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Iranian parl. speaker declares full readiness for BRICS cooperation

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Iran's Parliament Speaker announced the comprehensive readiness of both Iran's government and parliament to collaborate with BRICS member states.

US official says Washington to resume shipping 500-pound bombs to Israel

US President Joe Biden's administration will resume shipping 500-pound bombs to Israel amid the war in the Gaza Strip but will continue to hold back on supplying 2,000-pound bombs over concerns about their use in the densely populated enclave, an American official has stated.

Moscow plans ‘response’ to contain ‘serious threat’ from NATO: Kremlin

Russia is planning "response measures" to contain the "very serious threat" from NATO, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated.

President-elect: Iran ready for constructive dialog with regional Arab states

Iran's President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian has invited the regional Arab countries to engage in “constructive dialog” and joint endeavors with Tehran towards enhancement of unity, security, stability and prosperity across West Asia.

Iran acting FM: Talks on easing sanctions progressing in accordance with law

Iran’s caretaker foreign minister Ali Bagheri Kani says the outgoing administration of the late President Ebrahim Raisi has pursued talks to remove Western-imposed nuclear-related sanctions on the country in strict compliance with the laws approved by the parliament.

Iran rejects NATO allegation over Ukraine war, as politically-motivated

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani, has dismissed the NATO allegation about Tehran's military assistance to Russia in the Ukraine war, as completely unfounded and politically charged.

Analysts warn Israel-Hezbollah war would plunge Egypt into further darkness

Already suffering rolling blackouts in sweltering summer heat, Egyptians would be plunged into further darkness if tensions between Israel and Lebanon's powerful group Hezbollah break out into war, analysts have told Middle East Eye.

Over half a million students compete to enter universities in Iran

Over 500,000 students took tests on the first day of the university admission exam on Thursday to enter universities across the country, with some fields like medicine in high demand.

Hezbollah has no fear of war with Israel: Nasrallah

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has stressed that Hezbollah is undaunted by the prospect of conflict with Israel. The secretary-general of the Lebanese resistance movement pledged formidable retaliation in case of a potential invasion of Lebanon by the Zionist regime.

NATO promises Ukraine $43bn in aid for war with Russia, ‘irreversible path’ to membership

NATO leaders have pledged to provide Ukraine with at least $43bn in military aid within the next year to enhance its defense against Russia and formally declared Kyiv on an “irreversible path” to membership in the Western military alliance.

Israel’s army orders Palestinians to leave Gaza City

The Israeli military has ordered all Palestinians to leave Gaza City and head south, as it presses ahead with a fresh military operation across the north, south and central area of the besieged strip.

More than a dozen provinces in Iran shut down over power shortage

The Iranian government closed offices in 15 provinces on Thursday due to electricity shortages amid sizzling hot weather in order to prevent nationwide blackouts.

Pezeshkian to Haniyeh: Palestinians will certainly achieve victory against Israel

Iran’s President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian has assured Hamas’ Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh that Palestinians will ultimately prevail in the face of the Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.

US says F-16s will fly in Ukraine this summer

American-made F-16 fighter jets are on their way to Ukraine, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday, announcing the follow through of a key commitment years in the making.

US Gaza aid pier to be permanently dismantled after operating for less than 3 weeks: Report

A US military pier, built two months ago as a way to bring seaborne humanitarian aid into Gaza, is to be permanently dismantled within a few days, according to a new report.

Netanyahu contemplating layover in Europe amid fears of arrest warrant over Gaza war

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is mulling a layover in Europe during his trip to Washington later this month, despite concerns over an arrest warrant application from the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the Gaza war, according to local media.

Iraq sentences wife of Abu Bakr Baghdadi to death for crimes against Yazidi women

An Iraqi court issued a death sentence Wednesday against one of the wives of the slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, alleging that she was complicit in crimes committed against Yazidi women captured by the terror group.

Temperature crosses 54° Celsius in Shabankareh, southern Iran  

The town of Shabankareh in Bushehr Province, southern Iran, was the hottest city in the country on Wednesday, with the temperature there hitting 54.2° Celsius over the past 24 hours, officials said Wednesday.

Iranian oil minister: Oil output raised to 3.6mn. bpd

Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji says the country’s outgoing administration has managed to increase crude production to 3.6 million barrels per day.

Iranian official says Azerbaijan’s embassy in Tehran to reopen soon

The head of the Eurasia Department of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mojtaba Damirchiloo, has said the embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Tehran, which was closed following diplomatic tensions between two neighbors last year, will reopen soon.

Syria passenger plane touches down at Saudi airport after over a decade hiatus

A passenger plane operated by Syria’s flag carrier, Syrian Airlines, has landed in the Saudi capital Riyadh – the first in more than a decade، as part of a thaw in diplomatic relations between Damascus and the Kingdom.

Iranian MP says Pezeshkian to be sworn in late July

Masoud Pezeshkian will be sworn in as the 9th president of the Islamic Republic of Iran at a ceremony in the Parliament on July 30, a lawmaker has stated.

Zelensky says Ukraine can ‘never’ get enough weapons

Virtually no quantity of arms and military equipment that the US and its allies supply to Kiev for its fight with Russia will be enough, Ukraine’s President Vladimir Zelensky has stated.

Iran ex-FM Zarif: New cabinet opening up space for young experts

Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had a pivotal role in gathering momentum for the newly-elected President Massoud Pezeshkian in his electoral campaigns, says the new cabinet members will be picked from among young experts.

Saudi Arabia ‘threatened’ G7 over seizure of Russian assets

The Group of Seven “likely” abandoned the West's plan to expropriate Moscow’s frozen central bank funds due to a “veiled threat” from Riyadh, Bloomberg has reported.