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Russia says Armenia, Central Asian countries have US-funded biolabs

Armenia, and Central Asian countries have US-funded biolabs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. He added Moscow is discussing this issue with its neighbors both bilaterally and through the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

US officials in Saudi Arabia for talks over Iran, energy

Two senior US officials visited Saudi Arabia this week for talks that included global energy supplies, Iran and other regional issues, the White House announced on Thursday.

Palestinian probe confirms Israeli troops deliberately shot Al Jazeera journalist

The Palestinian Authority has announced the results of its investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. It confirmed that Israeli forces deliberately shot and killed the veteran reporter.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 93: Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘genocide’ in Donbas

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:

China urges US positive respond to Iran nuclear concerns

China has called on the US to respond positively to Iran's "reasonable" concerns on nuclear issues, and promote a smooth conclusion to negotiations as nuclear talks enter their final stage, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Thursday.

“Value of Iran Exports to Oman can be doubled in years”

Forecasts suggest that the value of exports from the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Kingdom of Oman can be at least doubled and at most increased five-fold within 5 years. It is estimated that Iran can raise the value of direct and indirect imports from Oman to $1 billion during that time.

Iran and Russia ink three MoUs on energy and banking

Tehran and Moscow have signed three major memoranda of understanding (MoU) to expand bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy and banking, Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji says.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 92

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:

Biden’s Iran envoy says odds against reviving nuclear deal

US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley warned Wednesday it was more likely than not that talks would fail to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. Tehran stresses the ball is in the US’s court and that Washington must make the necessary political decisions to that end.

IAEA says talks with Iran at ‘very difficult juncture’

Talks with Iran aimed at ending a long standoff on the origin of uranium particles found at apparently old but undeclared sites are at "a very difficult juncture", International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi says. Tehran has denied claims of undeclared nuclear activity in its sites.

Iran says ready to supply Russian auto makers with components

Iran’s Minister of Industry, Trade, and Mine says Iranian manufacturers are ready to supply the Russian auto companies with car components.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in WB raid

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian teenager on the outskirts of the north West Bank city of Nablus.

UN reacts to IRGC member assassination, says opposed to extra-judiciary murders

UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric has reacted to the assassination of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Colonel Hassan Sayyad-Khodaie, saying the body has always been opposed to the extra-judiciary murders.

Iran calls for restoring stability to Afghanistan, Yemen

The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs has called for taking practical measures to help establish peace and stability in Afghanistan and Yemen.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 91: Ukraine says NATO unlikely to help unblock ports

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:

Saudi FM says progress made in talks with Iran but “not enough”

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says there has been some progress in talks between Riyadh and Tehran but "not enough" and that the kingdom's hands remain outstretched to Iran.

Iran urges recognizing right of managing conventional weapons

Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has said that UN member states’ right to manage and supervise their conventional weapons should be recognized.

Palestine urges ICC to investigate Israeli killing of Al Jazeera reporter

The Palestinian foreign ministry has formally asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 90: “Sweden, Finland to attend upcoming NATO summit”

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, Oman sign MoU on extension of bilateral trade cooperation

Iranian Trade Minister Seyed Reza Fatemi Amin and his Omani counterpart Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousef have signed an agreement in Muscat on Monday.

Iran, Kazakhstan mull improving economic relations

Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Seyed Reza Fatemi-Amin, in a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan, Bakhyt Sultanov, described joint ventures as a strategic way to deepen economic relations between the two countries.

FM: Iran seeking to expand relations with African states

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has stated Iran especially the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi spares no effort to expand relationships with African nations.

Israeli embassies on alert following IRGC member assassination in Tehran

Israel has reportedly put all its embassies across the globe on alert following the assassination of a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 89: Life sentence for Russian soldier over Ukraine ‘war crimes’

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 envoy raises Afghan women’s rights with Taliban FM

The US special envoy on Afghanistan has met the Taliban’s acting foreign minister in the Qatari capital Doha and stressed international opposition to the group’s expanding curbs on women and girls.

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