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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

CANNES, France — Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi, who is living in exile following a smear campaign over her love life, wept with joy as she won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday night. Ebrahimi, 41, won for “Holy Spider,” in which she plays a journalist trying to solve the serial …

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guards seized two Greek oil tankers in helicopter raids in the Persian Gulf on Friday, officials said. The action appears to be in retaliation for Athens’ aid in the US seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week in the Mediterranean Sea for violating Washington’s …

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) The Directorate of Tax Intelligence seized 52 kg of cocaine worth over Rs 500 crore from an import consignment at Mundra port in Gujarat. The Ministry of Finance, in a statement, said that the DRI (Directorate of Tax Intelligence) had developed an intelligence that some shipments imported from Iran were …

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday progress had been made in talks with Iran but “not enough” and that the kingdom’s hands remained outstretched towards Tehran. Sunni power Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran, which are locked in proxy conflicts across the Middle East, held five rounds of talks hosted by Baghdad. …

Iraq’s Lake Hamrin, a once vast reservoir northeast of Baghdad that is the only source of water for irrigation in Diyala province, has nearly dried up, a senior official said on Friday. Successive years of low rainfall and a sharp reduction in the water flow of the Sirwan River from neighboring Iran have reduced much …

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid Bin Salman met with US Special Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking to discuss the latest developments in the Taiz conflict, the war in Yemen and the need for proposals UN-backed peace plans, among other bilateral issues, a tweet from the Saudi minister said on Saturday. “I affirmed to him …

Barbara Leaf, chosen by the Biden administration to lead the State Department’s Middle East desk, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday after more than a year of blocking by Republican lawmakers. US President Joe Biden appointed Leaf, currently the White House’s senior director for Middle Eastern and North African affairs, as assistant secretary for …

Tehran, Iran (AP) — Tehran bus drivers seeking a 10% pay rise walked off work on Monday, bringing parts of the city to a standstill, local media reported, the latest civic protest in Iran amid growing public frustration over soaring food prices and mounting economic pressures. Mayor Ali Reza Zakani met with striking Tehran bus …

Lebanese vote on Sunday in the first elections since their country’s economic collapse, a test of whether Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies can preserve their parliamentary majority amid growing poverty and anger at parties in the country. able. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or through the app. After months of …

An Iranian hacking operation combines state-sponsored cyberattacks with financially motivated ransomware heists. Secureworks researchers dubbed the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group “Cobalt Mirage”, linking the team to another Tehran-backed team known as Cobalt Illusion or APT35, which also worked with Iranian government support. . The security firm said in a blog post on Thursday …

The head of the Red Cross said on Monday he spoke about the plight of Afghan migrants who fled their country after the Taliban seized power in Iran last year. “Afghanistan has been very present in the conversation, especially following the recent developments we saw in August with the change of government,” Robert Mardini told …

Exclusive: Ford has explained his fears that his scheduled opponent, the Iranian Hulk, will kill himself if he wins their scheduled boxing bout, with the British star opening up about the cancellation. Video loading Video unavailable The video will start automatically soon8Cancel play now Martyn Ford defeats Iranian Hulk during a face-off Martyn Ford feared …

TEHRAN – Data from Iran’s Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) shows that new mineral reserves worth more than $28.7 billion have been discovered across the country in the over the past eight years. According to the latest exploration data from IMIDRO, more than 977 million tonnes of new iron ore reserves, …

Citing United Nations data, top independent human rights experts said on Wednesday that seven journalists had been killed in Ukraine as many of them faced unprecedented danger and were even targeted in the exercise of their work. The alert from UN-appointed independent human rights experts, including the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, cited …

A gold Achaemenid plaque depicting a winged lion-griffin, dated between 500 and 330 BCE Courtesy of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago Who were the powerful players in the interconnected classical world? Ancient Greece and Rome probably come to mind. But a new exhibition at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles aims to …

Tehran [Iran]May 1 (ANI/Xinhua): Iran vowed on Sunday to continue talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal until its national interests are fully and comprehensively protected, the agency reported. IRNA official press. The remarks were made by Ali Bahadori-Jahromi, spokesman for the Iranian government, in response to comments that the United States is about to …

The last episode of Open studio with Jared Bowen looks at Iranian artist Arghavan Khosravi’s first museum exhibition, Matthew López’s play ‘The Inheritance’, and an exhibition soon to leave the Peabody Essex Museum. First, we look at artist Arghavan Koshravi. His first museum exhibition was at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. …

