While Russia has repeatedly backed Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), some other members, particularly Tajikistan, seem to be opposed to the accession.
A number of Iranian nationals living in Britain have rejected the reports about the closure of their accounts in UK banks, expressing concern over the spread of such rumours which can tarnish their reputation and lead to the creation of growing distrust towards them.
Afghanistan’s government says over 140 have lost their lives following Taliban terrorists’ assault on an army base in the northern Balkh province.
The “world’s heaviest woman”, a 500-kg Egyptian, has lost half her weight in the two months she’s been in India for treatment, doctors said.
In a communique released at the end of an expert meeting on the Syrian crisis held in Tehran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed the hope that the Astana Process would put an end to the Syrian conflict as soon as possible.
The United States’ Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley will try to use the US rotating presidency of the UNSC and turn the spotlight of a Thursday meeting from Israel to Iran, according to media reports.
A lawmaker censured the recent hostile remarks of a UAE official meant to provoke disputes among Iran’s ethnic Kurds, noting that such comments are the result of blind adherence to the US policies on the Middle East.
Iranian Defence Minister lashed out at the US for its historical record of military intervention and war crimes in different parts of the world, stressing that the US-made weapons are currently used by radical Wahhabi terrorists in their crimes.
A commentator says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who secured sweeping powers in the country’s recent referendum, is moving towards dictatorship via democracy.
Western media run coverage of deadly attacks in Syria only when they can make political capital out of the incidents, and play down the massacres which do not serve their interests.