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Iran denies drone shot down by U.S. in Strait of Hormuz, warns against rising tensions

Iran on Friday denied the White House claim that the US Navy has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz and warned against rising tensions in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 19:08:06

4 killed, 8 injured as blast rocks gate of Kabul University

At least four people were killed and eight others injured as a blast hit south gate of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, an Interior Ministry official, Bahar Mehr said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 13:23:32

US bars Turkey from buying F-35s

The White House confirmed Wednesday that Turkey would be excluded from NATO's F-35 stealth fighter jet program after it purchased a Russian missile defense system in defiance of warnings from Western allies.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 20:03:40

Iran says seizes foreign ship "smuggling fuel" in Gulf

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Thursday that it seized a foreign ship "smuggling fuel" in the Gulf.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/18 19:24:55

Iran slams West's unacceptable practice on human rights

Iran's Permanent Mission in the United Nations office and other International organizations in a letter criticized West's unacceptable practice as regard human rights.
Source: IRNA | 2019/7/18 19:08:41

Iran: $914 million in foreign investment approved in 11 months

Statistics by Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade indicate that from March 21, 2018 until the end of February 2019, $914.455 million of investment for 65 industrial, mineral and commercial plans were approved in the country.
Source: IRNA | 2019/7/18 19:07:45

ELECOMP opens in Tehran

The 25th International Exhibition of Electronics, Computers and e-Commerce (Elecomp 2019) started with the participation of Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi in Tehran on Thursday.
Source: IRNA | 2019/7/18 19:05:49

Iranian people subjected to most brutal form of "economic terrorism": FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday told a United Nations high-level meeting that Iranian people are subjected to the most brutal form of "economic terrorism."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/18 14:06:02

Iranian top leader says Iran to respond to Britain's "piracy" of oil tanker

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that Britain's "illegal seizure" of an Iranian oil tanker will not go unanswered, the state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/17 10:28:54

Jordan appoints ambassador to Qatar

Jordan has appointed an ambassador to Qatar, the official gazette said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/17 10:24:35

US should end pressure on Iran: Beijing

As the initiator of the current Iranian nuclear tensions, the US should address the concern of the vast majority of the international community and give up the wrong practice of putting extreme pressure on Iran, China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 21:28:41

Turks remember

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wave national flags during a ceremony marking the third anniversary of the attempted coup at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/16 21:13:40

UN concerned over restrictive US visa for Iranian FM

The United Nations has told the United States that it is concerned over the restrictive travel measures imposed on Iran's foreign minister, a UN spokesman said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 12:12:01

UN refugee agency calls for closure of immigrant detention centers in Libya

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday called for closure of detention centers of illegal immigrants in Libya.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 11:46:33

Turkey says Russian S-400 system to be fully installed by April 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Russian S-400 air defense system would be fully installed by April 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 11:03:29

EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Iran nuclear deal

The European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council will discuss the Iranian nuclear deal at a meeting in Brussels on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/15 23:40:27

European powers urge dialogue, end to escalation in Iran nuclear crisis

Three key European powers on Sunday called for dialogue and an end to the escalation over Iran's nuclear programme, as tensions further intensified between Tehran and the US.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/15 20:58:41

Trump can waive sanction for S-4oo: Turkey

US President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanction on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a "middle ground" in the dispute, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/15 20:23:41