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Saudi executes 47 people, including Sheikh Nimr

Riyadh says it has executed top Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 47 others, defying international calls for the release of the jailed political dissidents.
Jaber Ansari

Tightened security measures in Bahrain concerning: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry has advised Bahrain to resume serious dialog with recognized leaders of popular movements to find a peaceful and political solution to the country’s crisis.
Amir Abdollahian-Qatar

Iran urges ‘smart’ approaches to Mideast crises

The deputy foreign minister said Iran’s policy is based on expansion of relations with the Persian Gulf littoral states and called on Tehran and Doha to continue talks with aimed at improving ties.
Zarif

Muslim countries proud of Hezbollah: Iran’s FM

Iran’s top diplomat also described Hezbollah’s approaches, which involve boosting Lebanese people’s unity, as being in the interest of everyone.
Jaber Ansari

Iran dismisses Arab League claims as biased, unconstructive

Despite the unfriendly stance of some countries, Iran will continue to play a constructive role in easing tensions and defusing crises, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
Velayati

Russia-Turkey row against region interests: Leader’s aide

If there is a difference among regional countries or Muslim states, it should be settled through dialog and we should not interfere in each other’s internal affairs, Velayati said.
Amir Abdollahian-UN

UN must be cornerstone in Syria national talks: Iran

Iranian deputy FM said the crisis in Syria will only be resolved through respecting the country’s sovereignty, independence, national unity and territorial integrity as well as the Syrian people’s will.
Amir Abdollahian

Iran’s deputy FM urges regional cooperation against extremism

The diplomat pointed to threats posed by terrorist groups like Daesh and called for more security and defense cooperation among Iran and regional countries to confront terror threats.
Atwan

Famous Arab world journalist asks question about S400, martyrdom of Kuntar in Syria

For now, we should not pass an angry judgment about Russia's failure to respond, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm, Abdel Bari Atwan, said in an opinion piece.
Yeman

An island off war-stricken Yemen (PHOTOS)

Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean which is registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

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