A top UN official says the ongoing dust and particulate pollution in southwestern Iran originates from outside the country, particularly areas controlled by the ISIS terrorist group.
An Iranian official says unauthorized accommodations housing Chinese tourists in Tehran have been temporarily shut down, but no lodgings have been sealed.
Iran’s first vice-president, who is going to serve as a communication channel between reformists and Iran’s Leader, says Ayatollah Khamenei has no problem with reformists being present in the political arena.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak engaged in what is said to be “selfie diplomacy”.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has reportedly brought two Mercedes-Benz limousines, more than 400 tonnes (metric) of luggage and his own private escalator with him on his month-long Asian trip along with 1,500 entourage.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced the Islamic Republic’s commitment to the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO), but at the same time called for certain reforms to improve its efficiency.
The US state department deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by prominent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi who had criticized President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane”.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani brushed aside remarks by some foreign officials expressing suspicion over the lack of major Takfiri terrorist attacks in Iran, saying Iran’s vigilant security apparatus and wise citizens prevent the operation of terrorists inside the country.
Two-time Asian champion Esteghlal of Tehran and the past year’s Iran Pro League champion Esteghlal of Khuzestan eased past Saudi Arabia’s Al Taawoun and the UAE’s Al Jazira, respectively, in 2017 AFC Champions League on Monday.
Abu Tahseen, a 63-year-old eagle-eyed Iraqi man, has proven to be quite a nuisance for the ISIS terrorist group as he has single-handedly wiped out 321 extremist fighters during various battles across the country.