Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks
An Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end and sank on Sunday, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off China. Iranian officials said available evidence indicates that all crew members were killed in the first hour of the accident.
Syrian forces seize dozens of villages in advance on key base
Syrian troops have recaptured dozens of towns and villages from terrorists, a monitor said Sunday, bringing them closer to a key military airport in the country’s northwest.
New protests as Tunisia marks uprising anniversary
Tunisians on Sunday marked seven years since the uprising that launched the Arab Spring, with more protests after days of unrest over persisting poverty and unemployment.
Rouhani: Trump ‘failed’ to kill off Iran nuclear deal
President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the United States has failed to scuttle the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, hailing the accord as a “long-lasting victory” for the country.
US president says immigration deal ‘probably dead’
US President Donald Trump said Sunday a deal to resolve the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children is “probably dead,” blaming it on Democrats.
Macron tells Netanyahu JCPOA must be preserved
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pressed the importance of maintaining Iran’s nuclear accord, the Elysee Palace said.
Official: Millions of chickens killed to curb bird flu
More than 17 million chickens have been culled in Iran over the past ten months as part of efforts to control avian flu, the head of Iran Veterinary Organization said.
Judiciary: Over 400 people still detained, 25 killed in recent street protests
Iran’s Judiciary spokesman said that about 465 people, who were arrested during the recent demonstrations, are still in custody.
Rouhani: Nuclear deal will never vanish
President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the successes of the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), can never be wiped out.
Judiciary: 400 protesters still in custody
Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i said on Sunday that still 400 of the protesters who were arrested during the recent unrest across the country are in custody.
Zakzaky explains his son details of meeting with doctors, press
Leader of Nigerian Muslims Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky spoke to the press in a brief interaction on Saturday while being allowed to meet with his own doctors after international call upon Nigerian government to pay heed to his critical health condition.
Rastak performs at Fajr
Dancers perform along with the Iranian folk music ensemble Rastak at a concert during the 33rd Fajr Music Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on January 13, 2018.
U.S. lost ‘diplomatic battle’ to Iran: Araqchi
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says Tehran has successfully foiled the U.S. president’s attempts to undermine the 2015 multinational nuclear deal, noting Washington is fully isolated on the diplomatic stage due to its belligerent stance on the landmark agreement.
Defense program non-negotiable, Tehran says
Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has said that Iran’s defense program and issues related to the Middle East region have nothing to do with the JCPOA, the official name for the international nuclear agreement.
Majlis says won’t accept any change to nuclear deal
The Iranian parliament will not accept changes to the 2015 nuclear deal and considers any change equal to complete collapse of the agreement, its speaker Ali Larijani announced on Sunday.
Macron highlights importance of JCPOA to Netanyahu
French President Emmanuel Macron has stressed the importance of maintaining the Iran nuclear accord during a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.