♦ Russia’s tactical formation to launch the biggest military operation against IS
The operation will include 69 Sukhoi fighters and Topolev 160 bombers and a large number of warships and submarines.
♦ The government spokesman has said that next year’s spending package will feature good news for pensioners.
Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, who also serves as director of the Management and Planning Organization, further said some 1.2 million retirees are getting less than $350 a month.
♦ Human Rights Watch has said that Saudi Arabia has committed war crimes, calling for UN Security Council intervention.
A report by the rights agency has catalogued 10 airstrikes against residential areas, markets and a factory.
♦ Cooperation between institutions and members of the public is needed to make poverty, addiction, and rough sleeping a thing of the past, said Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in an open letter to residents of the capital.
The letter further said social harms such as vagrancy and the number of child laborers and street children are on the rise.
♦ Plans to absorb some $25 billion in foreign investment to the oil industry
The oil minister said that the new model of oil contracts is a win-win for both Iran’s oil industry and international companies.
♦ Members of the Expediency Council have thanked the Intelligence Ministry for its anti-terrorist measures.