Friday, August 12, 2022


Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in NY

Salman Rushdie, the author of a blasphemous anti-Islam book, has been attacked on stage at an event in New York and suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck, but his condition was not immediately known. The perpetrator has been arrested.

Health minister: Iran ready to export Covid vaccine

Iran's health minister says the Islamic Republic is ready to export Covid vaccine to foreign countries.

Four injured in suicide bombing in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah

A man wanted by Saudi security forces killed himself and wounded four others by detonating an explosive belt in Jeddah.

Afghan FM: third parties should not be let harm Tehran-Kabul ties

Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mottaqi says Afghanistan and Iran should not let other sides harm relations between the two countries.

Islamic Solidarity Games: Iranian men, women stand 1st in table tennis

The Iranian women table tennis team beat Turkey in the final match of the 2021 Konya Islamic Countries Solidarity Games on Thursday evening. Defeating Saudi Arabia, Iran's Table Tennis Team of men also snatched their second gold medal and stood first at the competitions.

Iranian wrestlers win 5 gold medals at Islamic countries competitions

Iran's free style wrestlers have grabbed five gold medals at the Konya 2021 Islamic Countries Solidarity Games in Turkey.

Russia: Text of JCPOA revival deal ‘almost completely agreed’

Russia’s representative in the Vienna talks says the text of a final agreement on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal is “almost completely agreed,” and that the parties to the talks seem to be facing “either a failure or a success.”

Archeologists find 5,600-year-old building near Iranian capital

Archeologists discover the remains of a building dating back 5,600 years ago during a search in the city of Robat Karim, located southwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran.

President Raisi: South Kerman Province to be established

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says that South Kerman Province will be the 32nd province in Iran.

Source: Iran examining reliability of EU proposals to revive nuclear deal

Iran is examining the reliability of the European Union’s recent proposal to restore a 2015 nuclear agreement with the West in three areas of safeguards, sanctions and guarantees, an informed diplomatic source says.

Iran raises the alarm over Caspian Sea pollutants

August 12 is designated as the Caspian Sea Day, but not everything is so august when it comes to the world’s largest inland body of water, often described as the world’s largest lake.

Iranian market reports dramatic drop in public demand for fruits amid inflation

A union representing sellers of fruits and vegetables in the Iranian capital, Tehran, reports a drop of between 50 to 60 percent in the public demand for fruits in markets due to the people’s declining purchasing power as the country’s economy grapples with inflation.

Study: Gaza war showed Israel has to pay double price for any future adventurism

A research by Iranian parliamentarians underscores the Palestinian resistance movement’s firm military response to Tel Aviv’s latest onslaught on Gaza, saying the regime found out during the flare-up that it will have to pay “a double price” for any act of adventurism in the future.

UN rights chief raises alarm over Israel’s killing of Palestinian children

United Nations Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet has sounded the alarm about the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured by Israel in 2022.

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran will continue standing by Palestine

The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has told the secretary general of the Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad, “You proved that any part of the resistance is capable of defeating the enemy in a humiliating way," reitrating that the Islamic Republic will stand by Palestinians.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 170

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:

“Oil rig in Persian Gulf to blame for pollution off Iran coasts”

The director general of the Environmental Protection Department of Iran’s Bushehr Province says leakage from an oil rig in the Persian Gulf is probably to blame for oil spills off the Kangan and Asalooyeh coasts in southern Iran.

Sandstorm hits Iran’s southeastern city of Zabol

A sandstorm hit the Iranian city of Zabol, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in southeastern Iran on Thursday morning that decreased visibility to 200 meters in the airport there.

Dozens of economists call on Biden to release Afghan funds

More than 70 economists and experts have urged Washington and other nations to release Afghanistan's central bank assets in a letter sent to US President Joe Biden.

Iranian minister in Kabul for Hirmand water right talks

Iran’s energy minister has called for the implementation of the 1972 Hirmand River treaty with Afghanistan over the water rights of the two countries.

Newest COVID wave in Iran may have reached peak: Health official

An Iranian health official says the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Iran may be at its peak and daily caseloads could hopefully start to plunge soon.

Iran FM urges US to accept Tehran’s ‘legitimate demands’

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has called on the United States to provide the ground for the final text of a nuclear agreement by accepting the ‘legitimate demands’ of Tehran.

Oman’s FM praises Iran’s constructive role in nuclear talks

Oman's Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr al Busaidi stated that Iran has played a constructive role in the Vienna negotiations over the revival of the nuclear deal. He stressed that Muscat believes that the success of the talks will be beneficial to all sides.

Expert: Two scenarios possible for US’s green light to Iran nuclear deal

Speculations are rife about the United States’ quick agreement to return to a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran based on a text presented by the European Union’s coordinator for the talks during the latest round of negotiations in the Austrian capital Vienna earlier this week.

‘EU advancing US anti-Iran agenda in Vienna instead of facilitating talks’

Iran’s official news agency has criticized the European Union for rushing to announce the achievement of what it called a “final text” following the latest round of negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.

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