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Iran FM visits India to hold talks over oil supplies

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in New Delhi late Monday night, and is slated to meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday, official sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/14 14:25:56

US reviews military plans against Tehran: report

A top US defense official had presented an updated military plan which envisions sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or speed up work on nuclear weapons, The New York Times reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/14 14:21:32

EU's Mogherini stresses Iran still compliant with nuclear deal

The European Union (EU)'s top diplomat stressed on Monday evening that Iran is still compliant with the nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/14 9:59:29

EU highlights need for resumption of political dialogue in Libya

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday underlined the need for resumption of political dialogue in Libya.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/14 9:58:53

More than 1 mln people in Gaza may not have enough food by June: UNRWA

The UN Palestinian refugee agency, UNRWA, warned on Monday that its ability to continue providing food to more than 1 million Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip will be severely challenged, if it cannot secure at least an additional 60 million US dollars by June.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/14 0:47:55

Oil tankers attacked: S.Arabia

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, condemning it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid heightened US-Iranian tensions.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/13 22:13:40

Iran-Vietnam non-oil trade sees significant decline in value

Iran traded 133,762 tons of non-oil commodities worth 231.78 million US dollars with Vietnam in the last Iranian year ended on March 20, 2019, Eghtesadonline daily reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 8:37:57

UN monitoring team verifies Yemen's Houthi withdrawal from Hodeidah ports

The United Nations monitoring team in Yemen on Sunday verified Houthi withdrawal from three ports of Hodeidah.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 8:28:45

Netanyahu says he needs more time to form new govt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would ask President Reuven Rivlin for more time to form a new coalition government, citing recent holidays and the Gaza flare-up.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/12 21:28:40

Iran's president calls US political, economic pressures "all-out war"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the US political pressures and economic sanctions are "all-out war" against the Islamic republic, Press TV reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 19:41:52

Pompeo's Europe trip comes up short both on schedule and in substance

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has for the second time this week canceled part of his travel plans in Europe, cutting short a trip that was supposed to shore up US commitment and ties with traditional allies. Instead, he left a trail of disagreements that dogged the transatlantic relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 13:50:26

Iran says not concerned about US sanctions on metal exports

Iran is not concerned about the recent US sanctions on Tehran's metal exports, Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry, Mining and Trade Jafar Sarqini said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 9:13:28

Jordan's newly-reshuffled gov't aims to boost economic growth

The newly-reshuffled Jordanian government has started to explore the means to drive economic growth and to address pressing challenges such as creating jobs and reducing unemployment.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 8:22:38

Jordan launches national clean-up campaign to preserve environment

Jordan launched on Saturday a national clean-up campaign to preserve the environment, state-run Petra news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 8:18:22

Palestine accuses US of attempting to "de-legitimize" President Abbas

Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat said on Saturday that the US government is trying to "de-legitimize" Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 8:00:13

Iran says not concerned about US sanctions on metal exports

Iran is not concerned about the recent US sanctions on Tehran's metal exports, Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry, Mining and Trade Jafar Sarqini said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/12 0:46:36

Yemeni gov't slams Houthi offer to unilaterally withdraw from Hodeidah ports

Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday described Houthi agreement to withdraw their forces from Hodeidah's three key ports under a United Nations-brokered peace deal as "an inaccurate and misleading offer."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/11 18:48:35