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Iran’s Karaj hosts tulip festival

A tulip festival is underway in the Iranian city of Karaj, near the capital Tehran, which showcases the largest carpet flower in West Asia.

Unseasonal snow brings joy to Meshgin Shahr in northwestern Iran

The Iranian city of Meshgin Shahr in northwestern province of Ardabil was covered with snow on Thursday in the spring.

Islamabad says ‘committed to expanding close cooperation’ with Tehran, urges intelligence collaboration

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari had a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday, saying Islamabad seeks to improve bilateral ties with Tehran in various areas including in intelligence sharing.

Iran FM talks to Australian, UK, German counterparts, raps their takes regarding Syria attack

The Iranian foreign minister, in separate phone conversations with his German, British and Australian counterparts, criticized their respective governments' positions regarding the recent Israeli missile strike against Iran's consulate in Damascus, Syria that left seven Iranian military advisors killed.

Gaza death toll tops 33,500 as Israeli strikes continue

A total of 33,545 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip since last October, the health ministry in the enclave reported on Thursday.

Iranian, German foreign ministers discuss Middle East tensions

Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock discussed the tensions in the Middle East with her Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian over the phone on Thursday.

Netanyahu claims Israel preparing for scenarios in locations other than Gaza

Tel Aviv is preparing for "scenarios" in locations other than Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a visit to an Israeli airbase on Thursday.

Russia says launched massive strike on Ukrainian energy infrastructure

The Russian Defense Ministry announced the country's armed forces have unleashed a wave of powerful high-precision strikes on Ukrainian energy and oil facilities across the country. The attack was carried out in retaliation for recurring strikes on Russian territory, Moscow claimed.

Yemen says targeted Israeli, US vessels off Red Sea

The spokesman for the Houthi military announced Yemeni forces have carried out four operations against Israeli and US vessels off the coast of Yemen in solidarity with the Palestinians of Gaza.

“Imminent risk of famine for most, if not all’ in Gaza: US Gaza humanitarian envoy

David Satterfield, appointed as Gaza humanitarian envoy by the US government, has told a forum organised by the American Jewish Committee that most, “if not all”, of Gaza’s 2.2 million people are facing famine.

Lightning lights up Iranian capital’s skyline

People in the Iranian capital Tehran, a dry city for most of the year, experienced heavy showers and lightning on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday. 

Iranian attack against Israel ‘imminent’: Report

The promised Iranian retaliation for the Israeli strike on Tehran’s consulate in Damascus is likely in the next 24-48 hours, anonymous US officials told Bloomberg on Wednesday.

Israel killing Hamas leader’s sons proof of its brutality: Iran president

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stated an Israeli attack that killed the sons and grandchildren of the leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, was another sign of the Zionist regime’s savagery.

UK says Biden is right to press Netanyahu for a halt in fighting in Gaza

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron has stated US President Joe Biden is “rightly pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a pause in fighting  in the Gaza Strip to allow for more humanitarian aid.

Ukrainian FM ups urgency for more arms, says ‘nice and quiet diplomacy didn’t work’

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in an interview published Wednesday that he plans to sharpen his rhetoric in requests to Western allies for more weapons.

Funeral held for security forces killed in Iran’s southeast

Crowds of mourners in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan held a funeral cortege for the security forces killed in a recent terrorist attack by Pakistan-based militants.

Biden vows ‘ironclad’ US commitment to Israel amid fears of Iran retaliation

US President Joe Biden has vowed that Washington's commitment to defend Israel against Tehran was “ironclad” as concerns rose in the United States that a “significant” Iranian strike could happen within days, in retaliation for the bombing of Iran’s consular building in Syria's Damascus that saw the killing of seven Iranian military advisors.

Iranian FM talks to regional counterparts, discusses Palestine, multilateral ties

Iranian and Saudi foreign ministers have called for an immediate end to ongoing Israel’s crimes against Palestinians particularly in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas leader’s sons, grandchildren killed in Israeli attack on Gaza refugee camp

An Israeli air raid on Gaza city killed three sons and three grandchildren of Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday.

Iranian president calls on Muslim countries to cut ties with Zionist regime

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has called on Muslim countries to cut their economic relations with the Zionist regime.

Heavy hail causes material damage in Kermanshah, eastern Iran 

Spring hail, as large as an egg, covered some parts of the western Iranian province of Kermanshah in the early hours of Wednesday.

Palestinians perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque

More than 60,000 Palestinians offered Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday, but there was no festive atmosphere, instead the whorshippers mourned the victims of Israel's ongoing war on the Gaza Strip.

NAM condemns Israeli fatal raid on Iranian consulate in Syria as ‘clear violation of intl. law’

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has strongly denounced the Israeli airstrike on the consular section of the Iranian Embassy in the Syrian capital city of Damascus, describing the attack as heinous and a blatant violation of international law.

Russia investigating US, NATO officials for ‘financing terrorism’

The Russian Investigative Committee has announced that the country's intelligence agencies and law enforcement are looking at certain Western government officials as part of an investigation into the funding of terror attacks such as the recent massacre at Crocus City Hall and the bombing of the Nord Stream pipelines.

Iran Leader: Gaza most important issue for world of Islam

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has one again shone light on the suffering of the Palestinian people amid the incessant Israeli aggression, saying Gaza is on top of all other issues in the Islamic world.