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Russia says NATO raises degree of escalation, goes too far in military rhetoric

NATO is raising the degree of escalation and going too far in military rhetoric, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated in an interview with REN-TV broadcaster.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting over Israel Rafah carnage

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss a deadly Israeli airstrike on a displaced person tent camp in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, according to a UN diplomat.

Iran strongly condemns Israel’s deadly carnage in Rafah

The Iranian Foreign Ministry slammed on Monday the Israeli regime’s bloody aggression against the Palestinians in the Gaza city of Rafah, which sent shockwaves across the world, and called on the international community to take practical measures to stop the occupying regime’s crimes.

Yemen’s Houthis target cargo vessels, warships in Red Sea and Indian Ocean

Yemen's Houthi fighters have launched fresh attacks on Israeli and US-linked ships sailing in regional waters as part of a campaign to support Palestinians in their struggle against Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip.

Hamas warns Israel: Captives in Gaza may return to you as corpses

Palestinian group Hamas has warned Israel the longer it sustains its war against the Gaza Strip, the more likely it is for the Israeli captives to die as a result of the attacks.

Oman’s FM visits late Iranian foreign minister’s family

Oman’s Foreign Minister Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi visited the family of the demised Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Monday evening in their house to offer his condolences over their loss.

Qalibaf re-elected as Iran’s parliament speaker

Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf was elected on Tuesday as the Iranian parliament’s speaker for a one-year period.

Netanyahu calls civilian deaths in Gaza’s Rafah ‘tragic mistake’, over 36k Palestinians killed in strip

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called an Israeli strike that killed at least 45 Palestinians over the weekend in the Gaza city of Rafah a “tragic mistake” and urged an investigation into the civilian casualties. More than 36,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's war on Gaza.

Iranian Hajj pilgrims heading to Saudi Arabia

Iranian Hajj pilgrims are heading to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj rituals with 30 thousand Iranians having already arrived in Saudi Arabia.

Gaza death toll from Israeli attacks surges past 36,000

Gaza’s death toll from relentless Israeli attacks since last October has reached 36,050, the Health Ministry in the besieged enclave reported on Monday.

Iranian acting FM says Iran and Oman will continue supporting Gaza 

Iranian Acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri says Iran and Oman will work together seriously to support the people of Gaza.

Veteran Iran politician Ali Larijani does not rule out running for president 

Iran’s former parliament speaker Ali Alrijani refuses to rule out running for president in the country’s upcoming election.

Inauguration of Iran’s new parliament

The inauguration ceremony of the twelfth term of the Iranian parliament was held on Monday morning (May 27, 2024) with the elected lawmakers and a group of government and military officials in attendance.

Iran says no change in Palestine support

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has stated it will make no changes in Iran's foreign policy regarding its unconditional support for Palestine and confronting Israel.

Iranian striker Taremi leaving Porto with shining record

Porto's Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi is leaving the Portuguese football club for Inter Milan with flying colors.

EU says bloc’s credibility at risk over Israeli disregard of ICJ orders

EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has stated that the bloc is endangered by the Israeli disregard for orders issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to stop military operations in Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

UN warns half of Gaza population at imminent risk of famine

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned that half of the population of the Gaza Strip is at imminent risk of famine, including around 15,000 pregnant women.

Germany says Ukraine might not become NATO member within next 3 decades

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has stated that Ukraine might not become a NATO member for the next 30 years.

Ukraine says no country can single-handedly survive war with Russia

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the global community to work together against Russia, stressing that no nation can survive a conflict with Moscow alone.

Saudi Arabia appoints first envoy to Syria in over a decade

Saudi Arabia has appointed its ambassador to Damascus for the first time since the kingdom closed its embassy in Syria in 2012, after violence gripped the country.

France warns EU is in serious danger

The European Union is facing a record number of “external and internal enemies”, who pose an existential threat to the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron has warned, doubling down on a warning he’d given earlier, that “our Europe” could end up dying.

At least 40 killed in Gaza’s Rafah after Israel hit refugees camp

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed and many more injured after Israeli missiles struck a camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip which was designated as a safe zone.

Leader calls on newly-elected MPs to fulfill Iran’s national interests

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a message on the occasion of the inauguration of the 12th round of Iran's parliament, stressed securing national interests is the main duty of the country's lawmakers.

Palestinian minister says economy facing unprecedented shock amid Gaza war

Minister of National Economy Mohammed Alamour has warned that the Palestinian economy is facing an "unprecedented" shock, due to the ongoing Hamas-Israel conflict in the Gaza Strip.

World Bank says 30% of people in Lebanon live in poverty

One in every three Lebanese people is living in poverty, the World Bank has announced in a report. The organisation noted that poverty rates have tripled in the country over the past decade amid an economic crisis.