Monday, March 20, 2023

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Iran Covid: Gradual rise in ‘red’ cities on color-coded  map as infections soar

The Iranian Health Ministry reports a new rise in the number of cities classified as ‘red’ or ‘high risk’ on the color-coded Covid-19 tracking map as more patients are diagnosed with the disease.

Iran’s security chief due in Iraq for talks after visits to China, UAE

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) is set to visit Iraq for talks on ways to remove the obstacles to economic cooperation between the two neighbors.

Iran, China and Russia being naval drills

Chinese, Iranian and Russian naval forces start joint drills in the Gulf of Oman.

Pictures: Iranians prepare for Nowruz

As the end the Persian year of 1401 draws nearer, the Nowruz shopping market is booming and people as well as salesmen are busy buying and selling.

Iran executes man convicted of killing police officer

Iran has executed a man found guilty of killing a police officer using a firearm.

Iran FM: West encourage Ukraine to present proof over drone claims

The Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with the European Union’s top diplomat Josep Borrell, said the West should encourage Ukraine to present substantiated proof over the transfer of Iran-made drones to Russia for use in the Ukraine war.

Israeli soldiers kill four Palestinians in West Bank

An Israeli army raid has left at least four Palestinians dead in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian officials have confirmed.

Deouty of IAEA Chief due in Tehran

The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says Massimo Aparo, Deputy Director General and Head of the Safeguards Department of the UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) is going to visit Tehran for talks with Iranian officials.

Iranian security chief: Iran, UAE need bolster cooperation; foreigners threats to region

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has told the president of the United Arab Emirates that the two countries can take longer strides toward expanding bilateral cooperation and bolstering their diplomacy of neighborliness.

Pakistan court postpones police action against Imran Khan until Friday

A high court has ordered the Pakistani police to stop an operation to arrest Imran Khan to Friday, defusing a surge in violence that saw supporters of the former prime minister clashing with security forces.

Iran, Russia, China set to begin military drill in N Indian Ocean

Naval forces from China, Iran and Russia are staging joint drills in the northern part of the Indian Ocean later on Thursday.

Protests resume in Israel after Netanyahu rejected Herzog proposal over judicial crisis

Israelis have pressed ahead with demonstrations against a government plan to weaken the independence of the judiciary, pushing back against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he rejected a President’s proposal meant to diffuse the crisis.

Iran’s Raisi opens advanced cancer treatment center

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi inaugurates a high-tech medical center specializing in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Ex-Saudi intel. head hopes Tehran-Riyadh agreement will be ‘game-changer’ for ME

Former Saudi intelligence chief Turki al-Faisal has expressed optimism that the deal between Tehran and Riyadh to restore diplomatic relations will be a “game-changer” for the West Asia region.

Erdogan, Aliyev discuss Azerbaijan-Armenia relations

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has held a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, discussing the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani ties.

Ex-Iraqi PM lauds Gen. Soleimani as architect of Iran-Saudi deal

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has hailed late Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani as a “pacesetter” in the recent agreement between Tehran and Riyadh to restore diplomatic ties.

Security chief: Iran’s neighborly diplomacy to bring about powerful region

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) says the neighbors-first policy being pursued by the Tehran administration will result in the creation of a powerful region.

Grossi says IAEA team to visit Iran within days

Rafael Grossi Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has voiced cautious optimism that Iran will boost inspectors’ access and restore monitoring equipment. Grossi said he’s sending a technical team in the next few days to follow up on Tehran’s commitments.

Putin and Assad hold meeting in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, held talks in Moscow. The leaders have exchanged views on a broad range of bilateral and international issues.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 386

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine in February 2022 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 nuclear chief says IAEA inspectors permanently present in Iran 

The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said the presence of the UN atomic watchdog’s inspectors in the country is permanent.

UAE ambassador: We will not let anyone use our territory to harm Iran

The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Tehran says the Persian Gulf country is opposed to any move that would harm the Islamic Republic of Iran.

US senators introduce resolution on human rights record in Saudi Arabia

US senators have introduced a resolution that could force the White House to critically appraise Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and possibly reassess Washington's security assistance for Riyadh.

Russia says disappointed by E3 decision over Iran trade system

Moscow is disappointed by the decision of France, Germany and the United Kingdom to terminate the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) with Iran, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.

China says to conduct maritime drills with Iran and Russia in Gulf of Oman

China, Iran and Russia will conduct naval wargames in the Gulf of Oman from March 15 to March 19, China's defense ministry announced on Wednesday.