesday attack on a Shia village in northern Afghanistan.
U.S. accountable for fatal raid on Popular Mobilization Units forces: senior commander
A commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU/Hashd al-Sha’abi) has held the United States-led coalition accountable for a recent deadly attack on its forces near the Syrian border, saying the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) terrorists could not have been behind the assault
as they are not in possession of smart weapons.
6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing fossil fuels: study
Fossil fuels have two major problems that paint a dim picture for their future energy dominance.
Dates harvest season in hot summer
A farmer is picking dates from a palm tree plantation on the outskirts Shadegan, southwestern Iran, August 6, 2017.
Iran’s Parliament committee okays anti-U.S. bill
The Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has finalized a bill aimed at confronting the U.S. support for terrorism and adventurism in the Middle East.
Iran has emerged as major player in resolving Syrian crisis, diplomat says
Iran has become a significant player in resolving the Syrian conflict thanks to Dr. Zarif’s renewed efforts, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari says.