Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

The Military Encirclement of China Has Begun: German Navy Returns to the Pacific Ocean

Italy’s ANAS to construct roads in corridor No. 10

TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) – According to Iranian deputy minister of Road and Urban Development Italy’s ANAS is one of the big companies signed in construction of a 1200 kilometer corridor of NW to SE in Iran. “The No. 10 corridor of North-West (from Bazargan border port) to Imam Khomeini port in South-East will be […]

Iran still ready to send pilgrims to Hajj rituals

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – Iran is still ready to dispatch pilgrims to Hajj rituals, Supreme Leader’s Representative for Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs Ali Qazi Asgar said on Thursday. He made the remarks in an interview with Pakistani based ‘Such TV’. If Saudi Arabia accepts our conditions, we are still ready to dispatch pilgrims to […]

Whistleblower: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince plays major role in Turkey coup

TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, disclosed that Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman has played a bigger role than earlier thought in the recent military coup in Turkey. Bin Salman has taken control of […]

Iran’s investment in industrial sector up 19.5pc

Iran’s annual investment in its industrial sector increased by 19.5 per cent in the year ending March 19, according to latest statistics revealed by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). The industrial sector attracted investments totalling $38.6 billion during the mentioned period, added the Iran Daily News report, citing IRNA. The report further stated that […]

Is Auckland Council too white?

A major New Zealand newspaper recently ran an article about New Zealand’s most ethnically diverse city entitled ‘Is Auckland Council too white?  The piece was written by New Zealand Herald’s diversity, ethnic affairs and immigration senior reporter Lincoln Tan who originates from Singapore. The article cites an Auckland University study that has found 88 per cent of […]

Over 1/3 of Nice attack’s victims were Muslims

Alwaght- Over one-third of people who lost their life in last week attack in Nice were Muslims, the head of a regional Islamic association said on Tuesday. When a French-Tunisian man, Mohamed Laouaiej Bouhlel, drove a truck down a crowded street in Nice and killed 84 civilians, many people, including French president Francois Hollande, were […]

Kerman tourism yearning for development

With 11 ancient qanats and Lut Desert added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, Kerman Province now boasts three world heritage sites while four are part of chain inscriptions. Bam Citadel, Meymand Village and Lut Desert are the province’s three standalone heritage sites, while there is Shazdeh Garden, which is one of the nine ancient […]

‘Iran’s Boeing deal more important for US than us’

He underlined Iran’s agreement with Boeing is more critical for the US than important for Iran. Tayyebnia said Iran, for the first time since 2002, is seeking to be back to global bond market after 14 years. “A year after the sign of Iran nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran […]

Qeshm Geopark advisor appointed to UNESCO Geoparks Council

Qeshm, July 20, IRNA – One of the advisors at the Qesh Island geopark in southern Iran has been appointed to the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council, says official. The appointment of Alireza Amri Kazemi to the twelve-member UNESCO Global Geoparks Council, is expected to pave the way for the Qeshm Island Geopark to be added […]

Iran exports $48mn saffron in 3 months

Deputy Head of Iran’s Union of Sellers and Exporters of Saffron Gholamreza Miri said “a total of 34.179 tons of saffron was exported in the timespan of March 20 to June 20.” According to him, the figure has remained constant compared with the same period a year earlier. “The amount of exported saffron in the […]

UN chief calls JCPOA ‘Triumph of Diplomacy’

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a lasting nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers as a “triumph of diplomacy”. “A year ago, the Security Council adopted resolution 2231 (2015), which endorsed the JCPOA agreed by the E3/EU +3 and Iran…the JCPOA was […]

Iranian security forces foil sabotage acts in southeastern province

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian intelligence forces managed to arrest a group of saboteurs in the southeastern border city of Khash in Sistan and Balouchestan Province, the provincial police chief announced. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi said following security measures taken by intelligence forces of the country, a “sabotage group” was identified […]

Bahrainis continue sit-in protest outside Sheikh Qassim’s home in Diraz

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of peaceful protesters continued their presence in front of Bahrain senior cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim’s home in Diraz, to condemn Manama regime’s ongoing wave of opposition crackdown in the country. Nearly a month has passed since the Bahraini authorities revoked the citizenship of the country’s Shia spiritual leader Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim […]

