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Jalal Talabani’s Family Thanks Iranian Medical Team

Jalal Talabani’s Family Thanks Iranian Medical Team

The eldest son of late former Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani, has praised an Iranian medical team for their efforts to offer good services to his father during treatment period.

Russia Ready to Host Talks between Iran, Saudi Arabia

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister has announced that the country is prepared to mediate in normalising ties between regional arch-rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Hassan Rouhani

IRGC Popular in Baghdad, Erbil, Damascus, Beirut: Iran President

Iranian president has highlighted the role played by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps in saving regional states from terrorism, saying the IRGC is now popular not only in Iran, but also in Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan region, Syria, and Lebanon.
Top Iranian, Egyptian Officials Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues

Top Iranian, Egyptian Officials Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues

A senior Iranian advisor has held a meeting with the head of the Egyptian Interest Section in Tehran.
Iran, Turkey to Use National Currencies in Bilateral Trade

Iran, Turkey to Use National Currencies in Bilateral Trade

Iran and Turkey have signed a draft agreement to carry out trade activities based on their own local currencies instead of traditional foreign currencies such as the euro and the dollar.

‘Iran Should Adopt Independent Policy towards Kurdish Secession’

An Iranian analyst says Tehran and Ankara cannot pursue a totally similar policy towards the issue of Iraqi Kurdistan, and Iran needs to adopt its own independent policy in this regard.
Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran Has Been Unfairly Maligned: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in an article published in The Atlantic, has rejected the ‘myths’ about Iran’s aggression in the Middle East, and argued that his country has been unfairly maligned.

Is Barzani Ready for Conditional Suspension of Kurdish Referendum?

An Iraqi Vice President, after meeting with the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, has announced that he is ready to ignore the referendum results in return for the lifting of sanctions against Erbil.

‘Tehran Best Place for Talks between Baghdad, Erbil Officials’

A Kurdish Iranian parliamentarian says Tehran would be the best place for talks between the Iraqi government and authorities of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
Saudi Women Granted Right to Drive

Saudi Women Granted Right to Drive but Still Denied Individual Identity

The pace of reforms in Saudi Arabia has long been so slow that when the country’s king announced that women in the kingdom have been granted the right to drive, his statements grabbed the headlines across the globe. This comes as many rights activists say despite the latest reforms, the condition of women in Saudi Arabia is not acceptable yet.

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