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Iran’s aid supplies arrive in quake-hit Afghanistan

Iran’s relief and humanitarian assistance for the victims of a deadly earthquake that struck eastern Afghanistan in the early hours of Wednesday has arrived in the quake-stricken country, the ruling Taliban’s spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said.

President Raisi urges swift end to Ukraine war, blames NATO provocations

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has called for an end to the Ukraine war, blaming the US and NATO for the conflict.

Sadr: Iran never meddled in Iraqi politics or pressured Shia groups

Senior Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr roundly dismisses claims of Iranian “meddling” in the affairs of his country, saying the neighboring state never exerted any pressure on any Shia group in Iraq.

Iran FM offers condolences over deadly earthquake in Afghanistan

The Iranian Foreign Minister has offered condolences over the deadly earthquake in eastern Afghanistan.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 120: European Parliament urges candidate status for Ukraine

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: UN rights report ‘politically-driven’, ‘unfair’

The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman has dismissed a recent report by the United Nations secretary general about the human rights situation in Iran as politically-motivated, biased and unfair.

CNN confirms Israel behind assassination of Irsnian Colonel Sayyad Khadei

US news channel CNN has quoted the country's intelligence officials as confirming that Israel was behind the assassination of IRGC Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khdoaei in Tehran several weeks ago.

Russian FM and Iranian president meet in Tehran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Larvov, who is in Tehran at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart, on Wednesday met with Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi.

Iran condoles Afghanistan over deadly quake

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh offered regret over the horrific earthquake in Afghanistan and sympathized with the Afghan people and government.

MbS visits Turkey for first time since Khashoggi murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for the first time in years for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan aimed at fully normalising ties that were ruptured after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Report: Iran registers highest monthly inflation figure since 1979

Iran’s monthly inflation has hit a four-decade record high of 12.2 percent over the Persian calendar month of Khordad – May 22 to June 21.

Iran’s foreign trade hits $25.5bn in the first quarter

Iran’s Customs Administration says the country recorded a foreign trade of 25.5 billion dollars in the first three months of the current Persian calendar year that began on March 21.

Iran Red Crescent ready to send aid to Afghanistan’s quake zone

The director of Iran’s Red Crescent Society has declared readiness to send aid to eastern Afghanistan where a powerful earthquake has caused heavy casualties and massive damage.

Iran records 256 new Covid cases, 3 deaths

The Iranian Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that 256 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 3 patients have died of the disease in the same period of time.

Iranian VP says MPs withdraw support for minister of industries impeachment

Iranian Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs has said 20 MPs have withdrawn their signature from a motion that called for the impeachment of Iran’s minister of industries, mines and commerce.

President Raisi hails healthcare staff for their efforts in fighting Covid

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has hailed Iranian doctors and nurses for their efforts to contain the Coronavirus during the pandemic that plagued the country for over two years.

Israeli Knesset votes to dissolve

Israel moved closer on Wednesday to a fifth election in less than four years after lawmakers gave an initial nod to dissolve the parliament.

Iran’s Covid-19 vaccine cargo arrives in Nicaragua

The first shipment of Iran’s domestically-produced Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Nicaragua on Tuesday following a bilateral deal for exporting the COVIran Barakat vaccine to the Latin American country in March.

Advisor to Iran Leader: Diplomacy cannot resolve conflict with Israel

The deep-rooted conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Israeli regime cannot be resolved through diplomacy, says an advisor to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

Analyst: Biden using Saudi trip as platform to win 2nd term

US President Joe Biden, who as a presidential candidate had vowed to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah”, is pursuing a multi-pronged agenda by embarking on a controversial trip to the kingdom, an Iranian political analyst says.

Iran parliament body urges govt. to reduce IAEA cooperation

The Iranian Parliament’s Energy Committee says the Islamic Republic has to cut back its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) after the UN agency’s hostile movie against Tehran.

Hundreds killed in Afghanistan quake

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.1 that rocked eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 950 people.

Iran’s Tasnim reporter abducted, beaten in WB

A Palestinian reporter working for Iran’s Tasnim News Agency was abducted and beaten over the coverage of a demonstration in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 119

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:

Portugal’s Ricardo Sa Pinto becomes Iran’s Esteghlal FC manager

Portuguese soccer coach Ricardo Sa Pinto has been appointed as new manager of Iranian soccer club Esteghlal.