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned of dire consequences for any country that poses a strategic threat to Russia. “They should know that our response to counterattacks will be lightning fast,” Putin told the Council of Legislators of the Russian Federal Assembly in St. Petersburg. “We have all the tools for that. The kind no …

Manama, BAHRAIN – The Abraham Accords saw Israel sign historic peace agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan. Few have witnessed the region’s dramatic transformation like Eitan Na’eh, Israel’s first ambassador to Bahrain. Since the birth of the Abraham Accords on the White House lawn in 2020, Ambassador Na’eh has been a …

Published on: 04/24/2022 – 11:44 Tehran (AFP) – A leopard attacked a policeman in a town in northern Iran, causing panic among local residents on Sunday before being captured, state media reported. The animal “attacked and injured a policeman before fleeing towards a garden” in Ghaemshahr, said the spokesman for the protection of the environment …

Food prices are rising in Iran, with retailers saying supplies have dwindled, while officials insist there is plenty of sugar, oil and other necessities stockpiled. Conservative news site Mehr published the latest report on the price hike on Friday, as numerous newspapers and websites covered the issue throughout this week. Mehr said a kilo of …

By Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati is due to visit Saudi Arabia within the next two weeks, the first trip by a Lebanese prime minister to the Arab powerhouse in nearly four years following an unprecedented severance in relations. The last visit was in 2018 by then-Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned …

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday warned neighboring Iraq not to allow the use of its soil for activities that disrupt the Islamic republic’s security, his office said. His remarks follow Iran’s accusations last month that the autonomous zone of Iraqi Kurdistan had housed a “strategic center” used by Tehran’s sworn enemy, Israel. “The President …

Sabaten, a 47-year-old widow, mother of six and math teacher, died of her injuries after being shot in the legs by Israeli forces near a temporary military checkpoint in the village on Sunday after that the Israeli army said it ignored verbal warnings and ran towards them as they fired warning shots in the air. …

TEHRAN – The Managing Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), Mohammadreza Modares-Khiabani, stressed the importance of self-sufficiency in the development of the country’s maritime fleet and said IRISL will seriously pursue the construction of new ships in the current Iranian schedule. year (started March 21). Speaking during a meeting with IRISL senior …

TEHRAN — On National Nuclear Technology Day which fell on April 9 this year, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited an exhibition organized by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) showcasing the latest Iran’s achievements in the field of peaceful nuclear activities. Iran has designated 20 Farvardin (the first month of the Persian calendar year) …

Relations have been strained since last year after a former minister criticized Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen. Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it was sending an ambassador to Lebanon for the first time since a row erupted with Beirut last year over Riyadh’s military intervention in Yemen. The Foreign Ministry “announces the return of …

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreed last month on a three-month plan to try to resolve a long-standing problem over uranium particles found at ancient sites but not declared in the country. Fixing the problem would remove an obstacle to reviving a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. “We handed …

Workers walk as oil pumps are seen in the background at the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Global outcry over killings near kyiv as frontline shifts Iran accuses US of disrupting Vienna nuclear talks IEA …

Tehran [Iran]April 2 (ANI/Xinhua): At least 35 foreign nationals were injured in a car crash on the Khash-Saravan road in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan on Saturday, the agency reported. IRNA official press release. “Unfortunately, 35 people were injured when two Toyota vehicles carrying illegal aliens collided,” said Fariborz Rashedi, a medical officer from Zahedan …

Strong points IOC and other refiners buy Russian crudes on spot ‘Tiny’ Russian imports in import basket, minister says High prices are beginning to weigh on domestic fuel demand India is feeling the pinch of exorbitant crude prices, but refiners are pinning their hopes on a quick return of Venezuelan and Iranian oil to ease …

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran barred women from attending the country’s final 2022 World Cup soccer qualifier on Tuesday, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. ISNA said 12,500 tickets had been sold online, of which 2,000 were reserved for women. Iran beat Lebanon 2-0 in the game. A victory in January over Iraq secured the …

JERUSALEM — As President Joe Biden’s administration has been gripped by the global response to Russia’s war on Ukraine, another foreign policy crisis looms over the Iran nuclear deal. Talks to revive the deal have been on hiatus for more than two weeks now, but the parties remain close to finalizing a deal. Without one, …

