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Tehran sees US presence in Syria 'illegal': Iranian official

3 hours 36 min ago

Damascus, Jan 18, IRNA – The head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said on Thursday that the US forces' presence in Syria will not contribute to peace in the country, and Iran considers it as illegal.

IRGC: Americans are taking their own lives

4 hours 5 min ago

Tabriz, Jan 18, IRNA – Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Thursday that the US successive defeats in foreign and domestic policies indicate that they are taking their own lives.

Iran, Pakistan to restore fortnightly train service

4 hours 28 min ago

Islamabad, Jan 18, IRNA – Officials from Pakistan Railways, the national, state-owned railway company of Pakistan and their Iranian counterparts have decided at a joint expert committee meeting to resume fortnightly passenger train services between the two countries, as the security situation is getting better.

Iran-China trade growth exceeds 20 percent in 2017: Envoy

5 hours 16 min ago

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – Trade exchanges between Iran and China rose by 20.5 percent in the first 11-month period of the past year, the Chinese envoy to Tehran said on Thursday.

Iran-Pakistan Science, Technology experts hold joint meeting

5 hours 49 min ago

Islamabad, Jan 18, IRNA - A high level joint meeting of experts on Science and Technology from the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan has been held in Tehran, an official statement said.

Mazandaran export to Russia jumps by 300%

6 hours 36 min ago

Sari, Jan 18, IRNA – Secretary of Mazandaran province export development Mohammad Mohammad-pour Omran said on Thursday that non-oil goods export of the province to Russia passed 24 million dollars.

Haniyeh stresses Iran Supreme Leader's role in backing Quds

6 hours 43 min ago

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – The Prime Minister of the Palestinian movement Hamas said he strongly believes in the Iranian Supreme Leader's role for steering the forces towards foiling the plots against Quds.

Talks only way to resolve Iran-Arab differences: Iraqi official

7 hours 49 min ago

Beirut, Jan 18, IRNA – Differences between Iran and some Arab countries will be resolved only through negotiations, a senior Iraqi official said on Thursday.

Pakistan urges all parties to honor obligations under Iran deal

7 hours 54 min ago

Islamabad, Jan 18, IRNA -- Pakistan urged all parties to honor their obligations under Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran spearheading war on terrorism: Syrian analyst

8 hours 6 min ago

Beirut, Jan 18, IRNA – Iran is at the center of the efforts to resolve regional challenges, including terrorism, a Syrian analyst said.

Iran eyeing cooperation with Turkey on Halal market: Official

9 hours 32 min ago

Karaj, Jan 18, IRNA – Iran can be a good partner for Turkey in Halal trades, an Iranian business official said, following his visit to Antalya's business forum with Turkish officials and businesspersons.

Serbian president envoy signs up memorial book for Sanchi

10 hours 38 min ago

Belgrade, Jan 18, IRNA – Serbian president envoy, minister of labor and social affairs, deputy foreign minister, ambassadors, foreign diplomats and political characters in Belgrade signed up memorial book in Iran's embassy for sad incident of sunken oil tanker and its all crews.

Chief: IRNA planning to broaden cooperation with media, universities

10 hours 50 min ago

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency Seyyed Zia Hashemi announced that he is going to connect IRNA to universities in order to reflect the scientific and research achievements of the universities in an acceptable quality.

Cuban condolences on death of Iranian sailors

11 hours 52 min ago

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA - Vice Minister of Cuban Foreign Affairs Rogelio Sierra extended his condolences on the tragic death of 30 Iranian sailors in the crash of the country's oil tankers (Sanchi) near China.

Sanchi victims commemorated in Iran's embassy in Australia, Vietnam

12 hours 12 min ago

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18, IRNA – Ambassadors and heads of political representative offices in Australia and Vietnam attended Iran's embassy and signed memorial book to commemorate victims of sunken Sanchi oil tanker.

Pak Senate Chairman warns against emerging nexus of US, Zionist Regime

12 hours 17 min ago

Islamabad, Jan 18, IRNA -- Pakistani Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani warned the Muslim world that the emerging nexus between the United States and the Zionist Regime is a major threat to the Ummah.

Iran, Armenia call for boosting Parliamentary ties

12 hours 43 min ago

Moscow, Jan 18, IRNA – Iran's envoy to Armenia and a senior Armenian lawmaker urged the need to boost the parliamentary ties between the two countries.

Light quake shakes Behabad in Yazd province

12 hours 46 min ago

Yazd, Jan 18, IRNA – An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted Behabad city in mid-south province of Yazd early morning of Thursday.

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on January 18

12 hours 52 min ago

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in the Iranian local English language newspapers on Thursday:

Speaker warns against establishment of US bases in northern Raqqa

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:12

Tehran, Jan 17, IRNA – Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani has warned against setting up of US bases in northern Raqqa, calling on countries, particularly Syria to remain vigilant as the Americans are pursuing adventurism.