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Hezbollah says launched drones towards disputed field with Israel

Hezbollah resistance movement has confirmed that it has flown three unarmed drones towards the Karish gas field in Lebanon's territorial waters, sending a message to Israel, which disputes the maritime area.

Kayhan: Pro-West camp in Iran spares US, blames own negotiators for JCPOA deadlock

Iran’s Kayhan newspaper blasts Reformist figures inside the country for what it describes as backing the West in its attempts to pressure the Iranian government, saying the pro-Western camp tries to blame the deadlock in talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal on Tehran’s negotiating team while it is in fact the US that is hindering the process.

Iranian health official warns of new Omicron surge possibility

A member of Iran’s National Scientific Committee Against Covid-19 says the number of infections with two new sub-variants of Omicron variant are on the rise in the country.

Iran movie Leila’s Brothers wins Honorable Mention in Munich Film Festival

Iranian movie Leila’s Brothers has won an Honorable Mention from the Munich International Film Festival, where Broker by Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda won the prize for the best foreign film.

Analyst: Bagheri Russia visit ‘didn’t look good’

An Iranian international affairs expert says the visit by chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani to Moscow immediately after the Doha talks on revival of the nuclear deal “did not look good”.

Military chief: Lasting security in region fruit of efforts by Iran forces

Iran’s top military commander says the region is currently enjoying lasting security thanks to the efforts made by different units of the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces.

Closer Iran-Egypt ties to trigger fresh developments in region: Expert

An expert on Africa issues says Iran has always welcomed the enhancement of its relations with Egypt, adding closer ties between the two sides will set in motion new developments in the region.

‘Iranian oil tanker reaches eastern Syrian port’ as FM visits Damascus

An Iranian oil tanker has reportedly reached a port city in eastern Syria days after the two regional allies were said to have finalized a credit line worth $1 billion, as the two countries step up efforts to deepen economic ties under harsh sanctions.

Palestinians to hand bullet that killed Al Jazeera correspondent to US

The Palestinian Authority has agreed to hand over the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank last month to US authorities, a Palestinian official confirmed.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 130

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:

Iranian FM: Known enemies trying to disrupt situation in Syria

The Iranian foreign minister has warned that the known enemies of Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty are trying to disrupt the situation in the country.

Iran’s ex-Central Bank governor to be retried for “squandering public funds”

Former Iranian Central Bank governor is going to be put on trial again for "squandering millions of dollars in public funds" during the tenure of former president Hassan Rouhani.

High profile expert: Iranians must await new Covid wave in September

An Iranian medical expert has warned of a new wave of the Coronavirus as authorities lift mandatory requirements for wearing mask in public places outdoors.

Iranian official: Neighbors accounted for 51 percent of Iran’s total exports

The Iranian Customs Organization’s spokesman has said non-oil trade between the country and neighbors in the first quarter of this Persian year was $12.36bn. Seyyed Ruhollah Latifi added that neighbors accounted for 51 percent of Iran’s total exports.

No Covid deaths in Iran in past 24 hours

The Iranian health ministry logged no deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday over the past 24 hours.

Russia urges US to show flexibility in JCPOA revival talks

The head of the Russian delegation to Vienna talks says it is still possible to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), calling on the United States to show more flexibility for that to happen.

Number of injuries in Iran’s quake increases

The number of people injured in Saturday‘s earthquake in southern Iran has increased to nearly 90. The death toll is so far 5.

Marandi: All Iran demands lie within framework of nuclear deal

An advisor to the Iranian nuclear negotiating team rejects Western claims that Iran’s demands from the US for a restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal are beyond the legal framework of the agreement, which has been in crisis due to Washington’s unilateral withdrawal.

Iran FM says Tehran opposes military action, understands Turkish concerns

The Iranian foreign minister says Tehran understands Turkey’s security concerns but it is strongly opposed to any military action under any pretext against sovereign nations.

Health ministry: Coronavirus cases rising in Iran

Health authorities in Iran have underlined the importance of Covid-19 booster jabs as figures indicate that the number of cases of infection and hospitalization with the disease is on the rise.

Daily: US will neither remove anti-Iran sanctions, nor provide guarantees

Iran’s Kayhan daily says the United States neither seeks to remove the sanctions it imposed on the Islamic Republic nor provides Tehran with guarantees that it won’t violate its legal commitments again under the nuclear deal.

Iran FM: Syria visit for Ankara-Damascus peace

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says he is visiting Damascus later on Saturday to help Syria and Turkey restore peace and security in their volatile border region.

Iranians advised to receive 3rd dose of COVID vaccine as infections rise

A senior Iranian health official has advised everyone to get all the three recommended doses of vaccine against COVID-19, amid a slight rise, over the past days, in cases of infection with the coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease.

Tributes pour in after death of Japanese mother of Iranian martyr

Iranian officials, dignitaries, and institutions are sending condolences messages over the death of the revered Japanese mother of an Iranian Sacred Defense martyr.

Iranian top negotiator on surprise visit to Moscow

Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani has met with Russian officials in Moscow in an unannounced visit as a follow-up on talks to restore the nuclear deal with the West.