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Iran: No To Step-by-step Lifting of Sanctions

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh ruled out any step-by-step lifting of sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic under former US president Donald Trump. In remarks to Press TV, the Iranian official stated: “As has been clearly stated many times, no step-by-step plan is being considered.” “The definitive policy of ...

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Israel Prevents Palestinians from Praying at Al-Aqsa Mosque

TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Zionist regime of Israel’s police on Friday prevented dozens of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank from reaching Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform Friday prayers.   An Anadolu Agency correspondent saw Israeli police deployed in checkpoints at the entrances to the Old City in Jerusalem al-Quds. ...

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Jalaludin Rakhmat Was among Leading Muslim Scholars in Indonesia

TEHRAN (IQNA) – Shia figure Jalaludin Rakhmat was a leading Muslim scholar in Indonesia and his thoughts are widely known in various circles, an Indonesian university professor said.     “He was active in advocating for minorities in Indonesia, not only the Shia community but also other minorities. He also ...

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OIC, Al-Azhar Hail ICC Decision on Palestine

TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Egyptian Islamic center Al-Azhar welcomed a decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the scope of court’s territorial jurisdiction in Palestine   The General Secretariat of the OIC in a statement hailed the ruling by the Pre-Trial Chamber ...

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Israel Demolishes 90 Palestinian-Owned Structures in 3 Months: UN

TEHRAN (IQNA) –  The Israeli occupation authorities demolished or seized some 90 Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied territories, displacing over 140 people, many of them children, and affecting hundreds others, according to the latest Protection of Civilians report published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ...

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Nigerian police kill two Sheikh Zakzaky supporters in Abuja

Police in Nigeria have shot dead at least two protesters demonstrating against the continued detention of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and his wife, Mallimah Zeenat, who have been held for several years on trumped-up charges. Many protesters also sustained injuries as the Nigerian security forces attacked a popular rally of Sheikh Zakzaky’s supporters ...

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‘Israeli’ Warplanes Attack Besieged Gaza Strip

The Zionist military’s warplanes carried out new air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip. The aircraft “struck military targets” belonging to the Hamas resistance movement in Gaza, it ‘Israeli’ military said in a statement on Monday. It claimed that the attack took place in response to an alleged rocket attack ...

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Ansarullah: Aggressors Who Relied on Trump Must End Yemen War

TEHRAN (IQNA) – The regimes waging war under the protection of US President Donald Trump — who is leaving office following his election defeat — must now stop their bloody aggression, said the spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement.    In a post on his twitter account on Wednesday, Mohammed ...

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Anti-Israel Movement Urges Intensifying BDS Campaign

TEHRAN (IQNA) – The international anti-Israel movement of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) called for the intensification of its campaign against the occupying regime in the year ahead and the imposition of worldwide sanctions on Tel Aviv over its occupation and persecution of the Palestinians.   The BDS made the ...

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Letter of Ayatollah Arafi to “world council of churches” general secretary and the response

Thanks to the empathy and cooperation of leaders of heavenly religions, I hope the coming year will be full of love, faith, spirituality, peace, justice, humanity, and mercy for all human beings, especially Christians and other followers of the divine religions. Hawzah News Agency (Tehran, Iran) –Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, head ...

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