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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.

EU urges probe into attack on Azeri embassy in Iran

The European Union has called for a full investigation into a raid on Azerbaijan's embassy in Tehran on Friday, which left one staff dead and two others injured.

Two Israelis injured in East Jerusalem shooting, both in critical condition

Two people have been injured in a shooting in East Jerusalem’s Silwan neighbourhood, Israel’s rescue emergency response service (MDA) reported. The incident comes a day after a Palestinian killed eight Israeli settlers near a synagogue following Israel’s fatal raid in the Jenin refugee camp.

UN condemns deadly attack on Azerbaijani embassy in Iran

The United Nations has strongly condemned the fatal attack on the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Iranian capital, Tehran, leaving one dead.

Intergovernmental body says Syria carried out chlorine attack on Douma in 2018, Damascus denies

Syrian forces were the perpetrators of a chlorine attack on the city of Douma in April 2018, a two-year investigation by the global chemical weapons watchdog claimed. The Damascus government has denied having used chemical weapons.

US says talks with Iran made no progress

US National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby says that no progress has been made in nuclear negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

8 Israeli settlers killed in shooting operation in al-Quds

At least 8 Israeli settlers were reportedly killed in a shooting operation outside a synagogue in the occupied city of al-Quds on Friday night. It comes a day after Israeli soldiers killed 9 Palestinians, including an elderly woman in the West Bank.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 339

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 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:

Iran says Iraq’s using fake name for Persian Gulf not to change realities

Iran once again protested Iraqi authorities' use of a fake name for the Persian Gulf. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson has said misnaming the body of water contradicts the principle of good neighborliness and the friendly nature of bilateral ties. 

Israel bombs Gaza following fatal Jenin raid

Israel has carried out airstrikes on an alleged military site in the Gaza Strip, claiming the mission was a response to rockets fired from the area. Palestinian officials accused Israeli troops of a “massacre” in the occupied West Bank, with armed groups vowing to retaliate.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 338

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 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:

9 Palestinians, including elderly woman, killed by Israeli soldiers in Jenin

Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians and wounded over a dozen others in the West Bank city of Jennin on Thursday. One elderly woman is among the dead.

US House urges Biden to sanction more Iranian individuals, organizations

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution praising anti-government protesters in Iran. Lawmakers have called for more sanctions against Iranian officials and entities over alleged “human right violations” following the recent unrest and deadly protests in the country.

UN says $4.3bn required for Yemen humanitarian needs this year

The United Nations has announced it needs $4.3 billion to fund its humanitarian activities in war-torn Yemen in 2023.

Syria says US policy of “creative riots” inflaming tensions in ME

Syria's ambassador to the United Nations has slammed the United States' "destructive policies" towards his country and the wrongful attitude's repercussions for millions of Syrian civilians.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 337

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 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:

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian man in front of his family in WB

Israeli forces shot dead a young Palestinian man before the eyes of his mother and brother in the West Bank on Wednesday. Media outlets identified the 20-year-old victim as Aref Abdel Nasser Lahlouh, a resident of the Jenin refugee camp.

Iran registers dozens of new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

The Iranian health ministry announced on Wednesday that more than 100 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 3 patients have passed away in the same period of time.

IAEA chief says to visit Iran next month

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi has said that he plans to head to Iran next month for "much-needed" talks with officials in Tehran over the country's nuclear program.

Three Yemeni children killed in Saudi airstrikes

Three Yemeni children have lost their lives and another one has been injured in a new wave of air raids by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen’s Hodeida Province, according to local media.

Pompeo defends Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder: Book

Publishing a new book, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threw his full support for Riyadh, despite the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has been widely blamed on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Lebanon ex-PM, 2 former ministers charged in Beirut blast probe

The judge investigating the 2020 Beirut port explosion has charged Lebanon’s then-Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, and two former ministers with homicide with probable intent, according to a court summons seen by the Reuters news agency.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 336: Germany greenlights tank deliveries to Ukraine but warns against ‘escalating’ war

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 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:

Iran coronavirus: 4 deaths, over 110 new infections

The Iranian health ministry announced on Tuesday that more than 110 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 4 patients have died of the pandemic in the same period of time.

US says to mount pressure on China to stop importing Iran oil

The US envoy on Iran says Washington will increase pressure on China to cease imports of Iranian oil. China is Iran’s biggest oil customer, according to reports.

EU’s top diplomat says Iran nuclear deal ‘not dead’, no progress in talks

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrel has said that the Iran nuclear deal is not “dead”, but no progress has been made in negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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