Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Why Khayyam satellite was launched

Questions revolve around Iran’s move to launch Khayyam satellite into orbit in a joint collaboration with Russia.

Iranian daily: US would better accept nuclear agreement; time passing in favor of Iran

The Iranian government’s official newspaper, “Iran”, says time is passing in favor of the Islamic Republic in the Vienna talks and this means Washington needs to back down and accept Iran’s demands.

Senior ‘Pakistan Taliban’ leader killed in Afghanistan attack

A top founding leader of the ‘Pakistani Taliban’ was killed in a targeted attack in Afghanistan, according to two sources within the group's leadership.

Iran’s Khayyam satellite launched

Iran’s Khayyam satellite was sent into orbit early on Tuesday from the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan by Russian Soyuz satellite carrier.

Iranian daily urges Raisi administration to push for JCPOA revival

An Iranian daily has sought to make a ‘fair’ judgment on the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi’s performance in various fields a year after taking office, with talks to restore Iran’s nuclear agreement with the West playing a central role.

Advisor to Iran team: Tehran reviewing new proposals in Vienna talks

An advisor to the Iranian negotiating team in the Vienna talks for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal says the Iranian side has received the newly-tabled proposals by the other party and is now reviewing them.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 167

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:

Iran FM to EU’s Borrell: Final deal must guarantee sustainable removal of sanctions

The Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell, has said any final deal over the Iran nuclear agreement must guarantee the sustainable lifting of anti-Tehran sanctions.

JCPOA revival talks end in Vienna

Russia’s top negotiator in the Vienna talks Mikhail Ulyanov has said the draft of the final text of an agreement was circulated to the negotiating teams to make a decision as to the revival of the Iran nuclear deal، JCPOA.

Iran Covid: 54 new deaths in 24 hours

The fatalities push the total number of deaths in Iran since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic to 142,515. The health ministry also said the...

Iranian official: Progress made during Vienna talks

A senior official with Iran’s foreign ministry says ‘relative progress’ was made during the recent nuclear talks in Vienna.

Iranians mourn Ashura, Imam Hussein’s martyrdom anniversary

Millions of black-clad Iranians across the country, like other Shia Muslims worldwide, marked Ashura on Monday, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam and the Prophet’s grandson, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).

10 stabbed to death in Iran’s Rafsanjan

An Afghan national has killed six other Afghans and four Iranians in southeastern Iranian county of Rafsanjan in a stabbing spree following what the police called “personal differences”.

Ashura rituals as intangible national, world heritage

Iran is holding mourning ceremonies to mark Ashaura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad says set conditions on Israel for ceasefire

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s secretary general says the resistance movement agreed to a ceasefire after it imposed its conditions following two days of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip, warning the movement would resume reprisal attacks in case Israel violates the truce.

Iran FM: Zionists only understand language of power

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says the language of power is the only thing the Zionists understand.

Iran finish runners-up in world taekwondo junior championships

Iran’s male and female taekwondo teams finished second in the 2022 World Junior Championship in the Bulgarian capital Sofia after six days of competitions.

Iran foreign ministry urges clarification over killing of diplomats in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

On the 24th anniversary of the killing of the Iranian diplomats and journalist by the Taliban in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, the Iranian foreign ministry has called for shedding light on all dimensions of the terror incident.

Iranian president hails Palestinian resistance fighters, shrine defenders

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has condemned the Zionist regime’s crimes against the people of the Gaza Strip, praising the Palestinian youth for their courage in the face of Israel.

EU’s Mora: Iran nuclear talks making progress

EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora says he is optimistic about the outcome of the ongoing talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Covid cases, deaths surging in Iranian capital

Authorities have warned of a surge in the number of Covid cases in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Iran FM to UN chief: Tehran determined to reach robust, lasting nuclear deal

Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, said Tehran is serious about reaching a robust and lasting nuclear deal.

IRGC strongly condemns ‘Israel’s crimes’ in Gaza

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has strongly condemned the Zionist regime’s attacks on Gaza that has left a number resistance commanders and fighters as well as civilians dead in the region.

Iranians mourning 3rd Shia Imam’s martyrdom

Najafi residents of Iran hold a torch light vigil to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein (PBUH) on the 8th, 7th and 10th day of the month of Muharram. The picture shows the Najafis، people originally from Najaf, Iraq but living in the Iranian city of Qom، in southern Tehran , holding the ceremony.

Millions of Iranians mourn Imam Hussein on Tasu’a

Millions of people across Iran are marking Tasu’a, the ninth day of Muharram on the lunar calendar and one day before Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam, was martyred in the desert of Karbala, Iraq, in 680 CE.