Dramatic Morocco win triggers celebration in Iran
An injury-time own goal was enough for Iran to beat Morocco 1-0 in their Group B opener at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Saint Petersburg Stadium on Friday, giving the Iranians only their second victory in the history of finals.
Saudi-led coalition seizes airport in Yemeni city of Hodeida
Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen’s Houthi-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen’s former government said, as fierce fighting continued for the starving nation’s main gateway for food shipments.
Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back
US President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, and the smoldering trade war between the world’s two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind.
Renault to stay in Iran despite US sanctions
French carmaker Renault will maintain its presence in Iran while taking measures to avoid the risk of penalties for breaching renewed US sanctions, CEO Carlos Ghosn said Friday.
Blast at Taliban-Afghan forces gathering kills 20
At least 20 people were killed as a blast hit a gathering of Taliban and Afghan security officials meeting to celebrate the end of Ramadan fasting season in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, sputniknews.com reported.
China calls for dialogue instead of sanctions to maintain JCPOA
China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said dialogue and cooperation, instead of sanctions, are key to maintaining a multilateral nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015.
Leader: US has wasted trillions of dollars in Mideast and gained nothing
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that the United States has wasted trillions of dollars in its pursuit of certain policies in the Middle East and has achieved nothing, as openly acknowledged by US President Donald Trump.