Iran routs Australia for third Asian volleyball title
Iran outclassed Australia in straight sets to claim the title at the 2019 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship in Tehran, Iran – a third title after lifting 2011 and 2013 trophies.
Iran issues warning as US set to send more troops to Saudi Arabia
Any strike on Iran will result in “an all-out war” and that any country that does so will become the “main battlefield”, Iranian officials warned Saturday after the United States ordered reinforcements to the Persian Gulf following attacks on Saudi oil installations.
Protests in Egypt call for Sisi ouster
Anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday, urging President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.
Yemen’s Houthis announce plan to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia
Yemen’s Houthi fighters unexpectedly announced late Friday that they planned to halt all attacks on Saudi Arabia as part of a peace initiative to end their country’s devastating conflict, almost five years after they took control of the capital Sana’a.
Iran dismisses US claims on space activities, ballistic missiles
Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi rejected as baseless allegations by the US permanent representative to the world body over Iran space activities and ballistic missiles, according to IRNA.
Iran hosting over 1.5 million documented Afghan refugees: Official
An Iranian Interior Ministry official said more than one and a half million Afghan refugees and immigrants have settled in the country while tens of thousands more reside in Iran without legal status.
Iran keen on building up ties with Armenia
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope for a boost in relations with neighboring Armenia, given the two neighbors’ close bonds and potentials in different areas.
Iranian captive of Somali pirates since 2015 freed
An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years has been released with the help of the United Nations and a humanitarian group, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Iran, Russia, China to hold naval drills ‘soon’: Official
A senior Iranian military official announced plans for joint naval drills with Russian and Chinese military forces in the international waters of the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman “in the near future.
Value of trades at IME rises 6% in a week
During weekdays ending up to September 19, while 503,221 tons of commodities worth over $595 million were traded at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME), the market experienced a growth of 17 percent and six percent in its trading volume and value, respectively.
Iranian professors voice concerns over destruction of democracy in Britain
500 Iranian university professors have criticized the suspension of the British Parliament and the destruction of democracy in the country.
U.S. bases in Iraq will not be safe if Iran attacked: Iraqi MP
Karim Alivi, a member of he Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee and a commander of the Iraqi Badr Organization, has said that the United States’ bases in Iraq will
not be safe if Washington launches a war against Iran.
General Salami says Iran will claim responsibility for anything it does
Major General Hossein Salami, the head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), threatened on Saturday that the armed forces will open fire at any country that trespasses into Iran’s territories.
Revenues from fuel price rise should be given to low-income people: Rouhani
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that revenues of a planned increase in fuel prices should be given to low-income people and those with fixed income.
Zarif: ‘Even Saudis themselves don’t believe the fiction of Iranian involvement’ in Aramco attack
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that “even the Saudis themselves don’t believe the fiction of Iranian involvement” in the attacks on the Aramco oil facilities, citing Saudi Arabia’s retaliation attack on Hodaideh in Yemen as a reason.
Iran denies successful cyber attacks on oil sector
On Saturday, Iran denied its oil infrastructure had been successfully attacked by a cyber operation.
U.S. ‘maximum deception’ in line with ‘maximum pressure’ policy, Iran says of Aramco attack
Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has said that the United States’ campaign of “maximum deception” is in line with Washington’s policy of “maximum pressure”