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Reports and views published in the Media Wire section have been retrieved from other news agencies and websites, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website. The IFP may change the headlines of the reports in a bid to make them compatible with its own style of covering Iran News, and does not make any changes to the content. The source and URL of all reports and news stories are mentioned at the bottom of each article.

Iraqi sources say Baghdad airport hit by rockets

Six rockets were fired at the airport of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, causing damage but no casualties, security sources confirm.

Iran and Russia demand withdrawal of foreign troops from Syria

Iran and Russia have called for the complete withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria. Tehran and Moscow have argued that the latest spate of deadly violence in Hasakah Province is the upshot of illegal presence of occupation troops, particularly Americans.

Biden aide says US, Iran in ‘ballpark’ of nuclear deal

White House Middle East coordinator Brett McGurk says the US and Iran "are in the ballpark of a possible deal" over the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Two Tajik citizens killed, ten injured in conflict with Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security reported two individuals were killed and ten wounded in an armed conflict on the border with Kyrgyzstan that began on Thursday.

Shooting reported between Kyrgyz, Tajik border troops

A shooting erupted between border forces of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on Thursday, the Kyrgyz border service said, adding that the Tajik side used mortars and grenades.

Russia says ‘no positive response’ from US to security proposals

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has confirmed that Moscow has received a written response from the US to the Kremlin's requests for assurances over NATO expansion, expressing disappointment over quote the lack of concessions.

Jordan army says killed many smugglers from Syria

Jordan said its troops have killed 27 suspected smugglers attempting to enter the country from neighboring Syria, adding that some others also carrying drugs fled back into Syria.

Syria says US behind Hasakah violence, seeking to revive Daesh

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bassam Sabbagh says the US is behind the latest spate of deadly violence in the northeastern province of Hasakah. He warned that Washington is seeking to revive the Daesh terror group so that it can justify its occupation of the Arab country.

‘Ukraine toy in US, NATO’s hands for pressure on Russia’

Ukraine is being used as a tool of geopolitical pressure on Moscow, it became a toy in the hands of the US and NATO, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev says.

UN chief warns Afghanistan ‘hanging by thread’

Afghanistan is "hanging by a thread", United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday. He called on the world countries to authorize all transactions needed to carry out humanitarian activities in the Taliban-ruled state.

Repirt: Members of radical group among detainees in Khazakistan

Members of a radical group known as Yakyn Inkar were among those detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of committing crimes during the recent mass riots, according to a documentary aired on state television on Thursday.

UK says nuclear talks reaching dangerous impasse

Negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear deal are approaching a dangerous impasse, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says.

Russia voices concern over US fomenting tensions around Ukraine

The Kremlin is keeping an eye on Washington’s steps aimed at stirring up tensions around Ukraine with great concern, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Acting Afghan FM says progress made in Norway talks

The Taliban acting foreign minister Amir Khan Motaqi says talks between the group’s representatives and western officials in Oslo, Norway, have had good results. He added the new rulers in Kabul want good relations with the world, including the neighboring and the European countries.

Central Asian countries hit by power outages

A major power outage has occurred in Central Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan on Tuesday.

Thousands stranded in Istanbul due to extreme weather

Rescue crews on Tuesday were forging ahead with efforts to clear major throughways in and around Istanbul clogged by a massive snow storm. It left countless of people and vehicles stranded overnight in below-freezing conditions.

US architect of Iran sanctions leaves negotiation team

A senior member of the US team negotiating with Iran has left his post as reports reveal differences of opinion on the way forward.

Pentagon puts 1,000s troops on alert over Russia tensions

As tensions intensify over Russia-Ukraine crisis, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has placed roughly 8,500 military personnel on heigh alert to potentially deploy to Eastern Europe, the Pentagon announced.

Top US security official holds talks with Saudi, UAE envoys

US President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan met with UAE and Saudi Arabia’s Ambassadors to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba and Reema bint Bandar Al Saud respectively to discuss recent Yemeni missile and drone attacks.

US says prepared for direct talks with Iran

The United States is prepared to meet directly with Iran to advance ongoing negotiations over the nuclear deal, a US State Department spokesperson said Monday.

NATO sends additional ships, jets to Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia

NATO announced European allies were deploying more ships and fighters to Eastern Europe and putting new forces on standby in response to Russia’s continued military mobilization along the Ukrainian border.

Azerbaijani defense minister due in Tehran Tuesday

The Defense Minister of the Azerbaijan Republic Zakir Hasanov Zakir Hasanov will travel to Tehran on Tuesday.

Taliban officials meet western diplomats in Norway

Taliban and Western diplomats are holding a meeting outside Norway’s capital Oslo. Talks are focusing on Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis, which has escalated drastically since last August when the militants stormed back to power.

Iran minister: Tourism could bring nations together

Tourism is the most effective factor in bringing nations together, Iranian tourism minister Ezzatollah Zarghami says, in a meeting with the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization.

Iran futsal team moves up one place in world ranking

Futsal World Ranking has released its latest rankings of the national futsal teams, and the national men's futsal team of Iran has improved its position.

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