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Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 125: World leaders condemn Russia deadly attack on Ukraine mall

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:

US says favoring mutual return to JCPOA

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says a mutual return to the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, is in the interest of the United States and its partners.

Kremlin: Putin to meet with Raisi in Turkmenistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with his Iranian opposite number Ebrahim Raisi as well as presidents of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan during his trip to Ashgabat, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov told reporters on Monday.

Report: Nuclear talks to resume this week

Negotiations over the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal will resume this week, participants in the talks have confirmed. Qatar will host indirect talks between Iran and the United States, according to reports.

Iran reports 352 new covid cases, 1 death

Health ministry in Iran announced on Monday that 352 new cases of coronavirus have been registered across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 1 patient has passed away in the same period of time.

E3, US to discuss Iran nuclear program, oil exports

The leaders of Britain, France, Germany and the United States will hold four-way talks Tuesday on Iran's nuclear program, the French presidency confirmed, with Tehran's oil exports as one of the issues to be raised.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 124

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:

US says Iran’s satellite carrier launch “unhelpful and destabilizing”

The White House has announced it was aware of Iran’s satellite carrier launch and criticized the move as “unhelpful and destabilizing.” Tehran has stressed the tests have been conducted for research purposes only.

Iran to unveil missiles with 300-km range in near future

Deputy Commander of Iranian Army Air Defense said missiles with a range of 300 kilometers will be unveiled in the near future. Brigadier General Alireza Elhami added that increasing the missile capability of the army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is one of the requirements of deterrence power.

297 new covid cases, 2 deaths registered in Iran

The Iranian Health Ministry announced on Sunday that 297 new cases of coronavirus have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 2 patients have passed away in the same period of time.

Iran says ready to dispatch humanitarian supplies to Yemen

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said Tehran is ready to dispatch humanitarian supplies, COVID-19 vaccines in particular, to Yemen.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 123: G7 nations to ban new imports of Russian gold

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:

Zelensky fires envoys to Iran, 5 other countries

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree on the dismissal of Kyiv's ambassadors to Iran, Portugal, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Georgia, and Slovakia.

Covid kills 4 in Iran in 24 hours

Iranian Health Ministry figures on Saturday showed that coronavirus had killed four people in the country over the past 24 hours.

Report: Saudi dissidents ‘sexually assaulted and murdered’ in prison

Prisoners held for opposing the government in Saudi Arabia are being murdered, sexually assaulted and inflicted with “sheer” brutality, according to a new report.

UN confirms Israeli troops fired shots that killed Al Jazeera correspondent in WB

The United Nations has announced that information it had gathered showed that the bullets that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank on May 11 were fired by Israeli forces.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 122

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:

Kremlin: Putin will certainly visit Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin will certainly travel to Iran at some point, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, but added the exact date of the visit is yet unknown.

Iran urges US to free Afghan frozen assets

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations has called for the release of Afghan assets confiscated by the United States. The war-stricken Asian country is now struggling with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed at least 1500 people.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 121: Ukraine says withdrawing from strategic city

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:

Report: US developing ‘normalization roadmap’ for Saudi Arabia, Israel

The White House has been working on a “road map for normalization” between Israel and Saudi Arabia ahead of US President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East next month, according to four US sources briefed on the issue.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 120: European Parliament urges candidate status for Ukraine

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 condoles Afghanistan over deadly quake

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh offered regret over the horrific earthquake in Afghanistan and sympathized with the Afghan people and government.

MbS visits Turkey for first time since Khashoggi murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for the first time in years for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at fully normalising ties that were ruptured after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Israeli Knesset votes to dissolve

Israel moved closer on Wednesday to a fifth election in less than four years after lawmakers gave an initial nod to dissolve the parliament.

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