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Iran says ready for nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia
The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says the country will definitely engage in nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia.
Iran increases range of Bavar missile shield from 150km to over 300km
The commander of the Iranian Army’s air defense says its Bavar-373 missile shield’s range has been increased from 150 kilometers to above 300 kilometers.
Bahraini official: Tehran, Manama to resume flights in near future
A senior Bahraini parliamentary official says Tehran and Manama are set to resume direct flights in the near future, amid a thaw in troubled ties between the two sides.
Minister: Iranian, Russian banking systems not depending on SWIFT
The banking payment systems of Iran and Russia are already connected with each other, and that the banks will soon be able to open accounts for companies in both countries to make payments without using SWIFT, Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ehsan Khandouzi said in an interview with Sputnik.
Road accidents claim 271 lives in Iran amid Nowruz trips
A senior Iranian police official says so far 271 people have lost their lives during road accidents across Iran in the run-up to the New Year holidays.
Tehran’s Imamzadeh Saleh hosts people at turn-of-the-year moment
People gather at Imamzadeh Saleh, a religious site in northern Tehran, Iran, to observe the moment of the turn of the Persian calendar year, Nowruz.
Iranians usher in New Year by Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz
A large number of Iranians converged on the tomb of ancient lyric poet Hafez in his hometown Shiraz, southern Iran, to welcome the Persian New Year, better known as Nowruz.
Yemen’s warring parties agree on prisoner swap, hundreds of inmates to be freed
Yemen’s National Salvation Government and the administration of the ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have agreed at UN-brokered talks in Switzerland to swap nearly 900 prisoners.
Iranians gather en masse at Imam Reza Shrine to ring in Nowruz
Large crowds of pilgrims gather at the holy shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, in the northeastern city of Mashhad to ring in the Persian New Year, or Nowruz.
President Raisi says controlling inflation, ensuring sustainable economic growth on agenda in New Year
In his address on the arrival of the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said his administration’s main plan is to control inflation along with sustainable economic growth.
Iranian FM says cooperation with world foreign policy priority
The Iranian foreign minister has highlighted Iran’s foreign policy priority of cooperation with the world, condemning a repetitious move by the European Union and Britain to impose sanctions on Iran.
Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 391
Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine in February 2022 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:
Ayatollah Khamenei highlights importance of controlling inflation
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a message issued at the beginning of the new Iranian year, Nowruz, urged the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi to work hard to control inflation.
COVID-19 cases on rise in Iran, minister says new wave started on eve of Nowruz
Iran's Health Ministry announced on Monday more than 900 people had been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours. 19 people died of the disease during the time span. Health Minister Bahram Einollahi has said that the 8th wave of coronavirus has started in the country.
China’s president in Moscow: Russia and China have “similar goals”
China and Russia "share similar goals," Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday during a visit to Moscow.
Iranian official rejects Taliban claim about drug cultivation ban in Afghanistan
The director general of Iran’s drug control headquarters dismisses the Taliban’s claim that drug cultivation has been banned in Afghanistan.
EU, UK sanction several Iranian officials, an entity over “rights violation”
The European Union and the United Kingdom have imposed sanctions on a number of Iranian officials and one organization over what they call human rights abuses.
Saudi Arabia to reopen consulate in Syria after years of closure
Amid rapprochement between several Arab states and Syria, reports suggest that Saudi Arabia will reopen its consulate in Syria's capital Damascus, soon.
UAE calls for end to Syria war after Assad visit
A diplomatic adviser to the UAE’s president has called for an end to the war in Syria amid rapprochement between the Arab states and Damascus.
Iran launches major development phase at Abadan refinery
Iran has launched the first section of the second phases of a major project for development and stabilization of capacity at its Abadan refinery in the country's south.
Moscow says US planning to use terrorists in Syria to kidnap Russian, Iranian forces
The US continues to use militants under its control to undermine Syrian President Bashar Assad, Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin has said. He added Washington is planning to hire terrorists to kidnap Russian and Iranian servicemen there.
Ex-Pakistani PM charged with terrorism over recent unrest
Police in Islamabad have filed terrorism charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The development comes after crowds of his supporters rioted outside a courthouse in the Pakistani capital. Khan was due to appear at the court on Saturday to answer corruption charges.
Hundreds of Israeli military reservists stop volunteering for duty over PM judicial overhaul
About 700 Israeli reservists said they will no longer report for duty if the proposed overhaul to Israel's judicial system is approved by the far-right leadership.
Shamkhani: Iran, Iraq design new mechanisms for payment of debts to Tehran
The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council says Iran and Iraq have come up with a new mechanism for Baghdad to pay its debts to Tehran.
Palestinians and Israelis agree to lower tensions ahead of Ramadan
Palestinian and Israeli officials have agreed at a meeting in Egypt to take steps to curb rising violence ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.