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Huge rallies in Iran in tribute to Imam Reza

Huge rallies took place in 10 cities across Iran to pay tribute the 8th Shia Imam Ali Ibn Moussa al-Reza, whose shrine is in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

Heavy rains cause new flooding in northeastern Iran

Torrential rains once again trigger flash floods in Iran’s northeast.

Iranian UN envoy: US spreads lies about Tehran to justify attacks on Yemen

Iran’s permanent representative to the UN Amir Saeed Iravani strongly rejects US claims that the Islamic Republic is supplying arms to Yemen’s Ansarullah movement.

Republic of Azerbaijan to relocate embassy in Tehran; mission to resume work soon

The Republic of Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry has announced it is moving it embassy in Tehran to a new location and will resume its diplomatic activities after it shut the premises over a year ago.

Veteran Iranian actress Zahra Khoshkam passes away

Renowned Iranian actress Zahra Khoshkam, whose acting career spanned over five decades, passed away at the age of 77 on Friday. The cause her death was not publicized.

Iran raps Arab League stance on three Persian Gulf islands

The spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Kanaani, has condemned as unacceptable the clause related to the three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf in the statement of the 33rd meeting of the Arab League leaders in Bahrain.

Iran UN envoy stresses Tehran still a neutral party in Ukraine war

Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations Amir Saeed Iravani says his country’s impartial position since the outbreak of the Ukraine conflict has remained unchanged.

Russia and China say their relations at “the best period in their history”

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to strengthen ties across energy, trade, security and geopolitics, as both parties displayed their close relationship against the backdrop of regional unrest.

Israel says to send additional forces for Rafah operation

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Thursday revealed plans to send additional troops to join an ongoing ground attack in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, defying international calls for a halt to the invasion.

Arab League calls for UN peacekeepers in occupied Palestinian territory

The Arab League has called for the deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force in the occupied Palestinian territory at a summit dominated by the war on the Gaza Strip.

Zelensky says military situation in Kharkiv ‘extremely difficult’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has admitted the military condition in the northeastern Kharkiv region was "extremely difficult", but still "under control", after a meeting with his military chiefs near the front line.

South Africa calls on ICJ to halt Israel’s ‘genocidal’ Rafah invasion

South Africa has urged an end to Israel's "genocidal" war in the Gaza Strip and for its attack on the southern city of Rafah to be halted, in a new submission at the International Court of Justice  (ICJ).

Iraqi president denies Iranian interference in Iraq, voices support for Palestinian statehood

Iraqi President Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid has vehemently denied accusations of Iranian military involvement in Iraq's affairs.

Iranian daily: Hyperinflation breaking people’s back, gov’t just keeps watching

Iran’s Jomhouri-e Eslami newspaper has blasted the Iranian government for what it called just standing idly by and watching while the cumbersome extreme inflation is affecting people’s livelihood.

Putin meets Xi in Beijing as China, Russia pledge to deepen partnership

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing during a state visit to the Asian country on Thursday. It is Putin’s first foreign trip since he was sworn in for a fifth term as president earlier this month.

600,000 Palestinians left Gaza’s Rafah due to Israeli strikes: UN

The number of Palestinians who were forced to leave Rafah in southern Gaza Strip due to the attacks by Israeli soldiers rose to 600,000, the United Nations has reported.

E3 warned after deploying fighter jets to defend Israel against Iran aerial attack

Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has warned the UK, Germany and France after the trio deployed their warplanes to defend the Israeli regime against a retaliatory military operation staged by Tehran last month.

Blinken’s visit to Kiev shows US concerned over Ukrainian failures on frontline: Russia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Kiev is a sign that the Biden administration is concerned about the situation on the frontlines in Ukraine conflict, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said at a briefing.

Israel’s insistence on Rafah invasion forces negotiations into unknown fate: Hamas

The head of Hamas's political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, has warned that Israel's insistence on continuing its military aggression against the southern Gaza city of Rafah puts negotiations over the captives' release and ceasefire in an unknown fate.

Another Biden admin. staffer quits over US stance on Gaza war

Another staffer in United States President Joe Biden’s administration has publicly resigned in protest against the US’s continued support for Israel amid its war on Gaza which has so far killed more than 35,000 Palestinians.

Death toll in worst floods in decades in Iran’s Mashhad rises to 7

The fatalities of the worst flash floods in over 20 years in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad has risen to seven, according to the latest official figures.

Putin says Russian army making gains on all Ukraine fronts daily

The Russian armed forces are improving their tactical positions in all directions every day in the Ukraine conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated.

Iran’s envoy to Russia says President Raisi to attend BRICS summit in Kazan

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will take part in the BRICS summit in Kazan, Tehran's Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali told journalists on the sidelines of Russia — Islamic World: KazanForum 2024.

At least five dead in floods in northeastern Iran

Heavy rainfalls triggered flash floods in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan Razavi on Wednesday, leaving casualties and causing material damage.

Israel orders Al Jazeera closure in West Bank: Report

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant ordered the army Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi to block Al Jazeera from broadcasting in the West Bank, according to a report.