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Blast, gunfire heard near Saudi Arabian royal Palace

Blast, gunfire heard near Saudi Arabian royal Palace

Tehran, April 22, IRNA – According to some social network videos, blast and gunfire were heard near Saudi Arabian royal palace.

Quake shakes SE Iranian region

Quake shakes SE Iranian region

Tehran, April 22, IRNA - A 4.6-magnitude quake shook suburbs of Kianshahr region in southeastern province of Kerman early Sunday.

Zarif's warning to US widely reflected in Turkish media

Zarif's warning to US widely reflected in Turkish media

Ankara, April 22, IRNA - The Turkish media have widely reflected the statements made by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Iran nuclear deal and the country's nuclear technology in an interview with American TV channel CBS.

20 civilians killed in Saudi air strike in Yemen

20 civilians killed in Saudi air strike in Yemen

Tehran, April 22, IRNA -- Twenty people were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said.

14% of Iran’s non-oil exports go to Iraq

14% of Iran’s non-oil exports go to Iraq

Tehran, April 21, IRNA – Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mojtaba Khosrowtaj said on Saturday that Iran-Iraq ties have always had an upward trend, as 14 percent of Iranian non-oil exports are shipped to Iraq.

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Zarif's warning to US widely reflected in Turkish media

Zarif's warning to US widely reflected in Turkish media

Ankara, April 22, IRNA - The Turkish media have widely reflected the statements made by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Iran nuclear deal and the country's nuclear technology in an interview with American TV channel CBS.

Minister: Iran-Iraq ties never affected  by mischievous intervention

Minister: Iran-Iraq ties never affected by mischievous intervention

Tehran, April 21, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq never let their close relations be affected by mischievous interventions.

Let's allow chemical weapons inspectors from the OPCW to do their jobs in Syria

By Hamid Baeidinejad

Let's allow chemical weapons inspectors from the OPCW to do their jobs in Syria

London, April 21, IRNA - As a participant in the negotiations that led to the 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention, unilateral responses to the alleged gas attack in Douma are unhelpful, Iran's ambassador to Britain said.

Hezbollah Chief says sectarianism woe targeting all national sectors

Hezbollah Chief says sectarianism woe targeting all national sectors

Tehran, April 21, IRNA - Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah described sectarianism as a misery that has targeted all national sectors.

Iran describes US human rights report as `unacceptable`

Iran describes US human rights report as 'unacceptable'

Tehran, April 21, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday described the US' human rights' report as 'unacceptable'.

14% of Iran’s non-oil exports go to Iraq

14% of Iran’s non-oil exports go to Iraq

Tehran, April 21, IRNA – Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mojtaba Khosrowtaj said on Saturday that Iran-Iraq ties have always had an upward trend, as 14 percent of Iranian non-oil exports are shipped to Iraq.

Petrochemicals export increases by 6.5%

Petrochemicals export increases by 6.5%

Tehran, April 21, IRNA – Director General for export development department of Trade Promotion Organization Masoud Kamali Ardakani said on Saturday that petrochemicals and minerals export in year 1396 (2017-2018) increased 6.5 percent with amount of around 47 billion dollars.

Iran IKIA becoming passenger hub in region essential

Iran IKIA becoming passenger hub in region essential

Tehran, April 21, IRNA – In order to change Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) to passenger hub in the region, its capacity should increase to over 50 million passengers per year.

Largest gas condensate refinery to be built in Iran

Largest gas condensate refinery to be built in Iran

Tehran, April 21, IRNA – Managing Director of 'Persian Gulf Star Refinery' (PGSR) Mohammad Ali Dadvar said that the volume of gasoline production in the refinery is to hit 24 million liters a day.

Iran ups exports to Pakistan by 16 %: Diplomat

Iran ups exports to Pakistan by 16 %: Diplomat

Islamabad, April 21, IRNA -- Commercial attaché of Iran in Pakistan's Karachi says that Iran's exports to Pakistan have increased by around 16 percent during last Iranian fiscal year (ended March 20) compared to the previous fiscal year.

Art & Culture

Blast, gunfire heard near Saudi Arabian royal Palace

Blast, gunfire heard near Saudi Arabian royal Palace

Tehran, April 22, IRNA – According to some social network videos, blast and gunfire were heard near Saudi Arabian royal palace.

