Tuesday, January 18, 2022



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.

Deadly blast rocks Afghanistan’s Bagram district

At least two children were killed and several others wounded in an explosion near Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul.

Russia TV: Putin to host Iran’s Raisi within days

Russian President Vladimir Putin will host his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi in Moscow next week, state television channel Rossiya-1 reported on Sunday.

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.

EU’s Mora says success of nuclear talks still uncertain

European Union deputy foreign policy chief Enrique Mora says the success of the ‘complex nuclear negotiations’ in Vienna is still uncertain.

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.

Thousands of Taliban members dismissed for ‘abuses’

The Taliban have so far dissociated about 3,000 members accused of abusive practices across Afghanistan, head of Purification Commission of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Latifullah Hakimi says.

Rockets target US military base in eastern Syria

Several rockets have reportedly hit a military facility housing US troops in Syria’s oil-producing eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Iranian delegation to visit Iraq to boost trade ties

A delegation of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) is scheduled to head to Iraq Sunday.

Some Iranian universities denied access to world scientific centers

Some Iranian universities’ access to the world’s scientific centers has been blocked due to their debts, said an official with the country’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

Hezbollah, Amal to end boycotting Lebanon cabinet sessions

Powerful Lebanese movements of Hezbollah and Amal have announced they would end a boycott of cabinet sessions.

Kazakhstan: 225 killed; thousands injured during unrest

At least 4,500 people were injured during the recent riots across Kazakhstan, and 225 bodies were taken to the morgues, Serik Shalabayev, chief of the criminal prosecution service of Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor General’s Office says.

Report: Israel prepares weapons wish list for action against Iran, Hezbollah

Israel has reportedly prepared a secret wish list of weapons systems that it wants the US to add to the so-called American emergency stockpile in occupied Palestine for purported military action against Iran’s civilian nuclear sites and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Report: Iraq Shia leaders discuss “parliamentary coalition”

The leaders of two key Shia political groups in the Iraqi parliament have reportedly held a coordination meeting in the city of Najaf, in a first meeting after the controversial elections that saw the Muqtada al-Sadr bloc win a majority.

3 Iranians die of Omicron, cases on the rise

Another 3 citizens have succumbed to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Iran.

US eager to discuss Iran military might during Vienna talks: Kayhan

An Iranian conservative newspaper says the United States wants to discuss Iran’s military capabilities during Vienna talks.

Veteran volleyball, wrestling manager Yazdani Khorram passes away

The former director of the national volleyball and wrestling federations of Iran, Mohammad Reza Yazdani Khorram, has passed away at the age of 75, after a period of a vascular disease.

Iran FM: 25-year agreement with China a win-win deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says the 25-year strategic cooperation agreement with China, which was officially launched during his recent visit to Beijing, serves the interests of both nations.

Iran reaffirms support for UN efforts to preserve Syria sovereignty

The Iranian foreign minister’s senior advisor for special political affairs has reaffirmed Iran’s support for the UN’s efforts to preserve Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as the world body’s encouragement of dialog between Syrian factions.

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