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Iranian Scientist’s Family Urge His Release from US Prison

One year after the arrest and imprisonment of the Iranian stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani by the United States government, his family has released a statement calling on all scholars across the world to condemn this move and the inhuman policies of the US government so as to avoid recurrence of such cases.

Hostage-Taking in NY: US Bars Zarif from Visiting Diplomat at Hospital

The US has barred Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif from visiting Iran’s UN ambassador, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, at a hospital in New York City, where he is hospitalized for cancer, saying the permission would be issued if Iran releases an American prisoner.

Iran Dismisses EU Parliament’s ‘Biased’ Human Rights Resolution

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has dismissed the recent “biased and unrealistic” resolution adopted by the European Parliament against Iran.

500,000 Foreign Students Going to School in Iran

Iran is currently providing educational services for about half a million foreign students, according to the country’s deputy minister of education.

Over 600 Political Prisoners in Bahrain Go on Hunger Strike

More than 600 Bahraini political prisoners are now on hunger strike to protest ill-treatment at Bahrain’s notorious Jaw prison.

Saw Your Critic into Pieces and Still Enjoy US Support: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister says all actions of a country or individual are justifiable if they have cordial relations with a power centre.

Saudi, Israel Top Child Killers of 2018, UN Chief Reports

The United Nations has for the third year put Saudi Arabia and its allies in their military campaign against Yemen on the world body's blacklist of child killers,

‘Terrorists Allowed to Recruit Members in Dutch Refugee Camps’

A member of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group has, in an interview, narrated the story of his life, including the way he was recruited in a refugee camp in Europe, and the terrorist operation he was about to carry out in Iran.

Exclusive: Nigeria to Release Muslim Leader Sheikh Zakzaky Soon

Following arrangements made between the Nigerian government and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), leader of the movement, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife are set to be released soon for medical treatment abroad, an informed source told the Iran Front Page.

Rouhani Scolds US on Anniversary of Downing Iran Air Flight 655

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at the United States on the anniversary of a US warship’s downing of Iran Air Flight 655, which resulted in the deaths of 290 passengers back in 1988.

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