Archive for January, 2018

‘Telegram to be unblocked if it accepts Iran’s conditions’

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off on ‘Telegram to be unblocked if it accepts Iran’s conditions’

TEHRAN – Behrouz Nemati, spokesman for the parliament’s presiding board, said on Sunday that during a meeting of the parliament it was decided that the Telegram messaging app will be unblocked under certain conditions.

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Iran urges cooperation with Pakistan to counter U.S.

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Iran urges cooperation with Pakistan to counter U.S.

TEHRAN – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Sunday that Islamic countries, especially Iran and Pakistan, should expand cooperation against the U.S. policies.

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Iranian crude oil closes 2017 with a $65.77 record mark

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Iranian crude oil closes 2017 with a $65.77 record mark

TEHRAN – Iranian light crude oil price reached the record high of $65.77 per barrel on December 30, 2017, registering a $12.46 increase compared to last year’s figure for the same date.

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Majlis holds closed-door session on protests

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Majlis holds closed-door session on protests

TEHRAN – Mohammad Qasim Osmani, a lawmaker from Bukan, said during the parliament’s special closed-door meeting on Sunday, top security officials assured lawmakers that security and order have been restored after days of protests in some cities and towns.

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Macron kicks off China visit at gateway to Silk Road

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Macron kicks off China visit at gateway to Silk Road

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday launched a state visit to China in Xian — the starting point of the ancient Silk Road — in a nod to his counterpart’s scheme to revive the famous trading route.

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Zarif due in Brussels within days

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif is scheduled to have a trip to Brussels to hold meetings with High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and three European counterparts.

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Iran: Saudi Arabia, US, Israel fanning flames of regional tensions

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Iran: Saudi Arabia, US, Israel fanning flames of regional tensions

Iran says Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel are fanning the flames of regional crises through their interventionist policies and invasive actions. Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif made the remarks in an address to Tehran Security Conference on Monday.

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Nigerian Foreign Minister: Libya in Combating Illegal Migration Has Shown Strong Will and Transparency.

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Nigerian Foreign Minister: Libya in Combating Illegal Migration Has Shown Strong Will and Transparency.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Expatriate Affairs have said that Libya had proved to be transparent and straightforward vis a vis treatment of the migrants which convinced some of them to seek voluntary return to their homelands.

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Middle East events and news

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Middle East events and news

ISIS Claims Church Attack In Cairo On December 29, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) published a statement claiming responsibility for the church attack the same day in Cairo, Egypt. At least eight people were killed in the attack when gunmen opened fire on the Mar Mina Coptic Church in Cairo’s southern neighborhood of Helwan. Pro-ISIS […]

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Middle East events and news

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off on Middle East events and news

EXCLUSIVE: ISIS Claims Its German Suicide Bomber Attacked Kurdish Forces In Syria On December 31, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) Al-Barakah (Hasakah) Province claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on Kurdish forces in Syria, reporting that it was perpetrated by a fighter of German origin, as indicated by his name, Abu Amar Al-Almani. ISIS In […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

Report: Muhammad Sa’d Al-Sai’di, Who Reportedly Authorized Al-Rawda Mosque Mega Attack, Has Been Appointed Mufti For ISIS Sinai According to reports, the Islamic State (ISIS) in Sinai has appointed Muhammad Sa’d Al-Sai’di, aka Abu Hamza Al-Qadi, as its main jurist. Al-Sai’di, who hails from the area of Ra’s Sadr in the southern Sinai, is said […]

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Middle east events and news

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Comments Off on Middle east events and news

EXCLUSIVE: Continued Threats By Popular Front For Liberation Of Palestine (PFLP) To Target U.S. Nationals In Israel Abu Jamal, the spokesman of the Martyr Ali Mustafa Brigades, the Military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), has voiced another threat to target U.S. nationals in Israel in response to U.S. President […]

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