Thursday, June 13, 2024

Latest News and Views from Iran and the World

Advisor to Iran’s Leader: Russia and China care about their own interests 

Brigadier General Seyyed Yahya Rahim Safavi, a senior advisor to Iran’s Leader, says Russia and China pursue their own national interests and the Islamic Republic must take this into consideration. 

Dozens killed in fire at building housing workers in Kuwait

A fire that broke out in a building housing workers in the city of Mangaf in southern Kuwait early on Wednesday has killed at least 49 people, the Interior Ministry has announced.

UN says almost all displaced people left Gaza’s Rafah

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has reported that almost all displaced people have left the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

Armenia to become ‘strategic partner’ of US

The United States and Armenia have announced that they intend to elevate bilateral relations to the level of “strategic partnership”, with Washington helping Yerevan with trade and military matters.

Hezbollah fires over 100 rockets at occupied territories

The Hezbollah movement has conducted a massive rocket attack against the northern side of the Israeli-occupied territories after a high-ranking field commander of the Lebanese group was killed in Tel Aviv's attack.

Acting FM: Iran still committed to JCPOA, acts based on nuclear deal

Iran’s interim foreign minister says the country is still holding its end of the bargain in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with the West and acts within the framework of its obligations stipulated in the agreement despite the Western side’s lack of commitment.

US Congress seeking to deepen Israel ‘anti-tunnel’ defence capabilities

The US Congress is eyeing deepening cooperation between the United States and Israeli militaries on tunnel fighting, as a result of the Hamas-led 7 October military operation.

3,000 malnourished children in Gaza at risk of ‘dying before their families’ eyes’: UNICEF

Almost 3,000 children have been cut off from treatment for moderate and severe acute malnutrition in southern Gaza, putting them at risk of death as harrowing violence and displacement continue to impact access to healthcare facilities and services for desperate families, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned in a statement.

First black jaguar born in Iran

The only black jaguar couple kept in a zoo in Iran have given birth to a cub.

Families of Israeli soldiers in Gaza call on their sons to ‘put down weapons’

Families of hundreds of Israeli soldiers fighting in the Gaza Strip have urged their sons to put down their weapons and return home immediately.

Iran condemns US court order to stop pro-Palestine protests

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has slammed a controversial ruling by a court in the United States that has banned pro-Palestine demonstrations and strikes, saying it flagrantly violates the right of freedom of speech.

Biden viewed more positively than Trump in global poll

US President Joe Biden has received higher confidence ratings than former President Donald Trump in a new international survey.

Hamas delivers response to Gaza ceasefire proposal

Hamas has responded to a ceasefire proposal outlined by US President Joe Biden, capping days of waiting for an official response from the Palestinian group.

Top diplomat says Russia and Iran fully agree on text of state treaty

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow and Tehran have reached full agreement on the text of a major cooperation deal that is expected to elevate relations between the two allied countries to a new level.

Saudi FM lauds late Iran’s president, FM’s roles in promoting Riyadh-Tehran ties

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan hailed the role of late Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in warming the relations between Tehran and Riyadh

Russia claims Kiev’s intelligence involved in Moscow terror attack

Ukrainian intelligence services were involved in the deadly terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall concert venue outside Moscow in March, the director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has claimed.

China says BRICS should prevent new ‘Cold War’

The BRICS members states must work together to promote peace and prevent the onset of a new Cold War, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has stated.

Gazans killings during Israel’s freeing of captives could be war crimes: UN

The United Nations human rights office announced on Tuesday the killings of civilians in Gaza during the Israeli operation to release four hostages could amount to war crimes.

UK approved over 100 military export licences to Israel since Gaza war

More than 100 UK export licences for the sale of weapons, military equipment and other controlled items to Israel have been approved since October 2023, new data has disclosed.

UN chief: Speed and scale of carnage in Gaza beyond any imagination

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has stated “the speed and scale of carnage and killing in Gaza is beyond anything" in his years as secretary-general.

Iran Judiciary provides update on Dariush Mehrjui murder case

The spokesperson for the Iranian Judiciary has provided the latest updates on the murder case of Dariush Mehrjui, Iranian film director, and his wife. The case, which is being handled in Alborz province, has resulted in a preliminary verdict. There are four defendants in this case.

Iran’s Sahar 1 drilling rig undergoes major overhaul after 13 years

The Sahar 1 drilling rig, after 13 years of continuous operation in the oil sector, has entered the ISOICO dry dock for major repairs to be carried out by skilled Iranian specialists.

Armed conflicts hit post-WWII record last year: Report

More armed conflicts took place in 2023 than in any other year since the end of World War II, a new study has shown.

US seeking to shadow Russian Navy in Caribbean: Report

American ships will be deployed to tail Russian warships and a nuclear submarine off the coast of Cuba this week, CBS News has reported, citing US officials.

2 pilots killed as Russian Su-34 bomber crashes

A Russian Su-34 supersonic bomber has crashed in the country’s mountainous North Ossetia-Alania region, killing both pilots, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed.