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Iranian FM: Iran, US keeping exchanging messages to revive JCPOA 

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said Iran and the US keep exchanging messages on how to resume the talks over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Iran Covid: Daily cases of infection on decline

The Iranian Health Ministry reported on Wednesday that 30 people had tested positive for the coronavirus countrywide over the past 24 hours, down from around 50 registered a day earlier.

Iran calls for closer ties between sanctioned states to confront bans

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said that countries that have been sanctioned by global powers, including the US, could offset the embargos through closer cooperation.

Water reserves behind Tehran dams at lowest level in 50 years: Official

An Iranian official warns that the available water reserves behind dams supplying water to the capital, Tehran, the country’s most populous city, have decreased to the lowest level in half a century, urging the public to help save water.

Nuclear chief slams IAEA for fabricating anti-Iran claims “under Israeli, West pressure”

Iran’s nuclear chief blasts the UN nuclear watchdog for fabricating untrue claims about Tehran’s nuclear activities at “undeclared sites under the influence and pressure of the Israeli regime and its Western allies.”

US claims Iranian-made drone hit oil tanker off Oman waters

An attack on a ship off the coast of Oman was carried out by an Iranian-made drone, US Central Command said in a statement. It added that a multilateral maritime operation led by a British Royal Navy frigate had responded to the scene.

One killed, several injured in Jerusalem blasts

Explosions near two bus stops in Jerusalem have left one person dead and several people injured, according to hospitals receiving the wounded and Israeli police.

Iran’s IRGC says member killed by roadside bomb in Syria, blames Israel

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says one of its forces on an advisory mission in Syria has lost his life in a roadside bomb explosion, blaming the Israeli regime for the atrocity.

E3, US express concerns over Iran’s 60% uranium enrichment

The United States and its European allies voiced concern over Iran announcing it has begun enriching uranium to 60 percent at the Fordow nuclear facility. Tehran’s move was a response to the adoption of an anti-Iran resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors.

Iranian elderly man breaks record for keepie-uppies

A 67-year-old former soccer player sets a new record for kick-ups in Iran’s north-central province of Semnan.

Ukraine had no evidence to prove drone claims in meeting with Iran: Source

A news outlet close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) says Ukraine provided “no defendable document,” during a recent joint expert-level meeting between the two sides, to support its claims about the use of Iranian-made drones by Russia.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 273: European Parliament declares Russia as ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

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:

Belarus PM says his country and Iran draw up trade cooperation document  

Belarus Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko says his country and Iran are drawing up an inclusive document of commercial and economic cooperation.

IRGC launches new missile, drone raids on terror bases in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has launched a new barrage of missiles and drones against hideouts of separatist terrorists in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

Iran’s Transport Minister Rostam Qassemi steps down, caretaker appointed

Iran’s Minister of Transport and Urban Development Rostam Qassemi steps down from office over “deteriorating health issues.”

Iran’s Judiciary: 40 foreign nationals arrested over direct role in unrest, violent riots

The spokesman of Iran’s Judiciary announces the arrest of 40 foreign nationals, besides two French spies, over direct involvement in violent riots across the country.

Covid toll in Iran reaches 144,630 deaths

The death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 144,630 with three more peoole killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's health ministry announced on Tuesday.

8k Yemeni children killed, injured in Saudi-led war since 2015: Report

A human rights organization has reported that the ongoing Saudi-led war on Yemen has left at least 8,000 minors dead and injured in the war-torn country.

Mission at UN: Iran, Ukraine taking important steps to resolve disputes

The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations announced that significant steps have been taken so far in the collaborative dialogue between Iranian and Ukrainian defense experts, and that Tehran will continue to clear up any misunderstanding regarding its alleged role in the Ukraine war.

Iran’s House of Cinema threatens strike if arrested members remain in custody

The Iranian House of Cinema has criticized the government for “frequently summoning and interrogating” its members on charges of supporting protests and riots in the country, threatening industrial action in case the trend fails to stop.

For 1st time, Iran starts 60% nuclear enrichment at Fordow site after IAEA resolution

Iran says it has started enriching uranium to a purity level of 60 percent at the Fordow nuclear plant in the north-central part of the country, in what appears to be a tit-for-tat measure against a resolution adopted by the UN nuclear watchdog against Tehran’s nuclear program.

Turkish president signals ground offensive in Syria, Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signaled a possible ground offensive in northern Syria and Iraq. It comes after Ankara’s forces launched cross-border air raids on what they call locations used by Kurdish groups they blame for a recent bombing in central Istanbul.

Iran president calls for expansion of ties with Kazakhstan

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, in a phone talk with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, said that Tehran-Astana relations have always been progressing and called for the further expansion of mutual relations.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 272

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 spokesman says Tehran has not quit nuclear negotiations

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has stated that Tehran has not quit the negotiating table with the world powers over the 2015 nuclear deal, saying that arriving at an agreement requires the US pragmatic attitude.