Anoosheh Ashoori has revealed that Boris Johnson did not take any calls from his family while in custody, but since his release the Prime Minister has asked to meet him. The 67-year-old Iranian-British was held for five years in the notorious Evin prison in Tehran. He was flown back to the UK last week, along …

Major General Hossein Salami is seen during a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the killing of Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. attack, in Tehran, Iran January 3, 2022. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (Agence West Asia Press Release) via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, March 23 …

Published on: 03/21/2022 – 20:46Amended: 03/21/2022 – 20:44 Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held a three-way summit with Egyptian and Emirati leaders in Egypt on Monday amid Iran nuclear talks, Israeli media reported. Bennett’s surprise visit to Egypt where he met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was reported by Israeli media. Shortly after, …

The Russian team arrived aboard the International Space Station after its launch from Kazakhstan and wore yellow and blue spacesuits – the colors of Ukraine Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov aboard the ISS ( Image: Pockoccmoc) Three Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station wearing the colors of the Ukrainian flag. The …

Nantoo BanerjeeThe Russian attack on Ukraine seems to have given a wake-up call to countries in Europe and Asia to drastically increase their annual defense spending to protect themselves from possible external aggression. Given the worrying security situation in Europe, a number of countries, including Germany, Sweden, Romania, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands and Belgium, have …

Citing news reports about the yet-to-be-finalized deal, which could be torpedoed by the Russian opposition, lawmakers said in a statement that Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration could reach a deal to weaken sanctions and reduce restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. They pledged to do everything in their power to overturn a deal that does not …

ERBIL, Iraq, March 13 (Reuters) – Several rockets landed in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on Sunday, Kurdish officials said, but added there was no of confirmed casualties so far since the incident. A US official told Reuters on condition of anonymity that there were no US military casualties …

MIAMI (AP) — The United States quietly seized the cargo of two tankers suspected of carrying Iranian oil as part of an elaborate sanctions-busting scheme that involved forging documents and painting a ship’s deck to conceal illegal shipments. Details of the seizure, which have not previously been reported, were contained in an unsealed federal civil …

The Khaf-Herat link is expected to boost trade and travel between Iran and Afghanistan. Tehran, Iran – Iran is in talks with the Taliban to resume construction of an ambitious rail project that ultimately aims to link at least five Central Asian countries, according to an Iranian official. Iran is ready to make new investments …

Talks bog down after Russia demands trade guarantee Sanctions against Ukraine must not affect its activities in Iran Differences remain between Iran and the United States VIENNA, March 7 (Reuters) – Iran and the United States must reach a political decision within days to avoid the collapse of indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear …

Putin says he wants to ‘demilitarize’ Ukraine Russia and Ukraine blame each other for evacuation problems Up to 1.5 million refugees expected by Sunday evening US Secretary of State Blinken in Poland for crisis talks NATO says ‘no’ to no-fly zones over Ukraine LVIV/KIEV, Ukraine, March 5 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has likely suffered another failed launch of a rocket carrying a satellite as it tries to reinvigorate a program criticized by the West, even as Tehran faces negotiations last-minute deal with world powers to salvage his tattered nuclear deal in Vienna. On Sunday, satellite images from Maxar Technologies …

The Metropolitan Opera said on Sunday it would no longer engage with artists or other institutions that have expressed support for Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, becoming the latest cultural organization to seek to distance itself from certain Russian artists in the midst of Mr. Putin’s invasion. Ukraine. Peter Gelb, chief executive of the Met, …

Family members claim Iranian activist disappeared after criticizing bill proposed by hardliners to implement highly restrictive internet policies ByThe Associated Press February 26, 2022, 1:13 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian activist has disappeared after criticizing a radical bill aimed at implementing …

Oil hit highs above $100 a barrel on Thursday, but stabilized well below the day’s peak as growing prospects of an Iranian nuclear deal that would allow more oil into the global market helped dampen the rally sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The biggest downside risk to prices is “more talk than an Iran …

Joe Biden ignores questions after statement on Russia Joe Biden, 79, has come under fire from a former GOP governor after the 46th president announced the United States would impose sanctions on Russia. The POTUS decision to introduce sanctions came just a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin, 69, said Moscow had recognized two regions …

