Monday, 11 December 2017

Tag Archives: Iran

Boris Johnson meets top Iranian officials

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TEHRAN: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held talks with senior Iranian officials, including his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations, including economic, banking and commercial ties. The sides also insisted on the importance of boosting cooperation both in the region and the ...

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British foreign minister to visit Iran, lobby for jailed aid worker

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LONDON: British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Iran on Saturday to lobby counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, reported Reuters. The trip will be only the third by a British foreign minister to Iran in the last 14 years, and ...

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Netanyahu: Israel winning over Arab world with social media

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JERUSALEM: Israel is banking on social media to win the hearts and minds of the Arab public, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday. Many governments in the region already cooperate closely with the Jewish state, but Jerusalem is increasingly taking to Facebook and Twitter in a bid to sway ordinary ...

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Supreme Court endorses Trump’s travel ban

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WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court ruled that a ban ordered by Donald Trump on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries could be immediately imposed while multiple court cases challenging the ban are resolved. The ultimate disposition of the ban was expected to take months to resolve. But ...

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Swaraj visits Tehran ahead of inauguration of Chabahar Port

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NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday made a previously unannounced stopover at Tehran on her way back from Russia and held a luncheon meeting with her Iranian counterpart Javed Zarif, a day before the inauguration of the strategically-important Chabahar port. Swaraj was returning from the Russian city ...

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Rescuers Search Debris After Iran-Iraq Quake Killing 430

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SARPOL-E-ZAHAB: Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq, with weeping women crying out to God as aid workers found new bodies. The grim work began in earnest again at dawn ...

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Strong Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border, Killing More Than 330

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TEHRAN: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck northern Iraq and parts of Iran has killed more than 330 people in both countries and injured more than 3,000, according to officials. It is the strongest quake to hit the region in years. Most of the reports of dead and injured came ...

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Iran rejects French president call for talks on Tehran’s ballistic missiles

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TEHRAN: Iran rejected on Sunday a call by French president Emmanuel Macron for talks on Tehran’s ballistic missiles, saying they were defensive and unrelated to a nuclear agreement with world powers. On Thursday, Macron said during a visit to Dubai that he was “very concerned” by Iran’s ballistic missile programme, mentioning ...

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