Regional, global security owes to Gen. Soleimani

He is of great help to the people and governments of Iraq and Syria as well as the whole region and world, he underlined. Regarding the situation of the Axis of Resistance comparing to the Zionist-Takfiris infidels, Amir-Abdollahian said “there is no doubt that beyond the developments in Syria and events in region, there is […]

Azerbaijan unblocks Iran’s frozen assets

Iran’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayeen has said that after the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka nuclear deal), International Bank of Azerbaijan unblocked Islamic Republic’s frozen assets, Fars news agency reported. The assets belonged to the Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO) and the Central Bank of Iran, the envoy added. […]

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Bahrain clerics attend protest in support of Sheikh Qassim

Clerics in Bahrain have attended a protest in support of the country’s top Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim as the Manama regime intensifies the crackdown on members of the religious community. Hundreds of Shia clerics gathered at a main square of the village of Diraz, west of Manama, to back Sheikh Qassim in the […]

US Congress after creating discomfort about Iran ties: Zarif

Tehran, July 19, IRNA – The US Congress by adopting anti-Iranian measures, is trying to create discomfort among those countries that want to engage with Iran following the implementation of the JCPOA, Says Iran’s foreign minister.  The US Congress is trying to persuade the world that their engagement with the Islamic Republic is going to […]

Iran highest ranked Asian volleyball team in FIVB rankings

The Iranian men’s national volleyball team has maintained its position as the best Asian squad in the latest edition of the FIVB rankings, nestling in the 10th spot in the world table. According to the latest monthly rankings released by the international governing body for the sports of indoor, beach and grass volleyball on Monday, […]

How Extrajudicial Executions Became “War” Policy in Washington

ISIL weapons manufacturing tied to Saudi NGOs under cover of ‘supporting the children of Fallujah’

     Iraqi Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Mohammad Ali al-Hakim blasted Saudi Arabia’s Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) for rendering financial support to the ISIL terrorist group in Anbar province. “The Saudi NGOs pay for ISIL’s expenses in Anbar province under the cover of supporting the children of Fallujah city,” al-Hakim said, addressing a UN […]

Veep: Govt. policy based on avoiding crude sales

TEHRAN, July 19 (Shana) – The First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that government’s main policy is based on avoiding selling materials in crude form and production of high value-added products. Speaking on the sidelines of an inspection tour to the ammonia and urea project of Shohadaye Marvdasht on Tuesday, Jahangiri said one of […]

Ban report based on incomplete info: Iran

Iran says a report by the United Nations (UN)’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal is “based on incomplete information.” The report by the UN secretary general claims that Iran’s ballistic missile launches “are not consistent with the constructive spirit” of the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

US, Russia denounce UN chief’s report on JCPOA

The United States has criticized a report by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the implementation of an agreement reached between Iran and the world powers. On July 7, Reuters quoted a confidential report by the UN secretary general as saying that Iran’s ballistic missile launches “are not consistent with the constructive spirit” […]

Turkey dismisses almost 9,000 over links to botched coup

Almost 9,000 Turkish officials have been dismissed from their jobs as Turkey escalates the crackdown following a failed coup attempt. Sources in Turkey’s Interior Ministry said Monday that a total of 8,777 public personnel were discarded from their official positions since the coup against the government was declared over two days ago. The officials, who […]

Irancell data leak raises security questions

A limitless cyberspace, zero boundaries and eroding national borders is just the beginning of cyber threats, according to a cyber-security expert in Iran. Due to the unrelenting expansion of Iran’s Internet usage and the dramatic rise in the number of web users, both mobile and ADSL-based, officials have kept a keen eye on cyber-security in […]

Former FM official takes parliamentary post

Tehran, July 18, IRNA – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani in a decree appointed Hossein Amir-Abdollahian as his special aide for international affairs. Amir-Abdollahian served as Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs. He was replaced by Hossein Jaberi Ansari. By IRNA Source Article from

Royce Mann, boy who recited ‘white privilege’ poem, revealed to be Jewish

Now I realize that it’s quite possible to find 14-year old White boys who, having endured a standard American education, would deplore their White privilege — that they are an “ethnomasochists” as John Derbyshire would have it. But it also seems to me that it’s more likely that such sentiments would come from a Jewish […]

1st court hearing of suspects in Saudi embassy attack held in Tehran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The first court hearing for 21 men accused of storming Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in January over Riyadh’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr was held at a Tehran court on Monday. The hearing was presided over by Judge Farshid Dehqani at Tehran’s 1060 branch of special court for […]

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