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The UN Security Council met to discuss Iran a day after the US-Iranian indirect talks ended in Doha with no sign of progress on reviving the pact under which Tehran limited its nuclear program in exchange for relief from US, UN and EU sanctions. “I’m afraid we won’t cross the finish line. My message is: …

Ukraine claims its forces forced Russian troops off Snake Island in the Black Sea, a claim Russia has denied, with Moscow calling it a withdrawal of its forces as a ‘goodwill gesture’ to show that the country does not impede efforts to allow the export of agricultural production. The report was released on June 30 …

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, after the agreement paving the way for Finland and Sweden to continue joining NATO was announced in Madrid on Tuesday.Credit…Bernat Armangue/Associated Press MADRID — NATO leaders are set to officially invite Finland and Sweden to join the alliance on Wednesday after Turkey lifted its veto on their membership, paving …

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) core democracies have branded a Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine on June 27 a war crime and vowed to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable. The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, meeting on the second day …

An Iranian official said joining “would result in added values ​​for both parties”. Iran has applied to become a member of the group of emerging economies known as BRICS, an Iranian official said on Monday. Iran’s membership in the BRICS group, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, “would result in added values …

Iranian-Norwegian lawmakers Masud Gharahkhani and Mahmoud Farahmand have condemned an attack on an Iranian-born man in Oslo that killed two people and injured eight others. Gharahkhani, the speaker of Norway’s parliament, said the weekend shooting near the London Pub, which describes itself on its website as “Oslo’s biggest gay and lesbian venue”, reminded him of …

Iran will launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot project in September in a single region, which will then be expanded. The news of the digital rial pilot was reiterated by the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran on Friday (CCR), Ali Salehabadi, according to Iran homepageconfirming information from other media at the …

GAYAN, Afghanistan — When the ground heaved up from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone and mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in the pre-dawn darkness, choking on the dust as he searched for his father and two sisters. He doesn’t know how many hours of digging …

Ukrainian forces have vowed to regroup and fight from ‘higher ground’ after the military acknowledged the fall to Russian forces of the key eastern town of Syevyerodonetsk following a long and brutal battle. Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s military intelligence agency, told Reuters late on June 25 that the country’s forces would continue their defense …

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has replaced the longtime commander of the unit responsible for protecting the country’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, state-affiliated media reported on Saturday. The move came just two days after the militia announced it would also replace its intelligence chief, following a number of high-profile killings blamed on Israel and amid …

Placeholder while loading article actions BAGHDAD — Iraq’s interim prime minister is expected to fly to Saudi Arabia, followed by Iran, carrying a new initiative aimed at reviving talks between the two regional sworn enemies, an official said on Saturday. The official said Mustafa al-Kadhimi was due to travel to Riyadh later in the day …

An aftershock rocked a hard-hit area of ​​eastern Afghanistan on Friday, two days after an earthquake shook the area, flattening hundreds of mud-brick houses and killing 1,150 people, according to state media Pakistan’s Meteorological Department reported a 4.2 magnitude earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan which the state-run Bakhtar news agency reported killed five more in the …

Iranian political analyst Emad Abshenas, editor-in-chief of Iran Diplomatic, said in a June 18, 2022 broadcast on Alghad TV (Egypt) that Israel wants to start a war in the Middle East, but it wants to by the United States or Arab countries. He said that the recent “provocations” regarding the Karish oil field in the …

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Thursday named a new head of its intelligence service, following a series of assassinations and mysterious deaths of Iranian military personnel. Brig. General Mohammad Kazemi is the new head of the IRGC’s intelligence organization, state media quoted IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif as saying. For the latest headlines, follow …

Iranian authorities banned an Iranian film about a family’s struggles in the sanctions-hit country after it screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Director Saeed Roustaee’s “Leila’s Brothers” has been banned until further notice by Iran’s Cinema Organization, Culture Minister Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaili told the official IRNA news agency. For all the latest headlines, follow our …