Quake shakes SE Iranian region

Quake shakes SE Iranian region

Tehran, April 22, IRNA - A 4.6-magnitude quake shook suburbs of Kianshahr region in southeastern province of Kerman early Sunday.

20 civilians killed in Saudi air strike in Yemen

20 civilians killed in Saudi air strike in Yemen

Tehran, April 22, IRNA -- Twenty people were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said.

Iran, Afghanistan discuss scientific cooperation

Iran, Afghanistan discuss scientific cooperation

Kabul, April 21, IRNA – Afghan state-run and private universities’ instructors and chancellors discussed scientific cooperation between Tehran and Kabul with a visiting Iranian delegation at the University of Kabul late Saturday.

Syria Army destroys  terrorists hotbeds in al-Hajar al-Aswad

Syria Army destroys terrorists hotbeds in al-Hajar al-Aswad

Damascus, April 21, IRNA/SANA - Army units destroyed hotbeds and ammunition caches for terrorist organizations positioned in Western Ghouta to uproot terrorists completely from southern Damascus.

Minister: Iran revives women sports of the Islamic states

Minister: Iran revives women sports of the Islamic states

Tehran, April 21, IRNA – Minister of Sports and Youth Masoud Soltanifar said on Saturday that Iran will revive women sports in the Islamic states.

Fajr int’l taekwondo competitions kick off in Alborz

Fajr int’l taekwondo competitions kick off in Alborz

Karaj, April 21, IRNA – The 29th Fajr Open started with the attendance of 187 taekwondo fighters in Alborz province on Saturday.

Iran able to send coaches to Azerbaijan: Iran's sports minister

Iran able to send coaches to Azerbaijan: Iran's sports minister

Baku, April 19, IRNA – In the sports that Iran holds a high world rank, it can send coaches to Azerbaijan in the fields, said the Iranian minister of youth and sports in Baku.

Iran, Turkey stress cooperation in sport fields

Iran, Turkey stress cooperation in sport fields

Baku, April 18, IRNA – Iranian and Turkish sport ministers in a meeting on Wednesday underlined boosting bilateral cooperation in sport fields.

OIC sports ministers conference kicks off in Baku

OIC sports ministers conference kicks off in Baku

Baku, April 18, IRNA – The OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers started work Wednesday in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Exclusive

Russian documentarian: FIFF a proper place for exchanging culture, art

By: Maryam Azish

Russian documentarian: FIFF a proper place for exchanging culture, art

Tehran, April 21, IRNA - A Russian student of documentary film-maker said here on Saturday that the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) is considered as best venue to exchange art and culture.

Recent border incident detrimental for Pakistan-Afghanistan ties: Pak analyst

Recent border incident detrimental for Pakistan-Afghanistan ties: Pak analyst

Islamabad, April 18, IRNA -- Senior Pakistani analyst believes that the recent border incident in which some Pakistani soldiers were killed on Pakistan-Afghanistan border would be detrimental for the bilateral ties which are already passing through a difficult phase.

Attacking Syria further destroys US credibility: Former US Senate advisor

Attacking Syria further destroys US credibility: Former US Senate advisor

New York, April 17, IRNA – Criticizing US military attack against Syria, a former Republican advisor in US Senate said the attack will accelerate the US' credibility fall.

Any new war to leave disastrous impact on ME: Indian Expert

Any new war to leave disastrous impact on ME: Indian Expert

New Delhi, April 15, IRNA - An Indian university scholar believes that the launch of any new war in the Middle East would be disastrous for the region.

US military action in Syria to destabilize ME for decades

Indian expert

US military action in Syria to destabilize ME for decades

New Delhi, April 12, IRNA - A senior member of the Delhi-based think tank “Society for Policy Research and Empowerment' (SPRE) believes that any US military action in Syria on pretext of use of chemical weapons in the war-torn country may destabilize whole the Middle East for many decades to come.

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Blast, gunfire heard near Saudi Arabian royal Palace

Blast, gunfire heard near Saudi Arabian royal Palace

Tehran, April 22, IRNA – According to some social network videos, blast and gunfire were heard near Saudi Arabian royal palace.

Quake shakes SE Iranian region

Quake shakes SE Iranian region

Tehran, April 22, IRNA - A 4.6-magnitude quake shook suburbs of Kianshahr region in southeastern province of Kerman early Sunday.

