Police Seizes Smuggled Fuel Haul in Iran’s Qazvin Province
TEHRAN (FNA)- Some 1,500 liters of smuggled fuel has been found and seized in Alborz County of Iran’s Qazvin province, Chief of the county Colonel Bahram Mansouri broke the news, adding that the smuggler has also been detained.
Official: Iran, South Africa Enjoy Potentials for More Trade
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and South Africa are enjoying very close political ties that can lead to significant rise in their bilateral trade, Vice-Chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) for International Affairs Mohammad Reza Karbasi said, adding that the two countries are going to form a joint committee to contribute to this purpose.
Iran in Talks with Nigeria for Top Cleric’s Condition
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday that his country has been continuously involved in negotiations with Nigerian officials to urge Abuja to improve the conditions for Nigeria’s top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky who has been in jail for the past 4 years.
Physician Warns about Deteriorating Health Condition of Detained Nigerian Cleric
TEHRAN (FNA)- The health condition of Nigeria’s top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky is worsening in prison, his doctor Naser Omar warned on Sunday, recounting the situation after Zakzaky’s four years of arbitrary detention in the African country’s prisons.
Trump Impeachment: +600 Law Academics Conclude There's 'Overwhelming Evidence' for President's Removal
TEHRAN (FNA)- In an open letter to congress, more than 600 academics from law schools including Yale, Rutgers and Harvard said it would be constitutional to remove the US president.
Le Maire Warns France Ready to Turn to WTO over Trump's Threat to Tax French Champagne, Other Goods
TEHRAN (FNA)- French Minister of the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire stated on Sunday that France would file a complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) if the US taxes French goods.
Report: China, Iraq, UAE Top Trade Partners of Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new report shows that China, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been respectively the top three destinations for Iran’s exported goods in the first 7 months of the current local calendar year (March 21- October 22), which means the Europeans have failed to establish proportionate trade ties with Tehran despite their claims.
Two US Officers Shot Dead in Texas, Arkansas
TEHRAN (FNA)- Two police officers have been shot and killed in the US states of Texas and Arkansas, reports said.
Reports: Shooting Near Mexican Presidential Residence Kills 4
TEHRAN (FNA)- Four people were killed and several others injured in a shooting here Saturday near Mexico's presidential residence, according to local media reports.
Released Professor: US No. 1 Enemy of Iranian People
TEHRAN (FNA)- Prominent stem cell Professor Masoud Soleimani, who was imprisoned by the US government for 14 months, said that Washington is the number one enemy of the Iranian people, recounting that his American jailers had told him they did not care if his patients died while he was incarcerated.
UK: Muslim Schoolgirl Target of Islamophobic Assault
TEHRAN (FNA)- British police announced that they have arrested a man and a woman after a video on social media showed the woman attacking a teenage Muslim schoolgirl on a local bus in Northern England.
Hong Kong Police Retrieve Pistol, +100 Live Rounds for 1st Time Aimed at 'Creating Chaos'
TEHRAN (FNA)- In what appears to be the first firearm seizure linked to massive rallies, police in the former British colony found a semi-automatic pistol and live ammunition – along with knives and even a Japanese sword.
Iran Targeting Export of 30mln Liters of Gasoline Per Day
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior energy official announced that Iran can now export some 25 million to 30 million liters of gasoline per day as a result of the implementation of the gasoline rationing scheme that recently came back into force.
Australia's Bushfire "Mega Blaze" Close to Sydney
TEHRAN (FNA)- The state of New South Wales in Australia is battling over 90 bushfires, with several combining to create a "mega blaze".
Minister: Iran Ready to Enhance Health, Medical Cooperation with Pakistan’s Universities
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki voiced his country’s preparedness to develop cooperation with Pakistan's medical universities.
Zarif: Iranian Scientist Detained for US Anger at Iran’s Scientific Advancements
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Washington invited stem cell Professor Masoud Soleimani and put him behind bars last year as a result of its anger over Iran's scientific advancements.