Separately, Iran’s top security official, Ali Shamkhani, said talks with European negotiators were ongoing and would continue as long as negotiations with the United States were not on the agenda as they would not be the source of “any breakthrough”. Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington have been held in Vienna since April amid fears …

Threes Brewing is a popular brewery with multiple locations, including one in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.Credit…Aaron Zebrook for The New York Times The CEO and co-founder of a popular brewery in Brooklyn was criticized this week for describing coronavirus vaccine mandates as a ‘crime against humanity’ and drawing comparisons to the Jim Crow South …

Live updates from the Russia-Ukraine conflict: Tensions between the US-led West and Vladimir Putin-led Russia persist despite Moscow’s announcement on Thursday of a further withdrawal of military forces from the Crimean Peninsula, even as Washington and its allies see with skepticism the request for troop withdrawal. State television showed columns of military equipment crossing a …

Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing Petroleum Center in Cushing, Oklahoma March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukraine and Britain react cautiously to Russian decision Russia and Iran note progress in reviving Iran nuclear deal API data shows US crude, fuel stocks …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A fire has broken out at a military base in western Iran, state-linked media reported on Monday, the latest in a series of fires and other incidents. affecting the country’s infrastructure in recent months. The fire broke out at a warehouse full of motor oil and flammable materials at a …

Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing Petroleum Center in Cushing, Oklahoma March 24, 2016. Picture taken March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Washington warns of imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine Britain’s Johnson tells allies he fears for Europe’s security Saudi Arabia and …

By Emily Chow BEIJING (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Friday as high U.S. inflation stoked concerns about aggressive interest rate hikes and investors await the outcome of U.S.-Iranian talks that could lead to a hike in world crude oil supply. Brent crude futures fell 25 cents, or 0.3%, to $91.16 a barrel at 0345 …

“This session is crucial,” a senior administration official said, referring to the high-level talks that have resumed in Vienna. “We are really in the very last straight line.” “Nothing with Iran is ever a straight line, but we are coming to a watershed moment,” a second administration official said. The deal, which was scrapped by …

Iran’s Khalij Fars single-stage ballistic missile Iran “wants some type of deal” on its nuclear program as a way to lift sanctions on the regime, but Tehran sees its ballistic missile arsenal “as their crown jewels” not to be negotiated, the official said. senior US commander in the Middle East. Thusday. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head …

New Delhi [India]Feb. 5 (ANI): Amid Karnataka’s hijab row, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Malviya said on Saturday that a campaign was being waged against the hijab in Iran and Turkey while in India, we push young Muslim girls behind the hijab. “In 2018, in a similar case, the Kerala High Court held that …

Richard Ratcliffe speaking at the Cambridge UnionElizabeth Styles “More and more, my point of view is quite simple: it is a game of chess between two states. We see part of it – part we don’t see – but it’s not personal. This is Richard Ratcliffe’s take on the nearly 6-year detention of his wife …

Tehran [Iran]Feb. 2 (ANI/ Xinhua): Iran’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 38,160 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 6,446,404. The pandemic has also claimed 59 lives in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll from the virus to 132,563, the ministry said. Read also | Embattled …

Iran said cameras at the site were damaged in what it called an Israeli “sabotage” operation. Vienna: Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that it has halted production at one of its nuclear facilities attacked last June and transferred work to another site, the watchdog said on Monday. . This decision responded to …

By ISABEL DEBRE, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel’s iconic president traveled to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday in the first official visit by the country’s head of state, the latest sign of deepening ties between the two nations as tensions mount in the region. The United Arab Emirates and Israel …

Iran’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Zahra Ershadi, delivered a speech during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria, held on Thursday in New York. In her remarks, the Iranian envoy said that the current situation in Hasakah in Syria is a consequence of …

WASHINGTON- As the United States warns that Iran is only weeks away from developing the capability to make a nuclear weapon, Washington experts disagree on the likelihood of Iran rushing to build such a weapon and how the United States and its allies should manage this risk. . “[Iran] is getting to the point where …

Source: MENA January 24, 2022 Experts react: Iran-backed Houthis have launched a drone attack in Abu Dhabi. What challenges await the region? Through Atlantic Council On January 24, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting its capital, Abu Dhabi. It was the second assault claimed by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the …

