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Washington kicks off Mideast plan

After a wait of two and a half years, the US administration is launching its Middle East peace plan Tuesday - with an economic initiative that the Palestinians are boycotting.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/25 21:13:41

Taliban militants blow up bridge in northern Afghanistan

Taliban militants blew up a bridge in northern Takhar province, cutting the way between provincial capital Taluqan city and hundreds of villages on Tuesday, provincial police spokesman Abdul Khalil Asir said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 13:25:01

Palestinians protest against new Middle East peace plan in Lebanon

Palestinians take part in a protest in the Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp near Beirut, Lebanon, on June 24, 2019. Members of Lebanese and Palestinian political parties on Monday said that they completely refuse the "Deal of the Century" and any measures that are related to the new Middle East peace plan, the National News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 11:59:08

Iran 'foils' US cyberattacks

Iran denied Monday it was hit by a US cyberattack as Washington was due to tighten sanctions on Tehran in a standoff sparked by the US withdrawal from a nuclear deal.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/24 21:48:41

Netanyahu says Israel will consider US Mideast plan

Israel's prime minister said on Sunday he would give US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan fair and open consideration, while the Palestinian president rejected the proposal.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/24 20:43:40

Official: Iran serious in its JCPOA decisions

President of Iran's Strategic Council Kamal Kharrazi said after the end of the 60-day moratorium to the three European Union countries Iran will take serious strides, adding that the Iranian officials are serious in their decisions.
Source: IRNA | 2019/6/24 19:40:09

Iran avoids putting stamps on foreigners' passports

President Hassan Rouhani in a decree authorized interior ministry to avoid putting rubber stamps on the passports of foreign nationals visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Source: IRNA | 2019/6/24 19:39:02

Iran wins Shanghai Film Festival Golden Goblet Award

Iranian movie 'Qasr-e Shirin' directed by Reza Mirkarimi won the Golden Goblet Award from the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival.
Source: IRNA | 2019/6/24 19:36:56

Iran says has defused 33m cyber attacks in a year

"We have been facing with cyber terrorism, like Stuxnet, and the US unilateralism, such as sanctions, for a long time," Azari Jahromi said in his official Twitter account on Monday.
Source: IRNA | 2019/6/24 19:35:14

Israeli city cuts Jesus link from name to avoid confusion

An Israeli city often confused with its famous neighbor Nazareth, where Christians believe Jesus was raised, has changed its name in the hope of consolidating its separate identity.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/23 20:23:41

US launches cyber attacks against Iran: report

The United States carried out cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems in retaliation after Iran shot down a US surveillance drone, media have reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/23 17:33:20

Libyan navy says rescues 199 migrants off western coast

Libyan navy said on Saturday that it rescued 199 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast during the past three days.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/23 10:55:19

UAE's Etihad Airways suspends operations through Iranian airspace

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) national carrier Etihad Airways announced on Saturday that it has suspended operations through Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/22 19:12:04

Iran denies receiving US message via Oman

Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) on Friday denied that it has received US President Donald Trump's message to Iran via Oman, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/22 11:40:55

UN chief urges US, Iran to avoid escalation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the United States and Iran to avoid further escalation of the situation, said his spokesman.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/22 8:10:31

Trump in 'no hurry' for strikes on Iran

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he called off a planned military strike against Iran because it would have been a disproportionate response to Tehran's downing of an unmanned US surveillance drone, adding that more sanctions have been imposed.
Source: Agencies | 2019/6/21 22:23:42

Zarif: Iran retrieves parts of US military drone in its waters

"At 00:14 US drone took off from UAE in stealth mode & violated Iranian airspace. It was targeted at 04:05 at the coordinates (25°59'43"N 57°02'25"E) near Kouh-e Mobarak," Zarif wrote in his Twitter account on Friday.
Source: IRNA | 2019/6/21 15:00:30