Sunday, February 5, 2023

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Iranian and Azerbaijani presidents spok on the phone after embassy attack 

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev have held a telephone conversation a day after a deadly armed attack on Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Tehran.

Deadly quake hits Iranian city of Khoy, northwestern Iran

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale has jolted the city of Khoy in Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province and surrounding areas.

Iranian MP: Double-urgent legislation would respond to EU over IRGC

An Iranian lawmaker says a double urgent bill is ready for discussion at parliament in response to any move by the EU to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Lawyers for Hamid Nouri put up a defense of him at Swedish jail 

Swedish lawyers for Iranian national Hamid Nouri who is on trial in the European country have put up a defense of their client which is important from a historical and legal perspective.

Covid in Iran: No deaths for third straight day

The death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic in Iran stayed unchanged at 144,744 with zero deaths for the third consecutive day, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Saturday.

Iran Leader visits exhibition of Iranian-made products

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visits an exhibition where Iranian-made technological and knowledge-based products are on display.

Official: Iran will continue development of nuclear power plants

The director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says Iran will pursue the development of more nuclear power plants in line with its clean air law and as part of efforts to develop technologies for the field.

EU urges probe into attack on Azeri embassy in Iran

The European Union has called for a full investigation into a raid on Azerbaijan's embassy in Tehran on Friday, which left one staff dead and two others injured.

Two Israelis injured in East Jerusalem shooting, both in critical condition

Two people have been injured in a shooting in East Jerusalem’s Silwan neighbourhood, Israel’s rescue emergency response service (MDA) reported. The incident comes a day after a Palestinian killed eight Israeli settlers near a synagogue following Israel’s fatal raid in the Jenin refugee camp.

UN condemns deadly attack on Azerbaijani embassy in Iran

The United Nations has strongly condemned the fatal attack on the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Iranian capital, Tehran, leaving one dead.

Intergovernmental body says Syria carried out chlorine attack on Douma in 2018, Damascus denies

Syrian forces were the perpetrators of a chlorine attack on the city of Douma in April 2018, a two-year investigation by the global chemical weapons watchdog claimed. The Damascus government has denied having used chemical weapons.

Iranian FM: Attack on Azerbaijani Embassy was not terrorist attack

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said in a tweet that he visited those injured in Friday’s attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy to be informed of their treatment and recovery.

US says talks with Iran made no progress

US National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby says that no progress has been made in nuclear negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

8 Israeli settlers killed in shooting operation in al-Quds

At least 8 Israeli settlers were reportedly killed in a shooting operation outside a synagogue in the occupied city of al-Quds on Friday night. It comes a day after Israeli soldiers killed 9 Palestinians, including an elderly woman in the West Bank.

Iran-Europe faceoff flaring up: Expert

A foreign policy expert says the standoff between Iran and Europe could drag into tension and more complicated stages.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 339

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:

Iranian Judiciary: Azeri Embassy attacker in April complained after his wife went missing

Iran’s Judiciary says the man who attacked Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran, in April filed a complaint with a court in the northwestern city of Orumia because his wife had gone missing.

Iran’s desert city of Zahedan gets rare snowfall

Rare snowfall blankets the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan, which has typically a hot desert climate and long summers.

Iranian president strongly condemns armed attack on Azeri Embassy in Tehran

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has strongly condemned Friday's armed attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran.

Iranian FM says Tehran-Baku ties should not be affected by attack on Azeri embassy

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has told his Azerbaijani counterpart that Baku and Tehran should not let their ties be affected by Friday attack on the Azeri embassy in Tehran.

Azeri Foreign Ministry summons Iranian ambassador after embassy attack in Tehran 

Iran’s Nour News Agency, which if affiliated with the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, says the country’s Ambassador to Baku Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has been summoned by the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.

Iran says Iraq’s using fake name for Persian Gulf not to change realities

Iran once again protested Iraqi authorities' use of a fake name for the Persian Gulf. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson has said misnaming the body of water contradicts the principle of good neighborliness and the friendly nature of bilateral ties. 

Israel bombs Gaza following fatal Jenin raid

Israel has carried out airstrikes on an alleged military site in the Gaza Strip, claiming the mission was a response to rockets fired from the area. Palestinian officials accused Israeli troops of a “massacre” in the occupied West Bank, with armed groups vowing to retaliate.

One killed in shooting at Azeri embassy in Iran; assailant detained

A guard is killed in an armed attack by an individual on Azerbaijan Republic's embassy in Iran’s capital, Tehran.

Omid, single surviving West Siberian crane, no longer alone

Omid (Hope), the only remaining Siberian crane that keeps returning to Iran every winter, will no be longer alone, as officials transfer a mate from Belgium to the Fereydounkenar wetlands, Omid’s favorite residence for the cold season in northern Iran.