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Fatemeh Askarieh

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Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

Iranian Central Bank confirms talks with South Korea over frozen assets

The Iranian Central Bank has confirmed reports that an Iranian delegation has recently visited South Korea for talks over Iran’s frozen assets in the southeast Asian country.

Hezbollah chief says movement making drones, rockets on its own

Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the resistance group is making rockets and drones on its own and has the capability to turn rockets into precision missiles.

China: Iran has put forward new proposals in Vienna talks

China says Iran has put forward a package of proposals in the Vienna talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA.

Report: Biden under pressure as Vienna talks resume

US President Joe Biden is in a tough spot as the Iran nuclear talks resume in Austria. The American leader is facing growing bipartisan concern that even if a deal is reached, it may be insufficient to curb Tehran's nuclear program.

White House holds meeting over re-designating Yemenis as terror group

The White House National Security Council is more open to redesignate the Houthis as a terrorist organization, while the US State Department supports targeting specific Yemeni leaders with sanctions, informed sources told Axios.

President Raisi congratulates Italian counterpart on re-election

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi congratulated his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella on his re-election as the president of the European country.

Houthi leader: Saudi-led alliance big loser on Yemen battlefield

The leader of Yemen’s Houthi movement says the recent escalation of the military campaign by the Saudi-led coalition stems from its fear of looming defeat, stressing that Riyadh and its alliance will eventually emerge as a big loser on the battlefield.

Israeli minister of military affairs makes surprise visit to Bahrain

Israeli Minister of military affairs, Benny Gantz, began an unannounced visit on Wednesday to Bahrain. It comes amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after the recent missile and drone attacks on the United Arab Emirates by the Yemeni forces.

Turkish president says Iran reliable energy supplier

The presidents of Iran and Turkey have held a telephone conversation over bilateral ties and regional issues and underlined the need for boosting cooperation between Tehran and Ankara. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi that Turkey views Iran as a reliable energy supplier and is seeking to boost the level of ties with the Islamic Republic.

Iran’s annual non-oil exports expected to touch $46bn

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) predicted the country’s annual non-oil exports would amount to $46 billion in about two months.

Iran’s nine-month trade with neighbors tops $36.8bn, up 42%

Iran’s trade with its 15 neighboring states in the first nine months of the Iranian calendar year (starting March 21, 2021) witnessed a 42 percent growth in terms of value in comparison with the figure of its corresponding period in the previous year, said the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) on Thursday.

Report: US quietly ditches Israel gas pipeline to Europe

The US government silently abandoned an eastern Mediterranean pipeline project that would carry Israeli gas through Cyprus to Europe this week by submitting a non-paper to Athens explaining its reasons, according to a report by Middle East Eye.

Iranian president calls for expansion of ties with Tajikistan

Iran’s President Ebrahimi Raisi has expressed hope that bilateral ties with Tajikistan will further expand given the political will of the two countries.

Iranian negotiator: Vienna talks “positive”

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and top negotiator in Vienna talks has described the negotiations as positive and progressive.

US military facility in Syria under rocket attack

A military facility housing American troops in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr has come under attack with rockets fired from nearby areas. Earlier, several rockets had hit an Iraqi military base housing American troops near Baghdad International Airport.

Iranian govt. spokesman’s 3-year-old child dies

Iranian government spokesman Ali Bahadori’s 3-year-old child has died of a disease. Bahadori posted a video on the internet as a sign of mourning.

Military expert: Israel not capable of intercepting all Iran missiles

A Russian military expert says Israel’s missile defenses potentially can intercept some of the Iranian missiles but not all of them, particularly when it comes to the most advanced and precise items.

Amir Abdollahian to West: End slogans that violate Iran’s rights

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said the West must end its previous slogans regarding Tehran’s nuclear program that violated the rights and interests of the Iranian people.

“Million doses of Covid vaccines administered in 100 days in Iran”

Iran’s Health Minister Bahram Einollahi says the new Iranian government has managed to administer over 100 million doses of Covid vaccine to citizens within its first 100 days in office.

WHO: Over 16mn Yemenis engulfed in food insecurity

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned more than 16 million Yemenis are food insecure. It comes as Saudi Arabia keeps bombing the southern neighbor in defiance of international calls to end its bloody war on the poor nation.

Iran: Hundreds of thousands of Covid vaccine shots administered

Iran’s Health Ministry announced on Tuesday 761,109 more Covid vaccine shots have been administered in Iran over the past 24 hours.

Iran condemns terrorist attack in Kabul

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned Tuesday’s deadly attack on a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Report: US raises Saudi-Israel normalization with MbS

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan has raised the possibility of normalizing relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel during the last month meeting with crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), American and Saudi sources told Axios.

Iran general: Northwestern borders will not change

The Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari has warned that Iran will protect its northwestern borders and will not allow any change to them.

Report: Three in four Venezuelans living in extreme poverty

Almost 77 percent of Venezuelans are now living in extreme poverty, according to a new study. Caracas has blamed Washington for keeping up its harsh sanctions against the Latin American nation which has been in political and economic turmoil.

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