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‘Saudi-led coalition violated Yemen truce 117 times in 24 hours’

Yemeni media have reported 117 violations of the UN-brokered ceasefire in the country by the Saudi-led coalition over the past 24 hours, amid efforts to bring about an extension of the truce.

Report: Hezbollah, allies gain majority in Lebanon parliamentary elections

A report says the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah and its political allies have managed to gain the majority of the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections by getting a number of independent candidates on board.

Iran FM: Energy, transportation major fields for Tehran-Baku expansion of ties

The top Iranian diplomat described the energy and transportation sectors as two major pillars for expansion of economic cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan Republic.

Iranian nuclear chief: Tehran producing 62% nuclear fuel

The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has said Iranian scientists took action when the country needed 20% nuclear fuel and produced it and today Iran is capable of producing 60% fuel.

UN special rapporteur: US sanctions have severely affected ordinary Iranians

A UN Special rapporteur says the US’s decades-long sanctions on Iran have massively affected Iranian people’s lives, particularly the low-income citizens of the country.

“Hezbollah kept hold on government despite election losses”

Iran’s former attaché in Lebanon has said resistance movement Hezbollah will remain a potent force in the country despite losing some seats in the recent parliamentary elections.

Official: Recent dust storm originated in Iraq, southern Turkey

Iran's Natural Resources and Watershed Management Organization vehemently rejects Turkey’s claim that part of Iran's dust storms originated in sub-Saharan Africa.

MP: Iran, Saudi unity in favor of Islamic world

A member of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission has said unity between Iran and Saudi Arabia can transform the Muslim world and the region in favor of Islamic and regional nations.

Iran Covid: 8 deaths, 288 infections

The downward trend in Covid deaths and infections is holding in Iran as per figures released by the Health Ministry.

Iran oil minister: It takes time for Russia to find oil customers amid sanctions

The Iranian oil minister says it will take time for Russia to find customers for its crude given the tough sanctions imposed on its energy sector by the West, despite the discounts that Moscow offers in the sales.

Analyst: Iran, UAE can strengthen ties based on commonalities

A political analyst says Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have many common grounds for cooperation based on which the two Persian Gulf neighbors can strengthen their relations under the leadership of the new UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

Festival honors traditional cultivation, drinking of tea in Iran’s north

A tea festival has been held in Iran’s northern Caspian-littoral Gilan Province, which is home to the country’s largest tea estates, and where the Iranian tea drinking ritual runs deep.

Suspect kills three, self in hostage standoff in Iran’s west

A man who had taken a number of people hostage at a government building in Iran’s western Ilam City has killed three people and himself, ending the standoff, which also saw at least seven people wounded.

Russia, China, India after investment in Iranian transit routes as part of INSTC: Deputy min.

Iran’s deputy minister for roads and urban development says Russia, China, and India have sought investment opportunities in an Iranian transit network that, once completed, would be part of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC).

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition in dire need of extending UN-mediated ceasefire

A Yemeni official said the Saudi-led military coalition waging war on the country is in desperate need of an extension of the UN-mediated truce, saying the only way for the aggressors to secure such an extension is for them to meet the conditions set forth by the Sana’a government.

Air pollution closes schools in Iran’s Tehran Province

All schools were declared closed in the Iranian province of Tehran, where the capital city is located, for Wednesday due to higher-than-normal pollution levels.

‘Foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia to meet soon in Iraq’

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has said Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdolalhian and his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan will meet in Iraq in the near future.

Iranians welcome Tehran International Book Fair

Two years after the Covid-19 pandemic forced authorities to hold the Tehran International Book Fair virtually, the exhibition started on Wednesday morning May 11, 2022 at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla (prayer site) in Tehran.

Downward trend in Iran Covid deaths holding

Figures released by the Iranian Health Ministry on Tuesday showed that Covid had killed 4 people in the past 24 hours in the country.

Spring on road to Prophet Khaled

When spring begins, colorful wild flowers fill the plains and pastures north of the city of Gonbad Kavous and along the shrine of the Prophet Khaled ibn Sinan (Prophet Khaled). The region, in Iran’s northern province of Golestan, is unique thanks to its beautiful and gorgeous green hills and its tranquility.

Iran opens drone manufacturing factory in Tajikistan

Iran has launched a drone manufacturing factory in Tajikistan. The factory was inaugurated in the Tajik capital Dushanbe by Chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mohamamd Bagheri and Tajikistan’s Defense Minister General Shir Ali Mirza.

“Recent high-profile visits to Iran won’t affect Iran, US stance in Vienna talks”

An international affairs analyst says the recent visits to Iran by the Qatari Emir and the EU deputy foreign policy chief will not be that influential in overcoming the ‘existing resistance to the nuclear deal in Tehran and Washington.’

Official: Turkey dam construction cause of ME’s unprecedented dust storms

Tehran Air Quality Control Company says the poor air quality in the Iranian capital is due an exceptional dust storm, caused by Turkey’s dam construction, that has overwhelmed the Middle East over the past days.

Official report: large portion of ‘elite’ youth left Iran for good

Analytical statistics from Iran’s Immigration and Passport Police show one in four people eligible to join the National Elites Foundation have left their home country for good since 2001.

Tehran air quality once again in the unhealthy zone

Tehran’s Air Quality Control Company says the Iranian capitals’ air quality index is now at 220 , which is in the very unhealthy zone.

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