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Iran says targeted with ‘children’s toys’

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has downplayed the significance of Friday’s aerial attack on the country, stressing that it was minor in scale and involved primitive hardware.

Over 14k kids killed in Israel’s war on Gaza Strip: UNICEF

A spokesman for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has stated more than 14,000 Palestinian children have so far been killed in Israel’s ongoing war on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Russia says foiled massive Ukrainian drone attack

Russian air defenses successfully intercepted several Ukrainian drone raids across the western part of the country overnight, destroying dozens of aircraft, the Defense Ministry announced Saturday.

Report: Iran to receive first batch of Russian Su-35s

The Iranian air force will receive a number of Russian Su-35 fighter jets next week amid the confrontation between Tehran and the Israeli regime, Iran’s Students News Agency (ISNA) reported on Saturday.

One killed, several injured in blast at Iran-aligned group’s base in Iraq

At least one person was killed and 20 were injured after an explosion at a military base in Iraq used by the Tehran-aligned Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), according to security sources.

Aerial attack caused no damage: Iran foreign minister

Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollaian has stated the shooting down of micro aerial vehicles by the Iranian air defense over the central city of Isfahan has not resulted in any damage or casualties. He also derided the Israeli regime’s desperate attempt to misrepresent its new failure.

UN says 270k tons of solid waste have accumulated across Gaza Strip amid war

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza has taken a perilous turn as a mounting solid waste threatens to compound the already dire situation there, the United Nations has warned.

Iran says its military reaction to Israel will be ‘immediate, widespread’

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has warned in case the Israeli regime commits folly again and decides to take a measure against Tehran, the Islamic Republic’s reaction would be “immediate and at a maximum level”.

Iran refutes claim air defense system in Isfahan partially damaged in face of flying objects

An informed source has played down reports that a part of the air defense system in the Iranian city of Isfahan was damaged after an explosion on Friday involving a few micro drones, Tasnim news agency reported Saturday.

EU and US sanction extremist Israeli settlers

The European Union and the United States have imposed tough new sanctions against key figures said to be behind extremist violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank.

Ex-Iranian FM Zarif: Time to stop Israeli aggressions

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the UN Security Council to stop Israel’s aggressions, particularly the war on Gaza.

White House considering over $1bn in new arms for Israel

The Wall Street Journal daily has reported that the administration of US President Joe Biden is considering more than $1bn in a new weapons deal with Israel which would include "tank ammunition, military vehicles and mortar rounds".

CIA chief warns Ukraine could lose war without US boost

CIA Director Bill Burns has warned Ukraine could lose the war by the end of 2024 without more funding from the US, delivering his most specific comments yet on a possible defeat as Kyiv struggles against a much larger Russian army.

Iran calls on UNSC to stop any further Israeli aggression

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has urged the United Nations Security Council to force the Zionist regime to stop any further military action against Iran or face the Islamic Republic's harsh response to any assault.

IAEA: Iran’s nuclear sites safe following explosions

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed on Friday that the nuclear installations in Isfahan were not damaged following explosions in the central Iranian city earlier in the day.

US vetoes Palestinian push for full UN membership

The United States vetoed a widely supported resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that would have paved the way for the state of Palestine to gain full membership at the UN.

Residents: Iranian cities of Tabriz, Isfahan completely calm following blasts sound

Locals and eye witnesses have reported that the Iranian cities of Tabriz and Isfahan are ‘completely calm’ after several explosions were heard earlier on Friday.

Iranian FM says UN inaction prompted Tehran retaliatory measure against Israel

The Iranian foreign minister says, the inaction by the UN Security Council to condemn Israel’s attack on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital, prompted the Islamic Republic to launch retaliatory attack against Israel.

Senior commander: Iran may review nuclear doctrine amid Israeli threats 

A senior commander with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in charge of the country’s nuclear security said on Thursday that the threats by the Israeli regime increase the likelihood for Iran to review its nuclear doctrine. 

US, UK impose new sanctions on Iran over military operation against Israel

Washington and London in a coordinated move have imposed new sanctions on Iran’s drone and missile programs after Tehran's recent retaliatory attack against Israel.

“Insidious campaign” underway to end UNRWA operations: UN agency chief

The head of the UN's main relief agency in Gaza (UNRWA) has warned that an “insidious campaign” is underway to end the operations of the UN body, warning of "serious implications for international peace and security".

President Raisi: Iran has a lot to say in advanced military industries

President Ebrahim Raisi said  that Iran displayed its military capabilities in a recent operation against the Israeli regime.

Over 70% of Israelis oppose strike against Iran if it undermines security alliances: Poll

A survey by Hebrew University in Jerusalem has shown that 74% of those polled would oppose a retaliatory attack against Iran “if it undermines Israel’s security alliance with its allies".

Ukraine demands Israel-style security guarantees

Ukraine wants security guarantees from its Western backers similar to the level of protection that the US provides Israel with, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff, Andrey Yermak, has stated.

Israel has speeded up settlement expansion since outbreak of Gaza war: Report

Israel has accelerated its settlement expansion across East al-Quds since Tel Aviv launched its military campaign in the besieged Gaza Strip in early October 2023, according to a report by the Guardian.

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