Zarif's warning to US widely reflected in Turkish media

Zarif's warning to US widely reflected in Turkish media

Ankara, April 22, IRNA - The Turkish media have widely reflected the statements made by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Iran nuclear deal and the country's nuclear technology in an interview with American TV channel CBS.

20 civilians killed in Saudi air strike in Yemen

20 civilians killed in Saudi air strike in Yemen

Tehran, April 22, IRNA -- Twenty people were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said.

14% of Iran’s non-oil exports go to Iraq

14% of Iran’s non-oil exports go to Iraq

Tehran, April 21, IRNA – Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mojtaba Khosrowtaj said on Saturday that Iran-Iraq ties have always had an upward trend, as 14 percent of Iranian non-oil exports are shipped to Iraq.

Iran, Afghanistan discuss scientific cooperation

Iran, Afghanistan discuss scientific cooperation

Kabul, April 21, IRNA – Afghan state-run and private universities’ instructors and chancellors discussed scientific cooperation between Tehran and Kabul with a visiting Iranian delegation at the University of Kabul late Saturday.

Minister: Iran-Iraq ties never affected  by mischievous intervention

Minister: Iran-Iraq ties never affected by mischievous intervention

Tehran, April 21, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq never let their close relations be affected by mischievous interventions.

Syria Army destroys  terrorists hotbeds in al-Hajar al-Aswad

Syria Army destroys terrorists hotbeds in al-Hajar al-Aswad

Damascus, April 21, IRNA/SANA - Army units destroyed hotbeds and ammunition caches for terrorist organizations positioned in Western Ghouta to uproot terrorists completely from southern Damascus.

Let's allow chemical weapons inspectors from the OPCW to do their jobs in Syria

By Hamid Baeidinejad

Let's allow chemical weapons inspectors from the OPCW to do their jobs in Syria

London, April 21, IRNA - As a participant in the negotiations that led to the 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention, unilateral responses to the alleged gas attack in Douma are unhelpful, Iran's ambassador to Britain said.

Hezbollah Chief says sectarianism woe targeting all national sectors

Hezbollah Chief says sectarianism woe targeting all national sectors

Tehran, April 21, IRNA - Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah described sectarianism as a misery that has targeted all national sectors.

The future of Chabahar Port

By Harsh V. Pant *

The future of Chabahar Port

Tehran, Dec 13, IRNA – Last week saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from 17 countries.

S. Arabia, UAE military aggression root cause of Yemen’s afflictions

S. Arabia, UAE military aggression root cause of Yemen’s afflictions

Madrid, Dec 7, IRNA - A senior Iranian expert on international relations said on Wednesday that Military aggression of the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the major cause of Yemen’s current crisis and afflictions.

FICCI SG: India-Iran ties free from influence of third state

FICCI SG: India-Iran ties free from influence of third state

Tehran, Nov 20, IRNA - India has been very clear that its relations with Iran should be independent of its relations with other states, said the secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Iran’s stall warmly welcomed in Dublin's charity fair

Iran’s stall warmly welcomed in Dublin's charity fair

London, Nov 20, IRNA – Iran's stall was warmly welcomed by senior foreign diplomats in the International Charity Bazaar (ICB) held in Dublin, Ireland.

Viewpoint

Train of White House’s regional failures has reached Damascus station

Train of White House’s regional failures has reached Damascus station

Saturday, April 21, IRNA – Last Saturday’s missile strikes by the US and its allies in Syria were a conspicuous violation of international laws and an invasion of a country’s territory.

Rise of new game changers in Middle East

Rise of new game changers in Middle East

Tehran, April 18, IRNA – While the crisis in Syria is entering its eighth year, some regional parties are apparently not interested to see an end to the long crisis in the country and are unwilling to allow establishment of peace in the war-torn nation.

Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations

Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations

Tehran, April 17, IRNA - Policies adopted by Tehran and Moscow are becoming more harmonious on a daily basis as their bilateral as well as multilateral moves and measures are becoming more consistent with each other.

Terrorists' tools in West's hands

Terrorists' tools in West's hands

Tehran, April 16, IRNA – The US-led missile attack on Syria in the early hours of Saturday once again demonstrated that the Western powers, despite their claims, are in fact using terrorism as a tool to promote their regional goals.