Friday, March 24, 2023

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Palestinians and Israelis agree to lower tensions ahead of Ramadan

Palestinian and Israeli officials have agreed at a meeting in Egypt to take steps to curb rising violence ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Polls show most Americans see Iraq war a mistake, 2 decades after invasion

Two decades after the US invaded Iraq, most Americans believe the war, which left about a million people dead and ruined the Arab country, was a mistake, a new poll shows.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 390: Putin, Xi to discuss China’s peace plan for Ukraine war

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:

Iran security chief: Powerful Iraq contributes to regional stability

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani says strategic cooperation between Tehran and Baghdad will guarantee security and progress of the region.

Official: Saudi King invites Iranian president to Riyadh 

The deputy chief of staff for political affairs of the Iranian president says Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has invited President Ebrahim Raisi to visit the kingdom following the recent restoration of ties between Tehran and Riyadh.

Iranian FM says ready for talks with Saudi counterpart, three locations proposed for negotiations

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says Tehran has proposed to Saudi Arabia three locations for a meeting at foreign minister level.

Iranian MP: Bahrain and Iran will soon normalize ties

An Iranian member of parliament who recently traveled to Bahrain to participate in the 146th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) says plans are afoot by the two countries to normalize their ties.

Iranians celebrate Spring Festival ahead of Persian New Year, Nowruz

Iranians joined street celebrations across the capital, Tehran, to commemorate the annual Spring Festival, as they prepare for Nowruz, or the Persian New Year, which will start on Tuesday.

Volume of Iran-Oman trade increased by 100% in one year: Official

The head of the Iran-Oman Chamber of Commerce says the volume of trade between Tehran and Mascat has increased by 100% over the past year.

125 people killed in road accidents in 3 days ahead of Nowruz holidays

The head of the Iranian Police Traffic Control Headquarters says 111 road crashes have happened in the first three days aheadof the Nowruz holidays in Iran that have claimed 125 lives. Brigadier General Seyyed Kamal Hadianfar said 2,895 people have also been injured.

Iran’s security chief to sign border security agreement with Iraq

An informed source says Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani is visiting Iraq to sign a border security memorandum of association.

Iran says deal with Saudi Arabia to serve regional states

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani says the agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to re-establish diplomatic ties can serve as a propulsion engine for movement toward regional stability.

Iran, China, Russia wrap up military drills in Sea of Oman

Naval forces of Iran, China and Russia wrap up their joint military exercises, which were held the in Sea of Oman as part the three partners’ efforts to strengthen trilateral security cooperation.

Japan’s ambassador recites Hafez poem ahead of Nouwruz

Japanese Ambassador to Tehran Aikawa Kazutoshi recites lyrics in a poem by ancient Persian lyric poet Hafez, to commemorate Persian New Year, Nowruz, which is just around the corner.

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.