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UAE condemns Yemeni attacks on Abu Dhabi

The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates has condemned missile and drone attacks by the Yemeni forces against the Persian Gulf sheikhdom.

Report: Iran’s Quds Force cmdr. meets Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr

An informed political source has provided details of the meeting between Brigadier General Ismail Qaani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps, and Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of Iraq’s Sadr faction in the Iraqi city of Najaf.

Iran president discusses upcoming Russia trip with veteran diplomats

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has held a meeting with four veteran diplomats ahead of his trip to Russia where he will meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Tasnim News Agency reported on Monday.

Iranian FM: Tehran not after wasting time in Vienna talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Tehran is not seeking to waste time during the Vienna talks aimed at removing sanctions against the country.

Russian FM hails Iranian president’s upcoming visit to Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed pleasure with the upcoming visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Moscow.

Iran’s Shamkhani hails strategic pact with China

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council says the implementation of a strategic partnership agreement with China, as the second largest world economy, is a strategic victory for the Islamic Republic.

Taliban spokesperson: Muttaqi’s visit to Iran had major achievements

A Taliban spokesperson says a recent visit by Afghanistan's Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi to Iran was an important trip with major achievements.

Number of Covid cases surge in Iran

Iranian Health Ministry figures on Monday showed that 20 more people died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. The deaths push the total fatalities from the disease in Iran to 132,095.

Iran’s Behrouz Afkhami announces retirement as cinema director

Famous Iranian filmmaker Behrouza Afkhami has announced retirement from cinema directorship.

‘Iranian-Australian SpikoGen booster to increase antibodies by 25 times’

The main researcher of the Iranian-Australian SpikoGen vaccine project says its booster will increase antibodies fighting the coronavirus by more than 25 times.

Report: UAE under major ‘Yemeni retaliatory attack’

Yemeni forces say they have launched a major retaliatory drone and missile attack against the United Arab Emirates.

Experts warn of new wave of Covid in Iran

A member of the scientist committee of Iran’s National Task Force for Fighting the Coronavirus has said the country is in a new wave of Covid.

Iran unveils over 55 nano products

More than 50 Iranian nanotechnology products were unveiled during the opening ceremony of an exhibition in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday.

Iran: US should decide on sanctions, other issues, before Vienna talks advance

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the outcome of the Vienna talks on the 2015 nuclear deal hinges on Washington’s decision to remove sanctions and commit itself to other outstanding issues.

Vienna talks to resume on Monday; Bagheri in Austria’s capital

Talks between Iran and the p4+1 countries over the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions are to resume on Monday in Vienna.

Iran’s diplomats stationed in Saudi Arabia; six years into ties cut-off

Iran has stationed 3 diplomats at the headquarters of the Islamic Cooperation Organization in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, resuming its activity there after six years.

Villages being evacuated in southern Iran amid flooding

Torrential rains in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan have triggered mass evacuations, especially in the Minab area.

Ministry: Iran’s rail transit highest in 10 years

The Iranian Roads and Urban Development’s report on nine-month rail transit indicates that the sector has recorded the highest increase over the past 10 years.

Rains bring joy as dams in Iran’s drought-hit Hormozagan fill up

Recent downpours have filled up the dams in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan, hardly hit by a severe drought, soothing concerns at least for a year over water shortages and brining joy to locals.

Iran slams French meddling in judicial case involving dual national

Iran’s Judiciary has slammed France for its interventionist statements on Tehran’s recent decision to send an Iranian-French national back to the jail over her repeated violations of house arrest limits.

Central Bank Chief: Iran inflation down 17%, economic growth likely 8%

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) governor on Sunday said the country’s point-to-point inflation has witnessed a downward trend during the four months to late Dec.,

Iran’s NW city of Ardabil covered in snow again

Ardabil is getting a heavy snowfall, the second of its kind this winter, with reports of slowed traffic across the northwestern Iranian city.

UN envoy: No party seeks regime change in Syria

The United Nations’ special envoy for Syria says the developments in Syria have convinced involved parties that no regime change would be necessary in the Arab country.

Covid kills more in Iran; Omicron cases rising

Covid-19 has killed 31 more people in Iran. That’s according to figures released by Iran’s Health Ministry on Sunday.

Social maladies should be tackled: Iranian official

A senior Iranian official has called for redoubled efforts to tackle social maladies in the country.

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