Putin to host Rouhani, Erdogan in Sochi for Syria talks

Putin to host Rouhani, Erdogan in Sochi for Syria talks

TEHRAN(Basirat): Russian President Vladimir Putin will host his Iranian and Turkish counterparts Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan next week for summit talks on the ongoing conflict in Syria and other regional developments.
Lebanon President Says PM Hariri under Arrest in Saudi Arabia

Lebanon President Says PM Hariri under Arrest in Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN(Basirat): Lebanese President Michel Aoun has blasted Saudi Arabia for ‘detaining’ Prime Minister Saad Hariri, describing the move as an act of hostility against Lebanon.
Posters of Saudi Crown Prince Burned Down in Lebanon

Posters of Saudi Crown Prince Burned Down in Lebanon

TEHRAN(Basirat): Unidentified people have burned down posters of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman in the northern provinces of Lebanon.
Another regional war would be catastrophic for Saudi Arabia

Another regional war would be catastrophic for Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN(Basirat): The countries behind the regime-change drive in Syria have invested a vast amount of resources and political capital in their pursuit of the "New Middle East".
Saudi Arabia ‘epitome of terrorist activities’

Saudi Arabia ‘epitome of terrorist activities’

TEHRAN(Basirat): Iran’s FM spokesman Bahram Ghasemi censured Saudi Arabia for accusing others of sponsoring terrorism while itself being the embodiment of terrorism and blatant meddling in other countries’ affairs.
Yemeni Forces Target Riyadh Airport with Ballistic Missile

Yemeni Forces Target Riyadh Airport with Ballistic Missile

TEHRAN (Basirat) :Yemeni revolutionaries fire a ballistic missile on Saudi airport in the capital, Riyadh, late Saturday.
Spokesman: S. Arabia Poisoning Yemen's Water by Biological Weapons

Spokesman: S. Arabia Poisoning Yemen's Water by Biological Weapons

TEHRAN (Basirat): Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Qaleb Luqman dismissed speculations that contagious diseases like cholera are the result of sanctions and lack of hygiene in his country, and said Saudi Arabia is using biological weapons to spread such diseases among people.

"I wish I am a robot so that I could get Saudi nationality"

TEHRAN (Basirat) :In a country where many second and third-generation residents have virtually no chance to gain citizenship, a robot called Sophia was given a Saudi passport in Riyadh this week. Sophia is the first robot with a nationality.
Saudi king phones US President to thank him for aggressive speech against Iran

Saudi king phones US President to thank him for aggressive speech against Iran

TEHRAN(Basirat): Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has telephoned Donald Trump, voicing appreciation for the aggressive speech that the US president delivered against Iran on Friday night, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
'We don't want armed confrontation': Iraqi PM on Kurds

'We don't want armed confrontation': Iraqi PM on Kurds

TEHRAN (Basirat) : Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday he did not want an armed conflict with his country's Kurds, days after the autonomous Kurdistan region voted for independence in a referendum.
Hezbollah Chief Calls for End to Saudi Aggression on Yemen

Hezbollah Chief Calls for End to Saudi Aggression on Yemen

TEHRAN (Basirat) :Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah slammed the continued Saudi-led aggression on Yemen, stressing that the “oppressive war” must stop.
Saudi Crown Prince Calls Off Visit to Paris for Fear of Popular Uprising

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Off Visit to Paris for Fear of Popular Uprising

TEHRAN (Basirat): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cancelled his upcoming visit to Paris after activists in his country called for wide public protest rallies in coming days.
Russian Submarine Launches Strikes With Cruise Missiles on Daesh in Deir ez-Zor

Russian Submarine Launches Strikes With Cruise Missiles on Daesh in Deir ez-Zor

TEHRAN(Basirat): The Russian Defense Ministry has announced a massive strike on Daesh targets in Deir ez-Zor amid the Syrian army's operation to wipe terrorists out from the province.
Kurdistan’s Barzani fires parting shots at US

Kurdistan’s Barzani fires parting shots at US

TEHRAN(Basirat): Masoud Barzani, who until Sunday was the president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, has delivered pointed remarks against the United States for ditching its putative allies, the Kurds.
At least 8,500 refugees drowned on way to Europe since death of Alan Kurdi

At least 8,500 refugees drowned on way to Europe since death of Alan Kurdi

TEHRAN (Basirat) : At least 8,500 refugees and migrants have drowned while crossing the Mediterranean since the death of three-year-old Syrian boy Alan Kurdi two years ago, according to the latest figures from the UNHCR.
Ex-Lebanese President Describes Iran as Regional Power, Blasts Trump for Confused Policies

Ex-Lebanese President Describes Iran as Regional Power, Blasts Trump for Confused Policies

TEHRAN(Basirat): Former Lebanese President Amine Pierre Gemayel termed Iran a regional power, and said the US President seems to be confused in his policies towards Tehran.
Iran pilgrims flock to Saudi in diplomatic icebreaker

Iran pilgrims flock to Saudi in diplomatic icebreaker

TEHRAN (BASIRAT) :In a diplomatic icebreaker between political foes, tens of thousands of Muslim faithful from Iran have flocked to Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites.
Rights group: Israel has detained 14,000 Palestinians since 2015

Rights group: Israel has detained 14,000 Palestinians since 2015

TEHRAN(Basirat): Israel has arrested 14,000 Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories since October 2015, according to a rights group.
Lebanon helped foil ISIS ‘Barbie doll bomb’ plot in Australia

Lebanon helped foil ISIS ‘Barbie doll bomb’ plot in Australia

TEHRAN (Basirat) :Lebanese intelligence helped foil an Islamic State terrorist attack on an airplane bound for Abu Dhabi from Sydney in July, the Middle East country's interior minister said Monday. The alleged attacker planned to blow up the plane with a bomb hidden in a Barbie doll.