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Resistance, only hope for Palestinians: Leader's aide

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:56
A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says anti-Israeli resistance is the only hope for Palestinians as they have lost their trust in the United States and their efforts to reach a compromise with Tel Aviv have also failed.

Tillerson visits new US embassy in London that Trump derided

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:44
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has visited the new $1 billion American embassy in London, after President Donald Trump cancelled plans to open it himself following a series of rows with the UK government.

Turkey in agreement with Russia over operations in Syria’s Afrin: Erdogan

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:23
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey has reached an agreement with Russia over Ankara’s latest military operation against US-backed Kurdish militants in northern Syria, vowing that his country would not retreat a step from the ongoing operation.

Iraqi lawmakers set May 12 as date for national elections

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:08
The Iraqi parliament has finally approved a date for holding national elections as the Arab country struggles to return to normal political life after a devastating three-year war against Daesh.

Rohingya citizenship, safety need addressing before repatriation: UN

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:53
The UN refugee chief says more time is needed to prepare the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh to western Rakhine state in Myanmar.

US government workers stay home without pay as shutdown continues

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:40
Hundreds of thousands of employees of the US government are forced to stay home without pay on Monday as Republican lawmakers failed to reach a deal with Democrats on ending a government shutdown.

Deputy minister: Iran's medicinal plant exports worth $400m annually

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:10
Iran exports medicinal plants valued at over $400 million each year, of which 80 percent pertain to overseas sales of saffron, said a deputy agricultural Jihad minister.

Official: JCPOA sped up oil deals with European firms

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:06
A senior Iranian oil official says implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) hastened the release of seized equipment in other countries and sped up the conclusion of oil deals with European companies.

Official: $3b needed for building every 1,000km of gas pipeline

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:05
Construction of every 1,000 kilometers of 56-inch natural gas pipeline costs over $3 billion, an Iranian gas official said.

Karapetyan: EEU can benefit from Armenia-Iran free economic zone

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:03
Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan said the other Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries, including Russia, can benefit from Meghri free economic zone and export goods to Iran while the latter can export products to the EEU and other countries, under preferential terms.

Iran-Belarus economic commission to develop trade ties: Minister

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:02
Iran-Belarus economic commission session will help promote trade relations between the two countries, said Belarusian industry minister.

CBI governor warns speculators they face losses betting against rial

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:00
Central Bank of Iran governor on Monday warned investors speculating on the fall of the rial that they were heading for losses because his bank could control the foreign exchange market and the currency was likely to rebound in the next couple of months.

Oil minister: Once operational, remaining SP phases will generate $1b monthly

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:58
Iran will earn $1 billion in revenue per month following the completion of the development projects of phases 13 and 14 and 20 to 24 of the South Pars (SP) Gas Field, said Iran's oil minister on Monday.

Pence: US Embassy to move to Beit-ul-Moqaddas by end of 2019

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:48
The US Embassy in Israel will move to Beit-ul-Moqaddas by the end of 2019, US Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech to the Israeli Knesset on Monday that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and international concern.

Catalan crisis rekindled as parliament proposes Puigdemont as leader

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:48
The Catalan parliament on Monday proposed Carles Puigdemont as candidate for president, dealing a blow to central government efforts to derail an independence movement that has plunged Spain into political crisis.

Weah sworn in as Liberian president, completes historic transition

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:48
Former international football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, in the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.

South Africa's ANC debating Zuma's exit, no date agreed

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:48
South Africa’s ruling party discussed removing President Jacob Zuma as head of state but no decision or date for his departure was agreed, Secretary General Ace Magashule said on Monday.

Russian FM: West's 'Russiaphobia' worse than during Cold War

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:48
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the West's "Russiaphobia" was worse than during the Cold War and warned that Moscow has "red lines" that should be respected.

Iran to play friendlies with Azerbaijan ahead of Asian title defense

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:45
The Islamic Republic of Iran, preparing for the AFC Futsal Championship 2018, is in Baku to play two friendlies with the Azerbaijan Republic team.

Araqchi: It would be wrong to give concessions to Trump over JCPOA

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:40
Iran’s deputy foreign minister described some Europeans’ policy to give concessions to the US president in order to keep him in the nuclear deal as “wrong,” saying that the policy would backfire, IRNA reported.