US should first return to nuclear deal if it wants to negotiate
President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday stressed that the United States should first return to the nuclear deal and compensate if it wants to negotiate with Iran.
India wants to extend Iran oil sanctions waiver: Sources
India wants to keep buying Iranian oil at its current level of about 300,000 barrels per day (bpd), as it negotiates with Washington about extending a waiver of US sanctions past early May, two sources in India with knowledge of the matter said.
Tens of thousands of Algerians demonstrate against Bouteflika
Tens of thousands of Algerians defied large contingents of riot police on Friday and resumed mass demonstrations against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika posing the biggest challenge to his 20-year-old rule.
Imran Khan: No terrorist group will be allowed to operate on Pakistani soil
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said no terrorist group would be allowed to operate on Pakistani soil and carry out attacks abroad, days after his government began a crackdown against terrorist organizations.
Worst blackout in decades paralyzes most of Venezuela
Venezuela shut schools and suspended the workday on Friday as the worst blackout in decades paralyzed most of the troubled nation for a second day, spurring outrage among citizens already suffering from hyperinflation and a crippling recession.
FM calls for peaceful settlement of disputes in region
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a telephone conversation with his Indian counterpart, emphasized on peaceful settlement of disputes in the region, calling for dialogue.
Leader appoints Iran’s new Judiciary chief
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei appointed veteran judicial official, Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi, as new head of Iran’s Judiciary.
Iran Navy foils pirate attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Aden
Iran’s naval forces successfully thwarted a pirate attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden.
UK’s diplomatic protection for Zaghari contravenes int’l law: Envoy
Iran reacted to the UK’s recent decision to grant an Iranian national, Nazanin Zaghari, diplomatic protection, calling it illegal.
India seeking extension of waiver on Iran’s oil imports
New Delhi is negotiating with Washington about extending a waiver of U.S. sanc-tions on imports of oil from Iran which will expire in early May, two sources in India with knowledge of the matter said.
Pakistan president, PM send letter to Ayatollah Khamenei
On Thursday, Pakistan’s minister for railways carried a joint letter from his country’s President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Iran calls Arab Quartet Committee statement ‘invalid’
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Thursday that a statement issued by the Arab Quartet Committee is “invalid” and “counter-constructive”.
Diplomatic protection for Nazanin Zaghari ‘against international law’
The Iranian ambassador to London, Hamid Baeidinejad, has responded to Britain’s decision to grant Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection, calling it illegal.
36 nations, including Europeans, rap Saudi Arabia for 1st time at UN rights body
As many as 36 countries, including all 28 members of the European Union (EU), have taken Saudi Arabia to task for the first time at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over Riyadh’s glaring rights violations.
Assassination reports compound amid rift among Saudi royals
The House of Saud regime Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has escaped an assassination attempt by his brother Bandar bin Salman, an Israeli newspaper reports.
“This Magnificent Cake!” tastes good at Tehran animation festival
“This Magnificent Cake!”, a joint production of Belgium, France and the Netherlands, was named best film at the 11th Tehran International Animation Festival, the organizers announced on Thursday.
Rouhani says Iran ready to deepen ties with Iraq
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran is ready to expand ties and cooperation with Iraq in various areas.
Ayatollah Khamenei appoints Raeisi as Judiciary chief
In a decree issued on Thurs-day, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi as the new head of Iran’s Judiciary.
Iran not afraid of negotiations but U.S. must first return to nuclear deal, Rouhani says
Iranian President Hassan Rou-hani said on Thursday that Iran is not afraid of the negotiating table but noted that the U.S. should return to the 2015 nuclear deal and make up for the past.
Unwarranted sanctions have caused inequalities, Iran says
Esmaeil Baghaei Ha-maneh, Iran’s ambassador and per-manent representative to the UN office in Geneva, said on Wednesday unwarranted sanctions have caused or contributed to inequalities.