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Israeli Defence Minister Calls For Action Against Iran

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz called for action against Iran over its alleged attack on an oil tanker last week

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PM Modi Congratulates Iran's New President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief Justice of Iran, for winning the country's presidential election, saying India looked forwards to work with him to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iran Prez Polls By Landslide
Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iran Prez Polls By Landslide

Deputy Interior Minister Jamal Orf said 28.6 million Iranians participated in Friday's election, and with around 90 per cent of the votes counted, Raisi garnered over 17.8 million votes.

India Loses ONGC Videsh Ltd-discovered Farzad-B Gas Field In Iran

India on Monday lost the ONGC Videsh Ltd-discovered Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf after Iran awarded a contract for developing the giant gas field to a local company.

Iran Urges France, Germany, UK To Implement JCPOA Commitments

Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Ministry has urged France, Germany and the UK, the three European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal, to implement their commitments to protecting Tehran’s nuclear rights enshrined under the pact. France, Germany and the UK, also known as E3 with reference to the nuclear deal, are expected to stop their political “blame […]

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Discusses Bilateral Ties, Regional Security With Iranian Counterpart

Tehran: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said he had a “very fruitful” meeting with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and regional security issues, including Afghanistan. Singh arrived in Tehran from Moscow on Saturday after concluding his three-day visit to Russia where he attended a meeting […]

UAE's Peace Treaty With Israel Is An Act Of Betrayal, Says Iran's Supreme Leader

Tehran: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the recent move by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to normalize ties with Israel was an act of “betrayal”. “The UAE betrayed the Islamic world, Arab nations and the regional countries, as well as the cause of Palestine,” Xinhua news agency quoted Khamenei as […]

Iran Celebrates Eid Amid Social Distancing

Tehran: Iranians held massive collective prayers on Sunday to celebrate Eid, amid social distancing measures including masks and gloves due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Group prayers had been cancelled in the country for almost three months, although this restriction was recently lifted in low-risk areas and for special ceremonies, reports Efe news. The faithful were […]

Italy Records 368 Coronavirus Deaths on Sunday, Highest So Far

Rome: Coronavirus-battered Italy reported 368 more coronavirus (Covid19) deaths on Sunday, a new one-day “record”. The northern region of Lombardy – the country’s worst-affected – accounted for 252 of the fatalities, which have taken the total toll across the nation to over 1,800, the BBC reported. Also Read: Trump Declares State Of Emergency As Coronavirus […]

COVID-19: 58 Indians brought back from Iran

New Delhi: First batch of 58 stranded Indians, including women and children, were brought back from coronavirus-hit Iran in a C-17 Globemaster military aircraft on Tuesday, officials said. The Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft landed with the Indians at Hindon air base in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on early Tuesday. The evacuated Indians were being assisted […]

India Cancels All Visas Issued To Citizens Of 4 Countries

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said that all visas issued to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, on or before March 3, and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect. Those required to travel to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visas […]

Not Interested In Negotiating With US: Iran Minister

New Delhi: Iran Foreign Minister Javed Zarif on Wednesday said that though Tehran was interested in diplomacy, it wasn’t keen on negotiating with the US. Zarif was alluding to the ongoing tensions between America and Iran following the Trump administration’s targeted killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Intelligence chief General Qassem Soleimani early this month. […]

Where There Is US, There Is Trouble: Syrian Ambassador In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing tensions between the United States and Iran, Syrian Ambassador to India Riad Abbas said on Monday that “where there is US, there is trouble”. Abbas, who met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here, criticised American interference in the affairs of the Middle East countries. He said his nation did not believe […]

Ukraine Prez Demands Compensation, Apologies From Iran For Crash

Kiev: Following Iran’s admission that it brought down the Kiev-bound airliner earlier this week unintentionally, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday laid down several demands from Tehran, including compensation for the victim’s families and official apologies for its mistake. In a Facebook post, Zelensky said: “This morning was not good, but it brought the truth. […]

Ukrainian Plane Brought Down Due To Human Error: Iran

Tehran: Iran on Saturday said the Ukrainian passenger plane which crashed outside Tehran earlier this week had flown close to a sensitive military site and been brought down due to human error “at a time of crisis caused by US adventurism”. In a statement issued on Saturday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of […]

Trump Claims 4 US Embassies Were Targeted By Iran

Washington: US President Donald Trump said that the “imminent threat” from Iran might involve planned attacks on four US embassies, US media reported. “We will tell you that probably it was going to be the embassy in Baghdad,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News on Friday when asked about what had been specifically […]

Canadian Investigators To Probe Ukrainian Plane Crash In Iran

Ottawa: Iran has agreed to allow Canadian investigators to travel to Tehran to investigate the cause of the Ukraine International Airlines plane crash that killed all 176 people on board, including 63 Canadians, Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said. “Representatives from Global Affairs Canada’s Standing Rapid Deployment Team and the Transportation Safety Board are currently […]

Ukrainian Airliner Was Downed By Iranian Missile: Justin Trudeau

Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government had intelligence indicating that Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752 was shot down by an Iranian missile. “We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. This […]

Israeli PM Warns Of 'Crushing Blow' If Iran Attacks

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu on Wednesday warned arch-enemy Iran that his country would inflict a “crushing blow” on Tehran if it is attacked following the US killing a top Iranian general. Netanyahu’s statement came as Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two bases in Iraq where the US military […]

India Asks Citizens To Avoid Travel To Iraq

New Delhi: India on Wednesday issued an advisory for Indian nationals asking them to avoid travelling to Iraq for now. The advisory came soon after Iran claimed to have attacked two US military bases in Iraq, in retaliation to the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani in an American drone attack on […]

DGCA Asks Airlines To Be Vigilant In Airspace Over Iran, Iraq, Gulf Of Oman, Waters Of Persian Gulf

New Delhi: The DGCA on Wednesday asked Indian airline companies to remain vigilant and take all precautions in the airspace over Iran, Iraq, Gulf of Oman and waters of Persian Gulf, hours after Ukrainian International airlines carrying 170 passengers crashed near Tehran in Iran. “We had held meetings with the concerned Airlines and have sensitised […]

US Prohibits Flights Over Iraq, Iran And The Gulf

Washington: The US aviation authority has prohibited its civil flight operators from using the airspace over Iraq, Iran and the Gulf, hours after Iran fired over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two American bases in response to the killing of its General Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike. Iran has launched over a […]

All Onboard Killed In Ukrainian Plane Crash In Iran

Tehran: A Kiev-bound Ukrainian plane crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from the Iranian capital city of Tehran, killing at least 170 people on board, authorities said. The number of people on board was initially reported to be 180, but Iranian media have differed on the figure — 169, 170, and 176. A BBC […]

Iran Launches Missile Strike Against US In Iraq

Washington: Iran has launched over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two bases where US military and coalition forces’ are stationed in Iraq, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. According to Iranian state TV, the attacks were in revenge for the killing of the commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, General Qasem Soleimani, in a […]

China Asks US To Provide Visa To Iranian FM To Attend UN Meetings

Beijing: China on Tuesday urged the US to provide a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend UN Security Council meetings in New York this week, saying that as a country hosting the United Nations, Washington is obliged to provide visa for officials of member countries. Zarif on Monday said the United […]