Iran, Oman to Ease Financial Transactions
TEHRAN (FNA)- Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnassder Hemmati said Tehran and Muscat have paved the way for facilitating financial transactions.
President Rouhani: Iran’s Annual Budget Planned against Sanctions
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the country's budget bill for the next fiscal year has been set in a way to offset the negative effects of the US sanctions and, hence, includes a significant cut in oil revenues.
Turkey: NATO Raises No Objection to Ankara's S-400 Move
TEHRAN (FNA)- NATO did not raise any objection to Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile system whereas the US criticized the move, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Saturday.
French Strikes Continue Amid Fresh Truck Blockades
TEHRAN (FNA)- Strikes disrupted weekend travel around France on Saturday as truckers blocked highways and most trains remained at a standstill because of worker anger at President Emmanuel Macron's policies.
Kyrgyzstan Shows Interest in Helping Iran to Develop Anzali FTZ
TEHRAN (FNA)- The 12th Meeting of Iran-Kyrgyzstan Joint Commission underlined the significant role of Anzali Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in broadening of mutual cooperation.
Renowned Iranian Politicians Enter Parliamentary Race
TEHRAN (FNA)- The political sphere for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran got more heated on the last day of registrations, as major figures entered the race on the last day.
Israeli Airstrikes Target Gaza Strip
TEHRAN (FNA)- Israel carried out air raids early Sunday in the Northern Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire, according to security sources.
Report: Pensacola Shooter ‘Held Mass-Shooting Dinner Party’ Where Fellow Saudi Students Watched Disturbing Videos
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Saudi gunman who killed three people at a US naval base in Florida on Friday had reportedly held a dinner party days earlier, at which guests watched video footage of mass shootings, according to a report.
Greece: Athenian Students March on Anniversary of Teen's Police Murder
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of students marched in Athens on Friday to mark the 11th anniversary of the killing of 15 year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos by police in 2008. [VIDEO]
Iranian Professor Back Home after 14 Months in US Jail
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian stem cell scientist Professor Masoud Soleimani was welcomed by his family members, his students, and the country’s officials at Tehran Mehrabad airport, arriving home after 14 months of imprisonment in the US where he was invited by an American institute for a research project.
At Least 43 Killed as Massive Blaze Rips Through Factory Building in New Delhi
TEHRAN (FNA)- Over four dozen people have been killed after a fire erupted at a house in New Delhi, trapping scores of laborers inside the burning building, as multiple fire units rushed to the scene in an attempt to fight the blaze.
Exhibition of Iran’s New Nuclear Achievements Kicks Off in Alborz Province
TEHRAN (FNA)- An exhibition of Iran’s achievements in area of civilian nuclear technology opened in Alborz province on Saturday. [PHOTOS]
FBI Confirms Identity of Pensacola Base Shooter, Releases Photo
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Saturday officially identified the shooter in the Friday massacre at the US military installation and described him as a "2nd LT in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command".
North Korea Conducts ‘Very Important Test’ at Rocket Launch Site
TEHRAN (FNA)- North Korea announced that it carried out a “test of great significance” to the leadership of the country at a launch site close to the Chinese border, adding that it will help to change the "strategic position" of Pyongyang.
Platform for Stable Quantum Computing
TEHRAN (FNA)- Move over Godzilla vs. King Kong -- this is the crossover event you've been waiting for. Well, at least if you're a condensed matter physicist. Harvard University researchers have demonstrated the first material that can have both strongly correlated electron interactions and topological properties. Not entirely sure what that means? Don't worry, we'll walk you through it.
Yemeni Army, Allies Shoot Down 4th Saudi-Led Surveillance Drone in Week
TEHRAN (FNA)- Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, intercepted and targeted the fourth unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition in a week, in retaliation for the alliance’s military aggression against their conflict-stricken country.
US Doesn't Rule Out Sending Additional Troops to Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper commented on a variety of issues on Saturday while delivering remarks at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
North Korea Says Denuclearization ‘Already Off Table’ in Talks with US
TEHRAN (FNA)- The North Korea’s ambassador to the UN rejected Washington’s call for “sustained and substantial dialogue”, saying that the denuclearization sought by the administration of President Donald Trump is already “gone out (sic) of the negotiating table”.