Tehran [Iran], Jan 23 (ANI): Iran said it announced that Tehran had issued a three-month permit for the transfer of diesel fuel to Afghanistan, according to a media report. Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the Iranian President’s special representative for Afghanistan, said in a tweet on Saturday that to meet the needs of the Afghan people, Tehran …

CAIRO — Yemen’s seven-year war escalated again on Friday when airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition on northern Yemen killed at least 70 people and shut down internet across the country, according to international aid groups and the rebels who control the area. Capping a week in which rebel drones struck as far away as …

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China reported the first imports of Iranian crude oil in a year despite ongoing U.S. government sanctions, customs data showed on Thursday. China imported 260,312 tons of Iranian crude oil in December, according to data from China’s General Administration of Customs, which last recorded Iranian oil inflows in December 2020 at 520,000 …

Mumbai, Jan 18 (PTI) India head coach Thomas Dennerby said on Tuesday that the hosts would aim to break through a strong Iranian defense with an attacking game to earn a win in their opener of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup here on Thursday. The match against Iran would be crucial for India in their …

Iranian authorities have confirmed that they have reincarcerated Franco-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah for violating house arrest restrictions. Judicial news site Mizan.news on Jan. 16 quoted Deputy Judiciary Chief Kazem Gharibabadi as saying that Adelkhah, who had been furloughed with an electronic monitoring bracelet, had violated court restrictions “dozens of times”. Subscribe to the RFE/RL monitoring …

The US president can do more than talk to persuade Putin to allow humanitarian aid to Syria. The new year began with news of Iranian-backed forces bombarding US positions in Syria and Iraq. While some interpret these as Tehran’s response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani in early 2020, the development was expected: Iran …

The Biden administration is preparing for the end of Iran nuclear deal talks by stepping up criticism of former President Donald Trump and blaming him for the current situation. In recent days, State Department spokesperson Ned Price and White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki have attacked Trump for pulling the United States out of the 2015 …

Since Boxing Day, large-scale events, including all football, have been capped at 500 seats. This prompted the Premiership clubs to agree to bring their winter break forward and reschedule two fixtures. A decision will be made today whether this will be lifted, changed or extended. The Premiership returns on Monday with Celtic welcoming Hibs to …

UN experts say weapons seized in the Arabian Sea confirm Tehran is exporting weapons to Yemen, the Wall Street Journal reports. The United Nations has discovered that thousands of weapons recently seized in the Arabian Sea likely came from a single port in Iran, proof that Tehran exports weapons to Yemen and elsewhere, The Wall …

Iran says it is ready to hold talks with countries whose citizens were killed when the IRGC shot down a civilian plane. Tehran, Iran – Iran said it was ready to hold bilateral talks with all countries whose citizens were among 176 victims when an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) air defense battery downed the …

Pro-Iran militias reportedly fire rockets at US base in eastern Syria Pro-Iran militia fighters fired shells at a US base in the Al-Omar oil field in eastern Syria, causing damage but no casualties, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ‘man. This development comes a day after the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State …

“The Houthi militia must immediately release the ship, otherwise coalition forces will take all necessary measures and procedures to deal with this violation, including the use of force,” the brigadier said. General Turki al-Malki said in a statement. A similar incident occurred in 2016 involving the UAE ship SWIFT-1, which was making round trips in …

New Delhi: India donated 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital in Kabul on Saturday, and pledged to send another 500,000 vaccines in the coming weeks as part of the aid humanitarian aid to the Afghan people. The vaccines were sent to Kabul via a flight from Iranian company Mahan Air, as …

(NASA TV / AFP via Getty Images) NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is en route further into space – to look deeper into the universe than ever before. After decades of delays and problems, the telescope had a much more successful than expected launch on Christmas Day and will continue to study the cosmos for …

The United States faces at least two potential national security crises that could explode in the near term. First, he must try to avoid a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine in what would be Moscow’s most daring attempt to reshape the post-Cold War order. And unless the talks bear fruit soon, Iran could cross the …

FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks rise in trade after muted holiday NEW YORK (AP) – Shares rise in muted trading on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holidays. The S&P 500 rose 1.1% in afternoon trading, led by more gains at big tech companies like Apple and Nvidia. The benchmark index broke its last record. …

