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UN condemns deadly attack on Azerbaijani embassy in Iran

The United Nations has strongly condemned the fatal attack on the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Iranian capital, Tehran, leaving one dead.

Intergovernmental body says Syria carried out chlorine attack on Douma in 2018, Damascus denies

Syrian forces were the perpetrators of a chlorine attack on the city of Douma in April 2018, a two-year investigation by the global chemical weapons watchdog claimed. The Damascus government has denied having used chemical weapons.

Iranian FM: Attack on Azerbaijani Embassy was not terrorist attack

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said in a tweet that he visited those injured in Friday’s attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy to be informed of their treatment and recovery.

US says talks with Iran made no progress

US National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby says that no progress has been made in nuclear negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

8 Israeli settlers killed in shooting operation in al-Quds

At least 8 Israeli settlers were reportedly killed in a shooting operation outside a synagogue in the occupied city of al-Quds on Friday night. It comes a day after Israeli soldiers killed 9 Palestinians, including an elderly woman in the West Bank.

Iran-Europe faceoff flaring up: Expert

A foreign policy expert says the standoff between Iran and Europe could drag into tension and more complicated stages.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 339

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 Judiciary: Azeri Embassy attacker in April complained after his wife went missing

Iran’s Judiciary says the man who attacked Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran, in April filed a complaint with a court in the northwestern city of Orumia because his wife had gone missing.

Iran’s desert city of Zahedan gets rare snowfall

Rare snowfall blankets the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan, which has typically a hot desert climate and long summers.

Iranian president strongly condemns armed attack on Azeri Embassy in Tehran

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has strongly condemned Friday's armed attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran.

Iranian FM says Tehran-Baku ties should not be affected by attack on Azeri embassy

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has told his Azerbaijani counterpart that Baku and Tehran should not let their ties be affected by Friday attack on the Azeri embassy in Tehran.

Azeri Foreign Ministry summons Iranian ambassador after embassy attack in Tehran 

Iran’s Nour News Agency, which if affiliated with the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, says the country’s Ambassador to Baku Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has been summoned by the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

Iran says Iraq’s using fake name for Persian Gulf not to change realities

Iran once again protested Iraqi authorities' use of a fake name for the Persian Gulf. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson has said misnaming the body of water contradicts the principle of good neighborliness and the friendly nature of bilateral ties. 

Israel bombs Gaza following fatal Jenin raid

Israel has carried out airstrikes on an alleged military site in the Gaza Strip, claiming the mission was a response to rockets fired from the area. Palestinian officials accused Israeli troops of a “massacre” in the occupied West Bank, with armed groups vowing to retaliate.

One killed in shooting at Azeri embassy in Iran; assailant detained

A guard is killed in an armed attack by an individual on Azerbaijan Republic's embassy in Iran’s capital, Tehran.

Omid, single surviving West Siberian crane, no longer alone

Omid (Hope), the only remaining Siberian crane that keeps returning to Iran every winter, will no be longer alone, as officials transfer a mate from Belgium to the Fereydounkenar wetlands, Omid’s favorite residence for the cold season in northern Iran.

Iran FM urges global action against Israel after Jenin massacre

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian condemns Israel’s deadly raid against the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, urging the world community to take action against "the criminal Zionist" regime.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 338

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:

People watch street performances in Tehran on sideline of intl. theatre festival

On the sixth day of the 41st edition of the Fajr International Theatre Festival, marking the 44th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, four street performances went on stage in the City Theatre of Tehran and elsewhere in the Iranian capital on Thursday.

8th wave of coronavirus subsiding in Iran: Health minister

Iran’s health minister says the wave of coronavirus infections in the country is subsiding, with authorities registering only single-digit fatalities or no deaths at all from the coronavirus on most days since the beginning of the second quarter of 2022.

British ambassador returns to Tehran 

British Ambassador to Tehran Simon Shercliff has announced his return to the Iranian capital after he was recalled by London for consultation.

Hundreds contract cholera in Iran; no deaths reported 

The director of the Iranian Ministry of Health’s Center for Controlling Communicable Diseases has said 360 people in the country have contracted cholera.

9 Palestinians, including elderly woman, killed by Israeli soldiers in Jenin

Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians and wounded over a dozen others in the West Bank city of Jennin on Thursday. One elderly woman is among the dead.

Iranian pres. slams burning of Quran in Sweden

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has condemned the burning of the Quran in Sweden, saying that insult to Islam, its holy book and the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is an insult to all Abrahamic religions.

US House urges Biden to sanction more Iranian individuals, organizations

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution praising anti-government protesters in Iran. Lawmakers have called for more sanctions against Iranian officials and entities over alleged “human right violations” following the recent unrest and deadly protests in the country.