NGO: Gaza Economy Sustains Nearly $100mln Monthly Loss Due to Israeli Blockade
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Palestinian NGO said the economic loss imposed on the Gaza Strip as a result of Israel’s blockade of the impoverished enclave is estimated to stand at nearly 100 million dollars a month.
Blood Test Shows People's Age
TEHRAN (FNA)- The carnival worker who tries to guess your age relies on aspects of your appearance, such as your posture and whether any wrinkles emanate from the corners of your eyes and lips. If the carny's guess is more than a few years off, you win a stuffed koala.
At Least 10 Killed in Kenya Bus Attack Claimed by al-Shabab
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 10 people, including several police officers, have been killed when gunmen attacked a bus in Northeast Kenya.
Week in Darkness Rewires Brain Cell Networks
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have known that depriving adult mice of vision can increase the sensitivity of individual neurons in the part of the brain devoted to hearing.
Alexander Mercouris: Weaponization of Dollar to Weaken US Economy
TEHRAN (FNA)- Alexander Mercouris, journalist and political commentator, says that Washington's use of its currency to pursue its policies, including sanctions, makes countries move away from the US dollar in their international trades, ultimately undermining the US economy.
Gazans Hold Fresh Anti-Occupation Rally
TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinians held fresh rallies against the Israeli regime in the Gaza Strip following Friday prayers. [VIDEO]
Idlib: Syrian Army Continues Anti-Terrorism Operations
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army forces were filmed near the village of Umm Ar Rajim, Southern Idlib province as they reportedly continue to make advances on territories previously controlled by militants, following heavy clashes. [VIDEO]
Macron Pension Reform: Strike for Second Day
TEHRAN (FNA)- The second day of a strike over French President Emmanuel Macron's planned pension reforms has disrupted key services across the country. [PHOTOS]
Mass Shootings in the US: From Columbine to Dayton
TEHRAN (FNA)- Major mass shootings in the US that have killed at least nine people, excluding the perpetrator, in the last two decades. [PHOTOS]
Thousands March at Last Friday Protest before Algeria's Presidential Elections
TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Algiers for the 42nd consecutive week of Friday protests, on the last Friday before the upcoming presidential elections on December 12. [VIDEO]
Kenya: Rescue Operation Underway after Deadly Building Collapse in Nairobi
TEHRAN (FNA)- Rescue efforts continued in Nairobi on Friday after the collapse of a six-storey residential building left at least three people dead with many more feared trapped underneath the rubble. [VIDEO]
37 Palestinians Injured in Clashes with Israeli Soldiers in Eastern Gaza
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 37 Palestinian demonstrators were injured on Friday during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the Eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel. [PHOTOS]
Spain: Catalan Protesters Burn Copies of Constitution in Barcelona
TEHRAN (FNA)- Protesters angry at prison sentences for leaders of Catalonia's independence movement burnt photocopies of Spain's basic law at a rally in Barcelona on Friday. The demonstration was held as the country marked the Day of the Spanish constitution. [PHOTOS]
Iraqis Condemn US Sanctions against Hashd Al-Shaabi Leaders
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's political figures and groups deplored the US Treasury Department for imposing sanctions on Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) leaders, describing the move as clear interference in Iraq's internal affairs.
Amnesty Slams Saudi Arabia for 'Outrageous' Mistreatment of Jailed Rights Activist
TEHRAN (FNA)- Amnesty International condemned as “outrageous” the continued detention of prominent Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair and his ill-treatment, as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman against Muslim preachers, members of the press and intellectuals widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom.
Slovakian Futsal Team's Captain: Iran Different from Media Propaganda
TEHRAN (FNA)- Captain of Slovakia's Futsal Team Tomáš Drahovský said that he has come to see a stunning difference between the reality of Iran and the image portrayed by the western media after his recent visit to the country.