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President Raisi hails Iranian nations as real victor of elections

President Ebrahim Raisi lauded the Iranian nation as the winner of the elections, which he described as a manifestation of national unity.

Gaza food distribution site deaths will complicate peace talks, but agreement possible: Biden

US President Joe Biden has stated that his administration is looking into what happened at a food distribution site in Gaza — where local health officials say more than 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured by Israeli troops— and he admitted the incident is going to complicate negotiations in the region.

Iranian singer Shervin Hajipour sentenced to over 3.8 years behind bars for ‘propagation against Establishment’

Shervin Hajipour, the singer of a song called ‘Baraye,’ has published the text of a court verdict against him, in which the Iranian artist has been sentenced to a total of 3 years and 8 months in prison for “propagating ideas against the Establishment and inciting people to riot,” reported the hammihanonline.ir website.

French leader stands by remarks about sending troops to Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron has stated his refusal to rule out the prospect of sending Western forces to Ukraine was intentional, despite the uproar it has provoked.

Iranian couples hold wedding ceremonies in polling stations

A bride and groom have cast their ballots in Iran’s parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections at a polling station in the city of Saveh, in central Iran.

Russia claims UK ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine conflict

Britain’s direct military involvement in Ukraine was never a secret, but one of the country’s media outlets has now admitted it outright, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, has stated.

Polls open across Iran in parliamentary, Assembly of Experts elections

Polls have opened across Iran in the country’s legislative and Assembly of Experts elections.

Yemen’s Houthis promise ‘military surprises’ in Red Sea operations

Yemen’s armed forces will introduce “military surprises” in their Red Sea operations, the movement's leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi has stated. The Houthis have been targetting Israel-bound vessels in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

Pentagon chief admits 25k Palestinian women and children killed in Gaza

During a congressional hearing on Thursday in Washington, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that since 7 October, more than 25,000 Palestinian women and children have been killed by Israel in the Gaza Strip.

Germany prepared Russia-NATO conflict scenario: Report

The German government has prepared a model for a potential Russian attack on NATO, Bild has reported. According to the tabloid, authorities in Berlin have described four distinct phases, culminating in potential nuclear strikes on NATO member states.

30k Israeli soldiers treated for mental health since start of war in Gaza: Report

Around 30,000 Israeli soldiers have called up a mental health hotline since the outbreak of the war in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, according to the army.

Iran successfully receives signal from groundbreaking Pars 1 satellite

In a remarkable achievement, Iran has received signals from its recently launched Pars 1 satellite, which was successfully placed into a 500 km orbit from Russia's Vostochny launch base using a Soyuz launcher.

Dozens of Gazans waiting for food aid killed by Israeli fire

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed and some 700 others wounded after Israeli soldiers opened fire on hundreds waiting for food aid southwest of the Gaza City, health officials say, as the besieged enclave faces an unprecedented hunger crisis.

Putin claims Russia in possession of weapons capable of hitting targets on territory of its adversaries

Moscow's adversaries should remember that Russia has weapons capable of hitting targets on their territory, President Vladimir Putin of Russia said in his address to the Federal Assembly on Thursday.

Gaza death toll from Israeli onslaught tops 30,000: Health ministry

More than 30,000 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip since Israel’s war against the besieged enclave began last October, the health ministry in the Palestinian territory announced Thursday.

Iran Red Crescent rescues thousands amidst snow, blizzard crisis

The head of Iran's Red Crescent Rescue Organization, reported on the organization's extensive relief efforts for 15,986 individuals stranded in the snow and blizzard across 26 Iranian provinces.

Miraculous emergency birth rescue in snow-stranded region in northern Iran

During a phone call to the emergency center, a critical pregnancy situation unfolded in the snowbound region of Jajan, in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

EU seeking to completely stop Russian gas transit via Ukraine

The European Commission is working hard to abandon Russian gas supplies it receives through Ukraine, the commission’s spokesperson, Tim McPhie, has stated. The EU’s gas transit contract with Moscow expires at the end of 2024.

Israeli police warn curbing Palestinians access to Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan may fuel tensions

Israeli police have warned that imposing restrictions on the entry of Palestinians to Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan could inflame tensions in Jerusalem.

US trying to persuade Turkish banks, companies to cut ties with Russia: Report

Turkish businesses are at risk of being banned from carrying out currency operations if they continue to trade with Moscow, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday, citing the news outlet Aydinlik. American officials have reportedly visited Turkey to persuade banks and companies to sever ties with Russia.

US Officials say Pentagon pondering $4 billion Ukraine weapons supply

The US military is considering whether to draw on its last remaining funds allocated for Ukraine, even with no assurances the money will be replaced by lawmakers amid fierce debate over renewed aid, multiple officials told CNN.

Israel to end year with 12k disabled soldiers: Analyst

An Israeli military analyst revealed that Israel will end the current year with 12,000 soldiers suffering from disabilities as a result of the ongoing war on the Gaza Strip.

Official: Plans underway to facilitate Iranian singer Moein’s return to country

During the past few months there have been reports and denials that the Iranian pop singer Nasrollah Moein who lives in self-exile in the US will be given the green light to return to the country.

Report: Iran’s Mostazafan Foundation website hacked

A hacker group claims it has taken down Iran’s charitable Mostazafan Foundation’s website and released its documents.

Iran successfully launches Pars 1 satellite

Iran successfully launched a new domestically-built imaging and research satellite into space on Thursday and put it into orbit 500 kilometers above the earth.