Tehran [Iran], Dec. 25 (ANI / Xinhua): Iran on Saturday announced a decision to close its land borders with neighboring countries for 15 days in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 variant of Omicron. Iranian customs spokesperson Ruhollah Latifi said Iran’s land borders with Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Armenia are closed …

Saudi Arabia is known to have bought ballistic missiles from China in the past, but has never been able to build its own – until now, according to three sources familiar with the latest intelligence. Satellite images obtained by CNN also suggest that the Kingdom is currently manufacturing the weapons in at least one location. …

Here are some of the best stories to start your day: During remarks at the White House, Biden laid out a plan to increase testing, speed up the vaccination campaign and increase the capacity of hospitals that could be flooded in the coming weeks. Right now, there are only “a few weeks” left to relaunch …

Drill comes days after the latest round of talks in Vienna to restore Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers ended without a deal. Tehran, Iran – Iran has staged an air defense exercise near its nuclear power plant southwest of Bushehr amid continuing tensions over the country’s nuclear program. State media reported that the exercise …

TEL AVIV – As diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear program falter, Israel’s defense minister has ordered his forces to prepare a military option, warning the world that Israel will take matters into its own hands if a new nuclear deal does not did not restrict Iran sufficiently. But several current and former senior Israeli …

The number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases worldwide has exceeded 271.4 million, while deaths have risen to over 5.32 million and vaccinations to over 8.51 billion, according to Johns University Hopkins. In its latest update Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the worldwide case count and death toll stand …

Iran’s state-owned NIOC will change the baseline of its official prices for European crude sales, a potential signal of Tehran’s intentions to come back with a vengeance in global markets. In its latest official pricing formula for January, NIOC notes that it will move its benchmark from Ice Bwave to Ice Brent regulation, effective January …

WASHINGTON – Long-standing differences over how to handle Iran’s nuclear program have erupted into new tensions between the Biden administration and Israel, with two senior Israeli officials leaving Washington this week over fears that the Americans’ commitment to restore the he 2015 nuclear deal does not lead to a flawed deal allowing Tehran to speed …

By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns | Associated press WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top US commander for the Middle East said on Thursday the US would keep the current 2,500 troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future, and he warned he expects attacks to increase against US and Iraqi personnel by Iranian-backed militias determined …

The military will award the Purple Heart to dozens more soldiers injured when Iran hit their air base in Iraq with ballistic missiles in January 2020. The change comes after a CBS News survey Last month it was discovered that these same soldiers had not been honored with the award and were denied the accompanying …

Israel has carried out three major operations in the past 18 months against Iranian nuclear sites. These attacks involved up to a thousand Mossad members and were carried out with ruthless precision using high-tech weapons, including drones and a quadcopter – and spies within the holy of holies of Tehran, its nuclear program. As President …

Deputy Defense Minister Alon Schuster on Sunday refrained from directly answering questions about an explosion near an Iranian nuclear site the day before, saying only that he “cannot say” what hit Natanz . When asked what Israel had to say about Saturday’s explosion near the Natanz site, Schuster said: “We are not asking a man …

Currently, at least 20 Christians are imprisoned in Iran because their faith was considered a threat to the national security of the Islamic Republic. Of the hundred or so Iranian believers imprisoned since 2012, all have faced similar charges. But a recent ruling by a Supreme Court justice gives them all hope. “Simply preach Christianity …

This is an audio transcript of the FT press briefing podcast episode: Iran’s looming water crisis Joanna s kaoHello from the Financial Times. Today is Thursday, December 2, and it’s your FT News Briefing. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Women’s Tennis Association has suspended tournaments in China. Some hedge funds have to resort to extreme measures to …

LONDON – China, which is increasingly flexing its muscles around the world, is one of the biggest threats to Britain and its allies, and a “miscalculation” from Beijing could lead to war, said Tuesday the head of the British foreign intelligence agency. MI6 chief Richard Moore said China, Russia, Iran and international terrorism were the …

A day before talks to restart Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna, Foreign Secretary Yair Lapid arrived in London on Sunday for a two-day trip to the UK and France. One of Lapid’s main goals during his meetings with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron is to ensure that banking sanctions against …

VAN Thousands of Iranians have flocked to the eastern province of Van for discounts amid the Black Friday shopping days that began on November 26 and will last until the weekend. class = “cf”> Sparking a “Black Friday crowd” at the Kapıköy customs gate in the province’s Saray district, scores of Iranians filled the city’s …