Photo credit: The new Iranian drone “Gaza”, unveiled on May 21, 2021 Israel has stepped up covert attacks in Iran and is largely leaving the US out of the loop, CNN reported Tuesday. While current and former Washington officials quoted by the report say there is little likelihood of a conventional war breaking out between …

Iranian fast boat next to a US Navy ship (NAVCENT photos) Posted on 21 June 2022 12:17 by The Maritime Executive US Naval Forces Central Command released video of another close encounter between Iranian speedboats and US Navy ships transiting the Strait of Hormuz yesterday …

(AP) – Newsstand headlines in Seoul were blaring new warnings of a possible nuclear test by North Korea. On the sidewalks, 28-year-old office worker Lee Jae Sang already had an opinion on how to respond to North Korea’s growing ability to launch nuclear bombs across borders and oceans. “Our country should also develop a nuclear …

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev met Iranian hardliner President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran amid diplomatic overtures from Nur-Sultan to ease bilateral tensions and encourage an end to global nuclear stockpiles within decades. After arriving, Toqaev reportedly pledged to declare a 14-day visa-free regime for Iranians in Kazakhstan, the largest and wealthiest of the five post-Soviet Central …

By abstaining on a resolution against Tehran at the IAEA, New Delhi signaled a more independent foreign policy. He must walk longer on this road. By abstaining on a resolution against Tehran at the IAEA, New Delhi signaled a more independent foreign policy. He must walk longer on this road. India’s boundless regard for American …

Israel is preparing offensive options against Iran in case they are needed, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in an interview with Channel 12 News on Sunday. Tensions between Israel and Iran have escalated in recent weeks, following the assassination of a senior Iranian officer in Tehran last month which he blames on Israel, a number …

Placeholder while loading article actions DAMASCUS, Syria — A new Bahraini ambassador officially took up his post in Syria on Sunday, the country’s first full diplomatic mission in more than a decade as Damascus continues to improve relations with Arab Gulf states. President Bashar Assad received the credentials of Ambassador Waheed Mubarak Sayyar in an …

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education on Saturday ordered schools in Colombo closed for the next week as the island nation grapples with a severe fuel shortage that has nearly halted land transport across the country . Sri Lanka, facing its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948, has been short of foreign exchange to …

Around 40,000 rail and metro union members are set to strike next week, threatening widespread travel chaos as half of Network Rail lines close during the action Rail strikes are set to take place in the UK next week ( Image: Getty Images) Railway and metro strikes will continue next week after wage talks break …

OWhen photographer Ehsan Hazaveh takes portraits of former refugees in New Zealand, he doesn’t click and go – in some cases the process can take 10 months, and the subject of the photograph has almost as many influence the final images and accompanying text as it does. It is a deliberately collaborative affair, born out …

A failed asylum seeker whom New Zealand authorities have been trying to return to Iran for more than 20 years has lost his appeal against deportation. Amir Hoshang Mohebi. Photo: Dean Purcell/NZ Herald In one of the longest such cases, Amir Hoshang Mohebbi lost an asylum claim in 1997 – and another a decade later …

Today is Friday, June 17, the 168th day of 2022. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in the story: On June 17, 2015, nine people were shot to death at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina; suspect Dylann Roof was arrested the following morning. (Roof was convicted of federal …

BUENOS AIRES — Israel on Thursday praised Argentina for detaining a Venezuelan plane that included an Iranian crew, saying the flight shows Tehran is trying to expand its influence in South America. Washington also said it was closely following the investigation into the Boeing 747, which was loaded with auto parts and raised questions because …

Suspected Iranian hackers targeted the emails of senior Israeli and American officials and executives this month. According to the Israeli cybersecurity company Check Point, the personal email accounts of these people have been the subject of various phishing attacks linked to security problems affecting Iran and Israel. This attack was reported just days after US …

Israel’s former envoy to the UN, Danny Danon, told Iran International that he hoped Israel’s “powerful allies would support him” in a possible war with Iran. Danon, who is now chairman of the global Likud, warned that Israel was prepared not to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. “We hope that Israel will not be …

