Afghan forces free 149 hostages taken by Taliban
Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Kunduz province on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier, officials said.
Leader: Hajj calls Muslims to solidarity
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a message to Hajj pilgrims on Monday, urged solidarity and union among Muslims.
Iraqi parties agree to form majority bloc in parliament
Four of Iraq’s main political coalitions came together to form a majority bloc in parliament that will be responsible for forming the country’s next government.
China shifts to Iranian tankers to keep oil flowing
Chinese buyers of Iranian oil are starting to shift their cargoes to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) for nearly all of their imports to keep supply flowing amid the reimposition of economic sanctions by the United States.
Zarif: US has not learned anti-Iran sanctions politically futile
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his dismay that the United States has not learned that sanctions are ineffective in changing the political climate in Iran.
Rouhani to answer MPs’ questions on Aug. 28
President Hassan Rouhani will attend a Parliament session in late August to answer lawmakers’ questions about current economic situation in the country, a senior legislator said on Monday.
Iran seeking closer ties with Iraq after formation of new gov’t
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi hailed growing relations with neighboring Iraq, saying Tehran plans to boost its cooperation with Baghdad after a new government is formed in the Arab country.
Judiciary: 100 arrested in currency, gold coin cases
Iran’s Judiciary spokesman on Monday said 100 people were arrested in a drive against the rial devaluation and gold coin price hike.
Iran says U.S. ‘action group’ is psychological warfare
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that a new Iran Action Group
in the U.S. State Department is a “psychological warfare” which will yield no result.
China shifts to Iranian tankers to keep oil flowing amid U.S. sanctions
Chinese buyers of Iranian oil are starting to shift their cargoes to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) for nearly all of their imports to keep supply flowing amid the re-imposition of economic sanctions by the United States.
Iraqi political parties agree to establish core alliance
Iraqi political parties have agreed on establishing a core alliance in an attempt to form a new government.
Republic of Korea continues to support refugees in Iran with multi-year contribution
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new US$2.2 million multi-year
contribution from the Republic of Korea to support 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
U.S. and NATO neglect Afghan Shia massacres
As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, the government in Kabul is finding itself in troubled waters.
Colleagues, fans bid farewell to director Dorri
Colleagues and fans attend funeral prayers as part of the memorial services for director Ziaeddin Dorri in the courtyard of the Iranian House of Cinema in Tehran on August 20, 2018.
Prepared for worst case scenario, Iran’s FM says
Iran is prepared for the worst case scenario of economic aftermaths of U.S. sanctions, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday in an exclusive interview with the CNN from Tehran.
Zarif: U.S. failed in nuclear diplomacy but Iran won
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said despite a lot of noise from Washington over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, it was the U.S. and not Iran that its foreign policy ended in failure.
Leader’s message to Hajj pilgrims: U.S. aiming to kill Muslims by Muslims
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday issued a message to the annual Hajj pilgrimage.