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Asia Pacific Innovation Forum opens in Tehran

Asia Pacific Innovation Forum (APIF) kicked off Tuesday in Tehran with 70 participants representing countries and international organizations from around the world.
Source: IRNA | 2019/6/11 21:16:51

Iranian artists, most well-known in world of handicrafts

Iranian arts and handicrafts have been celebrated as unique since the ancient time of the Silk Road till today that the Persian silk rugs have special place among the world masterpieces.
Source: IRNA | 2019/6/11 21:07:12

Zarif: Trump's economic war cause of all tensions

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message pointed to his frank talks with his German counterpart, saying Trump's economic war is the cause of all tensions.
Source: IRNA | 2019/6/11 20:41:28

2m Syrians could flee to Turkey: UN

Up to 2 million refugees could flee to Turkey if fighting intensifies in northwestern Syria as aid funds run dangerously low, the UN said Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/10 21:53:40

Japan PM Abe heads to Iran

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Iran this week on a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic Republic and ­Tokyo's key ally Washington.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/10 20:18:42

Israel's navy seizes cargo ship from Turkey on ablaze

The Israeli military said on Monday that naval forces took over an off-coast cargo ship from Turkey that had been set ablaze.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/10 16:48:03

Syrian army fights to restore rebel-held areas in Hama

Syrian army is regaining control over areas that fell to the rebels in an attack which started three days ago, a military source told Xinhua on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/10 9:33:22

Palestinians slam US envoy's comments

Palestinian leaders say a US envoy's comments on Israel having the right to annex at least parts of the occupied West Bank show “extremists” are involved in White House policy on the issue.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/9 22:43:41

Iran urges Europe to normalize economic ties with it or face consequences

Iran said Sunday that Europe was not in a position to criticize Tehran for its military capabilities, and called on European leaders to normalize economic ties with the Islamic Republic despite US sanctions or face consequences.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/9 22:33:40

Pressure mounts on aviation industry over climate change

Under pressure from frequent flyers alarmed over climate change, the airline industry says it is “hellbent” on reducing emissions – but the technology needed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint is still out of reach.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/9 22:23:40

Iraq supports any stabilizing efforts in Middle East: PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi Saturday said Iraq supports any efforts aimed at stabilizing the Middle East amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 18:45:16

Iran, Turkey vow to boost mutual ties, regional cooperation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday discussed issues of mutual interest and vowed to broaden neighborly ties in diverse areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 16:45:12

Afghan forces kill 6 militants in western Farah province: officer

Afghan forces in fresh crackdown on the Taliban group have killed six armed militants in the western Farah province, provincial police spokesman Mohibullah Mohib said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 15:15:35

Gun battle kills 6 in N. Afghanistan

At least six fighters including a police constable and five police personnel were killed as a clash broke out in Khawja Bahawdin district of Afghanistan's northern Takhar province on Sunday, provincial governor's spokesman Mohammad Jawad Hajari said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 14:46:42

US slaps new sanctions on Iran

US Treasury announced on Friday that it has imposed sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry, including its largest petrochemical holding group, accusing them of supporting Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) financially.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/8 13:40:38

Lebanese minister says Tripoli's terror attack not to have "big impact" on tourism

Lebanese Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian said Thursday that Tripoli's terrorist attacks will not have a big impact on tourism in Lebanon this summer, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/6 18:44:42

Iran leader condemns US Mideast plan

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday slammed a US Middle East peace plan as a "great betrayal of the Islamic world," and warned Gulf rivals not to back it.
Source: Agencies | 2019/6/5 22:23:40

4 soldiers, 3 IS militants killed in clash in central Iraq

At least four Iraqi soldiers and three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Tuesday in a clash in north of the capital Baghdad, the Iraqi military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/4 17:15:04