Do you want to make a venture capital or private equity investment in China? The US government may soon have a problem with this, and a mechanism to stop it. Driving the news: Congress is working out the final details of a bill that some are calling “reverse CFIUS.” It would be included in a …

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Iran appeared to be preparing for a space launch on Tuesday as satellite images showed a rocket on a launch pad in the rural desert, just as tensions remain high over Tehran’s nuclear program. Images from Maxar Technologies showed a launch pad at the Imam Khomeini spaceport in Iran’s rural …

Photographers and television cameramen watch a demonstration of a surveillance camera used in Iran during a press conference by Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the current situation in Iran at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna, (photo: AFP) Although the US administration seems undecided on the future of talks …

BEIRUT — Israel has marked a major escalation in its long campaign of airstrikes in Syria, carrying out an attack last week that shuttered the country’s main civilian airport in Damascus as Israel steps up efforts to stop Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah. Commercial flights were still halted at Damascus International Airport five days after …

LONDON: A recently signed cooperation agreement between Iran and Venezuela will see the two pariah states further integrate their economies, but one state rich in oil and poor in legitimacy cannot solve the woes of another, experts say. On Saturday, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appeared on Iranian state media in northern Tehran to sign …

TEHRAN – Former Iran national football team coach Bijan Zolfagharnasab says the loss to Algeria cannot call into question the quality of the current players. Algeria beat Iran 2-1 in a friendly match held at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Sunday night. It was the first friendly match for Dragan Skocic’s …

Two members of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Division died as “martyrs” in Iran in separate incidents over the weekend, Iranian media reported on Monday. The term is usually a designation given to those with important missions. The deaths of the two men come as tensions remain high over Iran’s tattered nuclear deal with world …

Heavy fighting and shelling rage around Syevyerodonetsk and Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, with local officials saying Russian forces destroyed a bridge connecting the twin towns, cutting off a potential escape route for civilians and soldiers. Serhiy Hayday, the military governor of the Luhansk region, said on June 12 that Russian forces blew up the second …

Indian Kashmir police have arrested a youth for posting a video threatening to behead a former spokesman for India’s ruling party who made derogatory remarks about Islam’s religious leader, the Prophet Muhammad, officials said Sunday. The video, posted on YouTube, was taken down by authorities as part of a broader attempt to curb religious unrest …

Tehran, Iran – Iran and Venezuela signed a 20-year ‘cooperation roadmap’ during a state visit by President Nicolas Maduro to Tehran as the two oil-rich countries reeling from US sanctions pledged to strengthen bilateral relations. The Venezuelan president met his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, the day after …

People familiar with the matter told Reuters last week that the United States would resume allowing Venezuelan oil to flow into Europe. The outlet reported that Eni SpA and Repsol SA, which are Italian and Spanish respectively, could ship Venezuelan oil to Europe as early as next month after the Biden administration cleared the plan …

Tehran, Iran – Iran says its oil sales have remained at relatively high levels despite changes brought about by the effects of the war in Ukraine and continued US sanctions. Iran now exports more than a million barrels of crude oil and gas condensates a day, according to oil ministry data quoted by state news …

Posted on June 9, 2022 at 3:50 p.m. by The Maritime Executive [By: Strategic Partnerships, Inc.] Thousands of communities across the country owe their origins to a nearby waterway. The value of regional water resources has never been disputed and the coveted assets …

Tehran’s remarks come after a Greek court ruling overturned an initial decision to confiscate the Iranian-flagged vessel Lana carrying the oil. Iran has said it expects the oil shipment confiscated by the United States off the coast of Greece to be returned in full following a Greek court ruling reversing an initial decision to allow …

Placeholder while loading article actions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Iran plans to install two new advanced centrifuge cascades that will allow Tehran to rapidly enrich more uranium, the UN nuclear watchdog said on Thursday, the latest escalation in deadlock over the country’s atomic program. The decision to add the two cascades of IR-6 centrifuges …

