Protestors Gather in front of UNRWA Headquarters in Gaza Again
TEHRAN (Basirat): United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff take part in a protest in front of the agency's headquarters in Gaza City against the suspension of contracts next month. Facing a major funding shortfall, the UN Palestinian refugee agency is planning to defer payment of salaries and suspend some of its operations in Gaza, an official said. The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees was thrown into severe financial crisis after the United States cut $250 million from its budget.
Trump's tweets driving oil prices up’
TEHRAN (Basirat): Iran’s Representative to OPEC Hossein Kazempour Ardebili said U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet has raised oil prices by at least $10, Shana reported.
Syrian Army Regains Control over Several Key Regions in Dara'a
TEHRAN (Basirat): The Syrian army continued military operations in Dara'a province, advancing towards the bordering areas with Jordan after winning back control of several new regions.
Germany Says Iran Package Not to Fully Compensate for US Sanctions
TEHRAN (Basirat): Germany’s foreign minister said on Friday world powers would not be able to fully compensate for companies leaving Iran due to new US sanctions, but warned Tehran that abandoning its nuclear deal would cause more harm to its economy.
TEHRAN (Basirat): A video posted on social media shows a burning car in western Saudi Arabia, as a woman speaking in Arabic while crying after reportedly a group of men who were angry over the female driver’s purchase of the vehicle set her car ablaze.
Ministerial Meeting on JCPOA Held in Vienna
TEHRAN (Basirat): A crucial meeting among senior diplomats from Iran, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany and the EU got underway in Vienna on Friday, aimed at discussing the future of the Iran nuclear deal.
Russia, China Interested in Fully Implementing Iran Nuclear Deal: Lavrov
TEHRAN (Basirat): Moscow and Beijing are interested in preserving and fully implementing the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
Syrian Army Grants Amnesty to More Militants in Hama
TEHRAN (Basirat): Hundreds of militants that had laid down arms in Southern Hama and applied for amnesty received government pardoning, military sources reported on Wednesday.
Iran Urges Int'l, Human Rights Bodies to Pursue Fate of 4 Abducted Diplomats
TEHRAN (Basirat): Iran's foreign ministry in a statement on Wednesday asked the UN secretary-general, the Red Cross and human rights organizations to help the country clarify the fate of the four Iranian diplomats kidnapped in Southern Lebanon in 1982.
Iran to Continue JCPOA without US If National Interests Met: President Rouhani
TEHRAN (Basirat): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the importance of 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and said the Islamic Republic will continue to stay in the deal without the US if Tehran’s interests are met.
UNSC to Hold Emergency Meeting on Syria Thursday
TEHRAN (Basirat): The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Syrian army offensive against the militant groups in Southwestern province of Daraa.
Iran Condemns Saudi-Led Coalition’s Attack on Wedding Party in Yemen
TEHRAN (Basirat): Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition that hit a wedding party in Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada, Killing and injuring dozens of innocent people, including children.