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Official: Iran’s Oil Irreplaceable

It is technically impossible to replace the lost share of Iran in the global oil markets, an Iranian deputy minister said Monday. In comments at meeting of World Petroleum Council (WPC) experts in Tehran, deputy of Iran’s oil minister for international and mercantile affairs, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, dismissed the notion ...

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Pakistan Takes Steps to Ensure Stability in Common Border with Iran: FM

Qureshi on Saturday briefed the media on steps taken by the country to strengthen security along its porous border with Iran a day before the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is due to arrive in Iran for a long-awaited visit. He told journalists in a press conference in Islamabad that ...

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France braces for ‘yellow vest’ flare-up amid anger over rush of riches for cathedral

A yellow vest protester gestures in front of a newsagent set alight during clashes with riot police forces on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on March 16, 2019. (Photo by AFP) French police are on high alert for a flare-up in “yellow vest” protests Saturday after pledges of prodigal donations to restore ...

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Syrian Diplomat Hails Iranian FM’s Damascus Visit as ‘Very Successful’

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad praised Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent visit to Damascus as “very successful” and said it indicated the two countries’ common stances on the threats posed against the Middle East region. “The trip was very successful and useful and important meetings were held ...

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Intel minister: Iran identified 290 CIA spies, made arrests

Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi speaks before weekly Friday prayers sermons in the Iranian capital of Tehran on April 19, 2019. (Photo by IRNA) Iran has identified 290 CIA agents across different countries, forcing the US to form a special committee to reassess its cloak-and-dagger operations, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says.  “CIA operatives in ...

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Sudan protesters hold biggest sit-in since Bashir’s ouster

Sudanese demonstrators gather during a sit-in protest outside the defense ministry in the capital Khartoum, April 18, 2019. (Photo by Reuters) A week after the fall of Sudan’s long-time President Omar al-Bashir, a huge crowd has converged in the streets of the capital, demanding the country’s transitional military council hand ...

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EU rejects Israeli claim to Golan, other occupied territory

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (Photo by Reuters) The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has once again expressed the 28-nation bloc’s disapproval of the Israeli regime’s claim of “sovereignty” to Syria’s Golan Heights and other Tel Aviv-occupied territories. Speaking at the plenary session of the European ...

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Syria’s Assad denounces US for blacklisting Iran’s IRGC

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C-L) looks on as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C-R) speaks during a bilateral meeting in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on April 16, 2019. (Photo by Fars news agency) President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has censured the US for blacklisting Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps ...

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Iranian Judiciary Chief Calls for Reciprocal Moves If US Blacklists IRGC

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The head of Iran’s Judiciary, Hojatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi, called on the Foreign Ministry and Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) to take reciprocal actions against the US in case of its possible move to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Addressing a meeting of high-ranking officials of ...

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Israel launches air raids on Syria’s Aleppo

The Syrian air defense system has responded to multiple missiles fired by Israeli jets on the northwestern city of Aleppo, intercepting the majority of them according to Syrian media. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Syrian air defense system has responded to multiple missiles fired by Israeli jets on the northwestern city ...

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