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – AUGUST 31, 2021: Taliban fighters stand by as the militant group secures Hamid Karzai International Airport, following the withdrawal of US forces from the country in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday August 31, 2021. (MARCUS YAM / LOS ANGELES TIMES) Islamabad – The Taliban’s foreign ministry said Tehran had returned military equipment belonging to …

Weekly incidence of COVID-19 cases Figure 1 shows the time series plots of newly confirmed cases and cumulative confirmed cases each week. The bars indicate weekly new cases with the left axis and the blue line indicates cumulative cases with the right axis. In the time domain of the study, from February 18, 2020 to …

Until a month ago, all seemed well for Canada Soccer. The women’s national team are the reigning Olympic champions, the men’s team had landed their first World Cup appearance since 1986 and the country was preparing to co-host the men’s World Cup in 2026. Moments like those of Sam Adekugbe snowdrift celebration in Edmonton added …

Topline The U.S. military is investigating whether a U.S. service member was involved in the execution of an April 7th Green Village base in eastern Syria, an incident that left four Americans injured and was initially blamed on an Iranian-backed militia. The U.S. military is investigating the possible involvement of a service member in a …

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, said on Monday that Iran had still not provided satisfactory answers on the presence of uranium at three facilities. “Iran has not provided technically credible explanations regarding the agency’s findings at three undisclosed locations in Iran,” Grossi said Monday at a quarterly meeting of the …

How Iran’s Malicious Proxies Are Tearing A Nation Apart The Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi militia is playing a divide and conquer game that only serves Iran’s agenda. (AFP file photo) The Iranian-backed paramilitary Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi has adopted a “divide and rule strategy” in its effort to dominate Iraq’s ethnically diverse Nineveh province. A new report by …

Pakistan Iran rail service restored after 10 p.m. Yesterday, five bogies of a freight train from Zahedan, Iran derailed on its way to Quetta. Railway officials said the freight train was sent to Quetta after the track damaged in the accident was repaired and restored. Rail service between Pakistan and Iran due to dilapidated tracks …

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei acknowledged on Saturday that Iran took oil from two Greek tankers last month in helicopter raids in the Persian Gulf. The confiscations were in retaliation for Greece’s role in the US seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker the same week in the Mediterranean Sea …

Russia’s withdrawal from Syria a boon for Iran’s regional project Echoes of the Russian-Ukrainian war, less than four months old, have reached our region. Our discussion is not about Tehran-affiliated units or militias joining the fight there. Rather, we are talking about geopolitics, as well as the vacuum that we have begun to notice following …

DUBAI: The culture of charitable giving in Saudi Arabia has been held up as an outstanding example of “strategic philanthropy” by a new report from the Center for Strategic Philanthropy at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge in the UK. The report, titled System Change in Philanthropy for Development: A Research Framework …

A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) died in an “accident” at his home in recent days, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported on Friday, following a report that the IRGC allegedly killed one of his officers suspected of espionage. “Over the past few days, an IRGC member lost his life in an …

Microsoft said on Thursday it detected and disabled attacks targeting OneDrive from a Lebanon-based group, the company named Polonium. The tech giant said the incidents were part of a larger wave of attacks launched by Polonium against organizations based in Israel. The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) said it determined “with moderate confidence” that the …

Moscow-Tehran relations are shaped and constrained by ideological and geopolitical developments in the Middle East and beyond. Many in the West have long considered the Islamic Republic of Iran as an ally of Russia. The reality, however, is more complex. The ties between Russia and Iran would best be characterized as a “marriage of convenience” …

A Florida woman pleaded guilty today to filing a false tax return with the IRS, in which she obtained a refund to which she was not entitled. According to court documents and statements made in court, Rebecca Cyphers, 65, of Winter Springs, participated in and helped facilitate a nationwide tax evasion scheme. As part of …

Wray, in a speech at a conference hosted by Boston College, detailed the incident, warning of the growing threat of cyberattacks sponsored by nation states such as Iran, Russia and China for American businesses and infrastructure. “We received a report from one of our intelligence partners that Boston Children’s was about to be targeted, and …