Macron: Protest ‘battle scenes’ may harm France’s image
President Emmanuel Macron warned his cabinet on Monday that violent protests against diesel tax hikes in France risked unnerving foreigners and pressed his government to respond to the concerns of voters.
Iran, EU commit to uphold nuclear pact
Iran and the European Union on Monday affirmed their support for the 2015 international nuclear deal and they aim to keep it alive despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the landmark pact.
Russia-Ukraine tensions soar after confrontation at sea
Moscow and Kiev were facing their worst crisis in years on Monday as Ukraine and its Western allies demanded the release of three ships fired on and seized by Russia near Crimea.
Hundreds injured in 6.4-magnitude Iran quake
More than 700 people were injured, most suffering minor injuries, in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that shook western Iran late Sunday.
Larijani: Iran, Ghana can cooperate in many fields
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that Iran and Ghana can cooperate in the fields of industry, agriculture and energy.
Iran urges Arab League chief to stop divisive stances
Iran urged the Arab League’s Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit to stop making “divisive” remarks, reiterating the Islamic Republic’s principled stance on maintaining “balanced” relations with most of the regional and neighboring countries.
Commander: Three destroyers to join Iran Navy
Iran’s Navy commander said the force is to join three destroyers to its northern and southern armadas in a matter of four months.
Qatar Airways to expand operations in Iran
Qatar Airways announced that it will expand its operations in Iran with the launch of a new twice-weekly direct service to Isfahan, starting from February 4, 2019, as well as introducing increased services to Shiraz and Tehran, from early January 2019.
Araqchi: Iran’s benefits from JCPOA has reached ‘zero’
Abbas Araqchi, the deputy foreign minister for political affairs, warned on Monday that the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is in a “very bad situation”.
Cancer, MS drugs production lines launched in Alborz province
A pharmaceutical company with production lines for cancer and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) medications was inaugurated in Alborz province, west of Tehran, on Monday.
Syrian president orders cabinet reshuffle, changing 9 ministers
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday ordered a government reshuffle by changing nine ministers, state news agency SANA reported.
U.S. nixing of JCPOA reveals lack of respect for international commitments: Tehran
Ali Akbar Salehi, vice-president and head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, addressing the 3rd High-level Seminar on International Nuclear Cooperation in Brussels on Monday, said the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran deal reveals their lack of respect for international commitments.
From Palestine to Rohingya – talking points at Islamic unity conference
During the three-day International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran this week, many brainstorming discussions were held as part of various commissions on some of the most pressing and significant issues facing the Muslim world today.
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits western Iran, leaves over 700 injured
A powerful quake measuring 6.4 on Richter scale shook the western province of Kermanshah late on Sunday night, leaving some 729 injured.
Boosting deterrence power is a lesson Iran has learnt from history: defense minister
he history of Iran necessitates boosting deterrence power, Defense Minister Amir Hatami said in a speech at the opening ceremony of the ninth version of the biannual Iran Airshow on Kish Island.
U.S. no longer superpower, Velayati says
Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Monday that the U.S. is in a difficult situation and is not a superpower anymore.
Western claims of support for human rights an ‘absolute lie’: Top judge
Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said on Monday that the U.S. backs various coalitions in the Middle East region to simply help the survival of the Zionist regime.
Zarif castigates the Western silence on gas attack in Aleppo
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif castigated the West for being silent toward chemical weapons attack in the Syrian city of Aleppo by terrorists.
EU, Iran should not let nuclear deal go unfulfilled: Salehi
The European Union and Iran on Monday reaffirmed their support for the international nuclear deal, saying they aim to keep it alive despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the landmark pact.